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..either seems OK for what I need
HTML and CSS:
Well this was a major surprise for me. At first I could find nothing half decent but then tried the Mozilla editor and was amazed. Never looked at it before, but it really is rather good. Found an add-on that gives it a decent looking css editor as well (not got it working on Linux yet - but looks good on windows).
Any others (that are free:)) that I should know about?
I am also very impressed with Mozilla's editor. It is really a nice piece of software. I wish it was a little leaner, but I am really impressed with it's features. It's wysiwyg is surprisingly clean. I also like the ease of switching modes. Right now, Mozilla is tops for me.
OpenOffice also has a HTML editor.
GIMP is really nice, and it has came a long way to its present functionality. I still remember in the 0.5x days when it was still compiled with Motif... And the price is right too! I'm actually using GIMP on both Windows and Linux, so I can pass the .xcf files around.
I can't even find how to 'slice for tables' with the Gimp.
Corel PhotoPaint won't install on my Mandrake (tried all the fixes - gave up)
Also - can't get the css addon for mozilla composer to work on linux (works fine on Windows though) - any nice free css editors for Linux?
Guess I will have to go the win4lin route, (unless anyone knows better?)
Ah well, I never thought it would be easy.
On Linux a lot of the commands and features windows has in nice clicky boxes are command line utils. It makes life harder for the casual user, but if your using Linux, you won't be a casual user.
gThumb lets you browse your hard disk, showing you thumbnails of image files. It also lets you view single files (including GIF animations), add comments to images, organize images in catalogs, print images, view slideshows, set your desktop background, and more.
...But what makes it handy for me is that I could right click on a thumbnail and open the image up with my choice of editors. It is also easy on the resources.
Don't think ImageMagick can slice up the JPEG, and then generate HTML tables to wrap the whole thing up. However, I found it really useful when you need to batch process images. For example, you have a directory full of digital photos, and you want to increase the contrast and brightness, then shrink the size by 20%, and then save all of them into PNG format... Very easy with ImageMagick.