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Favorite Graphics Creation Tool

by vroom (His Eminence)
on Feb 15, 2002 at 19:21 UTC ( #145751=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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The Gimp
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Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by silent11 (Vicar) on Feb 16, 2002 at 06:13 UTC

      Some very nice ones there ... I'll put them in round-robin for one of the panes, thanks :)

      Are the .jpg ones avaiable in some non-lossy format as well ? After having viewed too many of them, the artifacts really stand out, especially when used as backgrounds ...

      The link names are deceiving!

      I thought "image 1" was funny, and "image 16" cool looking.

      perl -pe "s/\b;([st])/'\1/mg"

      I'd say, bad excessive use of plug-ins.. although image 18 is nice and stylish.

      He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

      Chady |
      I first used one of these as my wallpaper just over a year ago. After rebuilding my machine and loosing the image I have been on the hunt for them ever since. A chance find of an email in my archive has reunited me. ++silent11 (Now that I am able to vote!)
      heh. 9 years later I find these images sitting on an old linux machine I'm about to decomm. the links to the above images have been broken for the better part of the last decade.
      these desktop images will now have a permanent home at:

      While I'm not particularly fond of the images any more I had to provide the link to their new home just in case :)

        And they're as brilliant as ever, silent11! Thanks for re-hosting them, and bringing them to our attention again.

        What is the sound of Windows? Is it not the sound of a wall upon which people have smashed their heads... all the way through?
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by count0 (Friar) on Feb 16, 2002 at 03:57 UTC
    What about those of us who hand craft our pics with vim? ;)
    static char * perl_xpm[] = { "23 09 3 1", " c None", ". c #FFFFFF", "+ c #000000", "....................++.", ".....................+.", ".++++...+++..+.++....+.", ".+...+.+...+.++..+...+.", ".+...+.++++..+.......+.", ".+...+.+.....+.......+.", ".++++...+++..+......+++", ".+.....................", ".+....................." };
      static char *

      what kind of perl is that?

      do this in perl, then it's cool.

        It's his Perl C interpreter ofcourse.

        Brother Willem

        -- |
        It's an xpm image file, commonly used with GTK+ and GNOME software.
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by belg4mit (Prior) on Feb 16, 2002 at 03:42 UTC
    Un!x, from scratch
    Haven't got one, xpaint?
    Un!x, tweaking
    xv!!! God I love xv.
    Win32, from scratch
    Paint Shop Pro 4 (3 will do but it is lacking, most notably LFN support)
    Win32, tweaking
    LView Pro 1.D2 (the closest Win32 native to xv, yes you can run xv on NT but it's not the same)

    At some point PSP decided it should be Adobe, and Lview decided it should be PSP :-(.

    perl -pe "s/\b;([st])/'\1/mg"

Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by dws (Chancellor) on Feb 16, 2002 at 03:54 UTC
    For sheer, pointless brutality, nothing beats programmatically generating code to programmatically generate your pixels using On-demand, single-pixel GIFs.

Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by Phaysis (Pilgrim) on Feb 16, 2002 at 08:19 UTC
    Fave? Paint Shop Pro 5. Love it. Good schtuff.

    Perfectly powerful for screen-based images (desktops, websites, POVRay, etc). Medium strength on images destined for print media. Good for pixel shims, icons, screen captures; TWAIN support is respectable. Supports masks, alpha channels, layers, monitor gamma, color management, PhotoShop plugins, and so on. I've done some fantastic retouching with this app; clone brush be my friend.... It can split on CMYK/RGB colorspaces, and it can *join* on those colorspaces as well. Extensive support for a lot of image formats. Downside? The "picture-tube" feature introduced in PSP5, if you ask me, is rather useless; another "image creation for dummies" featurette. Whatever.

    All around, it's a good application (especially when compared to Paint Shop Pro 3).

    (Ph) Phaysis
    If idle hands are the tools of the devil, are idol tools the hands of god?

      PSP7. Finally got on board with vectors. Hooray for bendable text!
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by beppu (Hermit) on Feb 18, 2002 at 07:33 UTC
    <luddite> paper and pencil </luddite>
(ichi) Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by ichimunki (Priest) on Feb 17, 2002 at 15:35 UTC
    Hmmm. My favorite graphics creation tool is a pinhole camera and a scanner. Okay, I admit it: more likely to be a 35mm camera onto Photo CD. I suppose I'd use the GIMP after that, though, to make the image computer-useful. Then Illustrator for when text or nice looking printing is involved. I also really liked old versions of Painter for Mac OS.
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by greywolf (Priest) on Feb 17, 2002 at 23:54 UTC
    PhotoShop is my friend! Say it out loud and you will know it to be true.

