Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 26th Jul 2006 08:38 UTC
Linux In the Linux land 99% of the applications are open source. It is part of the nature of the GNU/Linux community ecosystem to endorse open software. But there are a few applications that are not open and as they fill up a niche, they are pretty popular. Come in and vote for your favorite.
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RE[2]: My experience
by eosp on Wed 26th Jul 2006 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE: My experience"
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Gimp? Lame? Was that intentional?

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RE[3]: My experience
by el3ktro on Wed 26th Jul 2006 17:35 in reply to "RE[2]: My experience"
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If you look at the functionality, Gimp is great, but if you look at the UI, Gimp is just complete crap. It's almost unconscionable to present a user with such an UI sorry.

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RE[4]: My experience
by biteydog on Wed 26th Jul 2006 21:52 in reply to "RE[3]: My experience"
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I like the GUI on the Gimp. I personally find it quicker and more intuitive than Photoshop. I prefer the separate window approach, I like the speed of the right-click menu. I frequently spend hours a day, professionally, working with the Gimp.

Your experience obviously differs - that's why there's choice, luckily.

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RE[4]: My experience
by Quag7 on Thu 27th Jul 2006 05:34 in reply to "RE[3]: My experience"
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"Sorry" but I've been using GIMP for years for web graphics, exclusively. I don't even have Photoshop. I don't understand / don't get what the big problem is with The GIMP's interface - at all. I have to wonder if people have even used this in the last 3 or 4 years.

We saved money on Photoshop licenses, which my team at work was demanding, and everyone whined and complained about The GIMP. 3 months later you didn't hear a peep out of everyone.

The GIMP's greatest sin is its interface isn't exactly the same as Photoshop.

As for print work, I never do that, so fine, it lacks those features (so I've read). But I've never needed to fire up another graphics application to do web graphics work, home photo retouching, and so on. Nor has anyone on my team at work.

People are going to be whining about GIMP 50 years from now no matter where it goes because of what its interface was in 2001.

It's got a main menu and a bunch of pull-down menus, cryptically titled "File", "Edit", "Select", "View", "Image", "Layers" and so on.

I don't get the issue. If people can't accept the fact that there are graphic applications that aren't exactly like Photoshop, that seems to be an inability or unwillingness to adapt.

Oh, and I came from Photoshop in Windows in the late 90s. I didn't get The GIMP at first either. I worked with it for a few weeks and from then on I haven't used anything else.

Not appropriate for every user, but certainly far more than the broken record complaining about its interface would indicate.

There are some crap applications for Linux. The GIMP is not one of them.

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