2018-05-06 GNU/Linux supports an extensive collection of
graphics packages that rival and surpass the best closed source
products. In this chapter we focus on specific tasks that we may want
to perform on images or in the generation of graphics. The
tools that are discussed in this chapter include:
- eog: Eye of Gnome image viewer;
- eom: Eye of MATE image viewer;
- gimp: The Gnome Image Manipulation Program is a full
featured alternative to Adobe PhotoShop;
- gpick: A colour picking tool;
- graphviz: A markup language for generating graphs in
a variety of output formats, including xfig.
- gthumb: A graphics file browser that displays
- imagemagick: Extensive library for command line
- inkscape: Edit SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
- xfig: Older but powerful vector graphics
editor. Highly recommended.
Also see R (Chapter 77) for tools to generate graphics
particularly in the context of data analysis.
We will interchangeably refer to photos and images. We also cover
graphics that we generate as they share much with images and photos.
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