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  • #31
    Originally posted by liam View Post
    Anyone compared this to darktable yet?
    Exactly. This software should not be compared to GIMP in the headline, but to apps like Darktable (RAW processing and management). And it's not like this area is under represented on Linux... Looks like a tough sell for Corel, which in turn will probably say: "See, nobody buys software for Linux".

    If it were Corel Draw instead then it would be news, and I'd consider investing in it. Even better would be Corel Painter, but even here there's an excellent alternative in MyPaint. Point being: Too little too late.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by bug77 View Post
      I take it you're not using a flash then...
      Well, 500 allows "series" even with built-in Flash, although due to recharge needed, time between the actual shots is uplifted to approx 1 second.
      External flash gets that limitation removed. But its still easier, since there is no shuttling due to trigger push.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by numasan View Post
        If it were Corel Draw instead then it would be news, and I'd consider investing in it. Even better would be Corel Painter, but even here there's an excellent alternative in MyPaint. Point being: Too little too late.
        Talking about Corel Draw ... I have one guy who *needs* CD X10 in order to operate his plotter, everything legal with dongles etc. But once he tried to open Inkscape-produced SVG in Corel Draw, it failed completely.
        So he went like, free hence crappy etc. How was he suprised to find out firefox 9 opens that SVG from Inkscape just fine.
        Talk about quality with Corel...

        Actually, Corel Linux was, or more exactly, could have been my first Linux.. Even have original discs somewhere.. Didnīt install it though, for the reason it was unnecessary. It didnīt have the charm which Ubuntu later happend to have. Just white cd with pile of blue boxes and penuin playing.. message to buyers being :"Prepare to play around with crap whole day" probably.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by cl333r View Post
          it's plenty considering they released it for like 1.5% market share. If Linux had like 20-50% share then that would be another story with a valid complaint.
          on "wikipedia" linux do have 3,5% market share (2% andorid 1,5% linux) and a grow rate of 40% per 6 month.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
            on "wikipedia" linux do have 3,5% market share (2% andorid 1,5% linux) and a grow rate of 40% per 6 month.
            I personally give damn crap about linux usage static.

            If I go shopping, I ask for linux support directly, and if its unsupported they can kiss my money goodbye.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by crazycheese View Post

              Actually, Corel Linux was, or more exactly, could have been my first Linux..
              lol... Yeaaaaaa.. My first Linux install was Caldera eDesktop 2.4..... and we all know how that turned out... SCO pretty much flushed themselves down the toilet..lol

              When I first installed Caldera eDesktop back in 1999 or so, it used to keep popping up everytime I logged in, wanting me to pay $15 or so for some Caldera proprietary sound drivers for a cheap Opti sound card that I had at the time.. It pretty much held my sound for random as it would play the startup jingle and then it would shut the sound off.. Of course, I had the free (as in cost) edition of Caldera linux so that might have been part of the reason as I guess they were trying to make a business model out of selling proprietary drivers for linux.

              It's really amazing that today I use Linux so much, considering my first experiences were so horribly horrible. My second time with Linux was a complete nightmare as well, running Debian stable was nice, but having to use non-free wireless firmware caused the kernel to panic nearly every hour on the hour if I forgot to turn the wireless off when it wasn't in use.. That was about 10 years ago... Still running Debian today.. Different laptop though. No more kernel panics, thank the devs.
              Last edited by Sidicas; 01-11-2012, 09:26 PM.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                I personally give damn crap about linux usage static.

