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#1 2015-02-28 23:26:59

schwim
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Paint-like program, your faves?

Hi there folks,

Here's why I'm asking:

From the GIMP website:

Since GIMP is an image manipulation program and not a painting program........

which explains why it sucks like a Hoover vacuum cleaner when I try to use it for basic things, like selections with borders while working on a website.

So I ask those in the know, what paint, graphics, image editing like software that doesn't require a tutorial to do something that should be one-step.

I could begin just installing stuff, but wanted to ask you guys before trying anything new.

Thanks for your time!

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#2 2015-02-28 23:38:53

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

http://sigilmaster.com/

T'is legit ]:D


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#3 2015-02-28 23:40:56

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

Krita (as long as you don't mind pulling in half of KDE...)

EDIT: Mypaint is also excellent.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2015-02-28 23:41:45)

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#4 2015-02-28 23:41:26

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

Unia wrote:

Haha, I honestly tried my best to use it, but it works terribly for me.  I can't get through any operations successfully without it going awry.

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#5 2015-02-28 23:56:07

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Krita (as long as you don't mind pulling in half of KDE...)

EDIT: Mypaint is also excellent.

Krita is an awesome application, but as HoaS says it pulls in a lot of dependencies. I've never tried Mypaint though


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#6 2015-03-01 00:09:35

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

Closest I'd found to an exact match to MS Paint in Debian is KolourPaint (kolourpaint4 in the repos).  Like Krita, wants to pull in half of KDE, but haven't found any other Paint clone that comes close.

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#7 2015-03-01 00:32:19

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

schwim wrote:

which explains why it sucks like a Hoover vacuum cleaner when I try to use it for basic things, like selections with borders while working on a website.

gimp >> select >> border

not what you are wanting?

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#8 2015-03-01 15:08:21

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

I generally use Pinta for basic stuff.


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#9 2015-03-01 16:55:26

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

Hi there folks, and thanks a bunch for all your help.

Of all the suggestions, I ended up going with Pinta.  Although it's by no means a superstar, it was the only thing I could find that had recent updates, wasn't geared toward tablets and didn't require an unacceptable(for me) amount of dependencies.  The program itself is quite underwhelming but it will do for my needs.

Thanks again!

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#10 2015-03-02 03:09:56

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

On Waldorf, with many extra apps already installed:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cli-common libgdiplus libglib2.0-cil libgtk2.0-cil libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil
  libmono-addins0.2-cil libmono-cairo4.0-cil libmono-corlib4.0-cil
  libmono-i18n-west4.0-cil libmono-i18n4.0-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil
  libmono-security4.0-cil libmono-sharpzip4.84-cil
  libmono-system-configuration4.0-cil libmono-system-core4.0-cil
  libmono-system-drawing4.0-cil libmono-system-security4.0-cil
  libmono-system-xml4.0-cil libmono-system4.0-cil mono-4.0-gac mono-gac
  mono-runtime pinta
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So I guess the dependencies thing depends on whether you already have Mono or not.


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#11 2015-03-02 06:30:35

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

^ Whereas kolourpaint4 in LXDE (with a few extras installed) would pull in:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  docbook-xml docbook-xsl kate-data katepart kde-runtime kde-runtime-data
  kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins kdoctools kolourpaint4
  libattica0.4 libdbusmenu-qt2 libdlrestrictions1 libexiv2-13 libfam0
  libgpgme++2 libilmbase6 libiodbc2 libkactivities6 libkatepartinterfaces4
  libkcmutils4 libkde3support4 libkdeclarative5 libkdecore5 libkdesu5
  libkdeui5 libkdewebkit5 libkdnssd4 libkemoticons4 libkfile4 libkhtml5
  libkio5 libkjsapi4 libkjsembed4 libkmediaplayer4 libknewstuff3-4
  libknotifyconfig4 libkntlm4 libkparts4 libkprintutils4 libkpty4
  libkrosscore4 libktexteditor4 libkxmlrpcclient4 libnepomuk4
  libnepomukquery4a libnepomukutils4 libnl-route-3-200 libntrack-qt4-1
  libntrack0 libopenexr6 libplasma3 libpolkit-qt-1-1 libqca2 libqimageblitz4
  libqt4-declarative libqt4-designer libqt4-network libqt4-opengl
  libqt4-qt3support libqt4-script libqt4-sql libqt4-svg libqt4-xmlpatterns
  libqtwebkit4 libsolid4 libsoprano4 libssh-gcrypt-4 libstreamanalyzer0
  libstreams0 libthreadweaver4 libxml2-utils ntrack-module-libnl-0
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...because it was specifically built for the KDE desktop; apparently it uses elements of KDE for things that many other applications use widget toolkits for.  No mono though.

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#12 2015-04-14 09:24:20

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

I also like Pinta

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#13 2015-04-14 09:30:27

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

I do some professional photo work and when I want something fast and easy, it is Pinta.

It passes the one supreme software test - you do not need to read a manual to use it.


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#14 2015-04-14 10:45:34

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Re: Paint-like program, your faves?

You could also try xpaint.

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