New Linux user from Ireland

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Linows
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New Linux user from Ireland

Post by Linows » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:26 am

Hello. Just saying hello. I´m a new user(Mint 19) after 20 odd years on windows. So far I´m loving it, use it everyday, still use windows but only because i have adobe photoshop/lightroom subscription.

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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by Pierre » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:38 am

welcome to our forum
:D

Do take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by Linows » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:26 am

Pierre wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:38 am
welcome to our forum
:D

Do take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
Thanks Pierre, i have the user guide downloaded.

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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by wallyUSA » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:25 pm

Linows,

Welcome to the forum!
You can learn a few things about Linux Mint by browsing the forum. Many friendly people here can help.

Please provide hardware and software info with your questions.
Be sure to check out the “Board Index”... “Rules & Notices”... “READ: How To Get Help!” or click the link below.
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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by phd21 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:27 pm

Hi Linows,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

Save yourself the money from the Adobe subscriptions for Photoshop and Lightroom and use some of the many excellent image applications available for Linux. There are numerous very good posts on this topic in this forum. It may take a little time to get used to another application, but you had to learn how to use Photoshop and Lightroom first as well.

There are even options to make the excellent Gimp image editor look like and use similar key combinations as Photoshop to make it easier for people coming from MS Windows and Photoshop to Linux. If you already know to use image editors, then using Gimp will not take much time at all to learn and be productive and there are numerous video tutorials on YouTube and elsewhere. Gimp v2.10 is pretty great.
GIMP 2.10 Is Finally Here! Here's How to Install it on Ubuntu - OMG! Ubuntu!
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/05/gim ... u-download

Image Editor GIMP 2.10 is out (after six years) - gHacks Tech News
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/29/image ... six-years/

linux ubuntu gimp photoshop - Google Search
https://www.google.com/search?source=hp ... Bl2uIrUkpM

How to Make GIMP Look Like Photoshop – Better Tech Tips
https://www.bettertechtips.com/photogra ... photoshop/

This Theme Pack Makes GIMP Look and Work Like Photoshop - OMG! Ubuntu!
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/mak ... oshop-easy

How To Transform GIMP Into Photoshop - LinuxAndUbuntu
http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/how- ... -photoshop

Make GIMP Look and Act More Like PhotoShop • GIMP Chat
https://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=16136
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NATRON - Open Source Compositing Software For VFX and Motion Graphics.
https://natrongithub.github.io/
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Top 10 Linux Photoshop Alternative Photo Management Software
https://www.ubuntupit.com/top-10-linux- ... -software/

3 Best Free Photoshop Alternatives for Ubuntu, Linux
https://www.debugpoint.com/2018/09/3-be ... ntu-linux/


3 open source alternatives to Adobe Lightroom | Opensource.com
https://opensource.com/alternatives/adobe-lightroom

RAW Photo Editing Software & Raw Converter - Corel AfterShot Pro 3
https://www.aftershotpro.com/en/products/aftershot/pro/

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux | It's FOSS
https://itsfoss.com/adobe-alternatives-linux/

7 Apps That Prove You Don't Need Adobe Creative Suite on Linux
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-apps-pr ... ite-linux/

Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by WharfRat » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:03 pm

Hello Linows Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by Linows » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:19 pm

Cheers everyone, I´ve only been using it for about a month after nearly 30 years of using Microsoft products, i remember using autocad on MSDOS. I had been a massive fan of Windows 10 since it came out, and then, about 2 months ago i was watching a Category5 tech tv episode on youtube and ended up downloading Mint 19 and Ubuntu 18.04. Tried both and Mint was the winner for me, it´s been my daily machine since then.

What i really found to be truely fantastic about Linux is the support. I had an issue with hard drive activity and straight away there was someone there to help with it. If that was a windows machine and on windows forums i would be still be trying to get a solution in a months time.

As for the adobe products, i still have about 7 months on my annual subscription, so by the time thats up i hope to have mastered Gimp and Darktable.

Anyway, Thanks all for the warm welcome, and hopefully i will be able to contribute to the forum in some positive way.

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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by JerryF » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:37 pm

Welcome!
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by kc1di » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:45 am

Hello Linows and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Enjoy :)
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
Registered Linux User #462608

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Re: New Linux user from Ireland

Post by lsemmens » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:30 am

I apologise, Linows, I thought I had already welcomed you, so, anyway, you've already found out how friendly most of us are.
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Linux Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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