Graphics/Design

MyPaint

If you're an artist and you're looking for a program that will allow you to paint and create your artwork without any problems, then give MyPaint a try. This handy software was especially created with the painter in mind. Featuring a simple, bare bones layout and tons of brushes emulating specific types of media; the software ensures artists can easily get down to business without the hassle. It was made especially for digital painters in mind. The program is an open sourced project that's available for free download on Mac, Windows and Linux.

Picturenaut

Tired of having your digital pictures fall short of what you are trying to capture? Give Picturenaut a try. The program is ideal for tweaking your HDR images and making them look even better. The program is available for a free download so you won't have to shell out any cash to obtain great results for your pictures. The software is perfect for achieving a realistic HDR image. It's easy to use and you can get your images in practically seconds. Developed by March Mehl, it's definitely a helpful piece of software for HDR photography enthusiasts out there.

PhotoRocket

You might think that PhotoRocket is just another photosharing program but there's actually quite a few features you might find charming in this cool app. Apart from the fact that it's offered absolutely free, there are a couple of things that makes this one slightly different from all the rest. Aiming to be the easiest program you'll ever use when it comes to photosharing, PhotoRocket actually works great. It lets users easily share photos without much hassle. It provides an easy to use interface that's simple to navigate even for non-techie users. Give the program a try. This might be the photosharing program you've been waiting for.

Wallpaper Collection I

Looking for a wallpaper? Why settle for one when you can get a great number of choices at one go? This cool Wallpaper Collection I features artworks created by Salvatore Scandurra; anItalian animator, film maker and multimedia artist that is currently based in San Francisco, USA. The artist has dabbled and released quite a huge body of work, spanning from cartoon animation to illustrations and even t-shirt prints. This particular collection has 45 MB worth of wallpaper that you can use for your computer. You can also download each one individually at his website.

Terragen Classic

If you are on the lookout for a free scene or landscape generator, look no further than Terragen. This amazing program allows users to create photorealistic imagery and landscapes. It's perfect for rendering and animating landscapes or seascapes. Although there's also a paid version, this free download is perfect for creating fantastic landscape images for non-commercial purposes. The program was created by Planetside Software and works perfectly on a Mac or Windows computer. Grab the download and check out this neat program for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Alchemy

So here it is. A little-big free application that, from what I see, already has some dedicated followers; me included. Alchemy is an experimental drawing application with an aim of letting us visually explore a wider range of possibilities. Think of it as your pen and a napkin at the time when you are searching for some long awaited inspiration at the local cafe; a pen and a napkin with an addition of some amazing features that will transform your thoughts into the most creative outcome.

Sketchup

If you are an artist, engineer, architect or an aspiring one, then you might have heard of Google Sketchup. The program is free to download for home use and definitely very helpful when it comes to learning how to render various objects and structures needed for your particular course. With this helpful program, it's much easier to practice and learn 3D rendering and modelling. Pretty much, it can help you create houses, decks, rooms, floorplans or other objects in 3D. It's certainly an easy and free way to find out whether creating 3D models is perfect for you. The program is offered absolutely free but also has a Premium version. It contains plenty of features and is simple to use that almost any novice can master the program.

Kigo Image Converter

Need a software that easily watermarks your pictures for you? Or maybe need something that can convert several photos into a different size and format at once? Then look no further than this Kiko Image Converter. It does all three things at once without really making life too complicated for you. The program is lightweight and won't burden your drive with unnecessary space. It is quite easy to use and works with a variety of file formats. If you're looking for a software that can help you resize photos, add watermarks or convert file formats, the Kiko Image Converter is your one stop program. Best of all, it's available for free download.

Inkscape

Inkscape is a great free & open source alternative to expensive Adobe & Corel programs. It has similar capabilities to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. If you’ve ever thought about learning graphic design on your own, Inkscape is the program to have. It not only has a full range professional features, but it’s extensive user documentation & multitude of tutorials available online will never let you get lost.