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GIMP's 10th Anniversary Splash Contest

CmdrTaco posted more than 8 years ago | from the has-it-been-10-years-already dept.

The Gimp 171

Lalakis writes "Barely in time for GIMP's tenth birthday is the 10th Anniversary GIMP Splash Contest. This new contest requires a tutorial with the submissions, so get out your favorite text editor and show us all of the beautiful things you can make your GIMP do. Submit those entries and wait to see if there is a gimp-2.2.10 with your entry as the very special release splash. Here are all the current submissions. The contest will be open until Sunday the 27th of November, at which point the winner will be announced and committed to CVS. Happy Birthday GIMP!"

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Splash the gimp (2, Funny)

0110011001110101 (881374) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101144)

But the gimps sleeping...

Well wake em up!

Re:Splash the gimp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101221)

how can a post be moderated overrated before it's rated?

It's an overrated underrated unrated post, I think we need a new moderation level

Re:Splash the gimp (1)

Joey Patterson (547891) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101423)

"'Ello, Mr. Gimpy Gimp, I've got a nice fresh cuttlefish for you--"
"There, 'e moved!"
"No, 'e didn't, that was you 'ittin' the cage!"

"'ELLOOOOOOOOO, GIMPYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!"

I think 'e's stone dead.

Should I enter mine? (-1, Redundant)

nevergleam (900375) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101147)

My GIMP can wear a bunch of black leather and hide in a box in the backroom of my store.

Happy Birthday GIMP (1, Redundant)

Bumjubeo (849737) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101155)

Happy Birthday GIMP! Huzzah!

This can't be right (2, Funny)

J. T. MacLeod (111094) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101157)

If the GIMP is ten years old, that says a lot about my own age.

I refuse to accept this arbitrary number!

Re:This can't be right (1)

Brandybuck (704397) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102196)

Yeah, I'm starting to feel decrepit myself as well...

10 years of Innovation (0, Flamebait)

The UberDork (689979) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101176)

Woohoo .. 10 years of ripping of Photoshop ... err.. Innovation. Sorry... open source innovates, Microsoft rips off .... my bad.

Re:10 years of Innovation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101225)


umm myeah, gimp is so much a clone of photoshop... that is why when you install it the graphic artists cant tell the difference.

If Gimp is a ripoff of photoshop then EVERY OS is a ripoff of BSD Unix.

Apple, MSFT, SUN... all you copycat ripoffs!

Re:10 years of Innovation (3, Insightful)

KiloByte (825081) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101821)

In fact, the user interface differs so much that a photoshop user has a very hard time using Gimp -- and someone used to the Gimp finds Photoshop cumbersome.

Re: Submissions (3, Funny)

Urusai (865560) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101808)

OK, now the gimp is seeking submissives...er, I mean...

Is it OK to submit Photoshopped entries?

Birthday Song! (4, Funny)

AntiDragon (930097) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101185)

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you!
You like tight black leathers...
And belong in a zoo! .... ... ...OK..I'm really sorry..don't know what came over me..I'll climb back in my box now...

Re:Birthday Song! (1)

daeley (126313) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101398)

I'll climb back in my box now...

Appropriately enough, given a story about The Gimp. ;D

Fancy text editor (3, Insightful)

0110011001110101 (881374) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101186)

FTFA - so get out your favorite text editor and show us all of the beautiful things you can make your GIMP do.

I looked at those current submissions, and if I could get my text editor to do that, I wouldn't need any fancy competition to validate my skillz!

Re:Fancy text editor (2, Informative)

Lalakis (308990) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101258)

Are you a journalist? Read the whole sentence:

This new contest requires a tutorial with the submissions, so get out your favorite text editor and show us all of the beautiful things you can make your GIMP do.

Re:Fancy text editor (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101642)

> Are you a journalist? Read the whole sentence:

He probably read it and was still confused, given that the `journalist` used the word `show` when he meant to use `describe`.

Re:Fancy text editor (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101305)

"and show us all of the beautiful things you can make your GIMP do."

Trust me, he does anything I goddamned tell him to do.

Re:Fancy text editor (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101519)

Of course you can use your text editor to do great images. Just type it in postscript.
Ok, to actually see the images you'll need either a postscript viewer or a really great imagination (but then, to type postscript images directly in the editor, you probably need the latter anyway :-)).

