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Old 30. Nov 2010, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I installed Ubuntu in one of my pc. I am planning to install Krita 1.6.1 in it..According to osalt.com it was like the closest freeware photoshop (product rating is 4 stars out of 5) Is it possible that I will use this Ubuntu and survive without going back to Windows?
What other stuff will you recommend for me to download and install to make it look like Windows?
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Old 30. Nov 2010, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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To edit images, I usually use GIMP which is quite powerful though there's a learning curve for it.

Here are some tips and tricks for making Ubuntu look like Windows.
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Old 30. Nov 2010, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi I installed Ubuntu in one of my pc. I am planning to install Krita 1.6.1 in it..According to osalt.com it was like the closest freeware photoshop (product rating is 4 stars out of 5) Is it possible that I will use this Ubuntu and survive without going back to Windows?
What other stuff will you recommend for me to download and install to make it look like Windows?
It's actually easier to achieve the Windows "look" with Zorin which is designed this way and has the options built in.

As you will see from the other thread in this forum, Peppermint One is also worth a look in terms of increased usability.

http://zorin-os.webs.com/
http://peppermintos.com/

Will you survive without going back to Windows?.. IMO yes, but it took me two attempts to get there and I fully appreciate that such a move is not for everyone
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Old 30. Nov 2010, 12:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi I installed Ubuntu in one of my pc. I am planning to install Krita 1.6.1 in it..According to osalt.com it was like the closest freeware photoshop (product rating is 4 stars out of 5) Is it possible that I will use this Ubuntu and survive without going back to Windows?
You can give it a spin. Krita is part of the KDE Office Suite but it should also work in Ubuntu as well. When you download the package from the Ubuntu Software Center, it will also download all its dependencies for you.
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Old 30. Nov 2010, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can you better discribe what you want to use Krita or another photo editor for? There may be better choices depending on your particular needs.

Krita was designed to run under the KDE desktop environment, so a minimal KDE install is also necessary. If you install it from the Software Center (recommended) all the dependencies will be installed automatically, but if you are running the latest Ubuntu 10.10 newer version of Krita is in the repositories (ver 2.2.2). As far as I know it is quite a bit better than 1.6.2. [more info here http://krita.org/]

Krita is more focused on artists, than photo enhancement and manipulation. Gimp is better focused on photography needs. Although I don't use Gimp much for working on my photos. For most photo enhancement in Linux I use ShowFoto. You can use it standalone or install the DigiKam photo management suite which integrates ShowFoto. DigiKam is arguably the most powerful open source photo suite available for Linux. It has some amazing features. http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about/features9x
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You can give it a spin. Krita is part of the KDE Office Suite but it should also work in Ubuntu as well. When you download the package from the Ubuntu Software Center, it will also download all its dependencies for you.
Jojoyee beat me to the punch there about the dependencies.
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Old 30. Nov 2010, 06:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi,
If you want Ubuntu that looks like XP have a look at YLMF -

http://www.ylmf.org/en/
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