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This list is intended to cover LibreOffice issues (not all FOSS).

That said, LibreOffice is not the software equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife. There really are 
things it is not designed to do. This photo editing request appears to fall into that 
"inappropriate tool for the task" category. I believe it is very proper to suggest alternatives in 
such a case. 

I do agree that FOSS ought to be included in such recommendations whenever possible but each 
possible solution should be made to stand on its own feet recognizing that not all FOSS is created 
equal and that sometimes even proprietary software for a fee is best for a particular task.

Ideally every recommendation will be identified as FOSS, freeware, adware, trialware, 
proprietaryware for a fee, etc. Then the person who seeks help has more information upon which to 
base a decision.

Zeal for FOSS can get out of hand.


-----Original Message-----
From: anne-ology <>
Sent: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 9:18
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] How to use LibreOffice to blur and save a PNG?

       Obviously you're not going to the Gizmo's site.

       Those 4 programs as well as LO are similar, yes.

       Tucows, Cnet, ... are not the same as Gizmo's - those sites do not
cater to the user who wishes to avoid MsFt yet use quality software;
           in fact, I think those sites are attempting to make a profit.

From: Charles-H. Schulz <>
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] How to use LibreOffice to blur and save a
Cc: Florian Effenberger <>

I'm very sorry Anne, but going there prompts me to lists of software by
categories; only a fraction of these are actual Free Software (and I have
to look for them).

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