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Once, while on the internet I ran across a "light" version of GIMP that I have since never been able to find again. Does anyone know the link or know how to find the light version of GIMP?

I know it exists , because I saw it once. Just trying to find it.

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sure you mean 'light' and not 'portable'? – Molly7244 Dec 18 '09 at 19:10
yep, I am not talking about portable. i am looking for a Gimp that loads much faster because it loads fewer plugins on startup. – djangofan Dec 18 '09 at 23:29
I'll leave this open waiting for an answer but I found something that works pretty good for me. Its a free program called FotoGraphics . – djangofan Dec 18 '09 at 23:38
sure you mean FotoGraphics and not FotoGrafix? :) – Molly7244 Dec 18 '09 at 23:45
oops. i meant FotoGrafix ... yep. – djangofan Dec 19 '09 at 1:47

If you're on Windows, try Paint.NET

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Paint.Net is not related to Gimp. Its an ok suggestion though. – djangofan Apr 5 '11 at 21:35

If you're on OSX, have a look at Seashore. From the website:

Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X's Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP's technology and uses the same native file format.

However, unlike the GIMP, Seashore only aims to serve the basic image editing needs of most computer users, not to provide a replacement for professional image editing products.

I would call that a 'light' version ;-)

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AFAIK, the only well known GIMP "alternative" version I remember is GIMPShop,

intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.

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yeah, thats not quite the one i am looking for. i lost the link but I definitely saw a ultra-light version of Gimp on the net somewhere. still trying to find it... – djangofan Dec 18 '09 at 23:28
I've searched for "GIMP Lite" and "GIMP Light" on google and haven't found too. Are you sure it was a GIMP version? – GmonC Dec 19 '09 at 22:55
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The answer turns out to be something called "GimPhoto".

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