Looking for recommendations: simple GIMP

Jordan Mantha laserjock at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 18 14:45:18 UTC 2010

I tend to use Inkscape a lot for that kind of thing. It's a little bit
more friendly than GIMP and does raster graphics which often look
nicer. I used it for annotating all my figures in my dissertation.


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:42 AM, David Groos <djgroos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I want students to be able to annotate images, such as photos taken through
> a microscope, adding arrows and labels to parts of the image, for example.
> It might also be nice if there were contrast/brightness/saturation
> controls.  Need the ability to export back to jpeg/png.  I don't want really
> any other capabilities.  I just used GIMP for the first time and I had to
> wade through 'layers' and tons of other concepts that I don't need but it
> does look awesome.  Does anyone have advice on software that would be good
> for this need?  This is a very key app in a science classroom and will form
> part of the basic set of apps for my program.
> Thanks!
> David
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