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 StychoKiller on Thu 26th Nov 2009 10:14 UTC in reply to "Agree 100%"
StychoKiller
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2005-09-20

Google "mtpaint". It's a lot simpler than GIMP and does the fundamental operations of cropping, resizing, etc.

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RE[2]: Agree 100%
by lemur2 on Thu 26th Nov 2009 12:05 in reply to "RE: Agree 100%"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Google "mtpaint". It's a lot simpler than GIMP and does the fundamental operations of cropping, resizing, etc.


Perhaps too simple.

Krita is a reasonable compromise that most people should be able to use immediately:

http://ourlan.homelinux.net/qdig/KDE4_desktop/wine_glass_krita_kde4...

Straightforward enough to have a familiar GUI, powerful enough to handle things like transparency as shown.

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RE[3]: Agree 100%
by boudewijn on Thu 26th Nov 2009 14:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Agree 100%"
boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

Did you do that? If so, it would be very cool if you posted the image to http://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=138 and explained about how you did it :-)

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RE[3]: Agree 100%
by billindetroit on Fri 27th Nov 2009 02:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Agree 100%"
billindetroit Member since:
2009-11-27

I have Ubuntu running on another laptop and just installed Krita to determine how well it worked.

It took me longer to download / install (via apt-get) than it did to grab a pic, isolate an area, save that area as a new file, convert it to gray scale and save it again under a new name.

Since this is roughly 90% of what I use a graphics program for, I'm happy.

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