Waraku Education

Ideas, experiments and observations as they occur [and I have time] relating to teaching and learning in a secondary school - special focus on ICT.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Open Source Xara Xtreme

Open Source Xara Xtreme

With Xara releasing it's product as Open Source we have the potential of a full on linux based arts and digital photography facility. While it seems that Xara is for vector graphics (illustrations), it will also comfortably handle images. So we probably should have GIMP for digital photography and Xara for Visual Arts.

6 Comments:

  • At 10:52 pm, Blogger Bill Kerr said…

    hi wara,

    it's not free on Windows, see the faq

    http://www.xaraxtreme.org/faqs.html

     
  • At 2:02 pm, Blogger Wara said…

    Ohhhh

    I guess we'll just have to use Linux then. :-)

     
  • At 2:04 am, Blogger Bill Kerr said…

    Another way to go would be inkscape which already has a good SVG editor at zero cost in both Linux and Windows

    http://www.inkscape.org/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkscape

     
  • At 8:11 am, Blogger Wara said…

    Good idea - thanks

     
  • At 10:51 pm, Blogger Bill Kerr said…

    I've blogged some comments about SVG potentials at http://tinyurl.com/ahyan

     
  • At 11:19 am, Anonymous Roland said…

    Bill is quite right, my students had oodles of fun using Inkscape. Get them to have a go at the trace-bitmap options for some fascinating special effects.

     

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