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View Poll Results: Graphics App of the Year
GIMP 782 65.60%
Scribus 47 3.94%
Inkscape 130 10.91%
Blender 77 6.46%
ImageMagick 49 4.11%
Tux Paint 14 1.17%
Krita 82 6.88%
Kolourpaint 11 0.92%
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:38 AM   #16
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I noticed that there is no "CAD" programs listed along with the solid modelers. The choices are sparce in the Open Source world.

I am very excited about "QCAD" as far as it goes. It's user interface is great! No icons all over the screen, just the ones you can use.

If you are familiar with CAD and can read, you should be able to use it in half a day and do some pretty heady stuff. If you are not familiar with CAD it might take a day or two.

Hopefully they will make their "DXF" more compatable with "AutoCAD" and start expanding it into 3D, then the last vestage of Windows leaves all my computers!!
Old 01-02-2007, 11:17 AM   #17
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I don't do very much graphics editing, but when I do I'll use The Gimp.

However, I voted for ImageMagick because that's the app I find myself using the most for viewing and simple edits.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #18
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i LOVE KolourPaint! one of the better apps.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:32 PM   #19
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Voted for Inkscape as I have had to do some vector drawings lately and found it really nice. As for GIMP, it is a very good app and I actually like it's interface.
Old 01-02-2007, 04:56 PM   #20
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GIMP, definitely the best, but Krita is getting better.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:26 PM   #21
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The Gimp!

The Gimp! - Graphics Application of the Decade!
Old 01-02-2007, 07:37 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Phlosten
The Gimp! - Graphics Application of the Decade!
The decade isn't over yet; mabye a better graphics app will appear before 2011!

If adobe releases PS for Linux, The GIMP is history. Of course, that will probably only happen when pigs fly, cows talk, and M$ releases a version of Window$ without a security hole.
Just my .
Old 01-02-2007, 08:58 PM   #23
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gimp is great, but i went with scribus on this one. Out of the apps. i've used, i've had the most fun learning it.
Old 01-04-2007, 08:08 AM   #24
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I have to vote for GIMP. Why? Becouse I use it, and I'm satisfied with it. I will not install KOffice just for trying Krita. If I don't know something, I just check out the help, and the downloaded tutorials. Thats all.
Old 01-04-2007, 03:12 PM   #25
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Gimp - fatal interface
Krita - fatal export to jpg

For creating only Inkscape
Old 01-04-2007, 03:21 PM   #26
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My vote goes to Krita because it has been improved a lot lately.

It still has some catching up to do with GIMP (which is the king in terms of functionality), but it currently satisfies all my needs, and it will only get better.
And GIMP has had a good head start, so Krita is most likely in my future.
Old 01-04-2007, 11:58 PM   #27
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Where is XaraLX?
Old 01-05-2007, 06:15 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by pusrob
I have to vote for GIMP. Why? Becouse I use it, and I'm satisfied with it. I will not install KOffice just for trying Krita. If I don't know something, I just check out the help, and the downloaded tutorials. Thats all.
You don't have to install all of koffice to use Krita. All you need are the Koffice libraries and not the whole Koffice suite. Obviously if a distro is not good at packaging, it will install all of Koffice, but there is no need for this.
Old 01-05-2007, 07:21 PM   #29
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Since you added stuff like Blender to this category, you should also put POV-Ray and Yaf-Ray in. I would vote for one of these two: POV for being a wonderful raytracer or Yaf-Ray for being a wonderful opensource raytracer .
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if I had to be an artist...

If I had to produce a poster, brochure, or frameable artwork, and had only one app to use, Inkscape would be the says the artisically challenged guy, down in the mailroom...


gimp, inkscape, linux, vector

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