Free Desktop Publishing Tools
Quality desktop publishing tools are within reach of your small business. And you don't need a big budget to get them. In fact, you don't need any budget in most cases, as long as you're willing to break free of the commercial realm and try free and open source products.
Sure some may not provide that 24/7 customer service or tech support you'd get with a Publisher or a Photoshop package, for example, but you run a small business or you work from home, so you're used to the feeling that you're on your own. Why not take a look at what the open source community has been creating--I think you'll see there are many quality products you can download and use today, with little to no cash out of your pocket.
So, in keeping with the mission of Bright Hub's Desktop Publishing channel--helping you find solutions for your desktop publishing needs that won't empty your wallet--I present a roundup of the ten best free and open source desktop publishing products--in categories such as page layout, photo editing, PDF creation, and more.
(Caveat: some of these programs require a Linux desktop operating system be installed; if you are considering a move to Linux, take a look at this guide by Kyle Rankin that details which Linux Desktop OS may be right for your business.