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Well does anyone use the linux equivalent of Photoshop, GIMP? I think I'm gonna start using it, since its free, but I dunno, I just wanna know what people think of it.
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Great program....as good as photoshop 8.0...just takes some getting use to, but for the price...free... you cant beat it.
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its no "equivalent of photoshop"... a good alternative, yes, but certainly not equivalent...

its a nice program program and considering what most users seem to use photoshop for, gimp is more than enough for them...

a bit off topic but I feel like saying this... I cant stand seeing how many people have photoshop simply because its photoshop... Im not trying to start an argument and Im certainly not accusing anyone but the vast majority of average users who have it have probably warezed it in the first place...

as a graphic designer, I just think its just such a waste when there are plenty of freeware/ cheaper programs out there that can do everything they use photoshop to do anyway
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Gimp is great, making GIFs with it is a little confusing at first.
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vast majority of average users who have it have probably warezed it in the first place...
Exactly,i hate that. No one would be using it to simply resize pictures(which is what they are usually doing)if they werent stealing it.

On topic though,

GIMP is lacking in some places in comparison to Photoshop,but I do think that it is an awesome program. For all intents and purposes though,it gets the job done,and is more than enough to do so.

If you are used to a PS environment though,it may take some getting used to. Otherwise,its great.
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I use it now and again but oh yes its a little hard to use, i use an old program called MGI Photosuite, its not got all the bells and whistles but it does the job for pics!
    
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This is what got me pondering whether or not to take up GIMP...and try to use it. That background is from KateOS...and the creator of kate's brother made that background on GIMP
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