This Is Beyond Obvious, But...
So I wanted to throw together a quick multi-layer image for posting on a forum. So I fired up Gimp and started to edit and then....
Why not use Hitfilm? Hey, a lot easier than Gimp! I threw about 8 images together, did a little masking here and there, tossed in a dropshadow or two and was done. Hitfilm as image editor. Who knew? Well, everyone but me, and now me too.
The only question I can think of is, how to export just a single image?
I exported an image sequence and grabbed the first image, which works just fine. Just takes a tad longer than exporting a single image.
I wonder if a stripped down version of Hitfilm could be repackaged as a free basic image editor? Maybe add a new feature or two from your other image editors. With option to add Puppet for a price?
What I see missing from the FXhome line up are newbie friendly entry points. Sometimes less is more, ya know?