Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Nov 2009 17:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu At the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place last week, it was announced that the next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.04, will no longer carry the GIMP in its default installation. This actually touches upon somethin I've been wanting to talk about, a problem that plagues both Linux and Mac OS X: Paint.NET is Windows-only.
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RE: Agree 100%
by lemur2 on Wed 25th Nov 2009 22:54 UTC in reply to "Agree 100%"
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Years ago I posted on Linux forums saying that I was looking for a really simple image editor. As I put it, "I am looking for the nano of image editors, not the Emacs or Vim of image editors." My needs are basic: just crop an image, resize it, maybe mess with the colors a bit, or take the resolution down a few notches so it will fit on a webpage without taking forever to download. GIMP can do all that, but wow is it complicated. I'm surprised nobody has come up with such a simple program.

Digikam includes a fast, basic, simple-to-use image editor that has all those features:

Fast image editor with keyboard shortcuts and basic photo editing/management features
without losing metadata. Features available in Image editor are:
16 bits image color depth support.
RAW camera image support.
Color Management support.
Red eyes correction
Brightness / Contrast / Gamma correction
Hue / Saturation / Luminosity correction
Color balance
Invert colors
Color auto-correction tools: Normalize / Equalize / Auto levels / Stretch Contrast
Blur / Sharpen
EXIF/MakerNote/IPTC/GPS viewer
Histogram viewer
ICC profile viewer
Ratio-cropping with proportion aids and composing tools based on Fibonacci rules
Free cropping
Exporting to another image format
Printing images
Removing images from current Album
Image comments editing
Image file properties
Black and White and tonality converter using curves adjustments
ICC profiles tool to perform advanced color corrections into images
digiKam image editor uses a plugins architecture to add new features.
See blow a list of extra tools available:
Adjust levels : a tool to adjust the photograph histogram levels manually
Adjust curves : a tool to adjust the photograph colors using curves
Noise Reduction : noise filter based on dcamnoise2 algorithm
Unsharp Mask : a photograph unsharp mask filter to unblur picture without increase noise
Lens Distortion : a tool for correct lens spherical aberration on photograph
Anti Vignetting : a tool for correct vignetting on photograph
Channel Mixer : a tool to mix the photograph color channels
White Balance : a tool to adjust white color temperature balance of photograph
Photograph Inpainting : a tool to remove unwanted photograph area using CImg library
Photograph Refocus : a sharpness editor to refocus a photograph
Hot Pixels Correction : a tool to remove photograph hot pixels generated by a deficient camera
Photograph Restoration : a tool to reduce photograph artifacts using CImg library
Free Rotation : a plugin to rotate a photograph with a free angle in degrees
Shear Tool : a plugin to shear a photograph horizontally and vertically
Perspective Tool : a plugin to adjust the photograph perspective
Blowup Photograph : a plugin to blowup a photograph without less image quality using CImg library
Template Superimpose : a tool to superimpose a template on photograph
Add Border : a tool to add decorative frame around a photograph
Insert Text : a tool to insert text under a photograph
Apply Texture : a tool to apply a decorative texture to a photograph
Solarize : a tool to solarize a photograph
Oil Paint : simulate oil painting on photograph
Emboss : an effect filter to emboss photograph
Rain Drops : adding the visual effect of raindrops on photograph
Charcoal : simulate charcoal drawing on photograph
Film Grain : simulate film grain on photograph
Infrared : simulate infrared film effect on photograph
Blur FX : apply blurring special effects on photograph
Distortion FX : apply distortion special effects on photograph

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lemur the FOSS salesmen at it again
by nt_jerkface on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:38 in reply to "RE: Agree 100%"
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spamming the thread when a simple summary would have been adequate.

Edited 2009-11-26 00:39 UTC

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lemur2 Member since:

spamming the thread when a simple summary would have been adequate.

The whole thread is a pretense that Linux desktops lack a particular kind of application. I can't help it if people don't believe that that is simply not the case.

Apparently, when I merely link to a page, people won't read it. So, in order to expose what the Linux desktop applications that are currently available can do, I now have to cut and paste summaries of the feature lists.

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RE[2]: Agree 100%
by KenP on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:43 in reply to "RE: Agree 100%"
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The funny thing is Canonical is getting into a sticky situation. They have to either:
1. Use Mono and all its problems (no matter what Miguel and Co. would like us to believe)
2. Use a KDE-based application, which are aplenty (as seen by numerous posts above).

Finally, its boiling down to -- do we really need default Ubuntu+GNOME at all as the flagship product? Why not switch to Kubuntu+KDE4 and apply all those paper-cuts and tweaks that they do with the GNOME one so we can have the top of the range applications running without apology ...


Why in the world can't they switch to using Kubuntu as their default offering and tweaking it to make it user-friendly? 10 iterations with Ubuntu+GNOME has not exactly set the Linux desktop on fire!

Edited 2009-11-26 00:45 UTC

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