Simple and Basic Image Editor in Linux

Which simple and basic image editors are good on Linux like the paint program on Windows? GIMP is great but too high weighted for normal usage like resizing, cropping, image annotation with text.

Pinta is a free and open source drawing/editing program that is easy to edit images.



It is available on many Linux distros. In Ubuntu, it an be installed by

$ sudo apt install pinta

Eric Ma

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  1. Thanks for this recommendation, and thanks for delivering it in such a short and readable page. Too many blogs are still written for page length SEO and rewrite the whole wikipedia article about something just to answer a simple question. Thanks for not doing that.

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