Content creators have been slowly moving over to Linux. These are the top 10 must-have Video, Photo, and Audio editing software in Linux. In addition, the best applications for Writers and Screencasting! Content creation and Youtube production have never been better from Linux and Open-Source environments.
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You may be interested in our article on the 10 Must-Have Linux Apps if you are looking for more general-purpose applications.
Writing Software ft. Switch to Linux
LibreOffice – https://www.libreoffice.org/
LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite and a successor to OpenOffice.org (commonly known as OpenOffice). Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.
Sigil eBook – https://sigil-ebook.com/
Sigil is a multi-platform EPUB ebook editor loaded with features. Free and open-source software under GPLv3, Multi-platform: runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, Full UTF-16 support, EPUB 2 spec support with a lot of EPUB 3 support. and more!
Video Editing Software
KdenLive – https://kdenlive.org/
Kdenlive is an open source video editor. The project was started around 2003. Kdenlive is built on Qt and the KDE Frameworks libraries. Most of the video processing is done by the MLT Framework, which relies on many other open source projects like FFmpeg, frei0r, movit, ladspa, sox, etc…
DaVinci Resolve – https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/
DaVinci Resolve 16 features a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines! The new DaVinci Neural Engine uses machine learning to enable powerful new features such as facial recognition, speed warp and more.
Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software. Olive is making rapid progress and users are already producing videos with it, but it’s still currently in alpha meaning it is incomplete and not fully stable. Regardless we invite you to download the latest build and try it out for yourself.
Audio Editing/Production ft. unfa
Ardour – https://ardour.org/
Ardour’s core user group: people who want to record, edit, mix and master audio and MIDI projects. When you need complete control over your tools, when the limitations of other designs get in the way, when you plan to spend hours or days working on a session, Ardour is there to make things work the way you want them to.
Audacity – https://www.audacityteam.org/
Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.
FFmpeg – https://ffmpeg.org/
FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.
Screen-casting and Streaming Software
OBS Studio – https://obsproject.com/
High performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing. Create scenes made up of multiple sources including window captures, images, text, browser windows, webcams, capture cards and more.
Vokoscreen – https://linuxecke.volkoh.de/
vokoscreenNG is an easy to use screencast creator to record educational videos, live recordings of browser, installation, videoconferences, etc.
Photography Software ft. Shane Milton
Darktable – https://www.darktable.org/
darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
GIMP – https://www.gimp.org/
Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.
Checkout these videos from the featured creators for more details:
Ardour 6 Quickstart – https://youtu.be/bfTAKv4htDE
5 Reasons to use LibreOffice – https://youtu.be/BVbHljxNfXI
How to make a eBook – https://youtu.be/xdaLRHvOsOQ
Gimp 2.10 New Features – https://youtu.be/3UynortXuDo
Darktable Basics – https://youtu.be/hE9YkJkDfhc