Re: Picasa2 effects

Quoting "Brian J. Murrell" <brian interlinx bc ca>:

On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 07:17 +0900, Bengt Thuree wrote:
:) Damned? I don't think I mentioned that, and nope I did not mean that
(although it could be interpreted as that)
Just ment that the people who has Gimp, and use it, are very comfortable
with it

Probably not true.  I use it -- because I have to -- no other options
but I am very clumsy in it to be sure.  I just don't have time to learn
all of the basic knowledge one needs to use it effectively.

and would probably prefere to use it rather than F-Spot.

Not at all.  I would rather use f-spot to launch a gimp, run a recipe
and have my modified image back in f-spot.

Just a user data-point here, I also would prefer F-Spot to hand the image to
Gimp for more complicated editing than crop/colors/redeye. A button 'Edit in
Gimp' or right-click context menu would be great. Maybe even a preference for
which editor to use somewhere in case any other editors get traction in Linux.

Recipies is a nice idea, especially if the user finds themselves always carrying out the same operation due to preference or camera (eg., remove a colorcast from a cheap phone-cam) Personally, I don't think I've ever done the same thing twice
in any image editor :)

I've seen Picasa. It's slick, but it doesn't run on Linux...



On the other hand...
I would think the a lot of people (majority probably) will not know how to
use Gimp,

Right.  And are not willing to invest the time just to modify some

and I do not think Gimp is installed by default in all
distributions yet.

Maybe not.  Most people know how to install software though.

Otherwise a 15-20 MB download... Just for some minor

Why minor?  Some people could employ some really good recipes and it
could wind up being quite a powerful set of features.  See that's the
whole point of using the gimp for this.  The possibilities of photo
enhancement operations is limited only by the gimp, not what somebody
wants to code up from scratch for f-spot.

True, if the easiest way to do this is to use Gimp, then we use it.

Surely it must be.  Re-use is always easier than writing from scratch.

But can you get the same feeling as Picaso?

I dunno.  Never seen Picaso.  Just commenting on using the gimp for
photo editing.


My other computer is your Microsoft Windows server.

Brian J. Murrell

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