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Gimp Hits 2.0

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the break-it-out dept.

Graphics 637

jf writes "Gimp 2.0 released! From gimp.org: "This release is a major event, marking the end of a three year development cycle by a group of volunteers and enthusiasts who have made this the most professional release of the GIMP ever. It is the first stable release that is officially supported not only on Unix-based operating systems, but also on Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS X." Get it from ftp.gimp.org or from the mirror sites."

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Early post (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651272)

You are all Lunix-loving fags.

Re:Early post (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651318)

You are all Lunix-loving fags.

<lisp> You said it, sweetie! </lisp>

Re:Early post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651462)

why do you think they called it the GIMP???

go on, play with the GIMP

Sweet! (5, Funny)

SillySnake (727102) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651274)

Now maybe I can figure out how to use the thing.

Re:Sweet! (3, Funny)

frs_rbl (615298) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651300)

Now maybe I can figure out how to use the thing.

In Soviet Russia... nevermind

Re:Sweet! (1, Funny)

SillySnake (727102) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651316)

Oh yeah!? Well back in my day we didn't have Soviet Russia.. We only had.. err.. Never mind

Free of Floating Window (3, Insightful)

ospirata (565063) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651353)

Yeah, I will finally get to know how to use it eaither. These floating window schema was the dummiest thing ever. Well, actually now there is Sun LookingGlass... DIA could do the same,

Re:Free of Floating Window (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651497)

> floating window schema was the dummiest thing ever

agreed but the difference between Dia and the GIMP is that Dia might actually get rid of the stupid interface if it had more active developers.

The Glade interface sucks too.
http://www.gnomedesktop.org/article.php?sid= 1705

Photoshop still rocks it (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651276)

You know it's true.

Here come the denials, anyway.

Re:Photoshop still rocks it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651351)

You are correct, just as Windows still rocks it compared to OS X.

Re:Photoshop still rocks it (5, Insightful)

phoenix.bam! (642635) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651356)

Photoshop is definitely much better and more mature than the Gimp, but it comes with a $600 pricetag. The Gimp starts to become more of an option when you don't have to use some of the more intensive photoshop filters. (So people actually do pay for photoshop, enough-so that Adobe had some good earnings this quarter).

no reason to knock the gimp. It has an amazing cost to ability ratio.

Re:Photoshop still rocks it (0, Redundant)

jobeus (639434) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651381)

Yeah, it's infinite, really. Even if it sucked, the ratio would still be awesome [some value greater that 0] (usability) : 0 (cost)

Re:Photoshop still rocks it (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651391)

Yes, but you can download photoshop on the internet from any number of "free software" sites.

It's not totally legit, but this is how most people get it. Anyways, information should be free!

Re:Photoshop still rocks it (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651394)

> Photoshop still rocks it
> You know it's true.

The GIMP is good value for money.
The code is freely available.

It depends on what exactly you are doing on whether or not Photoshop is good value for money. If your time is valuable then learning the GIMP user interface is just too expensive. The GIMP is more unlike Photoshop than almost all the commericial graphics applications. The GIMP develpers may really like the GIMP interface the way it is but if they want to reach the widest audience (I dont think they actually do) then they will have to make more of an effort to accomodate Photoshoph users.

Re:Photoshop still rocks it (1)

ospirata (565063) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651506)

Photoshop still rocks it...

... but can you edit your last night's girl picture while running lopster and bittorrent? VMWare doen't count.

The GIMP (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651277)

Bring out the gimp [fsnet.co.uk] .

Hi Gimp 2.0! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651290)

Here comes my angry red penis.

Windows? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651291)

If it's officially supported - where's the Windows binary then? :-?

Re:Windows? (1)

Troed (102527) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651372)

Agreed. I downloaded something with an INSTALL and .sh-files and it said something about installing lots of nice thingies to be able to compile ... ... I do that kind of stuff on my Linux machine, not on my Windows machine. Where's the nice little .zip with a setup.exe? :)

Re:Windows? (4, Funny)

houseofmore (313324) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651419)

Where's the nice little .zip with a setup.exe?

Right beside your colouring book and lunchbox!

Re:Windows? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651482)

Right beside your colouring book and lunchbox!

Which is why Lunix is doomed to a life of howling obscurity.

