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View Poll Results: Graphics Application of the Year
GIMP 284 72.08%
Inkscape 40 10.15%
Blender 30 7.61%
Scribus 9 2.28%
ImageMagick 8 2.03%
Tux Paint 1 0.25%
Krita 7 1.78%
Kolourpaint 5 1.27%
Xara 0 0%
MyPaint 1 0.25%
RawTherapee 3 0.76%
CinePaint 1 0.25%
LazPaint 5 1.27%
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #31
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GIMP has always served all of my needs and I've never run into a situation where I needed something else.
Old 01-31-2012, 10:37 PM   #32
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Gimp since many many years for the thousands of pics I have
Inkscape for the few vector graphics I use
Old 01-31-2012, 11:18 PM   #33
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It really depends on the job at hand for me. I can not really put Inkscape, GIMP or Darktable before each other. Each is the best for the intended task!
Old 02-01-2012, 12:52 AM   #34
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GMP is a photo editor,which is good but not as good as photoshop. while inkscape is a vector graphic program, like coreldraw which I was using before, and inkscape is stell good but not as good as coreldraw
Old 02-01-2012, 06:14 AM   #35
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A bit difficult to get started with it, but then is GIMP the program!
Old 02-01-2012, 06:38 AM   #36
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Graphics App

Gimp. It everywhere, cross-platform and has lots of plug-ins.
Old 02-01-2012, 01:35 PM   #37
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It was difficult choosing between Gimp, Inkscape, and Blender. Seems like Gimp development has been working unusually hard lately, and I'm especially please with the recent addition of single-window mode. Likewise, Blender did a lot of great work in the 2.5 release, and plus there is so much community activity around it and great art being produced. I tried Inkscape recently and really liked it for vector art and creating SVG images.
Old 02-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #38
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I'm not a graphics person but have been a long-term fan of Inkscape - surprisingly I use more keyboard shortcuts in it than in any other application (other than Vim?).
Old 02-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #39
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can't vote as mtpaint not an option
Old 02-04-2012, 10:47 AM   #40
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I have to vote for Gimp -- great for working on image files. Most often I'm trying to resize, crop, or sharpen, and it always does the job!

Since most of what I do is PDFs, I do use my PDF Studio 7 (editor) to put all kinds of image files together into a single document, capture parts of an image to past somewhere else, and to 'stamp' images onto pages, and even to output my pages (sometimes mixed text with graphics) into image files.

2/10: Editing this to tone down my enthusiasm. I really meant that I do the graphical editing of images in gimp, and I use PDF Studio 7 for converting to/from images and for cropping and collaging images into a smaller portable format for sharing.

Last edited by PDF_Susan; 02-10-2012 at 06:44 PM. Reason: tone down the seeming commercial
Old 02-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by PDF_Susan View Post
...Since most of what I do is PDFs, I do use my favorite PDF editor (<some_link>) to put all sorts of image files together into a single document, to move things around, capture parts of an image to past somewhere else, and to 'stamp' images onto pages, and even to output my pages (sometimes mixed tezt with graphics) into image files.
Am I off or is this just an SEO post for the sake of the link?
Old 02-05-2012, 06:41 AM   #42
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #43
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:22 PM   #44
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GIMP forever, been using it since i was in middle school
Old 02-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #45
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Why on earth would you put a publishing program in with graphics programs?


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