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Jun 9, 2011, 11:25
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:angel:When I only dabbled with photo-editing, I never needed Windows since I could use Gimp (I use the Pardus version of Linux). After I became more serious about photography I found that really good pictures were possible by using the LAB color mode with curves. Since Gimp's LAB mode was extremely awkward I was forced to buy a bigger computer with Win7 so I could use Photoshop. I also needed to buy 5 books before I understood it and I needed to put up with viruses and crashes. I'd be happy to throw away CS5 if Gimp would have a user-friendly LAB color mode.

Instead of emulating the ugly Microsoft type user mode in Photoshop, a cleaner layout similar to those used by OnOne or Picasa would greatly help the learning curve. Perhaps if you started with the essential components and then add only the really useful components. My choice for the essential ones would be the tools, layers, and channels windows. Essential functions would be RGB-LAB, Curves, Gaussian blur, Unsharp mask, and Free transform.

A photo-editing system capable of making the best pictures while still being easy would be far superior to a complex system with a lot of toys. I'd really like to get rid of Windows and Photoshop.
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