What Linux art app do you prefer?

Hey all,

Uh, I'm finding it hard to stay active. Nowadays, there's hardly anything I can post a reply on. Mostly issues other people have. I don't really know a lot about these issues unlike other people.

With that out of the way, what Linux art app do you prefer?

  • GIMP
  • Krita
  • Inkscape
  • KolourPaint
  • Something else

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I voted GIMP...
Inkscape, too. they have different applicability, so cannot really be voted against each other.

And I am just generally unhappy with GIMP over-all these days. It is chock full of bugs that persist.
It breaks workflow and makes it difficult to just do your work without having to reinitialize often.


I don't have sophisticated graphics requirements, so I went with something as Paint-like as I could find:

sudo apt show drawing
Package: drawing
Version: 0.4.11-1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/graphics
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Original-Maintainer: Andrej Shadura <andrewsh@debian.org>
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Installed-Size: 1,786 kB
Depends: gir1.2-gtk-3.0 (>= 3.24.0), python3-gi-cairo (>= 3.30.0), dconf-gsettings-backend | gsettings-backend, python3:any
Homepage: https://maoschanz.github.io/drawing/
Task: ubuntu-budgie-desktop
Download-Size: 986 kB
APT-Manual-Installed: yes
APT-Sources: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
Description: simple drawing application for the GNOME desktop
 Drawing is a simple image editor similar to MS Paint and designed
 for the GNOME desktop environment. It includes a set of image
 manipulation tools for every day basic image editing needs.

Voted inkscape for vector graphic, but I use Gimp as well for ordinary things.

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+1 gimp

I'm terrible at these things but I'm more used to Gimp than any other options, so I voted for it.

Gimp is best suited for my purpose. I don't use it professionally and don't really know its full potential or limitations.

I am shocked that Krita is so low. It is the 3rd best overall art application period imo
(Photoshop > Affinity Photo > Krita)

Kinda a different style of art than what you are talking about I think. But Aseprite is amazing for a lot of stuff I do.

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That's what I use. Not to be biased or anything.

I also really like the newest Pinta.

I think it is because Krita is a KDE app and therefor, does not match other desktops. KDE users would be the most familiar with it; and Zorin OS does not come with KDE desktop.
On a Kubuntu Forum, it would likely have Much Higher standing.

I like that Pinta looks and functions a lot like Paint in Windows, but man... 27 dependencies! I'll stick with Drawing.

ca-certificates-mono cli-common libgdiplus libglib2.0-cil libgtk2.0-cil libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil libmono-addins0.2-cil libmono-btls-interface4.0-cil libmono-cairo4.0-cil libmono-corlib4.5-cil libmono-i18n-west4.0-cil libmono-i18n4.0-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil libmono-security4.0-cil libmono-sharpzip4.84-cil libmono-system-configuration4.0-cil libmono-system-core4.0-cil libmono-system-drawing4.0-cil libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil libmono-system-security4.0-cil libmono-system-xml4.0-cil libmono-system4.0-cil mono-4.0-gac mono-gac mono-runtime mono-runtime-common mono-runtime-sgen

I was thinking this myself. But Krita has found a pretty large audience even outside the KDE space. Either way as long as people are happy using what they are using lol.

I did this in Pinta, quick and sloppy. My neighbor put modern brick on a colonial so I fixed it. Got rid of the shutters that don't fit.

Another neighbor put brick on the bottom of his house. I would have used it to demarcate the odd garage.

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