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2 พฤษภาคม 2012

Drawing bordered rectangle in GIMP in simple steps

Filed under: personal — ekkman @ 23:47

Once in a while you may have to do this and that editing on photos / pictures on Ubuntu. Once I want to put a simple shape on my image but how to do it on GIMP since it’s default image editing tools on Ubuntu. It’s less (much less perhaps) than obvious how to do this on GIMP. I present you with 3 options:

  1. Follow this simple easy 9 steps! http://pbs01.wordpress.com/2007/09/30/145/
  2. Take a look on GIMP documentation itself. It’s simpler; just only 5 steps. http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Borders_On_Selections/
  3. Installing Pinta (available on Ubuntu software centre) instead. Looking at the screenshot on the website it’s pretty obvious how to draw rectangle http://pinta-project.com/

Dear Canonical, I understand that GIMP is one of the biggest trademark of FOSS image editing tools but if you want to smoothen user experience, consider replace GIMP with Pinta. GIMP is big and GIMP is powerful. That is out of question, sure. GIMP is also not a newbie-friendly program, too! Same thing goes for windows. Ignoring the cost, I still choose Paint.NET over Adobe Photoshop unless I have to do serious editing regularly. Not to say that Photoshop is not powerful but it’s too complicated for most of our everyday uses. 


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