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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.


View Poll Results: Graphics Application of the Year
GIMP 585 69.15%
Scribus 18 2.13%
Inkscape 81 9.57%
Blender 60 7.09%
ImageMagick 21 2.48%
Tux Paint 9 1.06%
Krita 50 5.91%
Kolourpaint 11 1.30%
Karbon 0 0%
Xara 11 1.30%
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #16
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I started to like Xara
Old 01-07-2008, 06:02 PM   #17
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I use Krita for everything I need for graphics.
Old 01-09-2008, 12:01 PM   #18
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Incape strives towards maturity, Xara made me EYES ::eyes::
Old 01-12-2008, 11:03 AM   #19
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Also Inkscape - I'm moving more and more stuff over to Inkscape and it looks more and more promising with even every CVS-release.

Can't wait to see it in a 1.0-version some day...
Old 01-15-2008, 06:29 AM   #20
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I like gliv a lot. It's only a viewer, but it's fast, keyboard-driven and unobtrusive.
Old 01-15-2008, 10:41 AM   #21
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Gimp is the best. Specially since they released the new version.
Old 01-20-2008, 09:25 PM   #22
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Bring out the gimp... Ive never even thought about using any of the others.
Old 01-23-2008, 10:39 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by reddazz View Post
GIMP is good, but Krita development seems to be moving at a fast pace and I prefer the interface.
you are right. i agree with you.
Old 01-24-2008, 07:14 PM   #24
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GIMP is clearly going to win, but thats because thats what everybody uses.
Inkscape is the best for me because I can edit SVGs. If the GIMP could edit (and save) SVGs, I'd vote for that one.
Old 02-01-2008, 03:25 AM   #25
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I voted for Gimp because the latest version 2.4.* is such a huge improvement over 2.2. The crop tool is now useful for cropping!!!!! Actually the whole experience is better, much more user friendly (by way of much improved tools and plug in system rather than any change in interface). Of course there is now full support for colour profiles and CMYK which had been conspicuously absent for so long, so Gimp is getting closer to being a photo editor on a par with that well known, closed source non-linux-available application whose name must not be spoken. Imo Gimp is actually better than all the commecrial tools as a pure photo editor (that's what i use it for) but batch processing is still a (very) weak point. Luckily there is fantastic application just appeared recently called Phatch (Photo Batch) which is GPL and cross platform and an incredibly good tool for all kinds of batch processing of images. It complements Gimp perfectly, filling in a big and possibly never to be filled gap. Finally I can do all my editing and batch processing easily and reliably without any non-free tools or Win only apps running on wine....I thought the day might never arrive. I'd vote for Phatch too if it was up there in the list.
Old 02-01-2008, 10:02 AM   #26
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I do use almost all of them. But really, really, I know Scribus will be underrated because it is intended towards professional document illustration. That should be a minority among general graphics. I suppose...

Whomsoever the winner. I know we all love the Gimp but my 100 cents this year are for Inkscape.

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Old 02-04-2008, 05:30 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Su-Shee View Post
Also Inkscape - I'm moving more and more stuff over to Inkscape and it looks more and more promising with even every CVS-release.

Can't wait to see it in a 1.0-version some day...
Thought they used SVN?
Old 02-15-2008, 05:52 AM   #28
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Gnuplot is missing and Povray is the heart of Blender

Gnuplot should be added. In a recent release it allows to construct animated gif in quite a sophisticated way without using to much space. Look at an animation on for example.

Also Povray should be associated to Blender. It is like if you were comparing Fortran (formula translator) with a MacIntosh (window manager). The heart is Povray, like Fortran was the heart of all scientific libraries.

I am using Povray for sophisticated logos similar to the wikipedia logo. Blender is confusing the essentials. And you still need Photoshop for the look, not Blender.

Many additional softwares are based on Povray not only Blender
Old 02-15-2008, 09:11 PM   #29
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Missed gThumb

Why isn't gThumb listed? For basic common sense layout and ease of use it can't be beat.
Digital Camera Tool is vastly superior to Winblows apps like MGI Photosuite.
Old 02-15-2008, 10:33 PM   #30
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Vector-based graphics

I'm just learning how to use Fireworks, a vector-based graphics program for other operating systems. Are there any vector-based packages available Linux yet? Any that are comparable to Fireworks yet? I'm not trying to troll here; I use Linux sometimes, and Windows and Mac operating systems at other times. I'm really curious about whether there are some serious equivalents in the vector graphics editing space.

Last edited by HaroldJohnson; 02-15-2008 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Needed to add "Not trolling" disclaimer



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