Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but... my gimp is misbehaving and I need to create a detailed map.

Does anyone know a good alternative for gimp.

I'm not patient enough to work with inkscape.

I am using Lubuntu because the new Ubuntu is just... meh! Plus my old laptop can't make it work properly.


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    What's exactly the problem with Gimp? What features would you need in your replacement?
    – Alejandro
    Sep 25, 2017 at 15:08
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    @Alejandro I sort of love GIMP, it has most of the features I use most often, and does a good job of helping me create my designs, maps, edit photos... but it sometimes misbehave. Yesterday and suddenly it was stopping me from doing shading on a map, then it begun not allowing me to work on some of the layers, the other day it got stuck on one of the brushes and wouldn't let me even reset its properties... I am just tired of needing to restart my laptop just to accomplish minor tasks. So I need something different. Sep 25, 2017 at 15:26
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    You need to get very specific about what features you require to satisfy your particular needs. Provide this info as edits to your Question rather than as Comments. Sep 26, 2017 at 6:51
  • Did you try uninstalling & reinstalling? Sep 26, 2017 at 7:14
  • Just changed my whole system, maybe it'll work better on opensuse. Sep 26, 2017 at 11:48

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You could try Krita it doesn't supply everything that GIMP does but may give you enough for what you are trying to do.

  • Gratis & Open Source
  • Cross Platform
  • More about painting than photo editing

I like Pinta and the sub-title says it all: "Painting Made Simple"

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