[TriLUG] this is probably heresy...
Vestal, Roy L.
rvestal at rti.org
Thu Oct 17 09:34:23 EDT 2002
Well I am used to Paint Shop Pro on Windows and I use PhotoShop less. GIMP
is difinitely as easy as PSP, and I find that it's easier for me than PS. We
may disagree on the ease of use, but I've not found anything in PS that I
can't do in GIMP.
Just my $0.02, so any change will be appreciated...
From: Bill Vinson [mailto:billvinson at nc.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:29 AM
To: trilug at trilug.org
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] this is probably heresy...
On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 10:43:56AM -0400, Vestal, Roy L. wrote:
> Agreed. I use both. GIMP is WAYYYY better. At LULU, I showed it to
> some folks that were going to The "School of Communication Arts", and
> they were impressed enough to ask how they could learn linux and get
The GIMP is obviously impressive and is a tremendous coding accomplishment,
but in comparison to Photoshop it is not quite in the same class. For
simple work the GIMP is comparable in terms of the work it can put out, but
the effort will most likely take much longer in GIMP as it has a VERY rough
GUI in terms of work efficiency and some of it's tools are rudimentary in
comparison to Photoshop's.
Now, don't get me wrong the GIMP is great, however, I can definitely tell
that it is more difficult to get the same work done. But you also must look
at how long each app has been out and evolving. Photoshop has existed for a
decent amount of time more and as such should be further along. Plus, Adobe
has real QA and UI designers who are paid to test human computer
interaction. I doubt anyone is using GIMP with the same idea (or
professional background in interface design).
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