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    Phoronix: GIMP 2.99.x Development Releases Likely Starting Soon For GIMP 3.0

    It's 2020 and GIMP remains one of the last holdouts for a major software application still relying upon the GTK2 tool-kit even with GTK4 potentially coming around the end of the calendar year. Fortunately, at least, the GIMP 2.99.x development releases on the path to the GTK3-based GIMP 3.0 should be starting up soon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...And-2019-Recap

  • #2
    I stopped following GIMP's transition to Gtk3 like 8 years ago.

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    • #3
      As much as I appreciate the people who work on it do it for nothing, I have one massive gripe with GIMP that's independent of it's toolkit.

      The UI is horrible. Please, just copy Photoshop or Krita.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Britoid View Post
        The UI is horrible. Please, just copy Photoshop.
        People that like the Photoshop UI do not use the GIMP. They use Photoshop.

        Why should a far superior image manipulation program deliberately destroy their UI just so that Photoshop users can call it "Rubbish Photoshop clone" instead of "Horrible, it doesn't look anything like Photoshop"?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Britoid View Post
          As much as I appreciate the people who work on it do it for nothing, I have one massive gripe with GIMP that's independent of it's toolkit.

          The UI is horrible. Please, just copy Photoshop or Krita.
          https://twitter.com/GIMP_Official/st...82585809342465

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          • #6
            Originally posted by archsway View Post

            People that like the Photoshop UI do not use the GIMP. They use Photoshop.

            Why should a far superior image manipulation program deliberately destroy their UI just so that Photoshop users can call it "Rubbish Photoshop clone" instead of "Horrible, it doesn't look anything like Photoshop"?
            I call it "Photoshop, 10 years behind".

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            • #7
              Ok I'll reword what I said.

              Fix the UI.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                GIMP
                How dare you?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Britoid View Post

                  Ok I'll reword what I said.

                  Fix the UI.
                  I'm no artist, but have some experience with photography, small scale publishing, and old skool pixel painting. To me GIMP is easier to use. I started with MS DOS Deluxe Paint, switched to Paint Shop Pro (starting with version 3 or so), and took some time to learn GIMP, when I switched to Linux. It changed a bit few years ago, but didn't take long to learn the new workflow. It's still missing some advanced features, but I don't do anything super advanced. For processing RAW, I use Capture One, Lightroom, or Darktable. OTOH, every time I begin with Photoshop, it feels bloated and overly complex. Each new version feels worse than the older. Mostly because I don't spend any time learning that UI. What does this tell us? I think the UI/UX experience heavily depends on your background.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by caligula View Post

                    I'm no artist, but have some experience with photography, small scale publishing, and old skool pixel painting. To me GIMP is easier to use. I started with MS DOS Deluxe Paint, switched to Paint Shop Pro (starting with version 3 or so), and took some time to learn GIMP, when I switched to Linux. It changed a bit few years ago, but didn't take long to learn the new workflow. It's still missing some advanced features, but I don't do anything super advanced. For processing RAW, I use Capture One, Lightroom, or Darktable. OTOH, every time I begin with Photoshop, it feels bloated and overly complex. Each new version feels worse than the older. Mostly because I don't spend any time learning that UI. What does this tell us? I think the UI/UX experience heavily depends on your background.
                    My story: I'm no technician, but have some experience driving bikes. To me Ford cars are better than BMW or Mercedes. I started with rusty bikes then switched to newer ones and took some time learning to drive a Ford car. It's still missing some advanced features, but I don't do anything super advanced. For driving to the mall it fits me just fine. OTOH, every time I see a BMW driving by it seems bizarre, bloated and overly complex. Each new version of Mercedes and BMW feel worse than older ones. Mostly because I don't spend any time learning anything about those cars. What does this tell us? That I'm a clueless moron who likes to share his ignorance and bias? - No. I think it tells us that "the user experience heavily depends on your background".

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