Here, for windows (1, Informative)

ospirata (565063) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651469)

Here [arnes.si] is the Windows version.
Unfortunatly only Gimp 1.2 aviable yet.

Re:Windows? (0)

timecop (16217) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651510)

I run Windows.
Gimp on Windows looks fucking horrible.
That, and I dislike GIMP interface, which didnt change at all, from looking at the screenshots.

So, back to using photoshop for me.
There's only 2 types of image work I do, a quick screenshot that I paste in mspaint and save as png, or something that will take some time, and I use photoshop for that.

Photoshop! (-1, Flamebait)

Skates1616 (667152) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651292)

Gimp? Who professionally uses this? Photoshop is and will be the way to go for awhile!

Re:Photoshop! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651321)

That's correct for high-end graphic tasks. But for most work GIMP is completely useable!

Re:Photoshop! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651342)

I use gimp for cropping my porn.

Re:Photoshop! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651367)

Photoshop is and will be the way to go for awhile!

Actually, it is widely expected that with the 2.0 release, the GIMP will finally become the acknowledged leader in consumer image processing.

Re:Photoshop! (4, Informative)

gilesjuk (604902) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651452)

CinePaint (formerly known as FilmGimp) has been used in quite a few well known films and was forked from Gimp 1.x.

Link to CinePaint [sourceforge.net]

Excellent (5, Interesting)

Caedar (635764) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651294)

I'm glad that this release improves the accessability to normal enthusiasts. A person pointed me to the Gimp once about half a year ago, and I couldn't stand to use it because of the god-awful interface that I encountered. I'll definitely give it a try.

w00t !!! No more downloading Photoshop for me ! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651296)

Oh wait, is Gimp the image editor that is only slightly better than MS Paint ?

SWAA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651298)

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Join the Straight White Association and stuff. It'll make you cool.

Re:SWAA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651323)

that was a fast mod down (under 30 seconds)

Re:SWAA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651339)

I have mod points. I see untouched story. The refresh button and I become one.

Re:SWAA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651362)

By posting in this story you undid your moderation, sucker.

PARTY TIME (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651302)

*This* is the power of open source -- building a tool that sets the standard. Congratulations Gimp guys.

Re:PARTY TIME (0)

jsweval (693114) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651345)

How is this setting standards?

Re:PARTY TIME (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651347)

Now where exactly does GIMP set any standard?!

Re:PARTY TIME (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651350)

What standard have they set, exactly? Last time I checked, Photoshop was way ahead of the GIMP. As a side note, I use GIMP since I'm not willing to pirate Photoshop (or purchase it, I guess that's another option).

This sounds like a good time for you (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651306)

Gimp loving faggots to have a gay orgy. Photoshop will dominate forever, go fuck yourselves.

Re:This sounds like a good time for you (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651455)

I'm a graphic artist and I use gimp and photoshop, along with opencanvas, illustrator and painter. They are all essential parts of my work. Gimp may not be as good as photoshop, but I use it for small effects because I like the look it achieves. It's kind of like using a ballpoint pen instead of a pencil. Sure, graphite pencils or quality brush pens are better, but the look of ballpoint can't be duplicated by anything else.

Really though, you probably don't really understand why photoshop is better than gimp to begin with. You probably like it because of the crappy filters and effects that come with it, but those are a total joke to anyone slightly professional. Everyone who is serious uses his own custom brushes and textures, and I use photoshop the most because of the power it has over brush controls (especially with my wacom tablet). Gimp still has it's place though, and it's an important one.

It's not just me, either. There are several other artists in my studio who use gimp all the time, too.

Gimp Hits 2.0? (4, Funny)

KodaK (5477) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651310)

Is that on K-tel records?

Do I get one free if I order Mr. Microphone?

Gentoo (1)

jobeus (639434) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651311)

Perhaps it'll finally be unmasked in portage. I hate editing my package.mask file after every sync, just for gimp! Yay! Rejoice!

Re:Gentoo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651382)

You can unmaks a package so that it doesn't get masked again with a new sync. I suggest you read the fucking manual ;)

Re:Gentoo (5, Informative)

S. Traaken (28509) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651407)

mkdir -p /etc/portage && echo '=media-gfx/gimp*' >> /etc/portage/package.unmask

and never edit profiles/package.mask again.

