Replacing GIMP

James Freer jessejazza3 at
Fri Jul 22 21:47:35 UTC 2011

I'd agree... i used gthumb for 4 yrs until i started using xubuntu and 
then found when installing that we're including more than a few 
dependencies. Strangely enough eog was the default viewer on gnome.... 


-----Original Message-----
From: Alok <quantamcore at>
To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel at>
Sent: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 19:18
Subject: Re: Replacing GIMP

I think gthumb is perfect for such needs. Its neither too complicated, 
nor too simplistic. Offers enough features to be a capable image editor.

On 22 July 2011 21:39, Fredrick <synterr55 at> wrote:

Other simple image editors are Kolourpaint, gnome-paint and xpaint
I personally prefer kolourpaint as a simple image editor, but I think 
it depends on too many KDE libraries to be feasible for inclusion in 

On Jul 22, 2011 8:09 AM, "James Freer" <jessejazza3 at> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruno Benitez <gridcube at>
> To: xubuntu-devel <xubuntu-devel at>
> 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 
> any distribution to be "too much", I am of the opinion that people 
> scare if then come and see so many options and floating menus and 
> 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 
> 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 
> what to do whit the screenshot, it could be really cool if the
> preselected option where "Open whit... [image editor]" and the user 
> choose then if to edit it, add words, cut, mark things, etc, or 
> save it to a file.
> well i think thats pretty much it. :) thank you for reading.
> --
> Bruno.-
> 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 
> work effectively.
> examples
> 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
> more capable.
> 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 
> another command line editor but in xubuntu the 'openterminal here' 
> 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.
> yours
> james
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