Re:Fancy text editor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101587)

I think you're forgetting about photoshop.el; an implementation of photoshop written entirely in Emacs Lisp.

Is it ok (4, Funny)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101202)

to submit an entry I created with Photoshop?

Re:Is it ok (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101300)

This is probably why they require a tutorial.

Age shows (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101208)

GIMP's age shows. It has been improved and polished what it has but it has also in features fallen behind with the modern features the commercial professional photo editing and imagery applications have. I wouldn't myself even bother noticing GIMP's anniversaries nowadays, sadly.

No dynamic effect layers, the drawing tools are from CCCP, the color management still has got a lot to do, pdf importing isn't very good afaik, ... Bah. GIMP can imho just plain rot in hell and stay in the earlier 80s as a tool as the developers seem to be prioritizing.

Re:Age shows (3, Funny)

diegocgteleline.es (653730) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101310)

No dynamic effect layers, the drawing tools are from CCCP, the color management still has got a lot to do, pdf importing isn't very good afaik

But they're adding a new splash screen!

Re:Age shows (1)

Chr0nik (928538) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101440)

Even if it can't fully compete with the commercial ones, the underlying fact that it's free, and you can still with a little added effort do most things with GIMP that you can do with other editing packages, kind of takes it out of the "rot in hell" category, for me anyway.

Re:Age shows (1)

kellar (932533) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101446)

GIMP can imho just plain rot in hell and stay in the earlier 80s as a tool as the developers seem to be prioritizing.

dude, it's free. don't like the development status? lend a hand [gimp.org] .

Re:Age shows (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101989)

Free shit is still shit.

My time would be better spent working for 8 hours, making $600 and buying Photoshop! (In fact I did!)

Less work, less time, 10x the functionality. Win, Win, Win!

Re:Age shows (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14102156)

My time would be better spent working for 8 hours, making $600 and buying Photoshop! (In fact I did!)

Your time isn't worth shit, as evidenced by the fact that you're wasting it here.

Re:Age shows (1)

qzulla (600807) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101460)

Note to self: AC works for Adobe.

Laugh! It's a joke!

Maybe.

qz

Re:Age shows (3, Funny)

staticsage (889437) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101666)

"the drawing tools are from CCCP"

The drawing tools are from the USSR?

Re:Age shows (1)

WWWWolf (2428) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102250)

Fallen behind??? GIMP never got past the competition.

Anyway, considering there's no corporation to whip the development along, GIMP folks have succeeded bolting in a lot of what I would consider basic necessities of drawing. Everything else is just extra that would be cool to have but not really necessary.

Sure, additional drawing tools and such would be nice, but at this price, I'm not complaining.

Re:Age shows (1)

acteng (933448) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102398)

I've got a great new splash screen that I made using the GIMP. Now if I can just remember how to crop it... select, crop, no that didn't work... transform tools, select... no... dammit!

Redirect your efforts. (2, Insightful)

Stumbles (602007) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101219)

You know instead of worrying about some silly splash screen. How about making it support 16 bit tiffs and saving at that. AFAIK 2.2.9 don't.

Re:Redirect your efforts. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101302)

last time I had to support a 16 year old 'Tiff'any it was because I forget to put on a brand new jimmy and didn't card at the door.

I only use Foil hats now. I don't blame GIMP for shying away from the issue.

Re:Redirect your efforts. (0, Troll)

Stumbles (602007) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101378)

What a bunch of retards. Modding to a troll because version 2.2.9 doesn't support 16 bit tiff's. Losers.

Re:Redirect your efforts. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101401)

No, they modded you troll because you *trolled*. (Hint: insulting people is not acceptable internet ettiquite. Asshat.)

And if you think GIMP needs a particular feature, get off your duff and fix it!

Re:Redirect your efforts. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101751)

And if you think GIMP needs a particular feature, get off your duff and fix it!

Newsflash! The days of 10-minute feature hacks to pissant little GNU utilities are long gone. Learning the codebase for any non-trivial application (of which the GIMP certainly qualifies) is not a 'get off your duff' job. It took me months to gain enough familiarity to the GIMP's structure before I was even in a position to make any significant changes - and for most of that time I was hacking at it full time. Ask anyone else who's been involved with anything more sophisticated than 'ls' and they'll agree with me.

