I am dedicating this blog entry to letting the world know that Clarence Dang’s KolourPaint, due to be included in KDE 3.3, is a very kick-ass painting program. Mind you, it’s not the Kimp, but it is much much better than KPaint ever was. And unlike MS Paint, it supports such niceties as transparency, and a selection of image effects (not just Resize / Skew). Also, there’s no Settings dialog; it doesn’t need one. :-)
You can’t make a hackergotchi head in it, but it is suitable for a great many imaging tasks that I formerly had to fire GIMP up for. Thanks, Clarence!