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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 radical approach.

"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..."

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