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Jul 7, 2013, 08:38
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gimp/photoshop
Is Gimp nearly the same as Photoshop?

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Jul 7, 2013, 10:37
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GIMP is not Photoshop
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Jul 7, 2013, 10:48
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Yeah, I know.

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Jul 7, 2013, 13:24
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Different applications that can end up with the same result. Pointless making comparisons.

On the other hand, nothing stopping you getting a hard copy (non-cloud) Photoshop. Might just be worth it while they still exist Wink

A quick look at Ama$on downloadable version cs6 £349.95: boxed, extended version (whatever that means) £692.80

must be the bargain of the decade.

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Jul 7, 2013, 22:16
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RE: gimp/photoshop
What do you mean by "nearly the same?" There are situations where GIMP cannot substitute for PhotoShop. Like when you must work in CMYK colorspace. Or when you need 16-bit color (the current stable version of GIMP is 8-bit; that will change soon, we hope). The most important reason is when your client insists on getting PSD files. There are workarounds for almost anything except a stubborn client ;-)

For anything else, in my (admittedly limited) experience, you can use GIMP to accomplish the same results as PS. Sometimes in GIMP you need extra steps, and you can't always work non-destructively. The user interface is not the same; GIMP has never been intended to be a PS clone. But I think for most people in most circumstances, GIMP is a more than adequate substitute for PS.
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Jul 8, 2013, 00:27
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(Jul 7, 2013 22:16)acmespaceship Wrote:  ...for most people in most circumstances, GIMP is a more than adequate substitute for PS.
THIS, so true ^_^ !

Neiiley Wrote:Is Gimp nearly the same as Photoshop?

For me, Gimp has come along way and is closer to being more like a gimpshop, it now has a single window mode like PS. I think its a little more flexible when it comes to filters and fine tuning adjustments.

For example: when your painting or erasing and you hold shift, you get a guide line before you paint/erase so you can easily predict edits.

Gimp is awesome for a free editing program (you get what you pay, or don't pay for lol!)

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Jul 8, 2013, 12:45
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CMYK is a dying species, 16bit is in the pipe and clients with the willing for .psd-files did not really know what they are doing Wink
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Aug 10, 2013, 07:58
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IMHO, Adobe is evil. Its really that simple. They are money hungry corporate bastards who would sell their mother for a nickel if they could get away with it. The ybuy up the competition and then kill them. They corner markets and then gouge customers. They make you call them if you need to reinstall software YOU OWN. They are one of the worst companies on the planet and if there is any way to stay away from them, it is always better to do so.

So Is Gimp nearly the same as Photoshop? No, far from it.

Yes, I have Adobe issues.
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Aug 10, 2013, 14:30 (This post was last modified: Aug 10, 2013 14:31 by iForStyle007.)
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(Aug 10, 2013 07:58)SC23 Wrote:  IMHO,*** is evil. Its really that simple. They are money hungry corporate bastards who would sell their mother for a nickel if they could......YOU OWN. They are one of the worst companies on the planet and if there is any way to stay away from them, it is always better to do so.
So Is Gimp nearly the same as ***? No, far from it.
Yes, I have *** issues.

While this is mostly true & I agree by the over priced products, by using the companie's name you are creating Libel/defamation & that might get you in trouble with them. If I were you I'd edit out the names or abbreviate/rhyme the names to avoid web crawlers or them getting mad at you & trying to sue.

So you're not in the wrong, you just need to be careful and protect yourself.
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Aug 10, 2013, 16:15
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(Aug 10, 2013 14:30)iForStyle007 Wrote:  While this is mostly true & I agree by the over priced products, by using the companie's name you are creating Libel/defamation & that might get you in trouble with them. If I were you I'd edit out the names or abbreviate/rhyme the names to avoid web crawlers or them getting mad at you & trying to sue.
So you're not in the wrong, you just need to be careful and protect yourself.

I think IMHO, which should be an understood personal opinion, and not stated as fact, should cover it. I do know that with a hi-rise floor of lawyers they could point their ire at anyone for any reason and fire off a legal barrage that would destroy anyone up to a few Million a year and not miss a step.. so you are right in that if they find it financially beneficial they could sue anyone for anything and cripple them.
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