photo editing

Asked by hugo on 2009-07-14

Is there a more simple photo editing program besides GIMP. With the program I used in Windows I could choose the format as you would do in a photo-shop, rather than having to change the number of pixels, which I find to complicated for someone who uses the program only occasionally.

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Best Tom (tom6) said : #1

Well here's an official list but i would avoid any of the KDE applications because otherwise it might draw in all the KDE desktop as dependencies which would be large but not a problem unless your hard-drive space is very limited. On the other hand if you are using Kubuntu rather than Ubuntu then avoid all the non-KDE apps ;).

and here's something i use quite a bit for some things that Gimp doesn't really do, file-browsing almost like a slide-show

in some smaller distros i've used MtPaint which is much like the "Paint" program in Windows, ie very very basic photo-editing. I'm not completely clear on exactly what you want to do to the photos at this point so i hope this helps!

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #2

In Gimp when you do "Save As ..." you can change the format of the picture just by changing the ending, for example by deleting ".jpg" from the end and making it ".gif" or even just adding ".gif" converts the picture to gif format. It took me a while to realise how easy it was as Windows tends to make things over-complex.

Here's a guide about some other things that might helps, particularly how to install new packages, such as the ones listed previously

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

hugo (hugoaernouts) said : #3

Thanks Tom, that solved my question.

Tom (tom6) said : #4

Brilliant, nicely done :))
Welcome to linux-land, especially the debian/Ubuntu corner of it :)
Regards from
Tom :)

I really like F-Spot myself. Oh and if you need video editing try PiTiVi.