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    beli0135 NNTP User

    Default Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?


    Am I the only one who can't use GIMP or Krita because they do things in
    completely unlogical way, becuse they are so user-unfriendly?

    OMG, why can't someone make clone of Photoshop?! At least some version
    from 10 years ago, like v 5.5 or something? Just clone... without
    inventing the hot water, just clone it?

    For me it is absolutely impossible to use this applications. For
    someone who used photoshop a lot in the past, everything looks upside
    down.

    Am I the only one?


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    conram NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?


    beli0135;1904263 Wrote:
    > Am I the only one who can't use GIMP or Krita because they do things in
    > completely unlogical way, becuse they are so user-unfriendly?
    >
    > OMG, why can't someone make clone of Photoshop?! At least some version
    > from 10 years ago, like v 5.5 or something? Just clone... without
    > inventing the hot water, just clone it?
    >
    > For me it is absolutely impossible to use this applications. For
    > someone who used photoshop a lot in the past, everything looks upside
    > down.
    >
    > Am I the only one?


    It does work. though it is not as powerful as photoshop. The impression
    that it is not friendly is not too acceptable. It is by the user who
    uses the app.
    If you start working in gimp and think it as gimp not photoshop and
    disregard
    all photoshop thinking while using it you will be able to start
    adopting to this new gimp environment. This is speaking through
    experience. Before I was used to making architectural 3d in acad and
    when I tried sketchup I found it hard at first because I always think of
    using the acad commands.

    Just my sincere 2-cents


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    GofBorg NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?

    Like any app you just have to use them for awhile.
    I used to hate GIMP, but I love it now.

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    beli0135 NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?


    Yes, I know this. It was the same when I passed from Win to Suse...
    however, it is DIFFICULT. To make some simple operations like pasting to
    layer from clipboard, creates some "floating" layer which I cant do much
    unless I make 20 clicks over the menu... I mean, spending 2 hours just
    trying to make a "tab" look like in Flock...

    Some things are driving me crazy... if I make selection, shouldn't one
    click on image deselect it? It is like this in all graphics applications
    made on this planet, except in GIMP...

    In my opinon, GIMP should serve as an example HOW NOT to make program.
    It is powerful, but that is no use if you need to forget everything you
    knew before, and learn how to use same tools on different way.
    Looks like if you design a hammer that can strike the nail only
    upwards.


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    Malcolm NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?

    Quote Originally Posted by beli0135
    Yes, I know this. It was the same when I passed from Win to Suse...
    however, it is DIFFICULT. To make some simple operations like pasting to
    layer from clipboard, creates some "floating" layer which I cant do much
    unless I make 20 clicks over the menu... I mean, spending 2 hours just
    trying to make a "tab" look like in Flock...

    Some things are driving me crazy... if I make selection, shouldn't one
    click on image deselect it? It is like this in all graphics applications
    made on this planet, except in GIMP...

    In my opinon, GIMP should serve as an example HOW NOT to make program.
    It is powerful, but that is no use if you need to forget everything you
    knew before, and learn how to use same tools on different way.
    Looks like if you design a hammer that can strike the nail only
    upwards.
    Hi
    As a novice GIMP user (Had to make a photo mosaic for the desktop). If
    I cut and paste a photo as a layer and then give the layer a name
    then all is calm in gimp land. You can then click on the layer and
    do anything you want to it.

    Maybe they could make a Xmas video how the gimp stole photoshop?

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    GofBorg NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?

    > Yes, I know this. It was the same when I passed from Win to Suse...
    > however, it is DIFFICULT. To make some simple operations like pasting to
    > layer from clipboard, creates some "floating" layer which I cant do much
    > unless I make 20 clicks over the menu... I mean, spending 2 hours just
    > trying to make a "tab" look like in Flock...


    Not sure what you want to do with the layer, but I usually use the merge
    down. You could always open a new window and edit what you want the layer
    to look like and then copy it into the other project as a new layer, then
    merge the two. It's not that hard, just different.

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    ram88 NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?


    I never used Photoshop before, and now after 1.5 years webdesiging I see
    that Gimp is a great tool.
    User-unfriendly? I don't think so, it was a completely new application
    for me, the GUI the Effects, Layers, everything.
    Do not blame this application, read some 'tutorials'
    (http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/).


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    ZStefan NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?


    beli0135;1904268 Wrote:
    >
    > In my opinon, GIMP should serve as an example HOW NOT to make program.


    Yes, this is true. The reason is that Gimp, in my opinion, never went
    through the hands of critically-minded developer, who would improve the
    user interface.

    In fact, there were no significant developments in user interface since
    years. There was some additional package to improve the interface, but I
    don't know what happened to it.

    Somebody needs to listen to the voice of unhappy users, and improve the
    interface. The ignorance of this side, embedded in the application by
    authors, was never corrected.


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    oldcpu NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?


    beli0135;1904263 Wrote:
    > Am I the only one who can't use GIMP or Krita because they do things in
    > completely unlogical way, becuse they are so user-unfriendly?
    >
    > OMG, why can't someone make clone of Photoshop?!

    Did you try gimpshop (a gimp interface clone of photoshop, and a fork
    of gimp) ?
    'PackMan :: Package details for gimpshop'
    (http://packman.links2linux.org/package/gimpshop)

    I prefer gimp myself but you may find gimpshop is a friendly transition
    into gimp from photoshop.


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    beli0135 NNTP User

    Default Re: Am I the only one who think GIMP or Krita are unusable?


    Thanks, oldcpu, I didn't know about that. I will see if this improves my
    handling.

    The way GIMP is, for me it is simply wrong. I agree with malcolmlewis,
    he never used photoshop and learned gimp. But I used photoshop and a lot
    of other apps in late 90-ties. All of them have the same way of doing
    things. I find Gimp and Krita doing it other way around... No necessary.
    They are good programs, just to change interface.


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