It's tired, outdated retorts like that that keep OSS playing second fiddle. Kindly stop making them, dumbass.

Re:Redirect your efforts. (1)

Stumbles (602007) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102373)

Oh? Because I called a splash screen silly. What bunch of immature pimply ass twits, including you asshat.

Re:Redirect your efforts. (1)

towsonu2003 (928663) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101432)

why is this a troll now??

Re:Redirect your efforts. (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102114)

Why prioritize support for 16 bit tiffs? Most of the viewers don't yet. Really bugged me when a newer imagemagick made a 16 bit tiff without me asking it to, and it wouldn't work with any of my other applications, and I had to waste hours to figure out why IM was spitting out a tiff that didn't work with anything.

Thank you for windows port (5, Interesting)

CrazyJim1 (809850) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101229)

The free Gimp port to windows saved me money I would have had to use on a commercial Photoshop. Its nice to have another piece of free software that belongs on every person's computer.

Re:Thank you for windows port (3, Insightful)

benbob (554908) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101579)

I have saved money and also stayed on the right side of the law thanks to the GIMP.
In the "war on piracy", there is no better weapon than Open Source :-) Why steal it (Piracy IS theft remember!) when:
a. you can get it for free.
b. it does almost exactly what you want and,
c. you can even have a say in what it does next! if you're that way inclined ;-)

Re:Thank you for windows port (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14102379)

We run an online shop at work (the online shop is Free Software too), and we've used the GIMP for Windows for design elements and we continue to use it for resizing and merging scanned objects.
Without Free Software like this a lot of small businesses would be struggling to break even, it's really saved US a lot of time and money at least. :-)

Let me save you some time... (-1, Troll)

xutopia (469129) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101234)

Here are the topics discussed: - splash screens mean you are doing something wrong. Application should appear instantly - splash screens are nice they tell you something is loading on slower computers - oh woot a contest. I should submit my entry. - frist psot!!! - In soviet russia the gimp submits you. Have a nice day ;-)

Re:Let me save you some time... (1)

m50d (797211) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101436)

In Korea, only old people use the gimp.

Not funny (1)

mcgroarty (633843) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101237)

If anyone submits the Photoshop 1.0 splash screen, he gets a spanking. It was slow going for a while, but The GIMP's come far in the last couple years. Excellent work, duders.

Re:Not funny (2, Interesting)

temojen (678985) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102020)

Come far? only if you want to limit yourself to cartoon drawing (better done vector anyways). Still no 16 bit support. Still no colour management. Both are must haves for photograph editing.

NO (2, Informative)

radicalskeptic (644346) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101243)

In OS X, when you open the GIMP under X11, the spash screen is the most annoying part of the whole program. It's always on top, and it takes at least a minute to load all the fonts, extensions, scripts etc. Please, if you're going to have a splash screen, at least make sure other windows aren't stuck behind it! Maybe it is different in Windows or Linux, but it's a real peeve of mine on OS X.

Re:NO (2, Informative)

szo (7842) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101339)

the linux version has --no-splash, I would guess the OSX has too.

Re:NO (1)

Lord Bitman (95493) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101370)

It's as if you want the GIMP developers to take into account some basic usability considerations.. but that can't be right, because from your post it seems you have previously used the GIMP, and so would know that the developers are strongly opposed to sensibility.

Re:NO (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101385)

I just measured 16 seconds on my PB 1.33Ghz and 1/3 of that was X starting up. 10 seconds if caches are pre-loaded, and 8 if pre-loaded and X is running. I'm running Gimp 2.0 with a prebuilt Gimp.app. Is something wrong with your setup?

Re:NO (3, Insightful)

BigSven (57510) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101452)

Now why is that the fault of GIMP? GIMP does set the appropriate window hint that is telling the window manager that this is a splash screen. It appears that Apple is to be blamed here for delivering a lousy X server.

On a related note, GIMP startup takes about 3 to 5 seconds here. See also http://svenfoo.geekheim.de/index.php/2005-11-05/gi mp-startup-time/ [geekheim.de]

Re:NO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101793)

Is photoshop on OS X different than on windows? Because on Windows -"It's always on top, and it takes at least a minute to load all the fonts, extensions, scripts etc. " is exactly how the splash screen for Photoshop acts. Is there some other graphics program that does everything Gimp and Photoshop does but yet loads instantly or something? In short what's the freaking problem?

