Is there a simpler alternative to GIMP?

Hi,

I am using openSUSE 11.4 (KDE). For image editing, is there any simpler alternative to GIMP? GIMP is more complex, so I am looking for something easy.

Thanks.

On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:06:03 +0000, happy21 wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am using openSUSE 11.4 (KDE). For image editing, is there any simpler
> alternative to GIMP? GIMP is more complex, so I am looking for something
> easy.

What kinds of editing are you looking to do? It might help people make
suggestions if you identified specific tasks you want to do so they can
be sure the software they recommend meets your needs.

Jim


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Hi
Have a look at pinta, it’s a cut down version of GIMP.
http://pinta-project.com/


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Basically in image editing, the most common options should be there – like to resize the image, adding note(s)/text to it or below it, changing its format (for example, from .png to jpg or other or vice-versa), saving it in .pdf format and related things…Thanks.

Okay, I see this, thanks.

rhappy21 wrote:
> is there any simpler
> alternative to GIMP? GIMP

Krita ?

Inkscape?

Gwenview has already a few very basic image editing features built-in. And then there is the digiKam/showFoto which allows image editing too.

If you have a KDE desktop you probably already have these, or at least you can easily install them from whatever repositories you are using.

Isn’t that for vector images only? AFAIK it doesn’t edit bitmaps.

Really there a lot of alternatives, I installed Pinta, seems easy, at least than GIMP. “Inkscape”, I try that.

I really didn’t see these earlier, silly me, but I guess digiKam is a little advanced, Gwenview is there and was there, but I really didn’t know that I could use it for cropping too! However, I didn’t find ‘showFoto’, might be not in the default repos. Thanks.

happy21 wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> I am using openSUSE 11.4 (KDE). For image editing, is there any simpler
> alternative to GIMP? GIMP is more complex, so I am looking for something
> easy.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
You may want to look at XnView (http://www.xnview.com/en/). I have used it
for years. Main use was converting from one tpyr to another (ex: .jpg to
…png)

It is available for Linux, Windows and Mac(?). I started using it on Window
ME, then when I converted to all Linux in 1999 on openSUSE. Presently use it
on 12.1.

Russ

Showfoto is a very nice alternative. It’s included in one of the kde4 image applications.
Sorry can’t remember the app it’s bundled. Have some digging in the kde4 and kde4 extra repo to find it.
I always use it with the combination of gimp.

ShowFoto is part of digiKam

Okay but on their website, there are no instructions of how to install it. Should I directly open it with the default options? Since this is not available from Yast…

There is no need to install anything. Just extract the downloaded file (e.g. XnViewMP-linux-x64.tgz) and then click on xnview.sh to start the program.:slight_smile:

happy21 wrote:

>
> upscope;2429984 Wrote:
>> You may want to look at XnView (‘XnView Software - Free graphic and
>> photo viewer, converter, organizer’ (http://www.xnview.com/en/)). I have
>> used it
>> for years. Main use was converting from one tpyr to another (ex: .jpg
>> to
>> …png)
>
> Okay but on their website, there are no instructions of how to install
> it. Should I directly open it with the default options? Since this is
> not available from Yast…
>
>
Depends on what operating system your using. For openSUSE download the rpm
version (32 Bit) to a folder and go into Yast–> Software Repositories →
Add → Local Directory → Next and then Give it a name and path to the
folder you downloaded to. Then Next. After that go to Software management
and find XNVIEW and install like any other software.

For 64 bit version, download the tar file (XnViewMP-linux-x64.tgz version I
have, there maybe a later one) to a folder. Untar it
Code

tar -xvzf filename
/Code

It will create a new folder. Just follow the Readme file.

Hope this helps.


Russ

Well thanks for letting know the way. I did and it works! Looks nice, in time, could tell better. But there is no help file for it? Even not on its website or document. Though I could install openSUSE 64 bit but I installed 32 bit only since my RAM was 2 GB and the version is 11.4. Thanks.

And even for 32 bit, there was an option of tar files, however, I went for rpm as you said.

And finally after doing this, can I delete the original file and where it was downloaded since it has already been installed?