NewsForge: Time to Stick a Fork in the GIMP?
Mar 13, 2006, 13:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jozsef Mak)
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"Some people like the GIMP, the open source community's answer
to Adobe Photoshop, but a recent survey by Novell showed that
Photoshop is one of the top three applications Linux users want
ported to their platform, which indicates the GIMP may not be
meeting the needs of Linux users. Designers' efforts to improve the
GIMP have failed in the past. Maybe now is the time for a more
"Visitors to the Ubuntu Art Talk forum recently have been
discussing the pros and cons of using the GIMP versus Pixel, a
lightweight application with an interface that emulates Adobe
Photoshop. Pixel is fast, friendly, and more feature-complete than
the GIMP--but it's not open source. It's shareware and available
for all major platforms..."