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Paint.net vs Gimp Which is the best free PhotoShop Knock Off?

Poll Results: Paint.net or Gimp?

 
  • 30% (6)
    Paint.net
  • 70% (14)
    Gimp
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post #1 of 10
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As the title says which free photoshop knock off do you like the best and why? and if you use both what do you use each one for?
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post #2 of 10
I use Paint.net, but I don't use any advanced function; some exposure tuning, sharpening, red-eye removal, stuff like that. I find Gimp too complex for these tasks.
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post #3 of 10
Gimp is best, paint.net is easier to use for non-photoshop users. Depends who you are and what you need it for really.
A long time ago, I'd have recommended you look at paintshop-pro, but that's been trashed (and got more expensive) since Corel got their dirty hands on it.
Edited by allikat - 1/13/11 at 5:30am
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post #4 of 10
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I sorta dislike corel. Their stuff seems to be over priced, over complicated and bulky
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post #5 of 10
id say gimp, but i also know of sumopaint
   
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post #6 of 10
I use gimp all the time at work, its actually faster than photoshop to work with alot of the time i find, and I have photoshop too.

GIMP
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post #7 of 10
Is Gimp the SAME as photoshop? Does it have all the stuff that photoshop uses also? Like.. for example.. Filter.. blur and fade gaussian and etc? Is it just the same or totally not ?

I notice photoshop is friggin expensive and i cannot afford that!
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3;12127919 
Is Gimp the SAME as photoshop? Does it have all the stuff that photoshop uses also? Like.. for example.. Filter.. blur and fade gaussian and etc? Is it just the same or totally not ?

I notice photoshop is friggin expensive and i cannot afford that!

Gimp trys very hard to be a photoshop replacement and does pretty well at it.
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post #9 of 10
Paint.net can be nice for simple editing, etc., and it has some decent features, but GIMP is more full-featured and rounded. Paint.net came nowhere near as close to Photoshop as GIMP does, last time I checked.

As you might guess from my wording, I'm currently familiar with GIMP (which currently happens to REALLY make me want Photoshop instead, due to slight glitches in GIMP). Nothing quite comes close to PS, afaik, unfortunately.
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post #10 of 10
Never used paint.net but GIMP is probably the best photoshop replacement I've seen
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