DTP


 
Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web


Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > The Corner Pub

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2005, 12:49 PM   #1
RJ Emery
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 248
Default DTP Tools for Linux

In W98, my principal image utility is Paint Shop Pro, which includes an image browser and image manipulation tools in one package.

I am beginning to learn Linux and experimenting with Gimp. However, I don't believe Gimp includes an image browser.

For Linux and to augment Gimp, I was wondering what other freeware tools might be available.

And what Linux packages might be available to add more DTP functionality?

   
__________________
RJ Emery, Eastern USA
WordPerfect 8 User on XP Pro SP3 System
OCR ScanSoft PaperPort SE v9 on
Brother MFC-8840DN Printer/Scanner/Fax
RJ Emery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
gary
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In the heart of Lake Minnetonka
Posts: 337
Default

Image browser?

Gimp File->Open will display a thumbnail of the selected file before opening.
Konqueror will display thumbnails of all the images in a directory.
gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 04:11 PM   #3
Howard White
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hudson, MA
Posts: 183
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RJ Emery
In W98, my principal image utility is Paint Shop Pro, which includes an image browser and image manipulation tools in one package.

I am beginning to learn Linux and experimenting with Gimp. However, I don't believe Gimp includes an image browser.

For Linux and to augment Gimp, I was wondering what other freeware tools might be available.

And what Linux packages might be available to add more DTP functionality?
As Gary has noted, Konquerer will essentially instantly display images in a directory. If you want them in side-by-side format, there's a command for making HTML pages with images in a directory-- you specify how many per row, resolution, ID information, etc.

Only present problem with GIMP is that it doesn't support CMYK.

For a vector drawing application, try Inkscape. It prefers to work in SVG format, but can export to others,

For page layout, look at Scribus. It's getting pretty impressive, still lacking some of the stuff the big boys have, but it's free. (I am in daily touch with many of the principal developers via IRC, and am fleshing out documention for the version currently under development.)

More questions? Ask.

HW
Howard White is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Development Tools? dthomsen8 Web Design 9 02-24-2007 08:54 PM
Text Editor for Linux CarlSeiler General Publishing Topics 3 10-22-2006 05:58 PM
My new coffee tools ktinkel The Corner Pub 12 08-09-2006 08:40 AM
Site development tools ktinkel Web Site Building & Maintenance 0 06-26-2006 09:50 AM
Xara Open Source, Linux and Mac Andrew B. Images 0 10-17-2005 06:09 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2014 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.