Post by friend on Dec 24, 2022 23:37:15 GMT -8
Hi friend. Please stop using stupid garbage words such as 'modern' or 'though'. These are dumb, stupid. Then again, Visual Studio & co. users...
Hey, for some time I've wondered about whether there is a actual replacement for mspaint. Of course, there's a wide choice of other graphics programs, but they are all leaps and bounds outside of what mspaint is meant to be. It's like comparing VSCode, or better yet Visual Studio to Notepad. The difference is that Notepad has what I'd call a good replacement - Notepad++. It's a small and easy to use program, it boots almost instantly (very important), doesn't use any runtimes. I've tried looking for such a program to replace mspaint, but couldn't find anything that suited me. My "ideal", if you will, mspaint replacement would be written in Win32 API, or some other library capable of drawing native widgets like wxWidgets (binary size would suffer, though). It'd be a bit more advanced than mspaint, having a non-intrusive support for layers, transparency, some basic effects such as blur. Paint.net is almost what I've described, but it uses a runtime, booting it for the first time takes much more time than I'd like and I don't really like it's interface. On the Notepad-Visual Studio spectrum, it lies somewhere below VSCode, by way of the virtues described. So, my question is - do you know such a program? I thought about creating one myself (C++ with wxWidgets), but it'd propably end up like most of my other projects, predictably.
(what's even a 'non-intrusive' thing? Does support for layers normally break into your computer or house or something?)
You mentioned Notepad++, there exists one that is better than it, and the author is not a f ggot and therefore your soul does not suffer from its usage -- on the contrary. It is called CudaText.
Do you know LazPaint? It's a great program. Somewhat similar to Paint.NET, but better. It's fast, small (14.5MB the one I have). Native (Lazarus LCL) controls. Easy to use, does a lot more than Paint (layers, gradients, rotations and so on). I didn't like the file browser; it's possible to change to a normal dialog. The tool windows can be docked. These are things one could whine about, but the author did well in giving the user the option to change them.