Re:Gentoo (1)

jobeus (639434) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651422)

Sweet, I knew there was a way... Thanks.

Who's unix-based? (4, Insightful)

Whosawhatsis (721927) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651313)

Last time I checked, MacOS X was at least as "Unix-Based" (darwin) as Linux, if not more...

Re:Who's unix-based? (1)

jobeus (639434) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651346)

It's more of a direct decendant, perhaps, yes... But there's been a lot more integration of the GUI on top of it... So it's kind of a toss up of which is "more-unix-like"

Re:Who's unix-based? (0, Troll)

prockcore (543967) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651402)

Last time I checked, MacOS X was at least as "Unix-Based" (darwin) as Linux, if not more...

Then why does OSX do so poorly on UnixBench?

GIMP on Win32? (-1, Redundant)

fodi (452415) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651317)

Okay, you think GIMP's invasion of the Win32 platform will spur Adope to release Photoshop for Linux?

I hope so, coz linux software is free and I'll never pay full price for Photoshop

Re:GIMP on Win32? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651428)

In the same sense that the availability of vi for Windows has spurred Microsoft to port Visual Studio to Linux, yes, it should.

Huh? (1)

Rhinobird (151521) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651498)

What kind of random blathering is this? It sounds like something a person would say if he were tripping on acid or something.

The biggest changes... (2, Redundant)

bc90021 (43730) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651319)

- It uses GTK2.
- It is officially supported on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Now if only I could figure out how to use it. (I have no graphics experience whatsoever. ;) )

Re:The biggest changes... (5, Insightful)

Wakkow (52585) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651485)

"I have no graphics experience whatsoever."

That's probably a good thing.. That way you're not stuck thinking, "hmph.. that's not how photoshop does it."

Get a real desktop (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651322)

Cue the whining about how GIMP was designed for systems that support multiple virtual desktops despite the fact that Windows only gives the user one desktop and instead encourages MDI hacks.

Too bad CVS is always out of date (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651327)

It's only updated once a day...

GIMP_2_0_RC1: 1.7873

Fantastic! (4, Interesting)

thesupraman (179040) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651331)

Well, I've been using the betas under both linux and windows for a month or so now, and I must say that this is a FANTASTIC improvement, which goes much deeper than just the improved UI.

Before this I used to use photoshop for much of my work, and Gimp for areas where I either needed the software on a machine that did not warrant a photoshop license, or to deal with alpha layers properly (which photoshop is terrible for). Photoshop is great for printing based people, but has some major miss-features for computer graphics use.

Gimp 2.0 however is much better than photoshop IMHO for many many jobs, although it is still just a bit lacking in the automation-of-tasks area.

Congratulations and Thanks to all the people involved in this fantastic piece of software!

Re:Fantastic! (3, Informative)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651500)

Photoshop is great for printing based people, but has some major miss-features for computer graphics use.

You obviously haven't used a recent version. Photoshop CS(8.0) works very nicely for computer graphics, including stuff Gimp doesn't do, like channel/layer based JPEG compression control, which is invaluable for web designers. Adobe has been improving the integration between all their apps, and I'm a big fan; I've posted about it before.

Photoshop also supports color management through and through- GIMP never has out of the box and never will, because there's no such thing as color management under linux; it's not builtin to X, there are zero calibration devices for linux, etc. Even gamma is something of a mess under Linux.

Last but not least, Photoshop CS includes a RAW decoder for most of the pro digital cameras and many prosumer units. It is nothing short of amazing and almost worth the price tag alone; you gain quite a bit more color depth with RAW images(depends on the camera- without getting into digital medium/large format backs, the best you can get right now is 12 bit per channel) and the plugin lets you tweak many, many parameters- with nearly instant preview. Nothing compares, even on the Macintosh or PC side...only Capture One could be considered better. dcraw is a joke...

EXIF. (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651335)

Does it handle jpg EXIF data? At least by giving
you an option to save them when EXIF data were found
in the loaded image... Prior to 2.0, the EXIF data
where lost. I wonder how 2.0 behaves...

