View Full Version : GIMP vs. Photoshop
02-05-2009, 03:44 PM
Which do you think is better and why? Price, features, usability, system compatibility...
02-05-2009, 04:37 PM
Well thru my Uni i get PS for free so...
Photoshop hands down
The only advantages GIMP has are (retail) price and open-source tweakability
02-05-2009, 05:34 PM
Does Photoshop run under Wine?
Photoshop 8 (CS 1) works very well.
PS 8 > Anything Else
02-05-2009, 08:21 PM
I've always preferred Photoshop, having access to it. The interface and operations of it are much more intuitive than GIMP's, though I will admit I never really made the effort to learn it. But if you don't have a way to acquire PS, GIMP is the next best alternative.
02-07-2009, 09:57 AM
Photoshop, without question. GIMP is nice because it's free, and it you're not running Windows/Mac you have something to work with.
02-07-2009, 10:31 AM
I use Picture Window Pro. Much less expensive than Photoshop.
It was written by Jonathan Sachs, yes, the programmer who created the first version of Lotus 1-2-3 back in 1982.
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The forum is great, bunch of photo geeks. And Jonathan Sachs himself frequents the forum :)
Full support for 48 bit images and color management
02-08-2009, 09:45 PM
For my needs, GIMP is more than enough. But I do very little graphics work, also, YMMV.
02-09-2009, 12:29 AM
Gimp works pretty well for many things, especially for personal or website graphics.
Gimp isn't very respected professionally because it lacks proper CMYK support, meaning that you can't just give the files to the print shop or a magazine publisher. This has been a thorn in the potential Gimp user's side for a long time. There are some add-ons that help in some cases, but they are not perfect.
If you are doing professional work that needs to be printed, then use Photoshop because of the CMYK support.
02-09-2009, 03:07 PM
My graphic editing is usually limited to messing with coworkers. Putting their head on some other pictures body or some other nonsense. So I do not need a whole lot of power. I use paint.net for windows. Its free and has some nice features.
02-10-2009, 02:19 AM
Just installed GIMP on my system just now, still trying to explore but having a little difficulty because i'm a heavy photoshop user, and rely very much on hotkeys. I have a feeling ps will win, esp with all the new features in cs4, or maybe i'm just plain bias =P
02-10-2009, 08:52 AM
I've never used Photoshop. GIMP has one of the most abominable excuses for a user interfaces I've ever encountered, and I will not use it unless forced to. I use ImageForge for all my lightweight image manipulation needs.
02-10-2009, 11:27 AM
I've tried both, and Photoshop wins by a long way. The GIMP is simply no good for painting and its interface is kind of a botch job.
GIMP definitely wins on price, though. If you aren't going to be doing any professional photo work or painting, it should be more than enough.
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