Post by Fernando Martins Post by Benoît Minisini Post by Rolf-Werner Eilert
As for TerraGen: http://planetside.co.uk/products/terragen3
But those guys have been programming it for years, so it would be hard
to come up with anything near to its perfection...
The serial letter thing is (in a very simple form) the project I just
This image editor in the Gambas IDE, where is it? How can I access it?
Just put any image file (jpg, png, gif or xpm) in your project and
double-click on it from the IDE.
I haven't checked it myself but your idea might not be so far fetched :)
I have not seen the latest versions of bitmap editors in Linux, but all
of those I have checked a couple of years ago, I always missed some
critical feature when compared to good old MS Paint Brush!! That's how
low my standard was. Amazing and very frustrating. My uses were actually
quite simple: grab some screenshot with PrtScn (or Alt+PrtScn), paste
into MS PB, do some basic image manipulation, but including pixel level
manipulation with a zoom, add some text, and then use it in a
presentation or the web. I remember the only feature I missed in PB was
to set the transparency color and some file format.
Plenty of Linux bitmap editors would fail on the clipboard requirement.
Others in the zoom, or the text, IIRC. The only one that worked decently
was the very old x-paint (IIRC the name) a pure X app, ugly as it could
be but solid and fairly deep stuff. (gimp was not for me)
A few minutes ago, I wanted to do just the thing you mentioned (take a
web graphic / screenshot, draw some lines, add a few comments, and put
it back into a forum article). Gimp is way too sophisticated to do such
things quick-and-dirty, and I didn't know what to use else. So: 100 % agree.
On my distro, some mtPaint has been installed (and I hadn't even noticed
yet). It seems it's older stuff, so it might have come in together with
KDE3 (although it's GTK+). If you can find it, take a look at it. Or I
could make a screenshot... It offers a lot of functions via the menues,
much too many in my opinion. But it was delevoped to work on icon
bitmaps, according to the impressum text.
Anyway, its functions would mark the limit for me in such a tool. At a
first glance, I would change the toolbars to a "minimum necessary" and a
"show it all" version to not scare away beginners. And one might add a
customizing function that allows icons/functions to swap between the two
modes for usability.
What I wanted to say is, the more I keep thinking about it, the more I
begin to like this idea.