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View Poll Results: Graphics App of the Year
GIMP 782 65.60%
Scribus 47 3.94%
Inkscape 130 10.91%
Blender 77 6.46%
ImageMagick 49 4.11%
Tux Paint 14 1.17%
Krita 82 6.88%
Kolourpaint 11 0.92%
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:34 PM   #1
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Graphics App of the Year

Yes, we know many of these apps are not directly comparable. The real question should be, which one does its job the best.

Old 12-31-2006, 02:29 PM   #2
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I know what keeps my kids busiest
Old 12-31-2006, 02:39 PM   #3
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You can't beat the GIMP!
Old 12-31-2006, 02:57 PM   #4
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This year, I voted for Krita. It has improved a lot lately and has virtually eliminated my need for GIMP (and its terrible user interface).

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Old 12-31-2006, 04:40 PM   #5
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Gimp is the outstanding image manipulation app and Scribus was the outstanding Desktop Publishing app. I was split, but voted gimp.
Old 12-31-2006, 07:56 PM   #6
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Blender, hands down!! Take it coming from a multimedia artist like me.
Old 12-31-2006, 08:55 PM   #7
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I gotta vot for Photoshop under wine. Gimp is a gimp. lol.
Old 12-31-2006, 09:46 PM   #8
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I like the GIMP, but I do a lot more SVG editing, so Inkscape got my vote.
Old 12-31-2006, 10:12 PM   #9
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Well, once again my favourite apps are missing I use GQview and qiv...
Old 12-31-2006, 10:38 PM   #10
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GIMP, such a powerful graphics tool
Old 01-01-2007, 12:10 AM   #11
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Not a big graphics user but will go with the Gimper
Old 01-01-2007, 09:18 PM   #12
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Thumbs up Krita

I also changed the vote from last year. This year I replaced GIMP with Krita. Mainly because Krita has a more intuitive user interface and it also has some nice free handing utilities that are not available in GIMP. I also get the feeling that Krita is developing faster.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:35 AM   #13
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It is GIMP all the way for me
Old 01-02-2007, 07:09 AM   #14
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GIMP - the best graphics app available, but it does have a steep learning curve.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:16 AM   #15
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I vote GIMP. Krita looks good, and for anyone not a professional graphic artist it is easier to learn, but if you don't use KOffice, then you have to load a huge chunk of it anyway.


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