Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Feb 2010 13:23 UTC, submitted by kragil
Graphics, User Interfaces You may remember that back in November last year, I wrote about the lack of a decent Paint.NET-like application for Linux (or, more specifically, for Gtk+ distributions, since Qt has Krita). As it turns out, this compelled Novell employee Jonathan Pobst to code a Paint.NET clone in Gtk+ using Cairo. Version 0.1 is here, and it's remarkably advanced for something so young.
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RE[3]: Gimp
by Morgan on Thu 11th Feb 2010 02:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gimp"
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GIMP is actually very difficult to learn, even coming from a background in Photoshop or PSP. It took me years to really get a good workflow going in it. That said, it also took quite some time for me to learn the commercial software mentioned above. That could be because I'm not that artistically inclined; my talents lie in hardware hacking. Regardless, it's like anything else that you strive to learn and grow comfortable with; at first you need those training wheels but over time you get good at it.

Also, GIMP is just as much a paint program as any other advanced image editor. If you use it to paint, it's a paint program. It just also happens to be much more besides.

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