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[2]: What is wrong with The Gimp?
by sj87 on Sun 9th Jan 2011 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE: What is wrong with The Gimp?"
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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sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

And Krita will probably not help you: it's a painting app now.

Painting is what I wanna do. I mostly need to create graphics for my web projects. The only image manipulation I perform is scaling and cropping photos.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I wouldn't call Paint.NET a simple painting tool, it has layers and is catching up in features. Most users prefer it to The Gimp.
http://www.techairlines.com/2010/01/15/gimp-vs-paint-net-image-edit...

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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.


Pinta is NOT a paining app? Since when?

http://pinta-project.com/

Yep, it is a painting app. It has low aims (it aims to be simple), yet it ends up being simplistic.

It is still in early development.

As a painting application, pinta isn't a patch on Krita.

PS: Even worse, Pinta requires Mono.

Edited 2011-01-10 06:06 UTC

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