"The GIMP has been a poster child for the open source movement
ever since it came out. It has been compared to Photoshop and has
often been spoken of as the only worthy open source contender in
the graphics editor category. While that statement may or may not
be true, it is definitely a rival to photoshop when it comes to
complexity. And I’m not the only one who thinks that the GIMP
is complex. Apparently the Ubuntu development team also thinks the
same way and have removed GIMP from their default distribution. It
is still available in the online repository but the Ubuntu 10.04 CD
will not ship with GIMP on it. The point is that with all that
power comes complexity and GIMP is definitely not a tool for casual
"So, what are your options if you’re casual user who just
wants to edit a few images here and there and isn’t really
interested in all the power that GIMP offers but would rather have
a light weight but functional editor.
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