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Software Alternatives to What We Use

  1. 2. <ul><li>Netlab </li></ul><ul><li>Open source Alternatives for CS3 Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Open source Alternatives for MS Office </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Project that Dale is working on </li></ul><ul><li>Students connect to a Virtual Machine through a web browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login to server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule time on a Virtual Machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do their work on the Virtual Machine </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>The Virtual Machine is loaded with the software that students need for the class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is possible for multiple students to work on the same Virtual Machine for group assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructors can connect to and help students on their Virtual Machine </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>CS3 Suite includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acrobat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreamweaver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soundbooth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InDesign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AfterEffects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two types of Alternatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do all your work on the web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Install a program to your computer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Most web-based products are just for photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Popular and powerful tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aviary Suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Splashup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SUMO Paint </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Aviary suite ( ) includes four products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phoenix : image editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peacock : visual laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raven : vector editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toucan : color palettes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have to have an account to save work used on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Can export flat versions of your files (jpg and gif) to your personal computer </li></ul><ul><li>There is a free and paid versions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free version can be used indefinitely but are limited to 50 public files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid version can be had through a scholarship program for students and educators </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Splashup ( ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo-editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can save as jpg, png, fxo to local comptuer or to the web (facebook, flickr, picasa, smugsmug, photobucket, http://) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a Lite-verison that can be installed locally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUMO Paint ( ) </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Adobe Photoshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li> ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The GIMP ( </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac OS X, Linux </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe Illustrator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inkspace ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac OS X 10.3+, Linux </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Adobe Acrobat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foxit PDF Reader ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free Reader / Paid Editor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PrimoPDF ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create PDF files from 300+ file types </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make PDF documents for different uses, including viewing, eBooks, office printing and prepress (high-end printing) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combine PDF files after they are converted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Secure with passwords and add document information (title, author, etc.) during creation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Dreamweaver </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KompoZer ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac OS X, Linux </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Flash </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synfig Studio ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac OS X, Linux </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires four files installed in order: Gtkmm, Gtk+, Synfig Core, and Synfig Studio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Neither Flash nor Synfig make for quick studies without a guide, but both are learnable. Whether Synfig is truly capable of competing with Flash for complex multimedia animations remains to be seen. Is anyone out there giving it a try? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Adobe Soundbooth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac OS X, Linux </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very popular </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe InDesign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scribus ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac OS X, Linux </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scribus does have some oddities, mostly related to the scaling of imported images, but there's something else about it that's far more interesting: it painlessly brings in documents from the suite and it uses The GIMP for image editing. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Adobe AfterEffects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jahshaka ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac OS X, Linux </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Open Office ( ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac OS X, Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw – lets you produce everything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoho ( ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have to sign up to use, but is free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word, Powerpoint, and Excel alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use google or yahoo log-ins </li></ul></ul>