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Old 12-01-2017, 12:01 PM   #6406
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Something like MS Access (as it was 20 years ago), which would enable end users to create desktop database applications without having to be a real developer. Kexi, LibreOfficeBase and Lazarus might be the nearest equivalent on linux, but, sadly, all of them far from comparable in terms of stability and/or ease of use.
I've never used LibreOffice Base, but I thought it performed that function.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 12:00 PM   #6407
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I've never used LibreOffice Base, but I thought it performed that function.
It does, but is not very stable (or at least, it wasn't when I last used it). It is more stable than Kexi though, which is a shame, because functionally, kexi is OK.
 
Old 12-09-2017, 09:57 AM   #6408
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MooiTech's PhotoScape. A small, lightweight, easy-to-use photo editor.

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

Although generally speaking it runs very well under WINE, certain functions 'play up' from time to time under certain versions of WINE. Having used it almost from the beginning, back in Summer 2009 (and become very handy with it!), I can't imagine not having it around.

A totally 'bug free' Linux version would be nice.....but since the current version (3.7) hasn't received any development for nearly 2 1/2 years, I rather doubt it's 'on the cards', somehow..!

I already run Photoshop and the GIMP, alongside each together; have done for a few years. There's certain abilities that neither of these are capable of.....or, if they are, the required work-flow actually takes longer to carry out.....and is more cumbersome into the bargain.


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Old 12-09-2017, 01:55 PM   #6409
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MooiTech's PhotoScape. A small, lightweight, easy-to-use photo editor.

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

Although generally speaking it runs very well under WINE, certain functions 'play up' from time to time under certain versions of WINE. Having used it almost from the beginning, back in Summer 2009 (and become very handy with it!), I can't imagine not having it around.
sounds like a case of usage habits to me.
but i had a look at their site; i'd just contact the developer and ask them for the source, and start working on compiling it for linux.
 
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sounds like a case of usage habits to me.
but i had a look at their site; i'd just contact the developer and ask them for the source, and start working on compiling it for linux.
Usage habits? Aye, you're probably right...

I've had my copy of Photoshop CS2 ever since it was released, many moons ago (back when cash was NOT a problem!). I've got quite handy with it, but would never describe myself as 'expert'.

The GIMP is somewhat more recent for me, but the expected problems (alluded to by so many PS stalwarts), never materialised. Different interfaces, yes.....yet not SO different. And they're both raster graphic editors; essentially, they do the same job.....just in slightly different ways.

PhotoScape seems able to do certain things with just one or two clicks, where the 'big two' seem to need several to achieve the same outcome. They're only relatively minor functions, but ones which I use frequently. And it seems a wee bit silly firing up summat major like PS or the GIMP for relatively minor tweaks; I'll use them for major projects, yes.....but for small stuff, where's the point?

PhotoScape does what I need in that respect. As for compiling.....erm; no, I don't think so. My compiling skills are abysmal (though it's a nice idea, even so).

I can live with the current set-up.


Mike.
 
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