Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 21:53 UTC, submitted by kragil
Graphics, User Interfaces "Pinta, a 'lightweight' open source raster image editor, turned 1.0 on April 27, offering Linux users another choice for simple image editing. Pinta is intended to be a clone of Paint.NET, the Windows-only raster editor written in .NET. As such, it uses Mono under the hood, but it gains the ability to run equally well on Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows. Is it a replacement for GIMP or Krita? That depends on what you need to do." What I like about Pinta is that I actually caused its creation in the first place.
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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by gtada on Thu 12th May 2011 05:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
gtada
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2005-10-12

I tried Krita... slower than molasses. I liked the UI and features, but wow was it sluggish.

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RE[3]: Comment by orestes
by lemur2 on Thu 12th May 2011 07:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by orestes"
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2007-02-17

I tried Krita... slower than molasses. I liked the UI and features, but wow was it sluggish.


http://krita.org/component/content/frontpage

First beta release Krita 2.3 -- users, here we come!
(Late last year)

Krita now has got amazingly smooth and stable canvas rotation and mirroring. Many new brush engines, like a hatching and a sketching brush. Support for ABR brush files. A complete new transform tool that can do ordinary transforms as well as freeform warping. The very-nearly-best color selector in the world -- check that configuration pane and make it uniquely yours, to fit your style of working. Incredible improvements to the pixel brush. An new multi-threaded display engine. Brush outlines. Swapping to disk in low-memory situations. Presets! You can now save your brush designs -- and for those brush engines that we won't mark as experimental, that's future proof. Gradients that follow your current color selection. Usability improvements like pan with middle-mouse-button and zoom with the scroll wheel. And much more.

And finally performance, performance, performance and stability -- and performance. And hundreds of bug fixes. Of course -- improvements are still possible. But give Krita a whirl and experience the improvement we've reached!


http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/425446-modern-art-a-look-at-kr...
(Review dated Tuesday, 29 March 2011)

Time to re-assess, perhaps.

Caveat: "The Krita project decided to focus on developing a painting application (as opposed to a general-purpose raster image editor or a photo-retouching tool, for example)."

So if you want to re-touch photographs, Krita is not the tool, use digikam or GIMP for that. Krita is for painting.

Edited 2011-05-12 07:08 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by orestes
by lemur2 on Thu 12th May 2011 07:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by orestes"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"The Krita project decided to focus on developing a painting application (as opposed to a general-purpose raster image editor or a photo-retouching tool, for example)." So if you want to re-touch photographs, Krita is not the tool, use digikam or GIMP for that. Krita is for painting.


BTW, on the topic of raster graphics software, if you do want to catalog and/or re-touch your digital photographs, it is perhaps interesting to note that a significant upgrade to digikam is due for release very soon:

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/digiKam-2-0-0-approaches-wit...

http://www.digikam.org/drupal/node/599

Edited 2011-05-12 07:29 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by orestes
by gtada on Thu 12th May 2011 08:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by orestes"
gtada Member since:
2005-10-12

I'll check it out again... I've been looking for a good painting program on Linux (GIMP definitely is not it).

I wish Autodesk ported Sketchbook Designer to Linux. ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by orestes
by Nth_Man on Thu 12th May 2011 16:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by orestes"
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2010-05-16

Krita is for painting

I wanted to add that with Krita I have cropped images, resized them, modified them with the "duplicate brush", etc. with good results, so if you are already using Krita you can do a lot of photo-retouching works with the same program.

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