A tirade on GIMP
I recently needed to make a nice little banner image for
a webpage I was working on. No problem, I'll just use the
- Crop to selection... Doesnt exist...
Tools->Transform->Crop and Resize.. This looks like it!...
Nope, did nothing... Basically the only way I found to crop
an image to the selection, is to copy the selection to a new
image. A bit fiddly.
- Layer->Add stroke...Doesnt exist...
Lets end here... The GIMP in my opinion, sucks. It has
tools that work. It takes... 5 minutes for my
Linux install to power down cleanly, another 2 for windows
to boot up. 1 minute to get the effect I want in Adobe
Photoshop (that was seemingly impossible in GIMP), followed
by 1 minute to shut down windows, and 10 to reboot Linux.
Right now, I am very disillusioned with Linux, as I seem
to be wasting a lot of time switching between the two
operating systems, to use tools that Linux SHOULD HAVE.
What did I want to do? Simple... Make a graphic of a
word.. Drop a black 2px border round it.. Crop the image so
there is no wasted space, and save it as a .gif. Such a
simple thing... There doesnt seem to be an easy way to do so