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Hello! Linux newbie, soon to be migrating over from the world of MacOS (Debian disks en route -- where's the #$@% mailman???). I'm looking for a good paint program for ...
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    Good Paint programs for Linux???


    Hello! Linux newbie, soon to be migrating over from the world of MacOS (Debian disks en route -- where's the #$@% mailman???). I'm looking for a good paint program for Linux... any suggestions? For frame of reference, I've been using Painter 6.0 for the last couple years and think it's great -- it's just the operating system it uses leaves much to be desired! :/

    I've got the the 3-D programs covered - POV-Ray and Blender -- and Gimp looks promising for image editing. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance

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    Well, I think the Gimp is the bid daddy of all painting/image editing programs in Linux

    I dont know if youre aware of a cool downloadable book, called
    Grokking the Gimp

    However, here are some links for you to see listings of painting apps, because you know, "A link's worth a 1000 words"
    http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/G...ng/index.shtml

    And a little offtopic, dont forget to download the blender tutorials (the online ones, and the videos) and visit websites such as Elysiun

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by darklordsatan
    Well, I think the Gimp is the bid daddy of all painting/image editing programs in Linux

    I dont know if youre aware of a cool downloadable book, called
    Grokking the Gimp

    However, here are some links for you to see listings of painting apps, because you know, "A link's worth a 1000 words"
    http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/G...ng/index.shtml

    And a little offtopic, dont forget to download the blender tutorials (the online ones, and the videos) and visit websites such as Elysiun

    Cheers
    Already have Elysiun bookmarked, thanks for the other links. Much appreciated

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    For simple stuff KolourPaint is good. For complex stuff GIMP.

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    Lunapaint

    Hey!

    I'm working on a program in the style of TVPaint/Aura and DeluxePaint for Amiga. It's got paint modes, layers, onionskin and animation. It is still in it's early phases, but if you like to make 2d computer gfx, it might be something for you.

    Mind you there's a irc channel #lunapaint on irc.freenode.net

    url: http://www.sub-ether.org/lunapaint/

    my best regards,

    Hogne T.

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    You might also find the Draw programme in Open Office useful from time to time. This is great for creating vectored graphics, and IMO better than packages like XFig etc.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    I'm working on a program in the style of TVPaint/Aura and DeluxePaint for Amiga. It's got paint modes, layers, onionskin and animation. It is still in it's early phases, but if you like to make 2d computer gfx, it might be something for you.
    I'll be waiting for the full app!
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    I like inkscape for doing a bit of doodling, partly because it's so smooth but on the other hand the whole notion of svg is so appealing. You can always export to bmp/jpg/png etc.

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    Use MS Paint in Ubuntu

    Ref: Ubuntu Forum Search Keywords MS Paint User Name HavocXphere

    Followed HavocXphere's instructions for using filemon from sysinternals to scope out
    what DLL's needed to be added in C:/Windows/System32 to allow MSPaint to run.

    Instructions for getting Windows XP - MS Paint on Linux
    MS Paint on Ubuntu
    MSPaint Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp Service Pack 3)

    1. Copy the following files from a Windows XP (SP3) Install to a USB Flash Drive
    C:\Windows\System32\ (Files needed are...)
    mfc42.dll
    mfc42u.dll
    msisip.dll
    msvcrt.dll
    mspaint.exe
    olepro32.dll
    wshext.dll

    2. Copy the following Folders from a Windows XP (SP3) Install to a USB Flash Drive
    C:\Windows\AppPatch
    C:\Windows\Fonts

    3. Create a Folder named MSPaint at .wine/drive_c/Program Files
    (Substitute a ? for the SPACE in Program?Files for copying.)

    4. Copy mspaint.exe to .wine/drive_c/windows/Program Files/MSPaint
    Copy the remaining six files to .wine/drive_c/windows/system32
    Copy the Folder AppPatch to .wine/drive_c/windows
    Copy the Folder Fonts to .wine/drive_c/windows

    5. CREATE A UBUNTU DESKTOP ICON:
    Right Click on the Desktop, Left Click on Create Launcher.

    Name XP-MSPaint
    Description
    Command wine "/home/youruserlogin/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/MSPaint/mspaint.exe"
    Comment Microsoft XP Paint Ver 5.1

    6. Double click on XP-MSPaint to test Paint ver 5.1
    Be sure to Click on TEXT in the Left Menu, then draw a Box for the TEXT INPUT,
    then go to the top menu and select VIEW TEXT BOX to allow for changing the
    Font selection and size.

    Things that do not work properly are:
    1. Printing - When opening a TIF File, and trying to print to paper.

    Tested with Wine 1.01 and Ubuntu 9.10 03-03-2010

    lk

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