View Full Version : A replacemnt to paint
08-24-2008, 11:40 PM
I know ive been asking for alot of help recently (Sorry) :rolleyes: but ive only just gotten back into Flightsim after a long break and ive come to notice that he line in my screen shots are jaggered but on the actual game they aren't i know its not because of Photobucket because ive seen some very high Quality PB shots, so it Must be paint thats ruining it, Im looking for a programme thats easy to run and just a simple paste then save kind of thing, im not good at getting things :D
Any Solutions? Thank you very much :)
I swear its my last question :rolleyes:
08-25-2008, 12:39 AM
I'm not sure what your question is getting at but you and other people might be interested in the freeware program PainDotNet, available here ...
It's certainly more powerful than Paint.
08-25-2008, 02:46 AM
Paint.NET (http://www.getpaint.net/) is a fantastic free alternative to Paint that runs on the .NET Framework, which you'll have to look in to separately. You could also try the most powerful freeware program out there, The GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/windows), primarily for Linux but also for Windows. GIMP has nearly all of the features of a commercial program like PhotoShop but isn't very user friendly.
However, if you seriously plan to go down the road of graphics then I do recommend you invest (or not *whistles*) in Photoshop CS3, the most powerful, user friendly, graphics software there is. :)
08-25-2008, 07:34 AM
Ill try Paint.net then Thanks guys :)
08-25-2008, 10:08 AM
I've used Paint.net for both of the paints that I've done and I've been pretty pleased with the results.
I also use GIMP for editing all my screenshots. I have to agree with Asad though, in that I haven't found GIMP very user friendly. :):)
08-25-2008, 10:29 AM
Thanks for the help Simon, Much Apprecated, :cool:
08-25-2008, 10:39 AM
Indeed, which leaves Photoshop as the only powerful and user friendly software. :) But I believe Paint.NET will be just perfect for your needs. :D
08-26-2008, 09:22 AM
GIMP can be alright, it does take time to learn it all though.
08-26-2008, 09:29 AM
What can I say? I'm still running Corel Draw/Photopaint from ten years ago. :)
User friendly? ...... Not exactly.
Powerful? ...... Yes, in many ways more powerful than PhotoShop.
Affordable? ...... Not exactly.
Do I like it? ...... I love it. If I didn't I would have upgraded long ago.
08-26-2008, 09:58 AM
I'll be doing a blog post about this highly interesting topic. :)
GIMP has nearly all of the features of a commercial program like PhotoShop but isn't very user friendly.
This project can help with the user friendly, or lack thereof, aspect of GIMP.
08-26-2008, 01:21 PM
I was about to post about GimpShop, just installed it in Ubuntu, but it isn't as easy to use as Photoshop even after install. In the end, though, all it takes is getting used to the interface. :)
I think getting used to the interface is a big part of it. Photoshop itself really isn't that easy to learn, certainly not once you get past the basics. It's just had 20 years for people to get used to the way it does things.
GIMP's interface could still use a face lift though.
08-26-2008, 01:40 PM
You know, I personally think GIMP should have all the tools integrated into one window, like Photoshop. And the 20 years part doesn't necessarily hold true for everyone...I had both Photoshop and GIMP at my disposal when I started out (about a year ago :o ) and even back then I found Photoshop a tad simpler. Now that I'm used to it I can easily complete everything I need to do in Photoshop, yet I still have to hesitate a lot for GIMP. :)
08-26-2008, 01:45 PM
loki and Asad_Khawer,
Photoshop is the market leader for the same reason that PCs are their market leader -- share of mind begets addons and orbiting products begets addons begets share of mind, and so on.
Photoshop got there first. When it stopped being the best technically it didn't matter because Photoshop still had essentially 90% share of mind.
What makes Photoshop the recommended product today is not so much Photoshop as such but rather the wealth of plugins and related stuff available for it. That and its extensive and powerful support for color management of exotic professional output devices like dye sublimation image printers, and for things like doing color calibration of professional scanners.
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