Graphics And 3D Software

Adobe Photoshop (PC/Mac)
The professional image-editing standard. An essential tool when working with shaded relief or any other images. Photoshop also provides a way to produce rudimentary shaded relief images from a DEM in grey scale format.

CartaPGM (Mac Photoshop Plug-In)
CartaPGM is a file format plug-in for Adobe Photoshop to read and write PGM files. The PGM file format is particularly useful for editing digital elevation models with Photoshop and rendering them in Bryce.

Blender (PC/Mac)
Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games.

Bryce (PC/Mac)
With an unconventional GUI and limited options for importing geo-data, Bryce nevertheless renders breathtakingly realistic 3D landscapes and animations.

Terrain Texture Shader (Mac)
is a freeware Mac application developed by Natural Graphics that reads digital elevation models (DEMs) and renders them as images with increased contrast and detail. Read more…

Visual Nature Studio (PC)
The program is a 3D landscape modelling, rendering and animation software generating photorealistic still images or animations of 3D terrain.

Further resources