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 (they should have used something traditional like red brick or stone). Got rid of the shutters that don't fit. Now everything is modern.

Another neighbor put brick on the bottom of his house which looks choppy and accomplishes nothing. I would have used it to demarcate the odd garage.

I don't know why people don't hire professional designers and architects. Doing things the right way costs nothing.


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