GIMP is a really great program for being an open-source thing. Just a word of caution, though... Once your files get past about 20 layers and a few thousand pixels in either direction, the program becomes almost unrunable. My recent Nesspressen map ended up being 6,900 x 5,400ish with about 40 layers, and every action I did took at least five minutes on a dual-core laptop with 2.5 gig of ram.
Have fun, though, as GIMP can do a whole lot!
it is a quite functional open-source photo tool. i like it. the time issue i'm used to...sometimes i run GIS spatial queries, or labeling functions, on large maps, and it may run for 30/40 minutes or more. and i'm using a 4gig RAM, 64-bit phenom x3, with ATI Radeon graphics. it warped that globe image in less than 1 minute. when i send it to multiple tiles, it slows much more though. i can't get it to spin the globe, any tricks to that animation?
What odd watermelons those are.
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Hai> I think that's someone saying "Aren't Open Source usually janky bug-filled half-assed things? WOW This thing is GREAT!"
Not "It's okay I suppose, it is Open Source..."
It looks to me like he's saying that FOSS is inherently inferior to proprietary software and I happen to find that very insulting.
However you choose to interpret it, it is time to drop it as this is going nowhere.
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love the gimp.
ya know, gimp's not losing vector data like adobe and jpg will, especially when going up and down in dpi's...
and who said watermelons? thats good, my first thought too, hehe
or maybe green eggs, then ham, them dr. suess, then the grinch, then that little dog he had with the twig antlers...
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