graphics for linux users

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    Smile graphics for linux users

    Hi,

    I'm wondering what you linux users use as your main image editing software, for creating sprites and stuff. I have the gimp but I'm finding it a complete nightmare to use, I can't even work out how to change image type (and that's after googling!). So I'm wondering if there are any alternatives?

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    > I can't even work out how to change image type
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    File->Save As....
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    Well I tried that for a png, and it told me I needed to export it (although it did give me the option to export it there and then) so I managed to work that one out. But I'm having trouble converting images to bitmap since it's not in the list of filetypes when I do a save as.

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    Dunno, Windows GIMP has Windows BMP
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    Tux Paint...

    But seriously Gimp, once you get used to it and it's weird methods of drawing basic shapes then it's fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    Dunno, Windows GIMP has Windows BMP
    The closest thing in my version is xbmp


    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7
    But seriously Gimp, once you get used to it and it's weird methods of drawing basic shapes then it's fantastic.
    Yeah, which is why I would like to get to know my way around it better, but it's not particularly intuitive (or I'm not particularly bright, which is a very real possibility :P)

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