Usefull software for forum use

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bertus, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. bertus

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    Hello,

    Here I would like to give suggestions for easy forum use.

    For drawing you can use the gimp:
    http://www.gimp.org/
    For the ones that like photoshop, but don't want to pay a lot of money, there is a shell for the gimp, called gimpshop, to make it act like photoshop:
    http://www.gimpshop.com/

    For reading the various image files you can use xnview:
    http://www.xnview.com/en/

    If you come accross a zip or rar file, you can use 7zip to unpack it:
    http://www.7-zip.org/

    For circuit simulation LTspice is often used here:
    http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/

    Bertus
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2014
  2. Brownout

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    Thanks Betus. I'm going to give gimp a try. Maybe this should be a sticky?
     
  3. sirch2

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    I find Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/en/) to be a very good general purpose drawing package and with less of a learning curve than gimp.
     
  4. bertus

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  6. wayneh

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    I routinely use vector drawing programs such as Intaglio (Mac only, like me) and have looked at Inkscape as mentioned above. I much prefer the device-independent resolution and other benefits of drawing instead of painting.

    I've just started dabbling in LTSpice and I'm trying to force myself to learn it.

    A few years ago I was comparing the free Mac versions of Eagle and Diptrace and posted a comment in a thread on a related topic, noting the better assistance for a beginner from Diptrace.
     
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