"Read the well-wrought entry linked above for the drawn-out
reasoning behind moving the "professional"-quality Photoshop killer
GIMP from the Ubuntu base (it'll be available in the Ubuntu
Software Center, or your other favorite package-management
"Those assembled seem to think that GIMP is not used enough and
is not consumery enough. And that the F-Spot photo manager can do
basic photo editing and is much better for the average user.
"Oh, do I have bones — plural — to pick over this
one. I still haven't made my decision on whether I'm for Mono
(using the Microsoft-compatible open-source tools) apps or against
them (and F-Spot, along with Tomboy notes and, if you've added it,
the Banshee music player seem in my mind anyway to be the
highest-profile Mono apps in the GNOME world)."