brainbuz on 14 Dec 2011 07:30:57 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] observational: user hostility

Gimp isn't a casual put a hat on a dog program, its a free alternative to PhotoShop a rather expensive, complicated and powerful graphics manipulation program (not to be confused with Consumer Oriented products that use the PhotoShop Brand). Gimp has a learning curve, but it is $800 cheaper than PhotoShop. That being said when I've looked at easier to use programs on Linux I thought they were worthless.

On 14.12.2011 10:08, jeff wrote:

Whenever I used to do anything with graphics, back before linux, I'd 
open Photoshop (largely because I had it).  Do not construe usership 
with ability though...

Yesterday I wanted to do a tiny amount of graphic manipulation so I 
fired up GIMP.  To say I'm not a power user is an understatement.  In 
fact, it's like giving me a Ferrari when I drive a land yacht.

No matter how I tried, I could not do what I wanted.  I called over a 
coworker, who does graphics, for help.  She had that same sideways 
stare: it was the blind leading the stupid.

Not wishing to take a course in GIMP, I found a program for the Other 
OS, in which I finally managed to do what I wanted (put a Santa hat on 
my dog).  My coworker said it would have been easier to put an actual 
hat on the dog and take a picture.

I am not blaming GIMP nor promoting anything else.  Just seems that the 
other program was less user-hostile (to the way I do things).  Might 
just be that I'm a graphical nincompoop....

But when you gotta put a Santa hat on your dog, you gotta put a Santa 
hat on your dog.  No amount of manual-scanning will do.

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