[ubuntu-uk] Could Linux (and Ubuntu) do more to encourage students?
robinmenneer at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 10:01:38 GMT 2007
For very simple stuff, don't ignore Draw in Open Office which integrates
nicely with Oo Writer. It has hiddden depths and does for those who find
Gimp too complicated.
On 2/3/07, norman <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 21:53 +0000, Benjamin Webb wrote:
> > > > > > Are there any OS graphics programmes? one of my students was
> > >
> > > There is a Gimp users group - gimp-users at lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU
> > >
> > > I get the impression that, in most respects, Gimp is equivalent to
> > > Photoshop. I use Gimp for procesing digital photographs.
> > It depends (as with all things) what you do with it. For processing
> > digital photographs as you do Photoshop would be overkill and so Gimp
> > is perfectly adequate. For more complex design (e.g. web/print
> > design) Gimp is a nightmare.
> > The Gimp's vector graphics are extremely limited (versus some good mix
> > in Photoshop) especially when it comes to shapes. For example, try
> > drawing a shaded curved-edged box in the Gimp - as far as I can tell
> > it is impossible (although I may be missing some tricks). In Photoshop
> > there is a tool.
> > Photoshop text transformation etc. is much more powerful, including
> > writing text along a path (vector stuff again) multiple font's,
> > colours, etc. in a text block. To create multi-coloured text in the
> > Gimp you literally have to do a letter at a time.
> > I would love to see a Photoshop equivalent on Linux but unfortunately
> > the Gimp isn't it - and doesn't look to be heading in that direction
> > over the past 5 years I've been using it. Maybe Adobe will port?
> > ......and cut the price by 99%!
> I am sure you are correct. It is to some extent, I presume, you get what
> you pay for.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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