Make GIMP useable use Gimpshop. http://plasticbugs.com/index.php?p=288 [plasticbugs.com]

Just submit your own entry (1)

apankrat (314147) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102510)

Just submit your own entry and make it fully transparent :)

Yeah!!!!!!! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101254)

Happy Birthday Gimp! To show our appreciation we killed your servers.

Tigert + Gimp == awesome (4, Interesting)

Gopal.V (532678) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101262)

tigert.gimp.org [gimp.org] was the place to look for the coolest tricks with gimp. I used to just love the splash screen history [gimp.org] there. And the Bugs Must Die [gimp.org] was my bugzilla image [dotgnu.info] replacing the traditional Ant for a long time.

All in all, without tigert's demos - I'd have relegated gimp to being a glorified paint application instead of the cool tool for web-desginer it has recently become (and I'm not a professional web-dev, but I still like to muck around with gimp). Jimmac is good, but Tigert was and is the gimp wizard I shall worship for ever.

Another archive of splash screens. (2, Informative)

antdude (79039) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101995)

Here [gimp.org] on the official Web site.

yeah...... (1)

flamesrock (802165) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101264)

I'm thinking of submitting an alpha layer this year.

ASCII art? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101265)

So they want me to use a text-editor to help with my submission? Isn't that called ASCII art? : p

Let the Photoshop Nazi Whinging Begin! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101324)

EOM

It's a modern medical miracle! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101332)

I had no idea a gimp could live that long! Next thing ya know, we'll be celebrating the 20th aniversary of FCKeditor, joomla, ubuntu, and sodipodi.

But beware that you might face friendly feedback (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101336)

Gimp developers are known not to accept new ideas.

They did not like the idea of Gimpshop, for example. Quite many end users like it very much, though.

If Gimp was more open project, they might have implemented the default Gimp and a single window, easy to use Gimp 'use modes'.

yes (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101352)

jesus christ

shut the fuck up

shut the fuck up for the love of god

suck my fucking dick bitch

suck that fucking meat

Re:yes (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101843)

circletimessquare? is that you?

Re:yes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14102380)

K5 is over there: ----->

Time flies (4, Insightful)

gnarlin (696263) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101416)

10 years and still no CMYK support, which incidentally is the key feature which is holding the GIMP back from becoming a serious contender with photoshop. One would think that someone or some group would see the value of such a feature in a free software graphics program and have it implemented. If for nothing else then to save money and have a better bargaining position when dealing with vendors of propriatery notoriety [adobe.com] .

Re:Time flies (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101653)

10 years and still a shite user interface too!

Re:Time flies (4, Insightful)

FooBarWidget (556006) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102347)

Why are everybody so obsessed with CMYK? Face it: most people are not professional graphics designers and don't need CMYK. If I want to touch up some photos for my homepage, I couldn't care less what CMYK is. If Joe Average wants to create a few drop shadows for his photo gallery, he doesn't need CMYK.

Besides, professionals wouldn't use Gimp even if it supports CMYK. They'd still use Photoshop because that's what they were thaught at school. Implementing CMYK wouldn't solve anything at all - the peopel who complain would just move on to new things to complain about.

wine (1)

towsonu2003 (928663) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101478)

I would be using wine if we did not have gimp.. stop whining and help them get the features you want. + we already /.ed their site...

wwo7 fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101495)

GIMP is no wimp (0)

Sundroid (777083) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101527)

Happy birthday to GIMP, the "King Pimp" of graphics software. Without this powerful, free, open-source image editor, I couldn't have created the graphics for my blog: http://sunandfun.blogspot.com/2005/04/in-praise-of -gimp.html [blogspot.com]

No splash screen (2, Interesting)

crow (16139) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101597)

The best splash screen would be not having one at all. Fortunately, there's a command-line option to turn it off, but I would rather not have to set an alias for every application.

At least it doesn't steal the keyboard focus like OpenOffice does.

I would submit for the contest... (4, Insightful)

Apostata (390629) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101606)

...but the number of steps involved to create a simple drop-shadow would depress anyone who read the tutorial.

Re:I would submit for the contest... (2, Informative)

BigSven (57510) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102313)

One step is too depressing? Yes, there's a script that does it all in one step and it has been part of the GIMP distribution for like 8 years.

