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Open Source Image Editors

Two open source image editing programs are GIMP and Inkscape.  I use these programs in replacement of Photoshop.  Learn more about these two great programs.

GIMP

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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

I have used GIMP for years.  I occasionally need to make certain changes for images used in ServiceNow implementations.  Here are the most common things I do in GIMP:

Inkscape

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Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It's free and open source.

I have just started using Inkscape.  I have heard a lot of SVG image files and wanted to learn more.  The advantage of SVG graphics is that do not lose any quality from being zoomed or resized.  I am going to experiment with these files and see if they have an impact in ServiceNow.

More details on SVG Files:

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics is a family of specifications of an XML-based file format for two-dimensional vector graphics, both static and dynamic. The SVG specification is an open standard that has been under development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). SVG images and their behaviors are defined in XML text files. They can be searched, indexed, scripted, and compressed. SVG images can be created and edited with any text editor, but it is often more convenient to create them with drawing programs, such as Inkscape.