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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

I use Gimp for just about everything I do.

I also have Photoshop, but my only main use for Photoshop is mainly for cropping things with its awesome crop tools, but other than that, I prefer using Gimp, and it does just about everything Photoshop can do.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

In my opinon, Photoshop is better. The UI is much easier to use once you learn it, it has more advanced tools, and a really big community. But Photoshop could be overkill for very simple stuff.

If you would only use the program once, i would use GIMP, Photoshop might not be worth the money needed to purchase it
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

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I use Gimp for just about everything I do.

I also have Photoshop, but my only main use for Photoshop is mainly for cropping things with its awesome crop tools, but other than that, I prefer using Gimp, and it does just about everything Photoshop can do.
Agreed. Not to mention Gimp (and inkscape) are Linux compatible, which for me is a plus since Linux is my preferred OS.

gimp is a bit harder to use at first but it also allows easier access to the basic nuts and bolts of things.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

I used both while in college on various projects and personally prefer Photoshop. It is much more intuitive than GIMP and interfaces better with video editing software than GIMP does. Photoshop also generates better effects and will come out with a cleaner product, keep in mind that GIMP's products are great and clean, Photoshop's just look better in large format.

I know photoshop comes with a large price tag but it is a great tool for students to have experience with prior to going to college and would be a great addition to your teams media/marketing side. FIRST encourages engineering students to get hands on with industry standard equipment, it should encourage non-engineering students to use industry standard programs as well.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

paint.net has a easier UI than GIMP (to me anyways), and its freeware you should really check it out.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

Another vote for Paint.net and Inkscape, mostly because they're free, and secondarily because they're pretty good. (I haven't actually used GIMP, so I don't have an opinion on it.)

Incidentally, I've never seen a good explanation of why Photoshop still uses a scratch disk, rather than using Windows NT's own perfectly good memory management. (A pox on archaic memory management techniques, I say.) That fact always makes me wary of what lurks within Photoshop's codebase.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

GIMP is free which is always a good thing. not to mention it can fairly compete with PS in terms of photo editing capabilities. i would not spend alot of money for additional features the PS can do but if you got money to burn, then why not.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

I guess it differs with each one's preference and experience. I, for one, prefer PS since I have using it for years. I was introduced to GIMP just a couple of months ago. I would prefer the one that I am already comfortable with, which in this case Photoshop. In short, those new to both PS and GIMP will have a harder time to choose.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

I use Gimp with the addin Gimp Paint Studio which rearranges the window locations as well as adding a number of useful brushes and tool sets. For most uses, I feel like it is just about as functional as Photoshop. I can second Inkscape as a vector editor, I use it all the time. Another good free program is Scribus, which is useful for creating page layouts. I suggest getting the release candidate, as it is much better-featured than the stable version.

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I use Gimp with the addin Gimp Paint Studio which rearranges the window locations as well as adding a number of useful brushes and tool sets. For most uses, I feel like it is just about as functional as Photoshop. I can second Inkscape as a vector editor, I use it all the time. Another good free program is Scribus, which is useful for creating page layouts. I suggest getting the release candidate, as it is much better-featured than the stable version.

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It is a good addon, but you might as well, use Krita for painting, or even Mypaint.

Inkscape, is also highly recommended. Even though I do not use it.
Photoshop and both GIMP are excellent tools, if you can use them that is. I per GIMP since its FOSS. But their development team has been pretty...urggh
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what about paint.net?

It's at http://www.getpaint.net

It's not to bad either.
Came here to post this.

Plugins are amazing for Paint.NET.
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I can say that Photoshop is the way to go even though it is much more expensive. I bought the Adobe Production Premium for myself with the student discount (80% OFF). It was 200$ for the CS5 version with the student discount and 100$ gift certificate.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

If you don't want to/can't afford to buy Photoshop. Between Paint.net and the GIMP, you have just about everything you need for your Image Editing. Sure there are things missing that Photoshop can do, however a lot of those are available as scripts for GIMP and I believe you can get plugins for Pain.net.

When on Windows I know I enjoy using Paint.net. And I use GIMP on all my Computers and it is great (after many hours getting used to it, its not quite as user friendly as Paint.net, then again neither is Photoshop).

Then if you want to do vector designs, there is inkscape.
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Re: Gimp vs Photoshop

I have used both Photoshop and GIMP. Overall, I do like Photoshop's interface much more but I am also being very biased because I taught myself a basic understanding of Photoshop when I was about 12/13. It's pretty much a preference/buyers standpoint if you are looking to go forward with one or the other. Even though the interfaces and prices (GIMPs lack of having one ) really can settle the dispute. Try both and figure it out from there but if I had to chose one it would be Photoshop.
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