Posted by: Anonymous
on November 07, 2007 09:20 PM
Are you an artist? Really? Do you have any links to your work online? I am interested because I have yet to meet anyone who is even vaguely capable of pushing pixels around who believes that the GIMP is useable. Only programmers and other non artist types seem to think that the GIMP is a good program. I see this as an argument between the people who DO know how an art program needs to work, and those people who are still happy that there is a free program for them to tinker with. The artists need to make a living. Artists work at a speed that would probably shock you. If you lack the tools for a job, you need to run at a pedestrian speed doing things by hand. Beginners and casual users are used to working slowly, and do not realise that there are tools on other programs that will reduce the current job from an hour to two minutes. Again the beginners will only work in a small window tucked between the massive GIMP interface. If you are only painting in 500x400 pixels, then there is no sacrifice. If you are painting in 12000x10000 pixels (yes, I have regularly worked in this and larger sizes) you want as much screen real estate as possible. The smaller your art the more guesswork you have to do while painting on a tiny window. Professional artists are often used to painting at larger sizes. Painting on a 12"x9" Wacom tablet becomes redundant when you can only use a quarter of the space to paint in miniature. There are literally hundreds of problems with the GIMP UI, but this example is a good one to simply show the difference between professionals and amateurs.