Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Feb 2010 13:23 UTC, submitted by kragil
Graphics, User Interfaces You may remember that back in November last year, I wrote about the lack of a decent Paint.NET-like application for Linux (or, more specifically, for Gtk+ distributions, since Qt has Krita). As it turns out, this compelled Novell employee Jonathan Pobst to code a Paint.NET clone in Gtk+ using Cairo. Version 0.1 is here, and it's remarkably advanced for something so young.
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by holivega on Mon 8th Feb 2010 15:51 UTC
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You also have Nathive.

From their website (
Nathive is a libre software image editor, similar to Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photo-Paint or GIMP, but focused on usability, logic and providing a smooth learning curve for everyone. The project runs in the Gnome desktop environment and anyone is welcome to collaborate on it with code, translations or ideas.

This project is in the alpha phase, so it is an incomplete work, unfit for the end user yet. The intention is to achieve a professional graphic editor progressively without giving up initial usability. Nathive is written from scratch in Python / C using GTK+, and is designed to be simple, lightweight, and easy to install and use.

Other raster graphics programs can be found at

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RE: Nathive
by wargum on Mon 8th Feb 2010 16:28 in reply to "Nathive"
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Heck, why are all GTK programs so ugly? That's what came to my mind when looking at the screenshots.

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by FooBarWidget on Tue 9th Feb 2010 23:46 in reply to "RE: Nathive"
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Entirely subjective. I think they look quite nice especially when the Clearlooks theme (the default these days) is used.

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RE[2]: Nathive
by Morgan on Thu 11th Feb 2010 02:50 in reply to "RE: Nathive"
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It's a matter of opinion I guess, but I find GTK+ to be high up on my own list of aesthetically pleasing interfaces. My favorites being OS X, then BeOS, I'd say GTK+ is third. Down at the bottom of my list are Windows XP and prior, KDE (yes, even 4.x), CDE, and the older GTK/Gnome 1.x interfaces.

Every new release of Gnome it seems GTK+ gets more visually pleasing, and I couldn't be happier. Linux Mint Helena looks great on my x86 machine.

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