Include Pinta with Linux Mint

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Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby Lope on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:58 am

I'm not sure if Linux Mint is designed to be noob friendly and encourage new users to try/use Linux, but I find it to be the most suitable distro for such a purpose.

Especially Linux Mint Mate. Its fast, and functional.

I've installed Linux Mint Mate on many computers as a dual boot option for people to try out.

Mint comes with almost all the software the average user needs....

The only thing I think is missing is Pinta.
Pinta is an image editing program that is so easy to use. Its kind of like MS Paint, but better.

Mint comes with GIMP, but who's got 45 minutes to dedicate to learning how to use an image program?
I don't.
I just need to scribble stuff on images, resize and crop, cut and paste and rotate... most of the time.
I imagine average users need to do the same.

My vote is to definitely add Pinta, and if you have to, remove GIMP. GIMP is more for someone who's really dedicated or has a real intention to learn to use it.
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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby olle on Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:15 am

Just open Synaptic, search for "pinta", and install it !

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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby clfarron4 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:35 am

Whilst it is easy enough to install, I can see @Lope's point. But @Lope, you also have to consider all the issues of including software that is pre-loaded into a distribution (licensing, consent etc.).
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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby Lope on Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:18 pm

olle:
I know its easy to install, but the same can be said for GIMP.

The reason I thought of this is when I install a windows PC for someone I have to load LOTS AND LOTS of software before it is useful for the average person's needs. But with Mint it has EVERYTHING, except Pinta.

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well, I've added my 2c now.
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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby PeterM on Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:47 am

I can relate to Lope. I use a lot of graphical software like Inkscape, gimp, etc. But i like Pinta also a lot. Although i like the fact that Gimp is preinstalled i guess Pinta would be a better choice just for the reason that the learningcurve of the Gimp is much bigger than that of Pinta. Pinta is like a MSPaint plus and Gimp is like Photoshop.
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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:19 am

One of the hard jobs of the developers is deciding which default packages to include in the iso, and to keep it down to a reasonable size. A good way to find out if more users would rather have Pinta than GIMP is to run a poll in the Open Chat section of the forums.
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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby InkKnife on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:16 pm

Pinta is very nice for fast edits and resizing and is much easier to use than The GIMP particularly now that GIMP has such a baffling method for saving files.
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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby RacerBG on Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:53 pm

Im a full supporter of Pinta too because it's more easy than GIMP but on the other side GIMP is more powerful.
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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby InkKnife on Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:56 pm

RacerBG wrote:Im a full supporter of Pinta too because it's more easy than GIMP but on the other side GIMP is more powerful.

Pinta is great for Windows refugees who are used to Paint.net as it is quite similar.
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Re: Include Pinta with Linux Mint

Postby cwsnyder on Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:20 pm

Pinta also comes with some heavy overhead for very little payment.

First, it requires the use of C# (mono) libraries, which have legal ties to Microsoft and are not small libraries themselves if they have to be installed over what you presently have. :roll:

Second, pinta is available for installation if you want the package, from the repositories, as well as several alternatives which do not have the ties to that Redmont, WA corporation. If you want the very latest pinta, you can install it from its PPA at https://launchpad.net/~pinta-maintainers/+archive/pinta-stable.
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