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Graphics, User Interfaces High bit depth support, non-destructive editing (so called "effect layers") and colour management. Three hot topics in photography editing - that users have been waiting for for a long time now to appear in GIMP. Today Linux & Photography blog features an exclusive interview with Martin Nordholts, one of the core contributors to GIMP. Nordholts speaks about the current state of affairs, explains what is going on deep inside the GIMP (and GEGL) and also lifts a corner of the veil about what is to come.
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shite
by xushi on Mon 29th Dec 2008 09:24 UTC
xushi
Member since:
2005-08-29

last time i tried to use Gimp it was about 1.5 years ago, trying to just draw a friggin circle... one of the most simplest things in the world to draw, even ms paint can do that easily.

About half an hour later and a few less hair on my head, i gave up.. You can tell me about endless improvements and i can ignore the seriously horrible 1980's interface of Gimp, but if it still can't draw a circle, it's a shite app to me and probably many others.

for everything more sophisticated, there's the unlimited trial edition of Photoshop that doesn't expire, and no need to crack it or be branded a thief... And don't look at me that way, that's what the majority do nowadays.

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RE: shite
by Geekius Maximus on Mon 29th Dec 2008 10:49 in reply to "shite"
Geekius Maximus Member since:
2008-02-28

Huh?
I thought there was NO WAY of directly drawing circle (or other shapes like rectangles) in Adobe photoshop?
From what I remember, to draw a circle you have to select a circular area and stroke pixels around it (Edit->Stroke) and this is exactly same in gimp--sure, menu arrangement is different but it is Fun-da-Mentally same thing.

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RE[2]: shite
by netean on Tue 30th Dec 2008 01:55 in reply to "RE: shite"
netean Member since:
2006-01-08

Actually, you can do it that way still, but you can also draw vector shapes in Photoshop (it's been a feature for several versions).

Easily draw vector circles, rectangles, polygons, lines etc.

Huh?
I thought there was NO WAY of directly drawing circle (or other shapes like rectangles) in Adobe photoshop?
From what I remember, to draw a circle you have to select a circular area and stroke pixels around it (Edit->Stroke) and this is exactly same in gimp--sure, menu arrangement is different but it is Fun-da-Mentally same thing.

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RE: shite
by merkoth on Mon 29th Dec 2008 13:16 in reply to "shite"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

last time i tried to use Gimp it was about 1.5 years ago, trying to just draw a friggin circle... one of the most simplest things in the world to draw, even ms paint can do that easily.

About half an hour later and a few less hair on my head, i gave up.. You can tell me about endless improvements and i can ignore the seriously horrible 1980's interface of Gimp, but if it still can't draw a circle, it's a shite app to me and probably many others.

for everything more sophisticated, there's the unlimited trial edition of Photoshop that doesn't expire, and no need to crack it or be branded a thief... And don't look at me that way, that's what the majority do nowadays.

This is one of the best comments I've ever read here. The steps required to make circles in both apps is pretty much identical. Maybe you should go back to MS Paint and learn how to use the Circle Selection tool before moving onto something as complex as PS or Gimp?

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RE[2]: shite
by xushi on Wed 31st Dec 2008 20:39 in reply to "RE: shite"
xushi Member since:
2005-08-29

I'm not using windows, so I can't use ms paint... Ahtough shame to admit that it does a task as simple as this in a much easier way than Gimp or photoshop...

Anyway it was my input. If Gimp or Photoshop make it much easier to do such simple tasks, I'll consider using them.

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