Posted Apr 18, 2005 18:22 UTC (Mon) by havoc
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications
I was shocked at the total non-comprehension of the genius of KimDaBa. After having used KimDaBa for well over a year, I was insulted that Mr. Grumpy didn't even begin to understand what he was looking at when he was looking at KimDaBa.
A bit of internal fussing and mussing brought me to the analogy of a similar comparison between vim and emacs from the point of view of someone who has never used anything similar. I can imaging text something like this: "These are not editors! These are software torture devices. This garbage is not possibly usable by any human!"
I'm betting that users of the other software feel similarly short changed. It must have been a long, painful day for Mr. Grumpy. These five packages take mostly different approaches to the issue of image management. I can't imagine trying to grasp those concepts in just a few hours. Makes my head hurt.
That said, KimDaBa is an image management tool only. Rather than trying to do a half-baked job of editing, cropping, printing, etc., Jesper (the author of KimDaBa) has chosen to focus on image management, and leave the other tasks, done so well by other apps, to other applications and their teams. If I had the skill, I would write an article about KimDaBa and submit it for inclusion in a Defensive User's Guide for LWN.
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