Design Suite

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Fedora Design Suite


The Design Suite is a Spin targeted towards professional designers, specifically the Fedora Design Team.

Previous Releases

Owner(s), Maintainer(s) and Co-Maintainer(s)

Previous maintainers

Detailed Description

Have you ever wanted to use the tools the Fedora Design Team is using? Or are you probably even looking forward to getting involved in Fedora as a designer? This is your chance.

The Fedora Design Suite is a tool that includes well-selected applications fitting a variety of use cases whether you decide to work on publishing documents, creating images, pictures, website, basic animation or even 3D content.

What's new?

Packages in Design Suite

A set of packages ranged from graphics to typefaces included in the Design Suite.

Graphic group

  • blender - 3D modeling, animation, rendering and post-production
  • cmyktool -Utility to manage color profiles and convert from RGB to CMYK
  • colord-extra-profiles - More color profiles for color management that are less commonly used
  • darktable - Utility to organize and develop raw images
  • dia- Diagram drawing program
  • entangle - Tethered shooting & control of digital cameras
  • fontforge - *the* editor for font files
  • font-manager - Font management application
  • gimp - Image manipulation program
  • gpick - Advanced Color Picker
  • Hugin - Panorama photo stitcher
  • ImageMagick - *the* tool for batch-processing images
  • inkscape - Vector-based drawing program using SVG
  • mypaint - Fast and easy graphic application for digital painters
  • nautilus-image-converter - Nautilus extension for image conversion
  • optipng- PNG optimizer and converter
  • pdfshuffler - PDF file merging, rearranging, and splitting
  • phatch - cross-platform Photo Batch Processor and Exif Renamer with a nice graphical user interface
  • scribus - Desktop publishing application
  • shotwell - Photo organizer
  • synfigstudio - Vector-based 2D animation studio
  • xournal - Notetaking, sketching, PDF annotation and general journal

Office group

  • bijben - Note-taking application (replaces Gnotes)

Internet group

Audio and Video group

Typeface (aka fonts) group

Benefit to Fedora

This spin is insofar beneficial for Fedora itself, as it helps the Design Team by fitting its needs through selecting often used applications and including them on one spin. Additionally, it helps new users interested in design matters to join Fedora, since they'll be able to download the spin and start directly using the applications - without being required to look into the load of available packages. In a way, it fosters the design community inside Fedora.

Kickstart File

Latest ks file inside git repository

Nightly Builds

Nightly builds of the latest .ks file can be found at nightly compose website in either 32-bits (known as i686 architecture) or 64-bits (as x86_64).

Sometimes nightly builds fail due internal change. We are working on them! :)

ISO Name / FS Label

  • fedora-19-Live-design-suite

Spins Page

Design Suite website is located at


  • Will be done later in the release cycle

Download tab

Support tab

  • IRC channel: #fedora-design on Freenode
  • mailing list:

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