Re: Graphically speaking

Subject: Re: Graphically speaking
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 13:46:19 +0900

If the question is "What's the best free tool to do X?" a great place to
look for the answer is the Tech Support Alert site. The page for
graphics tools is here:

PAINT.NET: I used it two contracts ago and was impressed. The help was a
little skimpy but I was able to figure out how to do everything I needed
to do.

The GIMP: I really wanted it to be the right tool for me, but I found it
just too hard to find out how to do things that seemed as though they
should be simple.

Good luck. Let us know if you find a good vector tool.


Kevin McLauchlan said:
I was browsing for a free Visio substitute (with little luck - none seem
to handle Visio's native format files) and stumbled across a few other

For non-vector graphic stuff, has anybody had any joy from Paint.NET?
The GIMP is kinda overkill for the type of bitmap/photo/image tickling
that I usually perform, so I'm looking for lightweight alternatives and
that one was mentioned.

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