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Scribus

January 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Scribus is an open-source desktop publishing program that can be used for a variety of purposes. Common products designed with the software include but are not limited to fliers, brochures, posters and newspapers. In utilizing WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) forms of page composition and layout, Scribus aims to compete with the likes of Adobe InDesign and QuaekXPress, both of which are its main commercial competitors. Support for the CMYK color model and Scalable Vector Graphics also help to establish its presence as a well-suited alternative to said programs for those on a tight budget. Though, for better or worse, it lacks support for proprietary file formats used by its competitors; users should still be content knowing that this is free software and, after all, it’s the final product that matters, and Scribus delivers on that with ability to export to PDF and various other print-ready formats used by the industry at large.

Social Wallpapering

April 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Socwall, also known as Social Wallpapering, is an online community dedicated to hosting, distributing and ranking high-res images often used as wallpapers. Whereas generic photo sites simply present you with a measly collection and even charge you for a membership, large libraries of images are hosted and constantly expanded on Socwall in free to use fashion. Granted, typical community sites generate more mediocre content than there is of the exceptional ones, but given its overall size this could be easily overlooked. As usual, any sites that I’ve recommend on OBTV have their fair share of variety and Socwall examplifies that by delving into the realms of Abstract, Seasonal, etc.

BumpTop

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Stepping beyond the realms of a traditional desktop with wallpapers and cluttered spaces, BumpTop aims to literally take it up a notch by enabling a 3D computer interface similar to that of an actual room/desk. You can interact with your surroundings and organize files the way you would on a desk via intuitive ways such as drag&drop, mouse gestures and even physics. Spice things up with some custom themes, or pin files up to your wall as a little reminder later on are all possible within the scopes of BumpTop. Further advantages exist for touchscreen or tablet PC owners, as they can take advantage of the built-in touch navigation. All this amounts to a next-gen interface that could potentially become the next basis for all virtual desktops, thus it’d be a good choice to check it out to see what all the buzz is about.

Manage your photos with Webshots

June 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Like its name suggests, ┬áthis neat program of the photography type organizes all of your photos and allowing you to share them online instantly . Uploading pictures is as easy as drag-and-drop, and within minutes you could have yourself quite a few dozen pictures on your webpage. Oh, did i forget to mention that on webshots.com you can have your own homepage with a personalized photo album, and also search for millions of photos uploaded by other members? Of course i did, but it’s about to get even better now with the slideshow and photobook features. To sum it all up with the added video support, it’s almost as if its the perfect combination of picture managing and sharing, but better in some ways.