Design Software for free

Alternatives to Adobe CC provided by the University

Can't afford Adobe CC? Don't worry!

There are many free alternatives out there to help you build your own creative software collection. In this resource, we feature our favourites: Inkscape (vector drawing), GIMP (photo manipulation), and Lightworks Free (video editing). All are available for Mac, Windows and Linux.


"Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done."

(Available for staff from Software Center)


"Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It's free and open source"

(Available for staff from Software Center)

Lightworks Free

"With Lightworks you can edit like a pro and unleash your creative potential for all to see"

This resource was last updated 01.04.20

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