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GIMP 2.9 may fail to start due to some MyPaint brushes failing to "deserialize", whatever that means.
In order to "solve" that you don't need to get rid permanently of such brushes, which may still work fine on MyPaint itself.
Instead, move/rename the .mypaint user folder (perhaps ~/.config/mypaint to some?) to mypaint-temp or whatever, run gimp 2.9, it will start. Then go to preferences, folders, and change the mypaint-brushes folder settings, but...
Apparently there isn't much system-wide preview support for formats such as XCF and ORA. It used to be better at some point, at least when KDE was mostly QT4, at some point I had fancy thumbnail previews of everything. Everything! Gwenview apparently was also at some point able to preview ORA and maybe the others, but I've never seen that.
So, unfortunately I'm not a programmer or anything, so I can only look for poor man's solutions like a script that converts such files into more...
There's a painting software, "mypaint", which is very nice, but it does not support templates, at least not yet.
I've created a template (just a "blank" file with the correct resolution and whatnot) on GIMP, saved it as "ora", but instead of opening this file manually every time, and remembering to save it with a new name in order to not overwrite the template, I came up with a script that will create a new name automatically, with no risk of overwriting...
Content creation used to be the stronghold of Apple and it's OSX operating system, but recently there have been signs that content producers are more and more attracted to Linux. What made me realize that creative software on Linux had made it with the content creation crowd is this poll on the DAZ Studio forums: more than 150 Daz Studio users would like to see a Linux version. What made it important is that DAZ Studio is not Blender: it is a program that is designed for "artistic" content...
I wanted to add something to the default GRUB screen that greets you as you start Linux more nicely than monochrome text.
I did this using the splashscreen feature of GRUB version 1, the boot loader that I had installed.
I used Krita for some of the image manipulation, but GIMP is also a good app. On Debian, you can get GIMP as root with
apt-get install gimp
Splash images in GRUB have to be in .xpm or "X PixMap" format and they have to be 640x480...