burjans wrote:[sic] Professional software of edition is not comming in the operating system (Photoshop or Photopaint are not by default in Windows) ¿why? ... is simple, all users are not designers ...
I disagree. Let's set the record straight here. Adobe Photoshop and Corel Photopaint are not included as default applications for Microsoft Windows for the simple reason that they are optional productivity software that you have to purchase separately.
If we were to follow your logic, then we should say that MS-Word is for professional writers only and mere mortals like you and me should be content with a much more simpler word processor like the built-in Windows Write. So, is that the reason why MS-Word (or MS-Office-whatever-version for that matter) was not included as default in Windows? NO! It's not included because it's an optional productivity software that is more feature-rich than Windows Write and it has to be purchased separately!
And just because MS-Windows included a simple paint program like MS-Paint doesn't necessarily mean Linux distros should also follow the same suit. Matter of fact, the Gimp has been a de facto standard/photo editor of choice for the popular lot of Linux distros for years (and the same applies with OpenOffice).
The real reasons why users say the Gimp is hard to use/too complex/what-other-horrendous-reasoning-for-such-an-abomination-against-the-Gimp is simply because (1) the default interface is "too much" for them and (2) they never gave it a time of day to LEARN how to use the application properly so it can be used as a productivity tool, even if it were as simple as editing the brightness and contrast of a picture.
As for the default interface? It's simply a matter of toning down the amount of toolbars/dockable dialog boxes that is being shown. If seeing the main window, toolbox, tools options and layers as separate windows too much to handle, then customize it! For beginners they probably don't have a need to see the layers dock, so get rid of it! It can always be show later when the need arises. The tools options can always be combined with the toolbox, so that's another dock solved. As for the main window, maximize it. Doing some simple initial customizations of the default interface goes a long way on how visually comfortable an application can become.
The Gimp CAN
be a simple picture editor. Only if a user want it to. It all boils down in a user's mindset that makes him/her believe that so-and-so program is too complex to be used on ordinary things.