Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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MS Paint like application
by MatzeB on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:27 UTC
MatzeB
Member since:
2005-07-06

Can someone tell me a real use for an application like MS Paint? (Except for letting young kids toy around with it). MS Paint is the last thing I'd miss in an operating system (as long as I have more mature applications like gimp or inkscape)

The gnome screenshot utility is should be enough for 98% of the case (screenshot of whole desktop/a single window)...

Edited 2007-09-23 17:29

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RE: MS Paint like application
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:36 in reply to "MS Paint like application"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Can someone tell me a real use for an application like MS Paint? (Except for letting young kids toy around with it). MS Paint is the last thing I'd miss in an operating system (as long as I have more mature applications like gimp or inkscape)


Like I said. You don't use a sledgehammer to hammer in a 1.2mm by 3cm nail. GIMP is absolute overkill for very minor image editing needs - stuff like resizing, cropping, blurring out email addresses, and so on.

In fact, to this day, I haven't found nor a Linux GNOME, nor an OSX application similar to Pain.NET. A simple yet powerful image editor for those smaller tasks that do not need a Photoshop-grade application.

Edited 2007-09-23 17:53 UTC

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anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

What about KolourPaint?

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RE[2]: MS Paint like application
by SEJeff on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:52 in reply to "RE: MS Paint like application"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

So Thom, how long has gaim supported resizing, cropping, and blurring? Is this a new plugin? </sarcasm>

Edit:
If you like paint.NET so much, why not use it on Linux?
http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/May-15-1.html

Edited 2007-09-23 17:53

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RE[2]: MS Paint like application
by pepa on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 22:25 in reply to "RE: MS Paint like application"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

I always use gthumb for resizing, cropping, etc, but don't know about blurring email addresses.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"application similar to Pain.NET"

Nice Freudian slip.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Try kolourpaint. I don't know Paint.NET, but kolourpaint is just MS Paint on stereoids. And it received quite some work in KDE 4 as well. Imho we now have a decent range of applications -> Kolourpaint for the basics, Showfoto (from digikam) for photo editing, and Krita for real painting. And Gimp, of course, for those who hate themselves.

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RE: MS Paint like application
by renox on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:52 in reply to "MS Paint like application"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

MS Paint no, it's too limited, no but Paint.Net definitedly!
I dislike very much Gimp weird interface (I've never used Photoshop so this is not related) whereas I found Paint.Net relatively easy to learn (for my limited usage).

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RE: MS Paint like application
by joelito_pr on Mon 24th Sep 2007 01:25 in reply to "MS Paint like application"
joelito_pr Member since:
2005-07-07

And if a MS Paint-like application is needed there's always GNU Paint from the add/remove programs tool.

Edited 2007-09-24 01:26

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RE: MS Paint like application
by superstoned on Mon 24th Sep 2007 16:50 in reply to "MS Paint like application"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Gimp is horrible, Inkscape way over the top as well. If I just want to rescale & crop a picture, with some effects, Showfoto does better. If I want to change a few more things, I often use Kolourpaint (the paint thing Thom believes doesn't exist on linux. typical.). I use Krita for the complex stuff, and only start Gimp if I need a good laugh.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

the paint thing Thom believes doesn't exist on linux. typical.


Sigh. Reading is very difficult, isn't it? I said that I never *found* a decent one. I did not say: "it does not exist".

Reading is difficult, I know.

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RE[2]: MS Paint like application
by Hiev on Mon 24th Sep 2007 16:56 in reply to "RE: MS Paint like application"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

and only start Gimp if I need a good laugh.

If you think that your bashing to GTK+ applications will makes us switch to Krita or KDE think again, it really sucks that a good project like KDE is infected with trolls like you.

Edited 2007-09-24 16:57

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