Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Mar 2006 16:43 UTC
KDE "Tonight's People Behind KDE interview is with the author of the most active program in KDE, Krita. Not only has he made the premier free software painting application he has also added the vital vertical-maximise feature to KWin. Find out what the most inspirational thing is for a hacker fixing his bugs in our interview with Boudewijn Rempt."
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Cwiiis
Member since:
2005-10-19

Perhaps the GIMP guys would have something to say about that ;)

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Maybe they have a time travelling device ... ;) In a few years (months?) krita may surpass GIMP in many respects. http://blogs.gnome.org/view/bolsh/2005/12/15/1

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One of the things missing is the framework for handling dynamic layer effects. That's what is missing from Gimp too and what gives it eternally as a little hobbyist program. Their architecture just simply can not support "crafting" way of working with images, which is very convenient and effective.

Krita can't do it either. It could and can, as it wasn't designed poorly at the beginning. But it's still a long way to go :/


So, yeah, if the pace of krita development stays at its current rate, it might soon be the premiere painting app for *nix. (but currently I like GIMP more, but I haven't tried 1.5 beta).

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boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

Actually, we've got adjustment layers now...

Note that I'm not responsible for saying "premier painting application" in the dot blurb!

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bedo Member since:
2006-01-03

nice work; you should give gentoo.org distro a try. while Ubuntu is nice, but it's not as fast/customizable/fun as gentoo.

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Krita 1.5
by SteamedPenguin on Sun 5th Mar 2006 18:06 UTC
SteamedPenguin
Member since:
2006-03-05

Krita 1.4 was pretty cool, but iffy. I am trying out Krita 1.5 beta 1 and even though it crashes on occasion, it rocks.

While the rendering within the application isn't is smooth as it could be, the output is gorgeous.

If someone has photoshop and wants to test the .psd output, let me know.

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GIMP...?
by sigzero on Sun 5th Mar 2006 19:27 UTC
sigzero
Member since:
2006-01-03

The GIMP really desperately needs a UI makeover.

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RE: GIMP...?
by bytecoder on Sun 5th Mar 2006 19:32 UTC in reply to "GIMP...?"
bytecoder Member since:
2005-11-27

Nah. It's actually pretty decent now. Honestly, I can't stand MDI a la windows photoshop.

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RE[2]: GIMP...?
by Morin on Sun 5th Mar 2006 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE: GIMP...?"
Morin Member since:
2005-12-31

> Nah. It's actually pretty decent now. Honestly, I can't
> stand MDI a la windows photoshop.

The problem is less the SDI, but rather the amount of dialogs and toolbars floating all around.

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RE[3]: GIMP...?
by prokoudine on Sun 5th Mar 2006 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GIMP...?"
prokoudine Member since:
2005-08-09

> The problem is less the SDI, but rather the amount of dialogs and toolbars floating all around.

You have seen not much of GIMP 2.3.x then ;)

Edited 2006-03-05 19:48

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RE[3]: GIMP...?
by MechR on Sun 5th Mar 2006 21:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GIMP...?"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

Re: Gimp on Windows, I mostly just wish you could dock the toolbox to the edge of the desktop like a sidebar, so that maximized documents wouldn't cover it. There seems to be a setting for this in the preferences, but it doesn't work. I wonder if they could refer to Miranda IM's code, since that does work.

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RE[4]: GIMP...?
by Temcat on Mon 6th Mar 2006 09:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: GIMP...?"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

I wonder if they could refer to Miranda IM's code, since that does work.

On Miranda, this is buggy as hell currently...

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Torsten Rahn
Member since:
2005-08-20

> Perhaps the GIMP guys would have something
> to say about that ;)

Well "Premier free software painting application" is certainly the correct description. Gimp doesn't really focus on painting but rather on image manipulation. The Gimp is a nice application that can be used to create 8 bit RGB images that are suitable for the Web. Krita on the other hand focusses on actually _painting_ with natural tools and in various color spaces (among them 16 bit CMYK and L*a*b support).

> In a few years (months?) krita may surpass GIMP

It already has surpassed the Gimp with regard to some features. But as I have explained already the focus of Krita is a different one so the primary aim is not to surpass the Gimp but to create a painting program that can be used for professional work with a decent UI :-)

> One of the things missing is the framework
> for handling dynamic layer effects.
> Krita can't do it either.
[ ... ]
> But it's still a long way to go :/

*Bzzzzzzt* *tonc* *bzzzt* In this case Krita's time travelling device proved to work reliably as well. In Krita's universe this feature is called "adjustment layers" though and has been implemented some weeks ago:

http://www.valdyas.org/fading/index.cgi/hacking/krita/adjustment.ht...

Happy Painting ;-)

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