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Hi there, im think of deleting my existing Microsuck Winbloz pX installation, im only using it when i need Macromedia Fireworks. In linux, for me, its quite deficult to learn GIMP as i dont have much time, is there any app similar to Fireworks that works under Linux?
I say stick with Gimp. It would be hard to find a better graphical manipulation program for Linux. I have used PhotoShop and FireWorks and both are great programs but I have found that I can do everything I did with them in Gimp as well.
If you do find something else similar to Fireworks you will still have a learning curve for that too. If your really pressed for time just use FireWorks under Windows until you get used to it...
"A Very Quick Introduction to Gimp
Gimp is a graphics tool. It is not hard to use. Just remember these two simple rules:
The First Rule of the Gimp Club is:
You paint with the left mouse button
The Second Rule of the Gimp Club is:
You select from the menus with the right mousebutton
You could try Gimpshop, it's a Gimp hack that chucks it all in one window, much like Photoshop and Fireworks. Might making finding your way around a little easier than having seperate windows which threw me off at first.
Also, it's Microsoft Windows XP, not what you said. It doesn't look cool.
Don't like GIMP? Use Kolourpaint! No installation required.
I, too, dislike GIMP, which almost seems to be specifically designed to confuse the user. Why else would the cursor icons be different from the toolbar icons (eg. click on the cutting icon in the toolbar and the cursor changes, but doesn't look anything like the icon)? Why is it so hard to just draw a straight line? (Took 3 months for me to realize you could just hold down the Shift key.)
A much better program: use Kolourpaint. Some people have compiled it statically so that you just need to download one big file instead of making sure it works with the libraries, etc. So all you do is download that one file, and it will work as long as you have KDE 3.x. (Yes, even old versions like KDE 3.0.) It doesn't need to be installed. Just decompress (is it "tar zvxf <filename>"?) and run it.
Kolourpaint is only slightly better than M$ Paint; few filters, no layers, no masks, etc. - not comparable to Photoshop or The Gimp in ANY way you can imagine. It is more comparable to Paint Shop Pro 1 or 2 (circa 1992-3) than it is to The Gimp or Photoshop.