[CLUG] 7.1 vs 7.2
locka at iol.ie
Mon Feb 11 12:35:35 GMT 2002
Marcus Viertel wrote:
>>>3) I want to start shifting my productive "work" onto my
>>linux platform. One
>>>thing I do a lot is photo restoration, and I am sure I can
>>do that even
>>>better and faster under Linux than Windows. Any suggestions
>>as to what
>>>program? Should I stick with GIMP or something else? What
>>>support (need TWAIN support for SCSI scanner)
>>GIMP has some very good algorithms but the interface is one of the
>>biggest bags of shite I have ever seen. I can't imagine anyone using
>>it for anything productive unless they have the patience of Job and
>>*lots* of time to waste. It's probably the most counterintuitive
>>interface I know, which is a shame because the features of the program
>>are supposed to be excellent.
> Okay, lets forget about GIMP. Besides, I have seen that Corel have a photo
> editor for Linux. But how can I scan in the images. The scanner is a SCSI
> scanner and is recognised by the OS, but I need a program for scanning that
> works under Linux?
Check out SANE - like TWAIN but saner. Supports lots of SCSI / USB /
Parallel port scanners. Most distros probably contain it.
As for GIMP, the UI is similar to Photoshop so if you like that you'll
probably manage with GIMP just fine. Learn the keystrokes and it will be
more tolerable. You can also add your own keystrokes by highlighting a
menu item and pressing a key combo to assign to it.
Adam Lock - locka at iol.ie
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