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what are the differences between adobe photoshopCS3 and gimp

Postby jett on Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:35 pm

what are the differences between adobe photoshopCS3 and gimp.
i have been a photoshop fan for 3years now and am having a hard time switching to gimp.
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Re: what are the differences between adobe photoshopCS3 and

Postby scorp123 on Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:10 am

jett wrote:what are the differences between adobe photoshopCS3 and gimp.
i have been a photoshop fan for 3years now and am having a hard time switching to gimp.


Sorry to ask you this, but what's the purpose of switching to another operating system if you don't like it or if you don't want to learn its applications, if you miss the applications of your previous operating system so much? The obvious answer is: In that case, don't switch! Especially if you got productive work to do (maybe you are a web designer and really depend on all the Adobe stuff??), switching the OS might turn out to be a frustrating waste of time and a bad choice.

Just my 2 cents....
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Postby niallabrown on Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:23 pm

Gimp is a big switch from Photoshop even more so than something like going to Paint.net for windows. The best way to become acquainted with it slowly is to get gimpshop from "plastic bugs" (google it) that has a similar menu structure to Photoshop. Although the change may be tricky:

1. There are a bunch of cool features in Gimp that aren't in photoshop, you will learn about them as you play. The flip side to that is there are several features in photoshop that aren't in gimp.
2. The more people doing heavy graphics work (people who need more than just basic photoediting capabilities) on Linux the stronger the community and the better the development.
3. You don't have to pay for an upgrade every few years, Photoshop is %^$# expensive! I know I use to pay it.
4. You get a say in how the product is developed. If you want a feature advocate for it and it might just happen, has for me with other programs.

On Linux you also get some great programs like f-spot and xarae xtreme open that you can use to enhance your work.

Take the leap, but I still recommend keeping a copy of Photoshop around for when you get in a pinch.
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Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:32 am

@jett:

Besides that gimp isn't the only graphics program. You might want to look at krita too ... http://koffice.org/krita/

krita looks a bit more PhotoShop-like than gimp if I am not too mistaken.
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