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 sorpigal on Sun 29th Nov 2009 11:50 UTC in reply to "Agree 100%"
sorpigal
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Kolourpaint will do many basic image operations and is of course a painting program, too. For more photo-specific operations there's showfoto.

Krita will do everything else.

I don't mean to advocate KDE over other options or anything, but the fact is that they have apps which target all levels of image manipulation.

If QT and GTK could coordinate a bit on shared color/theme information such that apps can 'pick up' at least the basics of the theme of each other's toolkits, that would help. If, then, a GTK or a QT app could be made to use the file dialog of whatever desktop the user prefers, that would go a long way. At that point who cares what toolkit was used to write the app? People making install CDs, sure, but nobody else.

Edited 2009-11-29 11:53 UTC

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