On 06/07/2013 03:50 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote:
Ahh! The Gimp. Great program and I do have some use for it. However,
learning it has a _steep_ learning curve for me and, frankly, sitting
at the screen and reading the online manual is not what I would prefer
using my limited time for. There are several "learning" books out
there, but which one is the best one I need to learn The Gimp? That
is my problem with it. Once or twice I fiddled with it and got it to
do somewhat what I wanted, but it wasn't very intuitive and I feel it
could do so much more for me. If I could just get a good book on it
and sit down and play with it...
I need to relearn the interface for Paint Shop Pro X5, when I used
version 5 since the XP days. But since I can not get v5 to install
on Win7 Home Premium that my laptop has, I had to upgrade it and
relearn the new interface. Same with PSP 5 or X5 vs. GIMP. The time
it takes to relearn how to do the things that comes very easily to me
with the old interface, well it is very frustrating to say the least
and has taken 2 to 5 times longer to do the things I want/need to do.
Yes GIMP has a steep learning curve. As for learning curves, ever try
to use Photoshop? Now that has a steep learning curve if you have not
dealt with such a package before. PSP5 was so easy to use and learn,
plus it had everything I wanted or needed for my work.
Also GIMP does not have all of the "filters" that I had with Paint Shop
Pro 5 [or the new X5].
If there was an easier and/or better graphics program that I could use
with Ubuntu 12.05, then I would give it a try.
Sometimes the books I have seen in the stores, or online, seem to be
written by and for the graphic artist, and not those of us who need it
for the more simple things, like repairing old photos or dealing with
simple pixel-based graphics. for all [most] vector-based graphics, I
use Inkscape. I have not really sat down and learned Draw for these
things, yet. I am so use to Corel Draw 11, Inkscape is similar enough
to use, is I am using Ubuntu. I have Corel Draw 11 on a Win7 laptop.
I just wish I really had the time to sit down and "play" with the
packages, GIMP, Draw, and others, with a good book of instructions to
help walk me through the processes.
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