Re:EXIF. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651442)

Well, I looked it up, and apparently they started
to do the Right Thing:

http://jimmac.musichall.cz/stuff/private/gimp-2/ht ml/ch01s02.xhtml#exif

Re:EXIF. (5, Informative)

mrgreen4242 (759594) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651495)

According to page 7 of this [gimp.org] release document,

Data stored in EXIF tags by digital cameras are now handled in read and write mode for JPEG files.

Newsforge Article (4, Informative)

amigoro (761348) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651337)

Here [newsforge.com] is the Newsforge Article about the new GIMP that appeared a couple of weeks ago.

The screenshots look simply awsome.

Going to install that now.

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Got CMYK? (2, Interesting)

User 956 (568564) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651340)

Still no proper CMYK support? [gimp.org] I'll keep my Photoshop.

Thanks for Playing!

Re:Got CMYK? (5, Interesting)

thesupraman (179040) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651399)

And does photoshop still have broken alpha, there it tried to use a non-standard tiff layer to represent what 100% of other software places in a standardised alpha layer?

I'll keep my Gimp thank!

And yes, I use this professionally, very porfessionally, I produce live television graphics systems. Photoshop has the most broken alpha support of anything out there!

Photoshop was designed for prepress use, and is broken for most other purposes.

Gimp 2.0, which I have been using in beta for some time, does everything better than photoshop, other than CMYK support (not an issue for anyone but prepress) and automation, which is a little more clunky. It more than makes up for these things in it's fineness of control for basic functions, and speed.

Re:Got CMYK? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651467)

Alpha was fixed a long time ago, in PS 7.0.1. The patch is free from Adobe.

CMYK separation is patented up the wazoo. No one but Adobe can do it, as far as I can tell.

Re:Got CMYK? (1, Insightful)

Lalakis (308990) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651417)

You need CMYK? CODE it or PAY someone to do it for you. Open source is not about getting stuff for free, but giving and receiving.
How do you think you are going to help things by buying some commersial software?

Re:Got CMYK? (1)

Monkelectric (546685) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651438)

Hello my new friend :) Wish I had mod points

Re:Got CMYK? (-1, Flamebait)

illuminata (668963) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651489)

If open source software wants to make some real progress, then its proponents, including you, would drop the holier than thou attitude and realize that they need to cater to what their users want.

Not everybody codes or cares to code. And nobody cares to have an asshole barking in their ear, telling them to do something about it or shut up. If you ran a project and wanted to attract users, shouldn't the implementation of wanted features be up to you?

That's why proprietary software still continues to be successful, because most proprietary companies want to satisfy their users' needs.

Missing the point of CMYK? (2, Insightful)

El (94934) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651446)

See a need? Meet it your self. Don't wait for some mythical "someone else" to do it for you. RGB to CMYK conversion is pretty well known and shouldn't be that difficult to implement, IMHO.

Re:Missing the point of CMYK? (1)

Jeff Reed (209535) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651503)

Great idea. After all, everyone here is a programmer capable of (and willing to) add all the features they think a product needs just to avoid paying for an equivilent commercial product.

Re:Got CMYK? (3, Informative)

Lalakis (308990) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651487)

BTW, if you really need CMYK support in gimp now, you may look at http://www.blackfiveservices.co.uk/separate.shtml . It is a really nice plugin and gimp won't match its functionality for a long time (full CMYK support in gimp is planned to be complete sometime in spring 2005...).

mac binary... (3, Informative)

millahtime (710421) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651352)

the mac binary gimp.app is still prerelease 3. it isn't updated yet.

Re:mac binary... (1)

millahtime (710421) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651429)

I have also found that I dont' get the prerelease 3 gimp.app running under OSX 10.3. Looks like they need to post an upsate.

Since the mirror list will be slashdotted... (5, Informative)

Troy (3118) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651357)

Here is a formatting-free, cut-and-paste, hack job.

mmmmm.....karma...

