[Design-team] About the Fedora Art Studio Spin
nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Tue Aug 11 12:26:40 UTC 2009
On 08/11/2009 03:04 PM, Martin Sourada wrote:
> Well, and would be the target of the spin?
> Yep, it does not need to be named after our team, but 'design' covers
> wider audience are than just 'art', although it's still probably a
> little limited. Really, depending on the audience we'll target it at, we
> might want to have
> * good support for devices like scanners, printers, cameras, wacom
> tablets, ...
I think this is expected as a default for a desktop spin
> * graphics editors (gimp, inkscape, ...)
> * photo management tools
Well, for design is very likely you must acquire a photo somehow and use
it as a starting element in the design process (be it photo manipulation
> * decent audio software (recording, editing)
> * decent video software ( --||-- , screen-casting)
Also can go hand-in-hand with the design process: for example you create
a screencast showing the process to create some graphics.
> * burning software (to burn your audio CDs, videos, photos)
A given in a decent desktop spin.
> * desktop publishing/typesetting software (inkscape, scribus, OOo,
> TeX, ...)
> * web-design related software (partly overlaps with graphics
Closely related to the design part: you don't create/edit graphics only
for the sake of working with them, but to use further on print or web.
> * other multimedia management
> * various utilities like ImageMagick
For me ImageMagick is a valuable tool for photo management.
> * content (brushes, wallpapers, showcase window/widget themes,
> templates, showcase icon themes, palettes, clip-art, ...)
...fonts, maybe stock photos, etc.
Indeed, useful to have handy
> If we included most of this list, the best name would probably be
> something like Fedora Creativity Spin XD
Which does sound like a legit name/target. "Design" sounds a bit
restrictive, but probably "Creativity" or "Art Studio" are more
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