Tess Snider | 5 Mar 23:43 2012

Re: image editing

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Tristan Mendoza
<tristanm.tx@...> wrote:
> Gimp is hardly challenging. Why do you see it as "some massive,
> hard-to-learn engine of destruction"?
> I mean that seems a bit extravagant.

GIMP does have some usability problems that make it difficult for both
new users, and experienced graphics people, alike.  If we don't bring
ourselves to admit this, we will never fix it.  Sadly, it's not the
only FOSS graphics application with this issue.  (I'm looking at you,
Blender!)  Good graphics software is more than a checklist of working
features.

Anyway, it sounds like Patrick is looking for something a little less
powerful than GIMP, anyway.  Krita, which Robert mentioned, is
probably worth looking at.  Also, I would suggest Pinta
(http://pinta-project.com/), which is a FOSS Paint.NET clone.  If you
ever wanted to do just straight-up art painting (rather than photo
manipulation), it might be also worth looking at MyPaint
(http://mypaint.intilinux.com/), which is a FOSS app that is a bit
like the modern tablet paint programs.

But, if those aren't powerful enough for you, I think GIMP is all
you've got.  I'm really sorry about that.

(This is probably the appropriate moment for another "I wish I had
more time for non-work programming..." whinge.)

Tess
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