Africa
ftp://ftp.is.co.za/applications/gimp/
Australia
ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/gimp/
http://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/gimp/ (web access)
ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/gimp/
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/gimp/ (web access)
ftp://gimp.zeta.org.au/
Austria
ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/graphics/gimp/
Denmark
ftp://ftp.jaquet.dk/pub/gimp/
Finland
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/sci/graphics/packages/gimp/
France
ftp://ftp.minet.net/pub/gimp/
http://ftp.iut-bm.univ-fcomte.fr/pub/gimp/ (web access)
Germany
ftp://ftp.fh-heilbronn.de/pub/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org /
ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/misc/grafik/gimp/
http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/misc/grafik/gimp/ (web access)
Greece
ftp://sunsite.ics.forth.gr/sunsite/pub/gimp/
Irel and
ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/
http://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/ (web access)
Japan
ftp://SunSITE.sut.ac.jp/pub/archives/packages/gimp /
ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/graphics/tools/gimp/
ftp://ftp.ring.gr.jp/pub/graphics/gimp/
http://www.ring.gr.jp/pub/graphics/gimp/ (web access)
http://mirror.nucba.ac.jp/mirror/gimp/ (web access)
ftp://mirror.nucba.ac.jp/mirror/gimp/
Korea
ftp://ftp.kreonet.re.kr/pub/tools/X11/ftp.gimp.org /
Netherlands
ftp://gnu.kookel.org/pub/gimp/
http://gnu.kookel.org/ftp/gimp/ (web access)
ftp://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/gimp/gimp/
http://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/gimp/gimp/ (web access)
Norway
ftp://sunsite.uio.no/pub/gimp/
Poland
ftp://ftp.tuniv.szczecin.pl/pub/Linux/gimp/
ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/graphics/gimp/
Roman ia
ftp://ftp.kappa.ro/pub/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/
ftp://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/pub/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/
http://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/ (web access)
Russia
ftp://ftp.sai.msu.su/pub/unix/graphics/gimp/mirror /
http://gimp.tsuren.net/mirror/gimp/ (web access)
Spain
http://sunsite.rediris.es/mirror/gimp/ (web access)
ftp://ftp.rediris.es/mirror/gimp/
Sweden
ftp://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/gimp/
ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/gnu/gimp/
http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/gnu/gimp/ (web access)
Turkey
ftp://ftp.hun.edu.tr/pub/linux/gimp/
United Kingdom
ftp://ftp.flirble.org/pub/X/gimp/gimp/
ftp://unix.hensa.ac.uk/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gi mp/
United States
ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/pub/gimp/

YOU MOTHERFUCKING GNU/FAGGOT IDIOT! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651388)

If you are going to kamrawhore by posting the obvious mirror list, at least make them links! And sneak a tubgirl link in there too you RMS-fellating faggot!

Re:Since the mirror list will be slashdotted... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651415)

No New Zealand mirror?

tsk, tsk

Re:Since the mirror list will be slashdotted... (3, Informative)

FrostedWheat (172733) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651459)

Most of these mirrors don't have it yet, but the Australian one (Planet Mirror) and the UK one (flirble.org) have it.

Re:Since the mirror list will be slashdotted... (1)

intnsred (199771) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651470)

Thanks for the list, but as with all free software, it isn't really mirrored until it hits Debian's Unstable distribution. :-)

This is great! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651359)

They finally introduced 16 colors and three new brush sizes!!!

If it's anything like the Garbage CD... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651364)

It should be pretty cool. The "Version 2.0" Garbage CD rocked.

I'll take your boos and jeers.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651368)

Along with prebuilt binaries for windows. It's "suported" but there are no binaries to be found. Have we forgotten that windows does not come with a compiler? Not only that but most windows useres have no clue how to compile software from source.

What about simple drawing functionality ? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651373)

Is it, at last, possible to simply draw lines or arcs ? It is pretty useful, so why do they snub such functionalities ?

Re:What about simple drawing functionality ? (4, Informative)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651410)

You could always draw straight lines [gimp.org] with a minimum of trouble.

Re:What about simple drawing functionality ? (4, Insightful)

Kenja (541830) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651423)

"Is it, at last, possible to simply draw lines or arcs ? It is pretty useful, so why do they snub such functionalities?"

For the same reason it dosn't serve web pages. It is not a drawing tool, it is an Image Manipulation Program. Not that I would mind if they addedd better drawing functionality.

Re:What about simple drawing functionality ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651443)

Because it isn't a vector drawing program. Use dia or Xfig or something for that.

Re:What about simple drawing functionality ? (4, Informative)

prockcore (543967) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651445)

is it, at last, possible to simply draw lines or arcs ? It is pretty useful, so why do they snub such functionalities ?