    Many people I work with think that PaintShop is better than PhotoShop. But we know better than that, don't we?

    I usually do my graphics work on a PC so I haven't had a chance to do much with The Gimp. I hope to learn how to use it soon.

    mr greywolf
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by cat2014 (Monk) on Feb 17, 2002 at 21:50 UTC
    photoshop, on a mac, is my favorite. painter is also really nice if you have a wacom tablet, but alas- it's not a poll choice. -- cat
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by thaigrrl (Monk) on Feb 25, 2002 at 18:49 UTC
    I have a soft spot for ascii art. cowsay (debian linux) is the shizzy:
    __________________ < Thaigrrrrl roolz > ------------------ \ ^__^ \ (oo)\_______ (__)\ )\/\ ||----w | || ||
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by nefertari (Chaplain) on Feb 17, 2002 at 21:19 UTC
    My digital camera (HP Photosmart 318, a christmas present from my parents and iPhoto, terribly slow on my beige 266 MHz PowerMac), and POVray (currently switching to MegaPOV since there was an OSX-Version available, transfer not completed.)
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by IOrdy (Friar) on Feb 18, 2002 at 15:51 UTC
    Photoshop is the only reason my work machine still boots into windows everyday :(
    A One Man Design Army
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by projekt21 (Friar) on Feb 22, 2002 at 12:17 UTC

    My Favorite Graphics Creation Tool is our company's designer. It involves some IRL communication but the output is really worth it :-)

    use Company::Designer; my $request = Company::Designer->new(idea => "....", sketches => "....",); while (!$request->done) { drink_coffee(); } my $graphics = $request->output;

    alex pleiner <>
    zeitform Internet Dienste

Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by rbc (Curate) on Feb 17, 2002 at 05:10 UTC
    I use to like SGI's showcase ... when I had a SGI box.
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by munchie (Monk) on Feb 18, 2002 at 18:35 UTC
    Definately PSP 7. For what I like to do, Photoshop would just cost 500 more dollars, and would give me much more.

    > munchie, the number munchin newb
    Llama: The other other white meat!
    (you had to be there :-P)

      You mean you pay for your software? ;)

      I've always been a big Photoshop and PSP fan, but I also have a copy of the Win32 port of The GIMP on my system because I really like some of the stuff it can do (image offsets to make tileable web backgrounds, for one)

Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by E-Bitch (Pilgrim) on Feb 19, 2002 at 04:36 UTC
    I used to be a huge photoshop fan... back in the ps5 days. ps6 is just too complex, it's the jack of all trades but master of none kind of program.

    I'm going to have to go with the gimp. anyone seen my gimp around?
    Tempora Mutantur Nos et Mutamur in Illis
    "The Times are Changed Even as We are Changed in Them"
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by robot_tourist (Hermit) on Feb 19, 2002 at 08:18 UTC

    Is it bad to be on day 781 of your Paint Shop Pro 4 evaluation?

    I have a wiry brain/each eye a camera. "Robot Tourist" by Ten Benson

      It's worse than beeing on the 450th day of your evaluation of phtoshop Pro 5 evaluation or 200th of photoshop 6 ^_^

      The only thing you regret in life, is the risk you don't take.

Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by cecil36 (Pilgrim) on Feb 22, 2002 at 03:26 UTC
    I'm too cheap to go spend time and money on the decent graphics programs, so I use MS Paint. I don't use it much either, so I don't bother with it.
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by Doos (Initiate) on Feb 25, 2002 at 19:05 UTC
    whatever happend to Blender, it's free.
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by amelinda (Friar) on Feb 25, 2002 at 22:52 UTC
    FireWorks and DreamWeaver are two of the top three reasons my desktop machine boots into Windows (98lite). Vector graphics make me very happy, and the integration with DreamWeaver (almost all the graphics work I do is for web stuff) makes me even more happy.

    The third reason? CivIII, of course.

(tye)Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by tye (Sage) on Feb 27, 2002 at 19:55 UTC

    No one has mentioned Picture Publisher, which is my current favorite because the interface makes sense to me.

            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by gregor-e (Beadle) on Feb 25, 2002 at 23:48 UTC
    ZBrush (so cool, I have to use an ice-scraper on my screen)
      I like the Flash 5 generator, Swish 2. It's much better than Flash itself

                - Ace
Re: Favorite Graphics Creation Tool
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 28, 2002 at 01:11 UTC
    Since the question was favorite graphics creation tool I'd have to say Corel Painter 7 and Corel Bryce 5. Now, had the question been about manipulation then Photoshop 6 would win hands down.

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