Re:I would submit for the contest... (1)

Apostata (390629) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102408)

Yes, a script with no preview feature. One step indeed.

Re:I would submit for the contest... (1)

WWWWolf (2428) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102318)

...but the number of steps involved to create a simple drop-shadow would depress anyone who read the tutorial.

Script-fu > Shadow > Drop shadow..., change settings, hit OK.

Have fun with the contest!

I use GIMP. (1)

TheZorch (925979) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101620)

I use GIMP for editing images for my website. I especially like v2.0 since they implimented GTK++. The interface has gotten better, though the file browser on the Win32 version needs an update from the Linux-style one they have now.

Yes, it need improvment. Yes, its harder to use than say Photoshop, but if you can't plunk down $100 or $200 for a professional commercial software program then GIMP is just good enough to do the job.

For web design its perfect.

Re:I use GIMP. (1)

brewer13210 (821462) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101730)

$100 or $200!? I want to shop where you do. A retail version of Photoshop is going for $550.00 right now.

Todd

Re:I use GIMP. (1)

Malc (1751) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101802)

"The interface has gotten better, though the file browser on the Win32 version needs an update from the Linux-style one they have now."

I disagree. I think the Win32 version should use the standard Win32 dialogs.

Re:I use GIMP. (1)

robertjw (728654) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102269)

Thing is, for me it's not so much the money as it is the platform. AFAIK I can't buy a Linux version of Photoshop - so Gimp is the only good graphics program available for my development platform of choice. I would probably drop Gimp altogether and layout $500-$600 for Photoshop if they had a Linux version.

Needed features (4, Informative)

Orrin Bloquy (898571) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101623)

1. CMYK support. RGB is for screen, CMYK is for print, and Aldus/Adobe never had trouble with this concept.
2. Contiguous fill. When pestered about this the answer from GIMP developers was that the paintbucket code was "too optimized" (i.e. obfuscated, undocumented) to modify. If I select a region and pour paint inside it, the paint shouldn't leave the margins of the selection.
3. Less crappy documentation on creating plugins.
4. For shits&giggles, an LSS import/export filter for those of us who like to make our own ISOLINUX splash screens (the converter's in Perl, how tough could it be)?

I know webcomic artists whose refusal to use the GIMP is completely based on #2. In Photoshop, it's a checkable option. In Fireworks, it isn't.

5. At least one major feature that is missing from Photoshop (like, say, selective region compression in JPEG, which has been part of the spec from the beginning and would allow you to set a different lossy for a region containing text).

Re:Needed features (4, Insightful)

slavemowgli (585321) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102044)

There's a GIMP fork called CinePaint (formerly known as Film Gimp, as it focused on features needed by the movie/special effects industry) that has CMYK support, IIRC. The features it adds were originally supposed to get merged into GIMP 2.0, but the GIMP developers later told the Film Gimp guys that they didn't want these things in the main branch after all.

For me, this is one of the biggest mistakes the GIMP developers ever made, but it also shows a fundamental problem in their attitude: instead of welcoming additions and new users scratching their own itches, they locked them out and told them they weren't welcome. Of course, you do have to focus on what you want to accomplish in a project and avoid feeping creaturism, but rejecting features that are clearly useful and within the scope of a project... that's arrogance.

As someone else said, it actually shows that GIMP is 10 years old by now. It's still a useful tool, and I actually use GIMP 1.2 almost daily (I also have GIMP 2.2 installed, but I always found it slower and more clumsy than the earlier versions), but the idea to produce a free Photoshop replacement... that was missed long ago, and without some radical changes on both the code and the project management level, I doubt it's ever going to happen.

I hate to say it, but GIMP is looking old, and considering that it's still considering a kind of flagship among open source application, it's making us all look bad. Is this really the best we can come up with?

Re:Needed features (3, Informative)

BigSven (57510) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102446)

Actually, it wasn't quite like you put it. The FilmGimp developers told the GIMP developers that they don't think their code should be merged into the main trunk. It wasn't ready for it and would have broken things all over the place. FilmGimp was after all a very reduced version of GIMP. Noone has ever been locked out of GIMP development. I wonder where you picked that up.

