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Gimp Paint Studio expands GIMP with new brushes, presets

Looking for a way to expand GIMP's default toolset? Have a look at Gimp Paint Studio, a Creative Commons-licensed set of brushes and tool presets that add a wide range of new artistic options to your painter's toolbox. While GPS itself is a fantastic and functional add-on for GIMP, its creators hope that it also provides a spark to encourage others to experiment with the open source photo app's...

DLS Review: Picasa 3.8 released, now with Picnik editor

Picasa 3.8 was unleashed upon the world a couple of days ago. It brings with it several major features, such as Batch Upload, something called "Face Movie," which creates an animation out of a series of images of the same person, and last but certainly not least, Picnik photo editing. That's right – Picasa can now upload your photo seamlessly to Picnik, and it allows you to edit it there,...

FotoSketcher applies cool, artsy effects to your photos

It's no GIMP, but free utility FotoSketcher has a few neat tricks up its sleeve and it's very easy to use. You won't find any subtle red eye adjustments here. In fact, there's not even a way to select a portion of an image. These are brute force, full-image effect filters. Simply select an effect, set some parameters, choose a frame, and apply. That's it. There's undo functionality (thankfully),...

Canonical plans to let the GIMP off his leash in Ubuntu 10.04

"Bring out the GIMP." "GIMP's sleeping." "On second thought, let him sleep. We're not gonna be using him anymore anyway." You heard Zed and Maynard right. It looks as though Canonical's plans for Lucid Lynx don't include the OSS Photoshop alternative. Prevailing sentiment seems to be that the GIMP is is considered to be a 'professional' application and not necessary for the average...

Paint.NET 3.5 Beta 1 released - now with added shiny

The widely acclaimed image editor Paint.NET has been updated to version 3.5 Beta 1. The Windows application, developed using version 3.5 of the .net framework, was originally developed by a Microsoft-mentored student as a replacement for the basic Microsoft Paint application that ships with Windows. Since it's inception it has grown hugely in features to the extent that many now consider it a...

GIMP 2.7 beta released

The folks behind the open source GIMP image editing application have released the first beta build of GIMP 2.7. The application is available for Windows and Linux, although the download server for Gimp 2.7 beta seems to be a bit fuzzy at the moment. You can get the source code from a mirror, or download the Windows installer from Filehippo. As you can see from the screengrab of the installer,...

Run GIMP 2.6.1 image editor from a flash drive

Just about a week after open source image editor GIMP 2.6.1 was released, a portable version is available. What makes GIMP 2.6.1 Portable different from the original application is that you don't have to install the portable edition on a computer to run it. You just download the application, run it once to unzip it to a directory of your choice, and then you can run it from that folder. In other...

GIMP 2.6 open source image editor launched

The developers behind open source the image editing application GIMP have released a major update. GIMP 2.6 includes a number of changes to the user interface and tools and plugins. There are a also a few important changes under the hood. One of the most noticable changes is that the main menu items have been moved from the toolbox window to the image window so that you can access most options...

GIMP 2.5.4 Ready for Download

Development toward the 2.6 release of GIMP continues, and devoted users can now head over to the FTP server and grab a copy of the new (and unstable) 2.5.4 release. Several UI annoyances have been fixed. Docks and toolboxes can now be easily recovered from an accidental close via the window menu. You can also lock your tabs to a dock to keep yourself from dragging them out by mistake, and...

Grab Color Palettes From Your Current Page In Firefox

Design inspiration can come from a lot of different places. If you find yours from digital sources on the web, Palette Grabber for Firefox might be incredibly useful to you. Install it, and Palette Grabber sits in the left corner of your status bar waiting to leap into action. A single click (right or left) exports a selective palette based on your current page in Firefox. Palette selection is...

Do more with GIMP by adding plugins

We are big fans of free, open-source alternatives to brand-name software, and one of the best examples of this is GIMP, the full-featured Photoshop rival. Like any good forward-thinking software project, GIMP has a plugin architecture which allows for any shortcomings or missing features to be remedied by a helpful developer taking the time to create the necessary add-in. techZilo has compiled a...

Paint-Mono - A GIMP alternative?

The Download Squad team got really excited this morning. When we contemplated installing Paint-Mono, we pictured it and GIMP arming themselves with swords, screaming "There can be only one!" We thought there would be an epic battle, and the victor would lop off the other's head in a firestorm of light. Instead, we ended up compiling Mono. Paint-Mono is a Unix port of Paint.NET. To install, it...

Eee PC Tips: A crash course in Linux

So you're an early adopter and you've run out to buy yourself Asus's $400 Eee PC because it seemed like a great price for a fully functional 2 pound computer that's about the size of a typical hardcover book (and far smaller than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). But the innovative easy to use interface might get old pretty quickly if you want to do more than surf the web and create letters,...

GIMP 2.4: First major update in three years

If you've been thinking it's been a while since GIMP 2.2 was released, you're right. It's been three years since the GIMP team has pushed out a major update to the open source Photoshop alternative. This week, GIMP 2.4 was released, with a new icon set, and a whole slew of other features: Redesigned crop, selection, and align tools Scalable bitmap brushes Reorganized menu layout ...

Ubuntu Studio released

An Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed for creative types has been released. Ubuntu Studio was originally due out last month, but some last minute glitches caused the developers to delay the release date by a few weeks. Ubuntu Studio is designed to prove that Linux is just as good as OS X or Windows for creating and manipulating media files. Of course, if you're not an ubergeek, installing...