[ubuntu-uk] Google Funds Work for Photoshop on Linux

Paul Tansom paul at aptanet.com
Fri Feb 22 00:50:37 GMT 2008

** Jai Harrison <jai at jaiharrison.com> [2008-02-20 23:08]:
> On 2/20/08, Matt <matt at mattjones.me.uk> wrote:
> > Jai Harrison wrote:
> >  > Is this is what the effects of a difficult user interface in the GIMP are?
> >
> > Different is not the same as difficult, it is just a different way of
> >  working. It does not take a long time to get used to really, the same as
> >  it take time to learn how to use Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.
> I disagree. The GIMP has a difficult user interface. Photoshop was
> extremely easy to learn to use where as I've never managed to get
> anywhere with GIMP. The way it is now whenever I need a photo edited
> or an image created/modified I ask a Windows/Photoshop user to do the
> task for me - that's definitely not the intended result.
** end quote [Jai Harrison]

Personally I've always been quite happy with GIMP. When I first started
using it there was a small culture shock from not having a menu bar
across the top, but it took a matter of minutes to get used to that. I'm
no power user though.

The combination of price tag and an unwillingness to use pirated
software mean I've never even seen Photoshop, and it doesn't even figure
in my top 100 apps I'd like to see ported to Linux :) I've no idea how
representative Elements is of the Photoshop UI (likely not at all), but
I'm not a big fan of that from using it on my parents PC.

Perhaps I'm just atypical when it comes to software. So many people
consider Dreamweaver the ultimate web development package, but from what
little I've seen of it I'd actively avoid it, and I've not been
enthusiastic about what little experience I've had of Contribute.

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