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

Gavin Ford revford at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Feb 22 19:29:00 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 06:59:04PM +0000, Jai Harrison wrote:
> I can understand why people who have never used Photoshop might not
> find the GIMP complicated to use - especially if they've spent time
> learning to use it but it presents a problem to people who are used to
> image tool standards (such as those used in Photoshop and Paintshop).
> The GIMP manages to be completely different in my eyes (and I'm sure
> everyone else who complains about the GIMP).

I used to use Photoshop on a Mac at Uni many years ago, also I used PSP at home
in the Windows 3.1 days before I switched to Linux.

> GNU/Linux programs and Desktop Environments inherit a lot of standards
> from Windows and Mac OSes. AbiWord, Microsoft Word and Open Office
> Writer all follow similar user interface standards and, as a result,
> people can easily use one after having originally learnt another. The
> same applies for Evolution, Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook. In
> fact, the same applies for most photo editing and image manipulation
> programs too - GIMP is the exception.

Maybe it's because it's been such a long time since I used Photoshop, but what
is so different about the GIMP?

For me it was a complete replacement in a very short time.  I've never looked
back or missed anything from the closed source apps.


revford at blueyonder.co.uk 

I think we need to:
    Deflect the particle condenser
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