I was recently browsing through various Linux news sites and bumped into this article, a taste of a comic done in Krita, the KDE painting and image editor application, which is part of the KOffice suite. Now I rarely use image editors, and I'm totally untalented at it, but when I do, I use GIMP for basic cropping, coloring or other simple stuff.Read more »
GREYC's Magic Image Converter (G'MIC) is a image retouching tool which has been made available as a GIMP plugin. G'MIC comes with a large number of pre-defined image filters and effects (more than 190!).Read more »
For those who don't know gimp-plugin-registry yet, it is a collection of scripts and plugins for The GIMP. The name is based on the webpage GIMP Plugin Registry, where most (new) plugins and scripts are listed. So far the package ships with 170 scripts/plugins.Read more »
RPhoto is an open-source image viewer and editor for Windows and Linux. Its origin resides in the lack of a simple software capable of cropping photos with a constant ratio, to avoid white borders when printing.
RPhoto is lightweight, very fast, and offers basic rotate, resize and crop functions, optimizes JPEG files, has a built-in file explorer and is able to read EXIF data.Read more »
The single-window mode has finally been confirmed for Gimp 2.8. Peter Sikking, interface and interaction artist for the GIMP makes this very clear in a recent blog entry.
If you like the multi-window mode, fear not, Peter says that you will be able to switch between single and multi-window by using a menu switch:Read more »
A few months ago I was telling you about sK1, an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand. At the time, you had to compile it, but now (actually it exists for quite some time, but I wasn't aware of it) there is an Ubuntu repository from where you can install the latest version.Read more »
The release of GIMP 2.7.0 is a first step towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. Please note that this is an unstable development snapshot and read the GIMP 2.7 release notes. Actually, in the following repository, the current version of Gimp is 2.7.1 already. To install it in Ubuntu, just copy & paste the following commands into a terminal to add the Launchpad PPA repository:Read more »
GIMP, despite it's interface, is the best open-source image editor. But often all you want to do is simply resize a picture or a similar minor task and for that you could use an application such as mtPaint which has a lot of great features such as:Read more »