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Old 02-26-2018, 04:59 AM   #6451
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Alex, if you want a decent vector graphics editor, and can't stand Inkscape (like me), then take a look at Vectr.

You can download the desktop app, and use it on your machine as with any app.....but it basically connects online to perform your work. It's pretty good.


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Yeah. Vectr is half decent. In time, it may become a very capable Vector Graphics editor. It's a bit limited in what it does, but what it does, it does well. There are quite a few decent online tools these days. Canva is a pretty capable Desktop Publisher as well. Pixlr used to be a decent photo editor as well, though quite a few online tools are difficult to run now that Adobe flash is being phased out.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 09:04 AM   #6452
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Alex, if you want a decent vector graphics editor, and can't stand Inkscape (like me)
Just asking. What makes you dislike Inkscape?

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Old 02-26-2018, 03:04 PM   #6453
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isn't treeline doing the same as treepad?
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Can't tell...the page will not load.
maybe your browser is configured to reject non-SSL connections?
it fails on https, but it works on http.

anyhow, the program exists, is under active development, and can surely be found by other means. - yep, it's on sourceforge.

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Old 02-27-2018, 04:59 AM   #6454
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Just asking. What makes you dislike Inkscape?

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I do too. It's very capable, but it has a huge learning curve, and unless you use features on a regular basis, is a nightmare to find them. It is probably good for someone who uses vector graphics daily, but lousy for anyone who is an occasional user. It also has about the worst performance of any Linux software I have come across. Try using any of the filters, and watch it slowly redraw the page (terrible on Windoze as well, to be fair).
 
Old 03-04-2018, 04:11 AM   #6455
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Irfanview

Irfanview, an image processor. When I had WinXP I often used it to crop images before printing, which it would do very easily.

The last time I tried, it did not work with Wine.
 
Old 03-05-2018, 04:22 AM   #6456
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Irfanview, an image processor. When I had WinXP I often used it to crop images before printing, which it would do very easily.

The last time I tried, it did not work with Wine.
XNView is equivalent, on both windows and linux. Personally, I always found it marginally better.
 
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:59 AM   #6457
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Irfanview, an image processor. When I had WinXP I often used it to crop images before printing, which it would do very easily.

The last time I tried, it did not work with Wine.
Irfan himself suggests that it is likely to work on Linux: http://www.irfanview.com/faq.htm. It really just involves unzipping the officially-released ZIP file and running it in wine.

I have built some elements for packaging the application in an rpm or deb: https://bgstack15.wordpress.com/2017...view-on-linux/.

I updated my project's readme recently. One thing I failed to mention is that my packager includes a freedesktop.org-compliant menu icon and mimetypes so you can easily integrate Irfanview into youn GNU/Linux environment.
 
Old 03-06-2018, 10:27 AM   #6458
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Very nice but for .deb users perhaps you could write the make and install script in one two three format, as to be honest on Linux Mint I'll give it a miss as you have written it.
 
Old 03-07-2018, 01:25 AM   #6459
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apart from functionality, do you notice any differences in image rendering, with different image viewers?

i really like feh, but it does not render so well (jpg images). there are objective differences that can be compared with other image viewers.

i'm trying fnview, gliv, geeqie - even in "best" setting, it's not perfect. gliv seems to perform best so far.
 
Old 03-10-2018, 07:39 AM   #6460
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Not really "A program", as such, but I really want to see Netflix "Full HD" and 4K HDR content on Linux, same with Amazon (though they tell me I'm getting 1080p, which is better than Netflix bother with).
Surely there must be enough people wanting to watch Netflix in 1080p or higher who, for whatever reason, are not ysing Edge browser to make it profitable for them to do so? Is this just due to the Motion Picture Ass. of America being annoyed about things like DeCSS so locking out Open Source?
I should point out I don't have a 4K HDR monitor but part of the reason I don't (a GTX 1080 being out of my bang-for-buck zone at present aside) is that I wouldn't be able to even watch video since Blue-Ray playback is technically illegal on Linux and the aforementioned services don't stream to Linux.
There's always YouTube, I suppose...
 
Old 03-31-2018, 12:52 PM   #6461
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- Endnote
- ChemDraw (ChemOffice)
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I am an organic chemist. With these two on Linux, I could ENTIRELY stop using Windows.

In reality, it won't happen; Endnote has shown no interest in being Linux friendly, and neither has ChemDraw. ChemDraw, in fact, is an expensive proprietary business that throws even Mac users under the bus. Organic chemists look left and right and see physicists and biologists using Linux and wonder why we can't do the same. And Endnote and Chemdraw are the reasons.

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Questions you might be tempted to ask me:

> Have you thought about Mendeley/Zotero/some other ref manager?
Yes. None of them support composite references, which are the default format in organic chemistry journals.

> Have you thought about a chemistry structure drawing program that is Linux native?
Yes. The closest thing to ChemDraw is ChemDoodle. It's a valiant effort, but it's nothing like as functional or useful. To say nothing of that fact that no one I know uses it. Which means you can't send them files with chemical structures and expect them to be able to edit them. And no journals support them.

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Old 03-31-2018, 01:34 PM   #6462
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Unfortunately, Regarding ease of use, I've yet to see anything in Linux for cropping photos or editing as easy as Paintshop pro 9 (not exactly the latest version) on playonlinux. Yes I know Gimp is wonderful, but the detached areas make you look all over the screen for each section and having to export to save as .jpg jpeg seems weird, I wish they would there was a direct option: Save as .jpg which today every graphic app does. Pinta comes in as a second best or third best sleeps when inserting text and so do other layers before swinging into action.
 
Old 03-31-2018, 06:08 PM   #6463
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...Yes I know Gimp is wonderful, but the detached areas make you look all over the screen for each section and having to export to save as .jpg jpeg seems weird, I wish they would there was a direct option: Save as .jpg which today every graphic app does...
Have you seen this? It's the fix for the gimp I'm using (until I'm comfortable with Krita) - the only real downside is having to "saver" or "saver as..." instead of "save". It also knows that anything "savered" has been saved. And, if you really want, you can even hide the original "save" menu items (don't know how that works since I haven't done it).

Edited to crop quote since I forgot the first time.

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Old 03-31-2018, 11:13 PM   #6464
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It is my 6th month of Linux usage, untill now, I've not seen any Windows app whose reliable alternative is not on Linux, so none but I any ported, I would be pleased.
 
Old 03-31-2018, 11:22 PM   #6465
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It is my 6th month of Linux usage, untill now, I've not seen any Windows app whose reliable alternative is not on Linux, so none but I any ported, I would be pleased.
Photo Shop = Gimp, Outlook = Thunderbird, Microsoft Office = LibreOffice, are just a few but there are many more.
 
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