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Hey everyone! After looking through the march 09 desktop subject (which was awesome) I have decided to try and make my own desktop picture. At the moment I can not afford photoshop, but I was wondering if there is a similar program that is free. I have tried gimp, but would rather something more to the photoshop "feel". I am running OSX. Please feel free to post any advice or tips for photo editing and programs (if there are any)!

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Destro

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Gimp is certainly no Photoshop and shouldn't be considered as such, but for a free image editor its perfectly fine for what you want to do. I think you can get an addon which makes it work in a similar fashion.

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Gimp is certainly no Photoshop and shouldn't be considered as such, but for a free image editor its perfectly fine for what you want to do. I think you can get an addon which makes it work in a similar fashion.

gimp would be better if they could just make a UI thats not confusing

photoshop keeps everything in the proper places

gimp is just disorganized

http://www.gimp.org/screenshots/

photoshop is mainly better organized for quick efficient usage

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1397/42642111.jpg

CS3 has a better UI than CS4, cs4 forces all work spaces to be tabbed this makes dragging a dropping layers from 1 image to another hard because the 1 step process from cs3 has been turned into a 5 step process in cs4

many of the basic things that you can do in photoshop can also be done in gimp, it is just harder because of the unintuitive UI

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First of all GIMP is an open source project. If you don't like it -- if you find it frustrating to use, let developers know. They're actively trying to make it a better program.

Second, you might want to check out Inkscape, Or if you want to get your web 2.0 on, try Pixlr.

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They already know what the problem is, they are trying to clone photoshop and not make GIMP a image editor in its own right. Photoshop is still a far better product as its industry standard and supports stuff GIMP doesn't (32bit color per channel for instance). Cinepaint (http://www.cinepaint.org/) is actually used proffesionally however, and would be better than GIMP.

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They already know what the problem is, they are trying to clone photoshop and not make GIMP a image editor in its own right. Photoshop is still a far better product as its industry standard and supports stuff GIMP doesn't (32bit color per channel for instance). Cinepaint (http://www.cinepaint.org/) is actually used proffesionally however, and would be better than GIMP.

I'm not arguing with anyone, but I read the mailing lists. People point out problems that no one noticed before, all the time. The back-end of GIMP (GEGL) has support for 32 bits per channel, and there is a patch in the works to support white balance on high bit depth images. Its a matter of not having enough developers. I use GIMP professionally, it can produce professional results. I hope people would spend their time constructively, and make GIMP better instead of bashing it constantly.

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I was incorrent, its changed since I last looked at it then, I remember a year or so back having great difficulty with GIMP. I will have to give it another try. Out of interest what level of the industry do you work at? I did a degree in photography myself and at the time, GIMP just wasn't up to the standard of Adobe's offerings.

I'm not saying it can't be used proffesionally, I know a lot of SFX houses use linux for various tasks as the can mash it up anyway required. What i am saying is Photoshop is an industry standard, and makes a better product that GIMP (this is an issue that plauges the commerical applications of linux and its ilk.)

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I was incorrent, its changed since I last looked at it then, I remember a year or so back having great difficulty with GIMP. I will have to give it another try. Out of interest what level of the industry do you work at? I did a degree in photography myself and at the time, GIMP just wasn't up to the standard of Adobe's offerings.

I'm not saying it can't be used proffesionally, I know a lot of SFX houses use linux for various tasks as the can mash it up anyway required. What i am saying is Photoshop is an industry standard, and makes a better product that GIMP (this is an issue that plauges the commerical applications of linux and its ilk.)

I do freelance Web Design / Development. I mostly use Inkscape for design, and GIMP for post processing.

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