Calling Adobe refuseniks

Summary:Our colleague Seth Rosenblatt over at Downloads.com in the US has put together a useful guide to open-source and free software that mirrors what Adobe offers in its Creative Suite applications.

Our colleague Seth Rosenblatt over at Downloads.com in the US has put together a useful guide to open-source and free software that mirrors what Adobe offers in its Creative Suite applications. You can now read this guide on ZDNet UK, here.

We think it's important to keep tabs on what the open source community has to offer in this area, given the furore over the price hikes that Adobe slaps on its customers in the UK and Europe compared to the US.

What we'd like to discover is how many creative professionals are trying open-source alternatives to Adobe's expensive products. Do these free applications cut the mustard when it comes to making your living, or do you simply have to grit your teeth and pay Adobe's prices?

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Hello, I'm the Reviews Editor at ZDNet UK. My experience with computers started at London's Imperial College, where I studied Zoology and then Environmental Technology. This was sufficiently long ago (mid-1970s) that Fortran, IBM punched-card machines and mainframes were involved, followed by green-screen terminals and eventually the pers... Full Bio

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