Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 22:52 UTC
Qt It's a rather unclear time over at Nokia in Espoo (Finland!), with people coming and going, and changes in development strategy. The latest one is, I think, a good one: Nokia has stated it will commit fully to Qt as the sole application development framework for both Symbian and MeeGo.
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RE[6]: Comment by RichterKuato
by pgquiles on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by RichterKuato"
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RE[7]: Comment by RichterKuato
by mat69 on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 19:28 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by RichterKuato"
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Not really. The focus of Krita is totally different than the focus of GIMP.

Krita wants to be a digital painting program like MyPaint, while GIMP is an image manipulation program, as the name says.

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DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

Not really. The focus of Krita is totally different than the focus of GIMP.

Krita wants to be a digital painting program like MyPaint, while GIMP is an image manipulation program, as the name says.


I'd argue that Krita is to GIMP the same that Corel Painter is to Adobe Photoshop. Even though Painter is primarily a painting application it has pretty much all of the PS feature set covered - and if I recall correctly, it even has support for PS 3rd party plug-ins - and therefore a skilled user can use it instead of Photoshop to do basic photo manipulation. I have friends from the days when I was doing illustration for a living that still work in that field and/or in advertisement that are still using Painter as their day to day photo manipulating tool...

Similarly, Krita - despite being a really young application - can be used for photo manipulation right now although recently it has indeed took a turn to cater the painting crowd so it is likely that it will not be competing with GIMP as the best tool for
photo manipulation in the foreseeable future but it remains fairly capable nonetheless.

I reckon that Krita's primary developer also read OSNews frequently and he probably might have an insightful thing or two to say about the matter...

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