Advanced Paint Program for Linux?

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    aceradam28

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    Hi, im looking for a paint program in Linux which is more advanced than the basic Paint they give you, I do not want GIMP, I have gimp and that is too advanced as it's toolbox seems terrible for doing basic things like create rectangles. On windows I used programs like fireworks and Paint.net just to give you an understanding on what may be good for me.
     
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    It's probably worth you looking at Scribus and Inkscape, both of which are available in the repositories so can be installed using the add/remove software tool.
     
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    Kolourpaint is also a nice little paint tool, roughly equivalent to paint.net. It's actually included as a standard tool in KDE, but I'm pretty sure it can be installed seperately.

    Edit: I just checked, and it's actually already installed on my AAO, either by default, or something else I added needed it. Be that as it may, I can confirm that it runs nicely on the AAO.
     
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    Ok thanks, Im now using Inkspace, I already have Kolourpaint but its a bit too basic so Im using Inkspace however Im gonna have to look at some guides for it because its quite confusing to use but least I can create shapes unlike with GIMP lol
     
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    If you don't like the default interface of Gimp, you might want to try Gimp Shop-

    http://www.gimpshop.com/

    Which is a reworked Gimp to make the interface more Photoshop like. However, creating rectangles in the Gimp is really simple- I don't understand your problem. Another good paint/image editing program is Krita:

    http://www.koffice.org/krita/

    It should be in the Fedora 8 repo.
     
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    No. Scribus is a DTP (Desktop publishing) program. Inkspace is a vector drawing program.
     
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    OpenOffice Draw, perhaps?
     
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    Not really, Draw is also a vector drawing program (like Adobe Illustrator) and not a paint/image manipulation (pixel based, like Adobe Photoshop) program.
     
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    I dont see a shape tool or any easy method for creating shapes in GIMP, maybe I should try that alternative layout
     
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    Create a rectangular selection; to give iot a border select 'stroke' from the edit menu; to fill it use the bucket fill tool.
     
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    thanks, im just so use to using tools from the tool bar for most other programs
     
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    is Paint.NET available for linux
     
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    From the website:

    I suspect the answer is 'no'.
     
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    .NET doesn't work on Linux and without the .Net framework any .Net Programs will not work (which includes Paint.net)

    I would really recommend you spend some time using GIMP, its a very powerful and fully functional program. I would (after using it for a while)choose it over Photoshop any day.

    PS Gimpshop is a bit too buggy for my likings.
     
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