>>>>> "Kelly" == Kelly Lynn Martin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>>> My question is what is the minimal machine configuration for Gimp
>>> to work reasonably fast? What CPU, how much RAM, what video card
Kelly> Piddle. I use GIMP on a P120 with 88 megs of RAM and two
Kelly> relatively uninteresting hard drives. It's not blazing, but
Kelly> it's adequately fast for me.
Thanks for all the replies. I am still wondering if anyone has seen
Gimp really really fast with large images on reasonably cost machines?
(100K SGIs are out of the question :-)
A little bit more detail on my settings. A work, I have a 200MHz PPro
(RH 5.2) with 384MB memory and a dedicated 100BaseT line to an 266MHz
PII (WNT4) running VNC as my X terminal. The video card is on a
Matrox Corona framegrabber (4MB Millennium II equivalent). I do
different kind of image processing at work. 1kx1k grayscale is very
fast with this setting (mostly custom C++ code). But 1600x1200 color
image is slow. (Gimp 1.13)
At home, I have a 200MHz PPro (RH 5.1) with 32MB memory. I use
XFree86 SVGA server on a 4MB Millennium II (at 1600x1200x16bit). The
machine is very fast with everything else. However, Gimp with
1600x1200 color image is quite slow, even with simple repainting.
Should I play with backstore and how do I turn it on?
I have another headless 166MHz Alpha UDB with 80MB of memory. Gimp
1.04 is understandably slow.