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Offline Charles Sloan

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Gimp
« on: Sun Oct 26, 2008 - 00:01:20 »
Gimp is a totally free open source photo editor, very popular with Linux since it was exclusively for that OS.

Anyone use this?

http://www.gimp.org/

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Re: Gimp
« Reply #1 on: Sun Oct 26, 2008 - 07:41:32 »
I have GIMP on my system, but I haven't used it seriously because I've used Photoshop for years and have become accustomed to it. I understand that GIMP compares favorably to Photoshop, but it has a different interface which I don't care to learn at this point.

For those who are looking for a full featured photo editor at a reasonable price (free), GIMP could be just what you are looking for. On the other hand, if you are considering that you may eventually work in the graphic design industry, I would suggest Photoshop or it's little brother Photoshop Elements because that's the experience companies are looking for when hiring.

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Re: Gimp
« Reply #2 on: Sun Oct 26, 2008 - 08:42:48 »
I use Ulead Photoimpact alot at work, so I am more familiar with that program than with Gimp. So I know what you mean about being more used to a premium program, but I think with more frequent use this program could prove to be just as powerful and useful. There is another program that allows for more features, its called Inkscape which is also open source.

http://www.inkscape.org/

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Re: Gimp
« Reply #3 on: Sun Oct 26, 2008 - 12:09:22 »
My daughter uses Corel PaintShop Pro X.  She really likes it.  It's not free though.  Just a lot cheaper than the competition.

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Re: Gimp
« Reply #4 on: Sun Oct 26, 2008 - 21:44:48 »
I use Gimp because it's free and I'm cheap!  It was a bit hard to get used to, but works well for what I need.

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Re: Gimp
« Reply #5 on: Mon Oct 27, 2008 - 10:52:04 »
for the average non graphic artists like myself, gimp and photoshop are a bit much. For those in the same boat I would recommend Paint.net. it too has a good price -- free

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Re: Gimp
« Reply #6 on: Mon Oct 27, 2008 - 11:17:14 »
Here's their homepage: http://www.getpaint.net/

Thank for the tip!

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Re: Gimp
« Reply #7 on: Wed Oct 29, 2008 - 00:06:00 »
Picture It by Microsoft came installed on my latest computer. Considering the source and price (free) I'm shocked at how well it works. It does exactly what I need it to do (crop and enhance pics for eBay) and it is the easiest photo program I've ever used, bar none.

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Re: Gimp
« Reply #8 on: Sun Nov 02, 2008 - 22:44:37 »
When I saw the name of this thread, I thought of this from "Pulp Fiction".



Thanks for making it about something else.

 

     
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