You could take a look at Pinta, it is in the Raspbian Wheezy Repository http://pinta-project.comp.brown181 wrote:I'm reading the book "Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi" by Kevin Partner of PC Pro, because I realised that I had no real plan about doing any programming on my Pi and I've been sidetracked into mainly using XBMC.
This book told me to install Geany and the GIMP, so I did. I loaded the Python games code and edited the cat animation. Unfortunately, I already knew from years ago that the GIMP is a very complicated, difficult to use program. I can't use it and don't really want to. I wonder what other, more simple, graphics or paint programs I can install on my Pi which would enable me to create graphics for games. I also use Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, where I can select graphics programs and install them from Ubuntu Software Centre, but I doubt if all these programs are available for Raspbian and I'm not sure how to install them.
Apart from the above, I have noticed that in my installation of Raspbian which I've installed Geany and the GIMP onto, the bottom of my terminal window, as well as the pre installed Python games screens are often off the bottom of my screen and large parts of the GIMP windows are also off the screen. I can fix the terminal window with one click, but not the games screens or the GIMP. What should I do?
p.brown181 wrote: I already knew from years ago that the GIMP is a very complicated, difficult to use program. I can't use it and don't really want to.
Why do that? You can convert them with imagemagick without the pain of stoking up a GUI.BMS Doug wrote:I'm glad it's not just just me, I use GIMP to open images files that I can't otherwise open, then export to bitmap so I can edit them with paint.
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sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install synaptic
To search for software packages a good start point would be https://packages.debian.org/stable/p.brown181 wrote: ...
Of course, I don't know how to search for software which is available for the Pi. How can I do "a quick search via the Synaptic installer"?