[ubuntu-uk] Could Linux (and Ubuntu) do more to encourage students?
robinmenneer at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 15:04:33 GMT 2007
Thanks for the tips - Inskscape is already on my ubuntu package and I'll
look at it. Is there any equivalent to iphoto, a brilliant apple mac
program for simply tweaking photos ? Robin
On 2/3/07, Caroline Ford <caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Martin Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > On 02/02/07, 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 asking.
> >> 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%!
> > Martin
> I agree that the gimp isn't particularly good. However there are loads
> of good graphics programs out there.
> Inkscape is a vector editor and is a particular fave
> Krita is a better program for doing basic bitmap work in my opinion
> Digikam does some even more basic stuff for digital photography
> Blender is a nightmare ;) but is a fully featured 3d package
> Cinepaint is a bitmap package designed by film studios because of the
> gimps failings
> Tuxpaint is painting for little 'uns
> There are many music packages out there but I've not used so can't
> recommend any. Cecilia comes to mind, I've used audio editor audacity
> and liked.Thanks for the tips - Inskscape is already on my ubuntu package
> and I'll look at it. Is there any equuivalent to iphoto, a brilliant
> program for simplly tweaking photos ?
> Caroline (secretlondon)
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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