Posted by: Anonymous
on November 12, 2007 01:04 AM
You know, I'm not one to complain, I appreciate all the great free/open source software I use. But I have to agree with this! I'm not even an artist, I just occasionally want to draw something or edit a photo. I've also never used Photoshop or any other similar graphics software. Yet I must agree that GIMP is a most unintuitive, difficult to use piece of junk! It takes me hours to do what should take minutes. I first used GIMP nearly a decade ago, and I currently have version 2.2.13 installed. In all that time I've seen so little improvement it's astounding!
Another evidence which is hard to ignore is the fact that real artists don't use GIMP. Go anywhere on the internet, find places where artists post computer art that has any measure of sophistication, and see what tools they're using - I guarantee they're not using GIMP! I think a fork of GIMP by people who care would be great.