Exactly. This software should not be compared to GIMP in the headline, but to apps like Darktable (RAW processing and management). And it's not like this area is under represented on Linux... Looks like a tough sell for Corel, which in turn will probably say: "See, nobody buys software for Linux".
Originally Posted by liam
If it were Corel Draw instead then it would be news, and I'd consider investing in it. Even better would be Corel Painter, but even here there's an excellent alternative in MyPaint. Point being: Too little too late.
Well, 500 allows "series" even with built-in Flash, although due to recharge needed, time between the actual shots is uplifted to approx 1 second.
Originally Posted by bug77
External flash gets that limitation removed. But its still easier, since there is no shuttling due to trigger push.
Talking about Corel Draw ... I have one guy who *needs* CD X10 in order to operate his plotter, everything legal with dongles etc. But once he tried to open Inkscape-produced SVG in Corel Draw, it failed completely.
Originally Posted by numasan
So he went like, free hence crappy etc. How was he suprised to find out firefox 9 opens that SVG from Inkscape just fine.
Talk about quality with Corel...
Actually, Corel Linux was, or more exactly, could have been my first Linux.. Even have original discs somewhere.. Didnīt install it though, for the reason it was unnecessary. It didnīt have the charm which Ubuntu later happend to have. Just white cd with pile of blue boxes and penuin playing.. message to buyers being :"Prepare to play around with crap whole day" probably.
on "wikipedia" linux do have 3,5% market share (2% andorid 1,5% linux) and a grow rate of 40% per 6 month.
Originally Posted by cl333r
I personally give damn crap about linux usage static.
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
If I go shopping, I ask for linux support directly, and if its unsupported they can kiss my money goodbye.
lol... Yeaaaaaa.. My first Linux install was Caldera eDesktop 2.4..... and we all know how that turned out... SCO pretty much flushed themselves down the toilet..lol
Originally Posted by crazycheese
When I first installed Caldera eDesktop back in 1999 or so, it used to keep popping up everytime I logged in, wanting me to pay $15 or so for some Caldera proprietary sound drivers for a cheap Opti sound card that I had at the time.. It pretty much held my sound for random as it would play the startup jingle and then it would shut the sound off.. Of course, I had the free (as in cost) edition of Caldera linux so that might have been part of the reason as I guess they were trying to make a business model out of selling proprietary drivers for linux.
It's really amazing that today I use Linux so much, considering my first experiences were so horribly horrible. My second time with Linux was a complete nightmare as well, running Debian stable was nice, but having to use non-free wireless firmware caused the kernel to panic nearly every hour on the hour if I forgot to turn the wireless off when it wasn't in use.. That was about 10 years ago... Still running Debian today.. Different laptop though. No more kernel panics, thank the devs.
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Ha! Well, I couldnīt read past /etc/fstab in Oīreily book. I always felt asleep. Says much about quality of books around that time; btw should remember to recycle it already.
Originally Posted by Sidicas
I was impressed with Solaris workstations running KDE2 (like Iīm impressed with current DEs under linux). After that thing, you just couldnīt touch any windows machine, gave just *eeek* feeling. Maybe except for time wasting, ie gaming.
Q,.. betwen you & me.. Linux has rate of 100%. ; )
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
I don't get it ... why would anyone pay $99 for this.
Neither GIMP nor running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom within Wine is the competition on Linux for this product.
Originally Posted by phoronix
Here is the actual competition for Professional Linux Photo Software:
Note that the features of digikam include "complete RAW workflow, flexible photo management, advanced, non-destructive editing". After all with digikam over 1200 digital camera devices supported, support for RAW pictures, support of more 300 proprietary RAW camera file formats, digiKam core, image editor and image filters support 16 bits color depth pictures (RAW, TIFF, PNG, JPEG2000). Image Editor has a full Color Management support using ICC color profiles ".
Rather than GIMP, this is the REAL competition on Linux for Professional Photo Software. Why would anyone spend $99 on a dubious proprietary product from Corel?