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== Spins Page ==
== Spins Page ==
Design Suite website is located at
Design Suite website is located at
=== Spin description ===
Looking for a ready-to-go desktop environment brimming with free and open source multimedia production and publishing tools? Try the Design Suite, a Fedora Spin created by designers, for designers.
The Design Suite includes the favorite tools of the Fedora Design Team. These are the same programs we use to create all the artwork that you see within the Fedora Project, from desktop backgrounds to CD sleeves, web page designs, application interfaces, flyers, posters and more. From document publication to vector and bitmap editing or 3D modeling to photo management, the Design Suite has an application for you — and you can install thousands more from Fedora's universe of packages.
=== About ===
The Design Suite features a host of free and open source tools chosen by the Fedora Design Team as their favorites for day-to-day work. It includes:
* '''blender''' for 3D modeling, animation, rendering and post-production
* '''bluefish''' for website design
* '''The GIMP''', a raster graphics editor
* '''MyPaint''' a digital painting editor
* '''Inkscape''', a vector graphics editor
* '''shotwell''' for managing photographs
* '''scribus''' for professional-quality document layout
* '''xournal''', a sketching and document annotation program for tablet PCs
* '''dia''' for creating flowcharts and diagrams
* and more!
=== Screenshot ===
=== Screenshot ===

Revision as of 23:40, 18 August 2013

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?

  • Based on Gnome 3.10 desktop spin.
  • Removal of Cinepaint due to failure of build rhbz#992058
  • Additional fonts: Campivisivi-Tittilium

Default packages

Here is the list of selected packages for the suite. Note that is still possible to install the variant through Software manager.

Graphic group

Packages Website Summary
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
gimp-dds-plugin A simple plug-in to do fourier transform on your image
gimp-fourier-plugin A simple plug-in to do fourier transform on your image
gimp-lqr-plugin Content-aware resizing plug-in for the GIMP
gimp-normalmap A simple plug-in to do fourier transform on your image
gimp-resynthesizer Gimp plug-in for texture synthesis
gpick Advanced Color Picker
GREYCstoration-gimp GREYCstoration image denoising and interpolation plugin for gimp
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 http:// initial selection
scribus Desktop publishing application
shotwell Photo organizer
synfigstudio Vector-based 2D animation studio
xournal Notetaking, sketching, PDF annotation and general journal

Office group

Packages Website Summary
bijben Note-taking application (replaces Gnotes)

Internet group

Packages Website Summary
filezilla FTP, FTPS and SFTP client

Audio and Video group

Packages Website Summary
audacity Multitrack audio editor
pitivi Non-linear video editor

Typeface (aka fonts) group

Packages Website Summary
aajohan-comfortaa-fonts Modern style true type
adobe-source-sans-pro A set of OpenType fonts designed for user interfaces
campivisivi Sans-serif typeface family
lato-fonts Sans-serif typeface family
openpass-fonts Typeface based on the U.S. interstate highway road signal type system

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:

Custom branding

  • To be discussed with the design team

Comments and Discussion