                If I go shopping, I ask for linux support directly, and if its unsupported they can kiss my money goodbye.
                sure i do the same. but he claim 1,5% for linux but andorid is also a linux.

                and 2%+1,5% =3,5% --

                we are more than he claimed!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Sidicas View Post
                  lol... Yeaaaaaa.. My first Linux install was Caldera eDesktop 2.4..... and we all know how that turned out... SCO pretty much flushed themselves down the toilet..lol
                  Ha! Well, I couldnīt read past /etc/fstab in Oīreily book. I always felt asleep. Says much about quality of books around that time; btw should remember to recycle it already.
                  I was impressed with Solaris workstations running KDE2 (like Iīm impressed with current DEs under linux). After that thing, you just couldnīt touch any windows machine, gave just *eeek* feeling. Maybe except for time wasting, ie gaming.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                    sure i do the same. but he claim 1,5% for linux but andorid is also a linux.

                    and 2%+1,5% =3,5% --

                    we are more than he claimed!
                    Q,.. betwen you & me.. Linux has rate of 100%. ; )

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                    • #40
                      I don't get it ... why would anyone pay $99 for this.

                      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                      Phoronix: Corel Releases Professional Linux Photo Software

                      If the GIMP isn't cutting it for your photo needs or running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom within Wine isn't working out, Corel has released professional-grade photo software for Linux...

                      http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA0MTE
                      Neither GIMP nor running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom within Wine is the competition on Linux for this product.

                      Here is the actual competition for Professional Linux Photo Software:

                      http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about/overview

                      http://www.digikam.org/drupal/features

                      Note that the features of digikam include "complete RAW workflow, flexible photo management, advanced, non-destructive editing". After all with digikam over 1200 digital camera devices supported, support for RAW pictures, support of more 300 proprietary RAW camera file formats, digiKam core, image editor and image filters support 16 bits color depth pictures (RAW, TIFF, PNG, JPEG2000). Image Editor has a full Color Management support using ICC color profiles ".

                      Rather than GIMP, this is the REAL competition on Linux for Professional Photo Software. Why would anyone spend $99 on a dubious proprietary product from Corel?

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                      • #41
                        it does look like Bibble Pro

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                        • #42
                          Qt

                          And this was possible thanks to Qt UI i one of the most difficult part of cross-platform application

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Kejk_PL View Post
                            And this was possible thanks to Qt UI i one of the most difficult part of cross-platform application
                            Yes and no. Depends how much back-logic is there. Cross-platform desktop applications may be exposed via HTML5 today and the browser bugs may be the most difficult part, or in a similar fashion you may use Java and the UI (Swing) will be easy but the hardest part would be how you access the native libraries.
                            In fact there are applications that don't have Qt anymore and are still cross platform (like Opera browser), or they use Qt just as a backend (Firefox on KDE, LibreOffice on KDE).
                            At the end cross-platform may be easy if you draw using a cross platform API from scratch, like Cairo, OpenGL (all using custom UI maybe), Swing, Qt, (ugly) Gtk (on Windows), but if you would pick for example OpenGL, the cross platform may be bug dependent (like Rage game on AMD cards), so cross platform implies much more than it is.
                            Also cross-platform depends on platform: disk-free devices may be a different cross platform (that may store every data on the cloud, a switching drive like Android applications using the SD card), because are more things to be platform dependent than just the UI toolkit. Writing a think in Java may not work on a Wii or on the WinPhone 7 device, and writing DOS applications may work just cross platform as DOS emulators work on Android too.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                              Talking about Corel Draw ... I have one guy who *needs* CD X10 in order to operate his plotter, everything legal with dongles etc. But once he tried to open Inkscape-produced SVG in Corel Draw, it failed completely.
                              So he went like, free hence crappy etc. How was he suprised to find out firefox 9 opens that SVG from Inkscape just fine.
                              Talk about quality with Corel...
                              You should be blaming SVG, a standard so crappy no two programs can understand each other's SVG perfectly.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by curaga View Post
                                You should be blaming SVG, a standard so crappy no two programs can understand each other's SVG perfectly.
                                Svg is a hideously long standard that no one has yet implemented fully(hence why inkscape targets tinsvg) but the problem here might simply be that the svg was created using the inkscape svg name space and want sent exported to the standard svg namespace. I've seen this happen before is why I'm mentioning it.
                                Btw, what I'd really like to see is a widely accepted standard binary XML format. That would make svg so much more useful on the web (not to mention hugely speeding up filter operations that work on tons of nodes).

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