This has always been possible. To draw a line, select a paintbrush or a pencil. Click on the start of the line, shift-click on the end of the line.

To draw a circle, use the circle selection tool, and then go to edit->stroke. To draw an arc, just draw the circle on a new layer, and erase the part you don't want.

Re:What about simple drawing functionality ? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651456)

You've always been able to draw archs by using the path tool to make two points, bend the line and then stroke it - why does that sound so perverted?....

Woohoo! (1)

raindown (234236) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651376)

The 2.0 pre-release has been in Debian unstable for awhile now and then it broke so I'm stoked that this should be fixed up soon.

I found it to be much easier to use in comparison with any of the old versions.

Re:Woohoo! (1)

Jahf (21968) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651457)

Is the pre-release for 2.0 the same as saying 1.3.x (ie, odd versions are prerelease)? If so I don't need to worry about compiling 2.0 just to see the major differences, but if not I'll start compiling :)

Re:Woohoo! (1)

raindown (234236) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651479)

To be honest I'm not completely sure. My need for The Gimp hasn't been that strong lately, so all I really noticed was the splash screen that said Gimp 2.0pre-release or whatever.

I think I remember seeing a gimp-1.3 binary laying around, so that leads me to believe that 2.0pre-release and 1.3 are not the same.

I had a dream (3, Funny)

N8F8 (4562) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651378)

I had a dream that I woke up surrounded by windows floating around before my eyes. I knew what I wanted was in one of the windows -answer just on the tip of my tongue. As each window passed by, confusing icons flashed symbols -almost helping me figure it out.

It's pretty good! (5, Interesting)

gilesjuk (604902) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651395)

I did a usability study of GIMP 1.3 running on Windows and most people who had Photoshop experience soon got the hang of it.

Finally they've added a menu onto each project window, but it is still lacking in one way, the number of entries on the window bar. Each tool dock creates its own entry which causes clutter. It should be possible to have one entry but who knows, maybe this isn't possible with current versions of GTK? Photoshop does this by having the dock windows within a container window.

Other minor niggles, the icons are much improved over v1.2 but I still find them a bit unclear. The knife icon for cropping resembles a brush and I don't really see how a drop of water represents Blur/Sharpen?

While I do like the new dock and the tabs, it's unusable if you resize the toolbox window into a very narrow strip. Meaning at the resolution I run at (1152x864) it takes up around a fifth of the screen width.

But it's much better than 1.2 anyway!!!

Re:It's pretty good! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651475)

Sounds good...

When I started using the GIMP, at first it was rather difficult to get used to doing everything with context menus. (I am not a UI expert so maybe I have the terminology wrong here...)

A menu bar is sort of reassuring, since a quick glance at it provides at least a vague suggestion of the sort of things that could be done with it... the capabilities seem a lot less hidden. At least, that's my personal reaction.

Re:It's pretty good! (2, Funny)

_Sharp'r_ (649297) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651484)


I think your study may have had a flawed premise.

I mean, after all, anyone who can figure Photoshop out can probably figure out any other program in existence.

(Yeah, this is a backwards way of saying that I think Photoshop has always been the least intuitive program I've ever used, somehow managing to beat the various old DOS CAD/CAM software for that title.)

Got /,ed?? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651409)

Can't reach gimp.org !

GIMP for Win32 Install (1, Troll)

amigoro (761348) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651444)

You can get the GIMP for Win32 Installer here [arnes.si]

Unfortunately, they don't have GIMP 2.0 yet :(

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isn't this what bittorrent was created for? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8651454)

can anyone offer a torrent file?

ScriptFu Recorder (1, Interesting)

P145M4 (454133) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651483)

Does anybody know if it possible to 'record' ScriptFu Scripts automatically, now?

Website is much improved. (3, Interesting)

Chilliwilli (114962) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651494)

Wow love the new website! If you've not seen how bad (out of date) the old one was then give it a look. The website has finally updated to reflect the quality of the software.. now if only Glade's website would do the same my two favourite apps would have made themselves presentable to others.

Torrents? (-1, Redundant)

echucker (570962) | more than 10 years ago | (#8651501)

Since gimp.org is toast, howzabout posting some torrents?
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