On Nov 16, 2010, at 4:16 PM, BRM wrote:
It's other short-coming is that it's a do-one-thing-and-do-it-well piece of
It won't replace a Bitmap editor, which is very useful for creating new artwork
and getting the shading right.
Yes, it does vector graphics and uses SVG. It's entirely designed around SVG.
Yes, you can probably export to other formats (been a while since I tried,
though I know at least PNG can be exported to).
But that doesn't resolve the need for doing coloration, etc in the way a bitmap
editor can do it - which is the antithesis of InkScape.
There are strengths and weaknesses to both - and yes, InkScape does a great job
at what it does. (I do love using it, and it's far far easier to use than GIMP.)
But a suite like LibO needs both sides of the functionality.
I've long wanted to see a simple raster (bitmap) image editor included in LibO. I'd like it to
include basic image cropping, saving in different formats, and simple editing, similar to what
Preview in Mac OS X provides.
Outside of MS Paint, which isn't powerful enough, there's no pre-installed tool for Windows users
to manage these functions--thus an opening for LibO to step in and fill this user need. (How many
times have you received Word docs that just contain a pasted image, because they have no other way
to save the file? This happens to me in business settings frequently.)
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