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Old 08-15-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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small paint program for linux?


I really like kolourpaint but it requires KDE so I can't use it.

Is there a small paint program for linux out there?

GIMP is NOT an option for me. WAY to big.

Also is there a way to install kolourpaint without KDE?
 
Old 08-15-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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for gnome: gpaint

other option is mtpaint
 
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xpaint. most hate it but it's actually very good. a still better one is tuxpaint.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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I really like kolourpaint but it requires KDE

err, I suppose I've spent all day picking nits, so one more won't hurt...no it doesn't, it needs some kde libs. If you install it from a package manager, they will be grabbed automagically as dependencies.


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...so I can't use it.
...although if what you mean is 'I've got a low resource machine and running a kde program under some other UI will drag in two sets of libraries and that will kill the machine' that could be correct, depending on how low resource the machine actually is.

Krita is probably a little smaller than Gimp, so, if Gimp is clearly impossible, Krita probably isn't a possibility either

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Also is there a way to install kolourpaint without KDE?
I've answered the direct question above (in as much as I can, given that you haven't stated distribution, machine, etc), but I should also ask 'Why is kde impossible to install?'. Maybe you could choose between kde and your existing GUI, whatever that is.

tuxpaint might also be an option...the program itself is nowhere near as small as the kolourpaint program, but by the time that you have counted all of the libraries, who knows? A small drawback-ette is that it is a drawing/paint program targeted at children which might be a bit difficult to cope with; I'm told that the actual program is quite good, but whether you are prepared to take the risk of being caught using software aimed at children is up to you (mustn't make assumptions)....although that might be less of an issue if you turned out to be a child yourself...
 
Old 08-15-2009, 04:04 PM   #5
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err, I suppose I've spent all day picking nits, so one more won't hurt...no it doesn't, it needs some kde libs. If you install it from a package manager, they will be grabbed automagically as dependencies.




...although if what you mean is 'I've got a low resource machine and running a kde program under some other UI will drag in two sets of libraries and that will kill the machine' that could be correct, depending on how low resource the machine actually is.

Krita is probably a little smaller than Gimp, so, if Gimp is clearly impossible, Krita probably isn't a possibility either



I've answered the direct question above (in as much as I can, given that you haven't stated distribution, machine, etc), but I should also ask 'Why is kde impossible to install?'. Maybe you could choose between kde and your existing GUI, whatever that is.

tuxpaint might also be an option...the program itself is nowhere near as small as the kolourpaint program, but by the time that you have counted all of the libraries, who knows? A small drawback-ette is that it is a drawing/paint program targeted at children which might be a bit difficult to cope with; I'm told that the actual program is quite good, but whether you are prepared to take the risk of being caught using software aimed at children is up to you (mustn't make assumptions)....although that might be less of an issue if you turned out to be a child yourself...
To answer almost ALL of those questions I am using fluxbox on a LFS custom made distro and I am using a VERY low end computer so KDE or GNOME runs unacceptably slow.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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tuxpaint might also be an option...the program itself is nowhere near as small as the kolourpaint program, but by the time that you have counted all of the libraries, who knows? A small drawback-ette is that it is a drawing/paint program targeted at children which might be a bit difficult to cope with; I'm told that the actual program is quite good, but whether you are prepared to take the risk of being caught using software aimed at children is up to you (mustn't make assumptions)....although that might be less of an issue if you turned out to be a child yourself...
Tuxpaint is not an option either.

It looks a little childish to me and doesn't have the capabilities I need.

I can use GIMP as it works great but its a little bit on the slow side on my computer.

It has a 1.8 GHZ CPU with 500 MB ram and a really horrible graphics card.

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:08 PM   #7
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for gnome: gpaint

other option is mtpaint
I dont use gnome so gpaint is not an option.

Mtpaint looks interesting though. Does it require any Gnome or KDE dependencies?
 
  


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