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Linux.com: Raster Image Editors: A Comparative Look at the GIMP and Krita

Nov 02, 2006, 03:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"With the release of Krita 1.6, it seems like a good time to compare the two big raster image editors for Linux. Coming as they do from the divergent GTK+ and KDE programming camps, it can be hard to assess the differences between the GIMP and Krita without being swayed by politics and emotion. Let's take a cold, hard look at the two, and compare the features side by side.

"Both apps are strongly influenced by the interface and feature set of the 800-pound gorilla of proprietary raster graphics tools, Adobe Photoshop. The drawing, editing, and selection tools, the layers metaphor, the floating palettes, even the menu structure and terminology of the two free editors closely follow Adobe's lead. Consequently, the tools and operations that they have in common far outnumber the differences..."

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