And no, neither FilmGimp nor CinePaint have CMYK support. That has never been the intention behind this project. Instead it was about adding support for 16bit color depth. That is of course an important feature and at some point it is going to be added to GIMP as well. I can't tell you when because it simply depends on when someone will finish the remaining bits that are needed to bring GEGL into shape so that GIMP can start to use it.

If you think that GIMP is looking old, perhaps you should really consider to replace that old copy of GIMP 1.2 you are using.

Re:Needed features (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14102168)

The thing is, The Gimp doesn't make any sense for comics (and a lot of other things). Inkscape [inkscape.org] or similar vector drawing app would be a much better choice.

The Gimp is getting mightly outdated these days. Sheesh, 10 years and it's not a whole lot different from the original. I believe their main problem is the whole Gtk+ and C thing. Ugh, what a painful-to-use widget kit. They should have at least gone with C++ (or possibly some other language that makes development easier and faster than C). Don't get me wrong, I love C when used properly, but huge GUI applications is not where it shines.

Re:Needed features (2, Informative)

tialaramex (61643) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102237)

"If I select a region and pour paint inside it, the paint shouldn't leave the margins of the selection."

Hold down SHIFT, or select the radio button for this kind of fill (which is labelled and has an annotation indicating that it can be activated with SHIFT).

Re:Needed features (1)

FooBarWidget (556006) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102285)

2 -> what are you talking about? I select a region, I click on the bucket fill tool, I click on the region, and voila - the selection is filled, and nothing else. Where is the problem you are talking about?

Re:Needed features (1)

MoogMan (442253) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102442)

Ahh, thank you for volunteering. How soon are you going to start implementing this?

Add rounded corners to your submission (1)

andyatkinson (896462) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101685)

I prefer GIMPShop since I can speak the same lingo moving between Photoshop and the GIMP. If you want to add rounded corners to your submission, or a drop shadow, check out this guide. Looking for feedback if you have a better/automated/Script-Fu way of accomplishing the same task.

http://paininthetech.com/creating_rounded_corners_ with_gimpshop [paininthetech.com]

Ten Years... (1)

repruhsent (672799) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101717)

...and still no users.

Please please please submit something. (1)

JemalCole (222845) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101724)

Wow - is it just me or would all of the current submissions be a step down for the GIMP?

If you have a creative bone in your body, please submit something.

Re:Please please please submit something. (1)

KiloByte (825081) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101965)

I did [angband.pl] , before the gallery got removed because of slashdotting. Oh, wait... you were insulting my ingenious masterpiece, too! You bastard!

(I don't claim I can produce any usable graphics -- but considering that my thing is among two best submissions at the moment, you're really right.)

Outstanding! (1)

Army of 1 in 10 (931706) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101729)

Now where did I put those copies of goatse.cx and tubgirl?

Inkscape's cool too + SVG (2, Informative)

Forget4it (530598) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101800)

Don't forget the beauty of Inkscape - the latest version v0.42.2 [inkscape.org] made it even cooler to use to create web-savy SVG that Firefox 1.5 now renders out of the box. I love those Calligraphic pen tools!

Exactly (3, Funny)

cca93014 (466820) | more than 8 years ago | (#14101804)

Real geeks don't win prizes; the merely have them committed to CVS.

m)od dOwn (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14101986)

= 36400 FreeBSD Believe th3ir from the sidelines,

Birthday present (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14102028)

Happy birthday The GIMP!

We got you EXACTLY what you wanted for your birthday! A slashdotted server! Enjoy!

Pulp Fiction (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14102050)

For God's sake just use the image of the Pulp Fiction gimp and get it over with.

plain meaning of "Gimp" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14102194)

Would it be cruel to submit a "handicapped" sign?

Unique Opportunity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14102293)

The GIMP is a great piece of software. However, it still lacks some features (like CYMK support) that are difficult to implement. That would need full-time developpers. The soon comming 2.2.10 release is an unique opportunity to get some funding. Take the splashscreen, divide it in small 10x10 squares and sell each of them for advertising. That would bring some money to sustain the development. The result would look like that [milliondol...enshot.com] (I still have to polish it before submiting it to the contest).

Nice try... (1)

blwrd (455512) | more than 8 years ago | (#14102297)

... to /. the gimp.org website by putting direct link to current submissions :P

The proactive measures has been taken; The requested URL /contest/gallery.cgi was not found on this server.
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