On Saturday 11 March 2006 18:39, John R. Culleton wrote:
> On Saturday 11 March 2006 17:00, Michael Schumacher wrote:
> > wayne wrote:
> > > http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/03/07/1813207
> > >
> > > Saw the above article on Newsforge.
> >
> > Well, it shows that the author doesn't read the OpenUsability
> > forum. Of course, this makes it a suitable article for
> > NewsForged, but without proof for the authors claims it is
> > worthless.
> >
> > I'd highly recommend and appreciate it if anyone who wants to
> > participate in the discussion that will take place in this
> > thread reads the relevant sources (OpenUsability forum, GIMP
> > mailing list archives, news group and Bugzilla for threads
> > concerning GIMPShop) himself and in whole. Thank you.
> >
> >
> > Michael
> There has been a history of Gimp leadership downplaying the needs
> of the DTP world. In particular the CMYK color model has been
> avoided. Now there is (slow) movement in that direction, but CMS
> profiles are needed as well.
> Meanwhile other products are coming to the fore that have CMYK
> and CMS capabalities from the start. Among products usable today
> there is Inkscape the drawing program and Scribus, which is more
> of a Quark replacement.
>  But a more direct alternative in terms of replacing Gimp
> functionality is Krita, part of the Koffice site but not normally
> distributed with it. Krita is buggier than a summer picnic and
> crashes are frequent. But development is proceeding rapidly and
> the feature set is already impressive. It calls itself a
> "painting and image editing" program, which is Gimp territory to
> be sure. And one of the principal developers asked me what plug
> ins I especially liked in Gimp, to give him some rainy day
> projects. And it already has CMYK and CMS profiles.
> By no means am I ready to jump ship. But I keep my eyes on these
> other alternatives. Gimp either meets the DTP challenge or will
> have to face a Photoshop port or clone someday. And keep an eye
> on Krita.

Totally agree with this post. When Krita matures, Gimp is going to have some 
insane competition.
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