jessejazza3 at aol.co.uk
Fri Jul 22 12:08:56 UTC 2011
From: Bruno Benitez <gridcube at gmail.com>
To: xubuntu-devel <xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:51
Subject: Replacing GIMP
Hello, how is everybody? Hope you are all okay.
I have always found that having GIMP as the default graphic editor for
any distribution to be "too much", I am of the opinion that people get
scare if then come and see so many options and floating menus and etc,
so I think that Xubuntu (and any linux distro if that matters) should
have a standard simple graphic editor.
I think the best options today are GNU Paint and Pinta , if anything i
support the second one.
I think that having a simple editor will make people like the system
better, also integrating it to the screen capture program could be a
great idea, i know that today on the screencapture program that comes
whit xubuntu an "open whit..." option appears as part of the options of
what to do whit the screenshot, it could be really cool if the
preselected option where "Open whit... [image editor]" and the user can
choose then if to edit it, add words, cut, mark things, etc, or simply
save it to a file.
well i think thats pretty much it. :) thank you for reading.
In response to your post i hope it's ok to volunteer some thoughts.
Having a simple editor that is inline with the xubuntu practice of
minimal and simplicity is a good idea. But the application does need to
a] Bulk rename is fine - effective and fit-for-purpose.... i used to
use kRename [now redone and rather complicated.
b] dics burning xfburn and Brasero are fine... no need for k3b.
c] Ristretto... poor compared with eog. eog is still lightweight but
As for Gimp i find it too advanced for my photo uses and have used
Imagemagick for sometime now as it fits together well with the album
generator llgal. Pinta would seem a good idea. I don't know if there is
another command line editor but in xubuntu the 'openterminal here' that
comes up in Thunar is ideal [don't think ubuntu had this] for then
running a comand line app. Just seems to fit nicely with copying pics
to directories and batch rename, resize and watermark.
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