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Old 06-14-2005, 11:24 PM   #1
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Talking Is there any alternativs for The GIMP?


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?
 
Old 06-14-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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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...

Just a thought

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Old 06-14-2005, 11:45 PM   #3
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Im not too pressed for time, i just want to that learning curve not to be so "curved".
 
Old 06-15-2005, 12:36 AM   #4
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Grokking the GIMP
http://www.nevod.ru/linux/doc/Grokking-the-GIMP-v1.0/

Sams Teach Yourself GIMP in 24 Hours:Table of Contents
http://library.n0i.net/linux-unix/ap...urs/ewtoc.html

GIMP - Tutorials
http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

linuxartist.org : gimp resources
http://www.linuxartist.org/gimp.html

"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

Many people seem to struggle with the right mousebutton menu for some reason, but you can now step over that pitfall."
http://www.tigert.com/gimp/tutorials/the_bazaar_1999/


The GIMP rocks.

You could always try GIMPshop
Longtime Photoshop users should feel very comfortable using GIMPshop.

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Old 06-20-2005, 04:58 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot craigevil for your very helpful answer
 
Old 06-20-2005, 08:43 PM   #6
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You could run Paint Shop Pro via wine if you really want an easy-to-use program and if Photoshop via wine is too spendy for your needs.

The Gimp really is where it's at for good image editing programs on Linux, at least until Adobe gets their collective butt in gear and releases Photoshop for Linux.
 
Old 06-21-2005, 12:56 AM   #7
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Try using squeak. It might help
http://squeak.org/features/index.html

-Prasanta
 
Old 06-21-2005, 02:21 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 06:57 AM   #9
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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.

Go to:
http://kolourpaint.sourceforge.net/download.html

and download the "Generic Linux/x86 + KDE3 Binary v3" package.

Way better than GIMP: easier to use, and has 95% of the commonly used features.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 02:40 PM   #10
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Well, my solution was to get rid of XP, install vmware and use Fireworks that was ALL i need from windows
 
Old 07-09-2005, 11:43 PM   #11
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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.
 
  


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