Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2012 22:36 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's here: the GIMP 2.8. Its biggest feature is something that many, many people have been requesting for as long as I can remember: single-window mode. No longer do you have to fiddle with a gazillion palette and dialog windows (unless you choose to do so, of course). Great work by the team.
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RE[3]: Comment
by Neolander on Fri 4th May 2012 16:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

A crucial advantage of Pixelmator over GIMP is that it uses Cocoa. Apple made it so hard to port multiplatform software to OSX that GIMP is likely to suck forever there, unless someone pushes a fork with a Cocoa interface, like Seashore but less simplistic.

OSX's implementation of X11 is so broken and inconsistent with the rest of the OS that it's not even funny.

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RE[4]: Comment
by pandronic on Fri 4th May 2012 18:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment"
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2006-05-18

I know, and I don't condone Apple's ways, in fact I recently sold my Mac out of sheer frustration, but that's another story. And actually I don't know how bad GIMP looks on Mac OS, since I haven't even tried it on that platform.

In my mind I was comparing Pixelmator's quality to the quality of native GIMP on Linux. I should've been more specific. Otherwise it wouldn't be a fair comparison at all.

What I was comparing just to prove a point was the install base. Maybe I could compare Pixelmator users vs Linux GIMP users who actually use the product (and not just have it installed by default). Somehow I get the feeling that Pixelmator would still win, even though it's younger, costs money and Mac users also have the option to buy or pirate PS. Unfortunately there's no way to know for sure.

Edited 2012-05-04 18:53 UTC

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