Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 9th Jan 2011 12:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Graphics, User Interfaces "GIMP 2.8 has been talked about for more than a year and back in January there was a GIMP 2.8 release schedule by Martin Nordholts that had set the final release for the 27th of December. That date has now passed and, sadly, this major update to this leading open-source graphics program is still not close to being released."
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RE: What is wrong with The Gimp?
by bert64 on Sun 9th Jan 2011 16:05 UTC in reply to "What is wrong with The Gimp?"
bert64
Member since:
2007-04-23

The trouble with gimp is actually piracy of photoshop...

Photoshop is seen as the tool to have by anyone doing any kind if (often trivial) graphics manipulation, as such there are thousands of people using photoshop who really have no need to, and most of them are using pirated copies because their needs do not justify the cost of actually buying photoshop.

Most photoshop users could actually do everything they need with gimp, and the extra users would serve to spur gimp development forwards.

The best thing for gimp right now, would be for adobe to clamp down on piracy.

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sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

The trouble with gimp is actually piracy of photoshop...

Photoshop is seen as the tool to have by anyone doing any kind if (often trivial) graphics manipulation, as such there are thousands of people using photoshop who really have no need to, and most of them are using pirated copies because their needs do not justify the cost of actually buying photoshop.

Was I a Windows user, I would choose Paint.NET (Paint Dot Net) as my graphics tool instead of Gimp.

But no, I'm a Linux user. I mainly use Gimp but am looking forward to see Krita - KDE's answer to Gimp - take the needed steps forward to become a usable tool.

Gimp's UI is cluttered and I don't feel comfortable using it. They fiddled with it for the 2.6 release and it got just worse.

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prokoudine Member since:
2005-08-09

If you want a simple Paint.NET-like tool for Linux, just use Pinta. Nobody's forcing you to use GIMP, you know ;) And Krita will probably not help you: it's a painting app now.

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fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

The trouble with gimp is actually piracy of photoshop....


I have never used photoshop, Really never. I have used Gimp/Inksacep/Dia and OODraw and everything fitted my purposes. For hardcore Image Processing I use ImageJ and Price.app . I managed to survive the last 8 years without photoshop. And for me Gimp has been improving performancewise very very fast. I still would like a TCL/TK gfx program wrapping around the amazing work done in ImageMagick. Otherwise I am completely satisfied with this open source product.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You however are not majority.

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