Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Nov 2009 17:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu At the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place last week, it was announced that the next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.04, will no longer carry the GIMP in its default installation. This actually touches upon somethin I've been wanting to talk about, a problem that plagues both Linux and Mac OS X: Paint.NET is Windows-only.
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True for linux but not mac
by greygandalf on Thu 26th Nov 2009 11:45 UTC
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I agree that Paint.NET is really an interesting product. I myself do not use it for working on photos, since I can use Photoshop, PS Elements or PhotoStudio. But it is very handy for may graphic works for webdesign (cutting, merging, using layers...) which are more a pain in PS!

On the Mac I do not feel its lacking: Photoshop Elements and PhotoStudio or GraphicConverter perfectly suit my needs.
Of course if you want such a nice product also for free, then the choice gets more restricted.

On Linux and Unix in genereal I agree hoewever. I am still not yet a friend of GIMP. It has many awkward spots. It does not behave like one expects and misses some important features I have under Photoshop! While it has tons of other features. GIMP is for my photographic needs not a substitute even for venerand PS6.

When I work on Unix, I thus feel the lack of BOTH Paint.NET and Photoshop!

I will continue to work on my two tools, LaternaMagica and PRICE which are done in GNUstep and run also on Mac, but it will be a long way.
LaternaMagica started as an XV and GraphicConverter replacement and I think I will continue to pursue that for now.

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