Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 9th Jan 2011 12:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Graphics, User Interfaces "GIMP 2.8 has been talked about for more than a year and back in January there was a GIMP 2.8 release schedule by Martin Nordholts that had set the final release for the 27th of December. That date has now passed and, sadly, this major update to this leading open-source graphics program is still not close to being released."
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"And Krita will probably not help you: it's a painting app now.

Painting is what I wanna do. I mostly need to create graphics for my web projects. The only image manipulation I perform is scaling and cropping photos.

For scaling, cropping, colour adjustment, brightness & contrats of photos, use digikam.

For creating static graphics for web projects, use Krita & Karbon (each where appropriate, or combine elements from each in a single composition).

Krita is probably the best available painting application for Linux.
Krita is a KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters.

Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering.

Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with snappy response.

If painting is what you want to do, Krita is likely to be the best Linux tool to do it.

Edited 2011-01-10 05:55 UTC

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