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View Poll Results: Raster Graphics Editor of the Year
CinePaint 0 0%
darktable 11 5.88%
DigiKam 5 2.67%
GIMP 143 76.47%
GNU Paint 2 1.07%
Krita 15 8.02%
RawTherapee 9 4.81%
Shotwell 2 1.07%
Tux Paint 0 0%
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:32 PM   #1
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Raster Graphics Editor of the Year


The Video Authoring category has been narrowed in focus and will rotate yearly based on feedback. This year is Raster.

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Old 12-28-2016, 01:42 PM   #2
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Definitely Gimp here.. Great software.
Though DigiKam has been used occasionally as well.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 02:38 PM   #3
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Never mind.

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Old 12-28-2016, 04:13 PM   #4
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Gimp.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 07:02 PM   #5
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #6
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And where is KolourPaint? Can't live without that...
 
Old 01-03-2017, 08:22 PM   #7
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can there be anything but gimp?
it runs reasonably even on my underpowered 32bit atom netbook...

but then i see that there's also foto software on the list.
for raw camera images i use rawtherapee more often than gimp/ufraw.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 11:43 AM   #8
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but then i see that there's also foto software on the list.
for raw camera images i use rawtherapee more often than gimp/ufraw.
rawtherapee was a late suggestion. When I looked at it, the main site was down but it appeared to fit the category. Now that the main site is back up and I have more information, it should not have been included.

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Old 01-05-2017, 11:56 AM   #9
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Kolourpaint is all I need. I only wold like that Kolourpaint has arrows and more geometrical figures...
 
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:58 PM   #10
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Gimp despite its developers

Still has to be Gimp, despite its developers ignoring the wishes of users and abolishing the very useful option to export to another format by simply changing the extension and saving.

The current way is still as crap as it was when they introduced it.
 
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:57 AM   #11
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Still has to be Gimp, despite its developers ignoring the wishes of users and abolishing the very useful option to export to another format by simply changing the extension and saving.

The current way is still as crap as it was when they introduced it.
you what?
i never had any problems with this.
also i just tried it, exporting a .png image to .jpg simply by changing the extension in the save dialog, and the resulting image is indeed JPEG encoded.

version: GIMP 2.8.18
 
Old 01-06-2017, 11:50 AM   #12
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Old 01-06-2017, 02:12 PM   #13
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GIMP, although it still feels more like an image EDITING program, rather than image CREATION program.

I.e. when editing existing pictures, it's great.
When trying to create something from scratch, I feel like there may be better options.

So, as they say... exactly what it says on the tin.
 
Old 01-07-2017, 06:24 AM   #14
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GIMP, although it still feels more like an image EDITING program, rather than image CREATION program.

I.e. when editing existing pictures, it's great.
When trying to create something from scratch, I feel like there may be better options.
this is where vector graphics programs are much better.
and that is why this poll is named "Raster Graphics Editor of the Year" because you can't compare apples with oranges.

btw, if you create images the classic way, i.e. with a (virtual) brush and colors, i belive gimp is an adequate tool.
have a look on deviantart.
 
Old 01-07-2017, 09:34 AM   #15
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this is where vector graphics programs are much better.
and that is why this poll is named "Raster Graphics Editor of the Year" because you can't compare apples with oranges.

btw, if you create images the classic way, i.e. with a (virtual) brush and colors, i belive gimp is an adequate tool.
have a look on deviantart.
Well, it depends.

There are situations where raster editing is preferred, such as when working with complex shading, or doing pixel art. Also, I get the impression that raster editors usually have better support for graphics tablets and other pressure sensitive devices.

Also, there are situations when vector editors are better for editing pictures. For example when I need to add speech bubbles with text to a photo or picture, I prefer to do it in Inkscape.
Also, if I need to enlarge (e.g. for printing) a low-resolution picture, I found that vectorization in Inkscape often works better than resizing in GIMP.

And I do have an account on DeviantArt - I've done some art in GIMP, I've done some in Inkscape, and it's a matter of preference and style you're aiming for which one should you choose. But what I meant about GIMP is that for raster art there may be other (Linux) editors more focused on authoring than editing. I just don't have much experience with any, since my art so far is hobbyist, not professional, so I didn't feel a need to learn another program just to slightly improve my workflow.

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