Software and Tools

The Promotion Group Network of sites utilizes a number of software and tools to maintain and expand it's presence. The following are some of these utilities that we feel worthy of mention.

The Gimp

The Gimp GIMP is a versatile graphics manipulation package. Once again The Promotion Group chose a free program to help the organization to experiment with logos and images. There was no second choice as The GIMP was always foremost in our minds for this purpose. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically the same code also runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X.

osTicket Helpdesk

osTicket Helpdesk osTicket is a widely-used and trusted open source support ticket system. It seamlessly routes inquiries created via email, web-forms and phone calls into a simple, easy-to-use, multi-user, web-based customer support platform. osTicket comes packed with more features and tools than most of the expensive (and complex) support ticket systems on the market. osTicket's core features not only rival, but also exceed most high-priced help desk solutions.

Virtualmin Professional

Virtualmin Professional Virtualmin is the world's most powerful and flexible web server control panel. Manage your virtual domains, mailboxes, databases, applications, and the entire server, from one comprehensive interface. Virtualmin offers four methods for managing your server: Web, mobile device, command line, and remote API. Virtualmin is always available, no matter where you are or how you want to work. Virtualmin is a uniquely powerful and flexible web server administration tool. It is unmatched in features and ease of use. Based on Webmin, it offers a wide array of productivity-enhancing tools for hosting providers, web developers, web designers, and end users.