21 Nov 2020 - Erich Eickmeyer - 6 Minute Read
Ubuntu Studio provides professional quality content creation tools for Audio, Video, 3D Graphics, Photography, Desktop Publishing, and others. Ubuntu Studio is available as an add-on to existing distributions such as Kubuntu or as a separate distribution. It is free to use, open-source, and was authorized as an official flavor of Ubuntu by Canonical in 2007.
Erich Eickmeyer has led Ubuntu Studio since April 2018 and is a core member of the Kubuntu Focus team. He contributes to packaging, usability, reliability, and other issues to help ensure things just work out of the box.
Ubuntu Studio can tremendously speed and assure your success with content creation:
Record with Audacity. Mix with Qtractor. Master with LMMS. Or do it all with Ardour!
Ubuntu Studio provides a full suite of pro audio apps for recording, mixing, mastering, and live processing. It also includes numerous effects, synthesizers, and virtual instrument plugins.
Create and edit raster graphics with GIMP. Create infinitely scalable vector graphics (SVGs) with Inkscape. Design and modify 3D models with Blender.
When you need stunning raster, vector, or 3D graphics, design and modeling applications are provided. Create expressive original art with a Wacom tablet and fantastic free-form tools in Krita.
Create 3D animations with Blender. Edit videos with Kdenlive. Stream and record with OBS Studio.
Develop videos from storyboard through the final render. Add special effects like cross-fades, composite, text overlays, and many others. Pursue projects from home movies through full-length HD films. Record and stream live videos to Twitch using OBS Studio.
Write your manuscript with LibreOffice. Layout your page with Scribus. Convert and organize your ebooks using Calibre
Whether you’re heading for the printing press, or need to have a particular format for a mobile reading app, achieve professional results publishing with Ubuntu Studio.
Process RAW image files from digital SLR and mirrorless cameras with DarkTable. Edit photographs with GIMP. Organize and publish them on social websites with Digikam.
Ubuntu Studio includes used by professional photographers around the globe. From portraits to landscapes, Ubuntu Studio has what you need.
One can use the Ubuntu Studio Installer to include its content-creation power tools to any Ubuntu-based distribution like Kubuntu. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Guided Solution for the Focus. You can register for the Kubuntu Focus Newsletter to get notified of this and other developments.
Ubuntu Studio can alternately be installed as a complete operating system - although we recommend using the Ubuntu Studio Installer for the Focus so you can keep important fixes and optimizations. Beginning with version 20.10 released in October of 2020, Ubuntu Studio uses the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment by default. The team saw that some of the best tools for graphics artists, video producers, and photographers are developed by KDE such as Krita, Kdenlive, and Digikam. Additionally, Wacom tablet support in Plasma is better than any other Linux desktop environment which is great for graphic artists. The Ubuntu Studio team is delighted with the results of this collaboration with Kubuntu and KDE and are excited to join the community