Linux Software Picks: Six Alternatives to Photoshop

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AudraMarcie

Photoshop has many options that could help you in complicated operations. I agree that most of them can also be done with Linux, but it's not the same. It's like when you buy a regcure software or run a free online app. I tried them both and I could tell that I prefer to buy one.

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cwsnyder

Paint dot net, when translated to Linux, uses the mono libraries and is  called paint dot mono or mono paint (see this article http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/09/paintnet-for-linux-paintmono.html for more information on installing on Ubuntu, with a reference for installing on Mac OS X).

 The correct Ubuntu command line command is even 'paintdotnet'. 

cwsnyder'When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on!'

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fnordfnord

Paint.NET is being actively ported to Linux, so you can try it out, though it doesn't create a menu entry yet, and has some bugs.

I would try GNUPaint for a MS Paint replacement, but TuxPaint also has its adherents.

There are also several Image libraries that offer minor retouching/recoloring in them, but GIMP is the current ruler of the roost as far as Linux Image editing goes.

For the more adventurous you could sidle up to imagemagick, hehe 

 

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Xylogeist

WTF? They didn't evenmention Paint.NET.... LAME. Out of these GIMP is the best, however, NONE of them even CLOSELY compare to the almighty photoshop, rock on windows.

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kokoro90

Evidently you don't have enough brain cells to understand the title - this is about graphics software for Linux. Paint.net, last time I checked, is an application that only runs on Microsoft Windows.  Calling it "LAME" not to include a Windows-only application in an article about Linux apps is more than lame itself, it's just plain stupid.

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1337Goose

Some of these Open Source programs are very refined and do an excellent job of editing photos. I recommend trying it out to anybody who is even mildly curious.

By the way, thanks for the article, it was a good one. 

~Goose

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arch-chancellor

I have yet to find that perfect program. One won't paste a color as transparent. Another brings up a separate dialog box for text. Some won't do a simple pixel by pixel dot. I've even run across some that required you buy a plugin to open and save PNG.
I have tried these programs out on both Linux and Windows, and they fail many of the simple tests I do.
Neo Paint and Paint Shop Pro come close, but are lacking the ease of use.

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Xylogeist

Get photoshop :P I'm not at liberty to discuss it, but there are free ways out there to get photoshop... just look around :P

 

GIMP is pretty much the best... "obviously" free program

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norman

try paint.net?

-- Norm

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