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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RE: MS Paint like application
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:36 UTC 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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TheMonoTone Member since:
2006-01-01

Oh noes, that means there's more applications in the KDE menu. Of course that causes bloat/fluff/slowness because there's an extra application that apparently people want actually? what a surprise... Gimp isn't even all that useful these days anymore anyways, at least for HDR photography.

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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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