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View Poll Results: Graphics App of the Year
GIMP 730 62.02%
Scribus 46 3.91%
Blender 107 9.09%
Inkscape 139 11.81%
ImageMagick 38 3.23%
Tux Paint 12 1.02%
Kolourpaint 10 0.85%
Krita 95 8.07%
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:58 AM   #31
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Actually I don't use Graphics Apps very often...
When needed one I always use Gimp because its so easy to use & fast.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 07:28 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by superstoned
i agree gimp has much more features compared to krita, just as KDE in general has more features compared to gnome... but krita is more usable, faster and it's development goes faster, too. and it already included some things like colorspace independence that gimp apparantly can't include, even after years of being asked by users about this - my guess is their architecture just doesn't allow it, currently.
MS paint is also faster than photoshop elements for exactly the same reason.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 10:25 AM   #33
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MS paint is also faster than photoshop elements for exactly the same reason.
Thank you for the comparison with MS Paint
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:59 AM   #34
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It's gotta be Gimp, but I have to say that Inkscape and Blender deserve to be high on the list. BTW, does anyone know of an open source drafting (i.e., home plans) program?? I might even try to make some kind of contribution to such an app.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 02:47 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by bandersnatchy
Wanted to vote for Gimp, but failing to provide an easy, effective Red-eye tool (in the default install), which would be useful to so many photo-hobbiests, is a bummer.
Gee, red eye tool?

Try black fill.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 03:09 PM   #36
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GIMP I use it on Windows and Linux. And there is nothing else on the list that comes close in my opinion.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 03:45 PM   #37
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GIMP is almost like a free version of Photoshop!
 
Old 02-01-2006, 04:15 PM   #38
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Anyway, GIMP has maintained improvements and Inkscape is revolutionary in vector graphics.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 04:48 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by taupist
It's gotta be Gimp, but I have to say that Inkscape and Blender deserve to be high on the list. BTW, does anyone know of an open source drafting (i.e., home plans) program?? I might even try to make some kind of contribution to such an app.
PythonCAD/PyCAD (OS/free)
Qcad (OS*/Free)

* As with many enterprise-quality apps, there is a free version and a closed-source version with more features
 
Old 02-02-2006, 02:16 PM   #40
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MS paint is also faster than photoshop elements for exactly the same reason.
kolourpaint is a nice mspaint replacement in KDE, krita is going to be a gimp killer. mark my words, if development continues as it does now, this time next year krita kicks gimps ass. anytime, anywhere. did u read the blogs from the developers lately? boudewijn's blog is even being mentioned by the gimp developers who are amazed by what the krita dev's did last 6 months...
 
Old 02-02-2006, 03:58 PM   #41
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GIMP.
Most developed.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 07:24 PM   #42
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kolourpaint is a nice mspaint replacement in KDE, krita is going to be a gimp killer. mark my words, if development continues as it does now, this time next year krita kicks gimps ass. anytime, anywhere. did u read the blogs from the developers lately? boudewijn's blog is even being mentioned by the gimp developers who are amazed by what the krita dev's did last 6 months...
krita a "gimp killer"? are you kiddin'? last time(ie last week) i reviewed krita, it seemed like somoene had chopped its head, its arms and its legs off. 'killer', my left nostril . you fail to take into consideration the fact that development is rarely uniform. when gimp was the same stage that krita is now, development was like builders on heat - very vigorous. development tends to slow down the more complex and complete the project is. when krita one day becomes as developed and mature as gimp is now, gimp would have moved much further on...ad infinitum. krita will NEVER EVER be a gimp killer. it will never even come close. get out of those clouds and stop dreaming. end of story.

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Old 02-03-2006, 05:47 AM   #43
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krita a "gimp killer"? are you kiddin'? last time(ie last week) i reviewed krita, it seemed like somoene had chopped its head, its arms and its legs off. 'killer', my left nostril . you fail to take into consideration the fact that development is rarely uniform. when gimp was the same stage that krita is now, development was like builders on heat - very vigorous. development tends to slow down the more complex and complete the project is. when krita one day becomes as developed and mature as gimp is now, gimp would have moved much further on...ad infinitum. krita will NEVER EVER be a gimp killer. it will never even come close. get out of those clouds and stop dreaming. end of story.
as i said, try to read a bit about it. if gimp has to become usable for professional work, it needs some features it can't deliver on the current framework. they would have to rewrite a large part of the Gimp, and they won't. krita, on the other hand, already has most of these, and can add the missing easilly. what krita might lack compared to gimp on plugins (and that's where it is mostly lacking, you should really try out the krita beta) can be added.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 10:34 AM   #44
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I wanted to vote for Gimp, but I could not bring myself to do it, and here's why:

- No layer effects
- If you open a Photoshop file and then save it, you break it
- PDF support is weak compared to Photoshop
- Scaling, rotating, skewing/shearing, etc. all suck in Gimp and are painful compared to Photoshop
- The GUI sucks. There should be an option to enable ALL Gimp windows to come forward when I bring the focus to any one given Gimp window - or at minimum all the palettes. Don't make me hunt for a palette when I had to bring a file manager window forward to move a file. I dislike MDI, but at least Photoshop is not a bear to manage.
- Tablet support is weak compared to Photoshop
- Feather and grow should work like every single other image editor on the planet. Why should I have to relearn feathering and grow(expand) and then screw up when I have to do work in Photoshop because I've grown accustom to The Gimp's eccentricies?
- Why can I not group layers together, have sublayers, etc.?
- Text handling SUCKS in Gimp

I use Gimp all the time but for some things I need to go to another workstation to use Photoshop - particularly for layer effects. Why should an action which takes a max of three mouse clicks on a single layer in Photoshop require 2 to 4 additional layers and about 30 clicks to accomplish, never mind the fact that to back out and change your effect in Photoshop takes just three clicks, while in The Gimp it's simpler to save and version your image? *&%@ ^*&@^(& ^@!% *!&!!!!!!

I agree with you on most things , but I think the window managment issues is something you can get around using Multiple Desktops and the dockable dialogs. It's only the last week that I have finally been able to be productive with gimp. I couldn't get my head around using all the windows and having to bring things backwards and forwards.

Set your monitor to a super high resolution. use left hand side and dock layer,channel ,path dialogs under each other in the tool dialog and o nthe right dock all your palettes , brushes gradients and histograms etc.

This works very nicely for me .

Layer effects and Text ....definitely need improvement
 
Old 02-03-2006, 12:45 PM   #45
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they don't have Maya

but gimp is still a great program, still needs some work before I can leave photoshop but its getting there
 
  


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