This page contains lists of software that either have a free use options or are open source. Free use options are generally offered by companies that have an available alternative paid option. Unfortunately, free versions will normally have reduced functionality which may place limits on your ability to create your project. For example, a free version of video editing software will allow you to make basic edits and potentially offer simple colour correction and sound manipulation; however, the free version would most likely restrict your ability to make complex alterations to the sound or image. Complex alternations could include functionality like the creation of special effects and motion graphics. Conversely, open source software is software that is free to use, provides access to the source code, and can be shared. For more information on open source software, click here.