Replacing GIMP

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at
Fri Jul 29 09:40:19 UTC 2011

29.07.2011 09:46, Kristian Rink wrote:
> Personally, I'd vote for inclusion of gthumb as a modestly-weight
> "category (2) app" as main image management application in the default
> installation which provides image viewing and most of the basic
> functions (scaling, cropping in terms of "cutting away" parts of the
> photo, removing red eyes, uploading to flickr, facebook,
> photobucket, ...) in an easily accessible tool.

I have to agree with your analysis. A photo management tool with simple 
manipulation and resizing capabilities would seem to be the most useful 
category of graphics related applications for the elusive "average" 
user. My personal choice would be shotwell, which is admittedly a 
bulkier piece of software than gthumb, but still less than half of 
gimp's 14 megs (in Natty). It has all the features you just described 
and more, but in my experience surpasses gthumb in refinement and ease 
of use.

- Jari

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