Adobe offers a student discount for its suite of Creative cloud software. But there are other open source, community built or commercial alternatives that don't cost anything to use.
The University accepts no liability for downloading and agreeing to the third party terms and conditions of the software listed on this page.
Pixlr is a free online photo editor right in your browser. Experience next level, intuitive photo editing with AI-powered tools for quick yet professional edits. Our editor open almost any image format such as PSD (Photoshop), PXD, JPEG, PNG (transparent), WebP, SVG and more.
GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
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.
RawTherapee is a free, cross-platform raw image processing program.
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.
Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor used to create vector images, primarily in Scalable Vector Graphics format. Other formats can be imported and exported. Inkscape can render primitive vector shapes and text.
Welcome to Scribus, a page layout program for Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana, Debian GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, Haiku and Windows.
Underneath a user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK colors, spot colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Scribus has many unexpected touches, such as powerful vector drawing tools, support for a huge number of file types via import/export filters, emulation of color blindness or the rendering of markup languages like LaTeX or Lilypond inside Scribus. The Scribus file format is XML-based and open.
HitFilm Express is a free video editing software with professional-grade VFX tools and everything you need to make awesome content, films or gaming videos. Perfect for beginners, film students, gamers, YouTubers, or any creative without a budget.
Ardour is an open source, collaborative effort of a worldwide team including musicians, programmers, and professional recording engineers.
Pro Tools | First is a lite version of Pro Tools, using the same format as the full version. It allows 16 audio tracks, 16 virtual instrument tracks, and enables you to record up to four tracks simultaneously.
With Xodo, you can edit, annotate, sign, and share PDFs on desktop, mobile, and web. Xodo makes working with PDFs quick and easy, so you can get things done.
Most documents can be saved as a PDF. For example in word you can save a document as a PDF by selecting Save As > This PC > More Options. Then select PDF or Adobe PDF from the "Save as type:" drop down menu.
Or you may find that there is a "Save as Adobe PDF" option available next to the Save As.