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Old 08-02-2003, 05:37 PM   #1
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A good linux paint program


I need a paint program that is similiar to adobe photoshop or jasc paint shop pro for linux. I use mandrake 9.1 KDE... thx ppls
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:39 PM   #2
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It takes a while to learn, but Gimp is actually a pretty decent program. Just don't expect the same degree of seamlessness as with a $1000 commercial application. And if you want to edit high resolution images, check out this site:

http://cinepaint.sourceforge.net

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Old 08-02-2003, 07:05 PM   #3
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gimp is the most complete one and comes with all dist.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:07 PM   #4
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thx
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:20 PM   #5
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you could always use wine...
 
Old 08-15-2003, 05:24 PM   #6
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To learn the gimp there is a free online book: Grokking the Gimp

http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/index.html
 
Old 08-15-2003, 05:37 PM   #7
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You could also try making some searches at Freshmeat...I'm sure you will fnid some.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 07:33 PM   #8
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Here is another good tutorial for The Gimp for completely starters:

http://tigert.gimp.org/gimp/tutorials/

The Gimp is a good as Photoshop. In fact, any paint program that support layers does the job fine. I am used to use Photoshop to make textures to my games(hobby). I've had no problems with Gimp, since I made my Winslow - Linux transition and I'm pretty happy with it .
 
Old 08-15-2003, 08:15 PM   #9
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I suggest grabbing a development version of the GIMP (1.3.18 currently). Its MUCH MUCH better, and very stable. Its right about to go 2.0.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 08:30 PM   #10
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try vmware?

it allows u to run windows within linux and i use it mainly for adobe photoshop and illustrator, both which work amazingly well within vmware (it is around 400 bucks though, so if u have photoshop then i'm sure you're willing to dish out the cash for vmware, it works extremely well)

but the only problem is that u need to have a windows installer cd and xp is not a good choice if you've already used it and activated your product: go with something like windows 98; it's small, efficient, and gets the job done
 
Old 08-15-2003, 08:42 PM   #11
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hmmmm. That's interesting. vmware costs twice the price of winXP, and you still need to have a windowsCD Would not be easier to simply dual boot instead
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:25 PM   #12
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VMWare can run almost any x86 Operating system. Its great for trying out lots of different distros and operating systems without having to touch your harddrive.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:19 AM   #13
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I see That sounds cool. Sorry for my ignorance. I've just thought it was a wine like paid emulator (I know, wine is NOT an emulator, but does exactly the same... potato, potata...lol) Thanks for the tip contrasutra
 
  


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