Originally posted by Guru ZimI tried it yesterday. it was very light on features.
Boy howdy, you ain't kiddin'. I finally opened this up to see what it was about and it didn't do ANYTHING I rely on PhotoShop to do at home.
It took me all of one web search and fifteen seconds to determine that the app I REALLY needed for my Windows machine at work was paint.net (getpaint.net). This thing has plugins up the wazoo for future graphical manipulations I don't even know I'll need, and it's freeware (but I may make a donation really soon since it looks like it's got everything I need).
I use Gimp (gimp.org) for my minimal photo-editing needs. That's not to imply that Gimp is lacking in features. I just don't need most of them. It's available for Windows and *nix systems, so I don't have to worry which OS I'm using. Has anybody that does any *REAL* photo-editing used both Gimp and Paint.net? How do they compare?
I use GiMP as well, but I don't know that I'd recommend it to everyone. It feels non-intuitive at times, it doesn't feel like a windows program (they can't find a way to use the normal file open/save dialouges and have to invent their own?) and I always feel like there's probably a better way to do things in there but I'll never be able to figure it out. I use about 5% of what it does because I have no idea how to start on the under 95% without a lot of googling.
Also "GiMP"? Someone thought that was a good idea for an acroynm, really?
GIMP doesn't feel like a Windows program because it isn't. It's a Linux app ported over using GTK. The dialogs are the standard GTK Open/Save dialogs. You'll see the same thing in Pidgin, another ported GTK app.
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