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Gimp or Photoshop

Jul 8, 2010, 11:45
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Gimp or Photoshop
I know this a GIMP forum but which one do you prefer better? I think they are both good programs, although I prefer Photoshop as it has more advanced options to use whereas the downside is it's expensive and Gimp is free and nearly has the same functions as photoshop.

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Jul 13, 2010, 13:30
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
GIMP, because it is free, and easy to use

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Jul 15, 2010, 10:50
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
Hehe I would've guessed so, but you should also try photoshop if you haven't tried it already.

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Jul 15, 2010, 18:09
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
I downloaded the demo, and my mum has photoshop elements, which I use sometimes, just so i can say I know how to use it.

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Jul 15, 2010, 19:07
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
That is good, but you still think gimp is better after you used photoshop?

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Jul 19, 2010, 16:40
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
Here is how I see it:

GIMP: good for all things, simpler to use

Photoshop: excellent software, but IMHO isn't as good as GIMP, and I do not know as much about it as GIMP, so I am a GIMP person!

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Oct 6, 2010, 02:37
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
We must get real. Gimp and Photoshop Elements are not in the same league as Photoshop or even close. When you go pro into making big money in the multimedia industry you will - you will use Photoshop. Gimp is an excellent program and is free and like PS when it started will get better each year. Elements is a excellent program also, but the name photoshop on it is misleading. It is nowhere near like Photoshop. Now get Photoshop out of you mind and realize you can do great things with Gimp and it will do everything you need for now no matter what your level of designing. You can and will if you have the desire be a great designer. Gimp is not used in Halo, PS is. Every photo you see in a magazine is worked on in PS, not Gimp, etc., etc. Gimp is a great program and should be used in every puplic school starting in the 4th and 5th grade. If you don't know the difference between gimp and PS it is not even worth thinking about right now. Think Gimp, Do great things.
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Oct 16, 2010, 01:59
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
Been using GIMP since 2.2 and wouldn't think of changing. The possibilities are unlimited in GIMP. I've created 3d objects with it, created animated avi files. I have taken avi files apart, broken them into their image sequence. I have just about every possible script and plug-in, and am trying to learn to write my own.

GIMP is powerful. I have submitted designs that were thought to have been done in PS. I have used GIMP since the get-go. I find no limitations in the program.
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Oct 16, 2010, 08:27
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nice to know!

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Oct 16, 2010, 16:13
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
Someone is taking a comparison of two products to personal. One seems to be a very talented graphic artist, The other talented individual seems to think I am critiquing his talent. I could be the worse PS user in the world. That has nothing to do with which program is superior. How well you as an individual Graphic Artist use a program has has nothing to do with the structure of the program. Either/or Gimp is better, PS is better, or they are the same. How good a program is has has nothing to do with how good an individual is. nixnine I want you to give me a smile now, Come on give me a smile and say he is right. You submitted designs that were thought to be done in PS. Has anyone ever submitted a design in PS that people thought was done in Gimp. Your talent has nothing to do with the program you use. Come on end with a smile.
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Nov 18, 2010, 22:36
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
I honestly would haft to say PhotoShop, especially the recent CS5 version, cause I can do more in PS, cause of Layer Effects, and some filters. I know Gimp can do almost everything PS can, but you'd haft to maneuver a different way, but I will always be a Gimp Guy, because it's free, and 2.8 is gonna make PS even more a run for it's money. (It's release date is set to December 17th)

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Nov 19, 2010, 20:00 (This post was last modified: Nov 19, 2010 20:02 by BaukjeSpirit.)
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
GIMP ofcourse.
Everything you can do with photoshop you can do with GIMP also. Much people say that you have to use photoshop if you want to make better/pro art. But you can also make amazing art with GIMP. Smile
Photoshop and GIMP are both amazing programs, but i preffer GIMP.

Oh and i think that GIMP needs more skill than photoshop, because you have more tools in photoshop.
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Jan 2, 2011, 05:16
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
Some of you keep confusing your skill with the tools you use. They are two completely different things. As tools go, in the last line above the last seven words answers the question perfectly.
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Jan 3, 2011, 17:08
Post: #14
RE: Gimp or Photoshop
"Everything you can do with photoshop you can do with GIMP also"

GIMP is an awesome tool but statements like this bug me. Its not true. I happen to have BOTH GIMP and Photoshop installed. GIMP does everything if you the content you produce is destined for the web only. If you plan on printing your output there are several things that GIMP cannot do that Photoshop does and does well.

CMYK color
Duo and Tritone color
Support for industry standard color swatches such as Pantone etc..
Color Gamut management
CMYK color separations
The printing of crop marks, separation keys.

The lack of these features is critical for anyone that produces printed output. IMHO GIMP has a few areas to clean up from an interface perspective and that is the reason that GIMP is harder than Photoshop as well as Photoshop having more tools. The bottom line is that if you cant afford or don't want to spend the money for Photoshop, AND your output will be for the Internet or TV then GIMP can do everything that Photoshop does. Albeit with a bit more effort in many cases. (There are some things that are easier in GIMP) Overall, IMHO Photoshop is still a better, more rounded package.
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Jan 3, 2011, 17:16
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RE: Gimp or Photoshop
(Oct 6, 2010 02:37)Digione Wrote:  We must get real. Gimp and Photoshop Elements are not in the same league as Photoshop or even close. When you go pro into making big money in the multimedia industry you will - you will use Photoshop.

Agreed... Its not even close... I also agree that if you are new there is no need to even discuss it, that is unless you plan to output your work on a high end printer. For beginners and intermediate users GIMP is WAYYYY more than anyone will need.
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