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May 29, 2008 15:03 |  #1

I am pretty computer savy, however I have very little prior experience with photo editing. I was able to accomplish this in about 4 hours of experimenting with Krita. I was pretty proud of how quickly I was able to create this scene. I realize it wouldn't fool anyone, but I still think it's fun to look at.

The program is a bit sluggish on my dual Xeon 2.4G with 1G of RAM. The filter brush worked well for some filters and either slow or not at all for other filters. This feature has great potential in my opiniion.

The filter controls are bad and interacting with the preview is slow and painful. They need to take a look at digiKam/showphoto to see how this should be done.

I thought the selection tools worked very well.

I used a layer group for the boat. The glass and the shadow have different opacity levels so I can grab the whole boat and drag it around and the background shows through.

The goose was the first thing I did so it's edges aren't that good. Actually I could use some advice in that area... "edges."

So... not bad for 4 hours learning curve... what do you think?

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May 29, 2008 15:42 |  #2

Two things:
1.) As you said, it's not going to fool anyone, but not bad either for minimal time invested.
2.) Why on earth do you only have 1G of RAM in a dual Xeon system???


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May 29, 2008 15:45 |  #3

prime80 wrote in post #5620284 (external link)
Two things:
1.) As you said, it's not going to fool anyone, but not bad either for minimal time invested.
2.) Why on earth do you only have 1G or RAM in a dual Xeon system???

:lol: 2 - that's a good question, (opening new tab, navigating to NewEgg) to answer, RAM was pretty expensive back in 2002 when I built the system... it needs two dimms for dual channel also


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May 29, 2008 16:40 |  #4

Well, you don't have that excuse any longer. Feed them processors!


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May 30, 2008 08:20 |  #5

prime80 wrote in post #5620628 (external link)
Well, you don't have that excuse any longer. Feed them processors!

2G on the way, 61 bucks

I looked at the original invoice from 2003, $138 for 2 512s


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Jul 15, 2008 10:51 |  #6

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Jul 19, 2008 21:17 |  #7
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RAM is dirt cheap these days, I think I paid AU $350 for 8gb of DDR2 800mhz with slightly faster clock timings than the norm. That XEON is getting old now - the newer duo and quad cores will eat it alive imho. Try a nice new shiny motherboard and a quadcore q6600 :)

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