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31 freeware graphics software (part 2)

12. Sumo Paint – a browser-based application for creating graphic design
If you want to start working with images in a browser, Sumo Paint will help with this. It can be used to edit photos online or install the program to access all the functions offline (paid subscription):
With Sumo Paint, you can edit photos directly in your browser. Although this requires Adobe Flash.
13. Image Magick – Bitmap image converter for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android and iOS
A powerful tool to convert images from one format to another. For example, from .jpeg to .png. This is a graphic raster image editor program that allows you to create, edit and convert raster images to other formats.

The program contains such useful functions as cropping, rotation and transformation of images, mirroring, etc. What makes it a convenient tool for graphic designers.

2D / 3D and animations
14. Daz Studio – 3D-models, 3D-animations for Windows and Mac
If you want to start learning 3D design and animation, install DAZ Studio. You will have at your disposal a sufficient number of teaching aids that will make you a “ninja” of 3D animation, regardless of what your current level is:
Using DAZ Studio, you can create your own 3D characters, avatars, graphic design elements.
Create your own short films and animations, illustrations for books and magazines, etc. This free software will be very helpful when learning 3D.

15. Sculptris – 3D development software for Windows and Mac
If you want to unleash your potential in 3D-sculpture, 3D-painting, then Pixologic will help with this.

This is a 3D modeling tool with powerful features that will help you get comfortable in the world of digital reality. If you are new to 3D sculpture and 3D painting, then Sculptris is the best place to start.

16. Blender – free open source software for creating 3D for Windows, Mac and Linux
One of the best graphics programs for creating 3D projects. This is open source software that can be downloaded and installed for free on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.:
Blender contains many 3D tutorials and a gallery of previously created projects available for download. There is also an active community whose members are ready to answer your questions.
17. Google SketchUp – 3D for everyone on Windows and Mac
3D SketchUp is still the easiest way to draw in 3D. This is a powerful 3D modeling software that allows you to quickly create 3D objects. The program is very easy to use.

18. 3D Canvas – 3D modeling software for Windows
It is an intuitive software for real-time 3D modeling and 3D animation. It provides tools for easy 3D scene control with drag-and-drop functions:
This is a graphic design program developed by Amabilis Software. It is available in three versions – 3D Crafter, 3D Crafter Plus and 3D Crafter Pro. The basic version is free, while the Pro and Plus are paid. The program runs on Windows 7/8 / Vista.
19. Art of Illusion – open source software for 3D modeling in Java
Open source software for 3D modeling and visualization. It is written in Java, so it is a powerful 3D design program that can be used on many Java virtual machines.

On the project website you can find many manuals, work galleries. In addition, active forum participants are always ready to help. Therefore, even if you are new to 3D modeling and just taking the first steps, Art of Illusion is perfect for you.

20. Anim8or – 3D modeling software for Windows
One of the oldest programs for 3D modeling, which was introduced back in 1999 and is still actively used all over the world. It is mainly intended for 3D modeling and character animation under Windows:
Anim8or includes many powerful features: a tool for creating and modifying 3D models, TrueType font support, a built-in 3D object browser, Joint character editor, and much more.
Data visualization
21. Google Developers – Google Chart Tool Web Apps
A powerful tool for creating and customizing charts with various data. It is an easy-to-use free data visualization application that facilitates the creation of interactive pie charts, line charts, segmented charts, etc.

Using this graphics program, you can create a visual representation of the data and get the code to embed it in web pages, spreadsheets, etc.

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