Smart objects would be parametric blocks, where you can stack various transformations of any kind. As in Houdini, Blender or any parametric CAD programm.
Nobody thinks of the word “chrome” when using Chrome, or of a literal window when using Windows, or of a literal docker ship when using Docker.
Glimpse is a good name, though I never got why they couldn't just call it GNU Imp - Wilber might as well be an Imp.
Sure, if they start to use it regularly the association will fade, but first impressions are important.
1. offensive slang for a disabled person.
2. a person who dresses up in leather for sexual purposes.
Not a great name for a piece of software. Apparently there's a third older meaning, some kind of braided string. I'd never heard of that one before I looked it up just now though.
I do think of something like a gimp leg though. I.e. a damaged leg which can't support you properly.
I've always wished for a common canvas so one could attach a program to a canvas - eg in a new layer - and add parts, rather than passing files around.
I might fall into the same category, noticing how confused I was recently after running some software with no button labels for the first time.
Now if we could only come up with some word for people that exchange time for money...
I don't consider Gimp to have radically worse UX either. I've got a couple of minor gripes but nothing major.
Instead of adding more and more features, they should really get some UX experts involved, it's a horrible mess.
I wish they would work on a way to drag a layer and have it snap to either the X / Y center of the screen or the nearest object, along with seeing a visual indicator (such as a temporary ruler). So many other editors do this seamlessly and it's something you need to do so often when editing many different types of images.
Drawing geometric shapes is inherently vectorial. Not Gimp's purpose.
I do not know if it was a meme, but surely is now.
Seriously it was many months of constantly tinkering Because I couldn’t afford Photoshop.
I had no idea at the time how valuable to my career that was.
I also never want to go through it again.
(G)IMP (I)s a (M)ediocre (P)hotoshop