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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RE[2]: Gimp
by No it isnt on Mon 8th Feb 2010 22:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Gimp"
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

Oh, come on. Gimp isn't that hard to use. Also, it's not a paint program.

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RE[3]: Gimp
by renox on Tue 9th Feb 2010 09:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Gimp"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, come on. Gimp isn't that hard to use. Also, it's not a paint program.


I disagree: Gimp is too hard to use for simple image processing, my proof?
I tried to use Gimp to do some trivial image processing (cropping, zooming, brightness changing etc) and found it hard to use whereas I had no issue using Paint.NET for the same tasks..

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RE[3]: Gimp
by Morgan on Thu 11th Feb 2010 02:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Gimp"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

GIMP is actually very difficult to learn, even coming from a background in Photoshop or PSP. It took me years to really get a good workflow going in it. That said, it also took quite some time for me to learn the commercial software mentioned above. That could be because I'm not that artistically inclined; my talents lie in hardware hacking. Regardless, it's like anything else that you strive to learn and grow comfortable with; at first you need those training wheels but over time you get good at it.

Also, GIMP is just as much a paint program as any other advanced image editor. If you use it to paint, it's a paint program. It just also happens to be much more besides.

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