[oclug] Linux Advocacy... Sort of
miden at travel-net.com
Sat Apr 7 08:27:45 EDT 2007
Sorry that should have been:
'I know that 99% of the concerns on this list relate to hardware or
On Sat, 2007-04-07 at 07:50 -0400, miden wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 23:23 -0400, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > Still, your point is taken. It would be quite nice if it just worked.
> > We're getting close, though. Just the new udev system and changes to
> > recent kernels alone, really are making a big difference.
> I know that 99% of the concerns on this list relate to hardware but I
> have to speak up for a nice bit of software - the GIMP. At one time I
> would have automatically switched to winblah and Painter to handle
> photographic workflow (Painter IS fabulous) but no longer bother. The
> GIMP really does provide you with a digital darkroom.
> At one time I found the GIMP to be awkward and non-intuitive but it has
> become a very useful tool. I still use Painter (owned by Ottawa company
> Corel) for 'natural' media work but the GIMP is my photographic tool of
> It would be nice if my graphics tablet 'just worked' but as it isn't
> required to use the GIMP photographic tools... who cares?
> If you want a lot of built-in cute effects you might want to look at
> Photoshop but if what you want is to get the maximum amount of
> information from your digital photos and/or make them look their best,
> explore the GIMP. It has come a long way.
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