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Old 12-01-2017, 11:01 AM   #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, 11:00 AM   #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, 08:57 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, 12:55 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.
 
Old 12-10-2017, 04:59 AM   #6410
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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.


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Old 12-20-2017, 12:39 PM   #6411
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I want to see more linux games with a nice retail box. The software comes on a media which I can use, worm, usb storage. It runs quite nice regardless which linux I have. The software comes with a download key also. And a paper handbook.

Uplay / windows steam / directx / physx gives me a headache for those freebie games from GOG, humblebundle, UPLAY.

I am on my third gamer notebook, MSI ..., ASUS g70sg and now asus g75vw. There is hardly anything available.

As I use mostly now 12 years gentoo linux and I reduced my windows illness, I can only wish for the fancy games. i may be able to see a video of a game on youtube. Price wise, software and maybe hardware wise I can not use em. I bought the ASUS g70sg and except battlefield I hardly played anything on vista. I am also kinda limited with my download and upload speeds. Bananistan has a bit better connection as an analog modem.

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Old 02-01-2018, 11:27 PM   #6412
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AutoCad is regularly cited to me as a reason for needing MS-Windows. Which is annoying as it was originally Unix software. Then came an MSDOS port, followed by upgrade to MS-Windows & eventually the dropping of 'nix support. So I would like to see it back where it belongs instead of being told by people that Linux is no good for them as they are chained to MS-Windows by what was a 'nix' programme.

Also, I would like to 'port' MS-Office users to using the OpenDocument format instead of 'docx' et.al.

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Old 02-02-2018, 08:21 PM   #6413
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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.
have a look at KDE stuff [the toolbars configure easily]
Gwenview which does basic crop, rotate & delete in very few clicks
Digikam does most of what gimp does with an easier/better interface
 
Old 02-05-2018, 07:05 AM   #6414
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AutoCad is regularly cited to me as a reason for needing MS-Windows. Which is annoying as it was originally Unix software. Then came an MSDOS port, followed by upgrade to MS-Windows & eventually the dropping of 'nix support. So I would like to see it back where it belongs instead of being told by people that Linux is no good for them as they are chained to MS-Windows by what was a 'nix' programme.

Also, I would like to 'port' MS-Office users to using the OpenDocument format instead of 'docx' et.al.
If there is ever a program that I can't find in the repos, I usually take a look at any Chrome apps, on the offchance that there is one there. There are a few AutoCAD apps available online now. I would imagine that they are all way short of the power of the full version, but online apps are getting more powerful by the day.
 
Old 02-05-2018, 09:38 AM   #6415
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I use QCad, which is a well put together CAD/CAM system that has as much power as I need. And the price of 30 makes it a much better deal than AutoCad which costs several thousand. The engine and UI are, IMO, as almost as good as AutoCAD, it just lacks the macros which Autodesk use to tailor AutoCAD to specialist tasks.

So, we don't actually need AutoCAD. But I do feel niggled by something that was developed for Linux's family, that became a big software success, but is now available for MS-Windows only.
 
Old 02-05-2018, 09:59 AM   #6416
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I did love Paint Shop Pro back in the days when I ran MS-Windows. I have since tried hard with Gimp but could never get on with it, the UI just feels too clunky. I'ved tried other graphics editors but found that they lacked in one way or another. Eventually I gave up graphics.

So gimme back Paint Shop Pro, please. But I aint going back to MS-Windows for it. And I won't use Wine ever since I realised that it runs all the Windows virii etc just as well as it runs legitimate software, and often better. PSP was well worth paying for back around 2000, I don't actually know what it is like now but I would still support a Linux port.

Might there be a possibility that Corel would allow outside access to the code for PSP7, with its being so old?

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Old 02-07-2018, 12:12 AM   #6417
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^ does this program from the early days of this century have some features that are lacking on all current native Linux image editing apps (and there's a lot of those)?
or is it just that you think it had a well designed user interface?
 
Old 02-07-2018, 09:44 AM   #6418
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^ does this program from the early days of this century ......
The version I used, i.e. PSP7, was from the late years of last century, to be honest.

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.... have some features that are lacking on all current native Linux image editing apps (and there's a lot of those)?
I cannot say that I'ved tried all current native Linux image editing apps, but I tried quite a few before giving up & settling on Gimp. PSP wasn't put out as a generic image editor, it was a digital darkroom. However, it was well able to function as a general purpose image editor, the same as can be said of Photoshop. At the time I took an evening course in digital darkroom use. We had a choice of using Photoshop or PSP for the coursework. A previous Photoshop user converted to PSP 'because it did everything she needed, more quickly'. PSP only really lagged behind Photoshop in PR, gimmickry, reputation and price. At the time few took shareware seriously. The belief was common that if it was cheap then it was because it was rubbish, & price indicated quality.

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or is it just that you think it had a well designed user interface?
Certainly better than Gimps. It felt intuitive, if I wanted to do anything then it didn't take too much to find out how. And remember, google wasn't around then but it wasn't needed. Whereas with the Gimp I have often walked right over the answer without seeing it because of it being hidden in technical jargon & irrelevancies. What's an 'sRGB colourspace' and how does it differ from what my picture already uses? What's GEGL? It can be looked up but people fire up software to get on with the job in hand, not google for the meaning of technical terms in order to discover if it means what they want to do. As I was writing this I discovered the 'Single Window Mode' setting, this looks like it may solve my MAJOR gripe with the Gimp, so I can say no more until I've run with it for a time.

PSP is still around and I'm sure Corel has added much to keep it 'up-to'date', but I cannot think of anything that could be added except improved intelligence & gimmicky bloat. It would be interesting to hear comments from a current version user?
 
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:19 AM   #6419
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The version I used, i.e. PSP7, was from the late years of last century, to be honest.


I cannot say that I'ved tried all current native Linux image editing apps, but I tried quite a few before giving up & settling on Gimp. PSP wasn't put out as a generic image editor, it was a digital darkroom. However, it was well able to function as a general purpose image editor, the same as can be said of Photoshop. At the time I took an evening course in digital darkroom use. We had a choice of using Photoshop or PSP for the coursework. A previous Photoshop user converted to PSP 'because it did everything she needed, more quickly'. PSP only really lagged behind Photoshop in PR, gimmickry, reputation and price. At the time few took shareware seriously. The belief was common that if it was cheap then it was because it was rubbish, & price indicated quality.


Certainly better than Gimps. It felt intuitive, if I wanted to do anything then it didn't take too much to find out how. And remember, google wasn't around then but it wasn't needed. Whereas with the Gimp I have often walked right over the answer without seeing it because of it being hidden in technical jargon & irrelevancies. What's an 'sRGB colourspace' and how does it differ from what my picture already uses? What's GEGL? It can be looked up but people fire up software to get on with the job in hand, not google for the meaning of technical terms in order to discover if it means what they want to do. As I was writing this I discovered the 'Single Window Mode' setting, this looks like it may solve my MAJOR gripe with the Gimp, so I can say no more until I've run with it for a time.

PSP is still around and I'm sure Corel has added much to keep it 'up-to'date', but I cannot think of anything that could be added except improved intelligence & gimmicky bloat. It would be interesting to hear comments from a current version user?
Have you tried Darktable? If not, it's probably in your distro's repositories.
 
Old 02-07-2018, 11:00 AM   #6420
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Have you tried Darktable? If not, it's probably in your distro's repositories.
Thanks for the tip, but:-
Very limited layer support.
No clone brush.
Unclear text, maybe colours & font can be tweaked but in light of the above there is no point in looking.

I'm happy to live with the Gimp for now, now that I've discovered the 'Single Window Mode' setting.
 
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