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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3927 times:

Hi Guys,

Just read an article in a Magazine about some free photo editing software called "The Gimp".

Gimp has layers, different filters etc just as photoshop does.

Anyone wishing to give the software a go, it can be downloaded from their website http://www.gimp.org.

Thought it would be good for people looking to NOT spend thousands of dollars on PhotoShop or less and a hundred on PhotoShop Elements.

For those that do try, be sure to read some of the tutorials and documentation as it seems to full of many useful features.

Have fun,

Martin

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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3922 times:

I've heard lots about Gimp. but I've yet to try it. Like all GNU projects, it's bound to have some very cool features. I'd guess at the very least it will be more featured than Elements.

At the moment I'm still using PS 7.0, as that is what I know, but I'll consider trying Gimp at some point.


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks ago) and read 3904 times:

Thousands of Dollars on Photoshop is a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?  Smile


Jet Visuals
User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks ago) and read 3897 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 2):
Thousands of Dollars on Photoshop is a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?

I knew someone would find that amusing!

Just over a grand here in AUS for a full version.


User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks ago) and read 3881 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 3):
Just over a grand here in AUS for a full version.

Oh so youre not talking Dollars, but rather Dollaridoos!  Wink



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineMrk25 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

I have used Gimp on several occasions. It is good, after using PS for so long I found it a pain trying to navigate my way through. It is a whole new learning experience and to be honest I couldn't be bothered to spend hours trying to get results. I have read it is as powerful as PS and equally effective. For someone who hasn't used PS and jumps straight into Gimp would probably find it easier.
But for free you can't go wrong

Regards
Mark


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Quoting Eadster (Thread starter):
Just read an article in a Magazine about some free photo editing software called "The Gimp".

Well, I've got some free photo-editing software called Photosh...never mind.  devil 

Quoting Eadster (Thread starter):
Just read an article in a Magazine about some free photo editing software called "The Gimp".

I'm not sure if it's still available, but a while ago I saw a free program by the name of "Gimpshop". It was based on Gimp, but had a Photoshop layout. You know, all the menus, tools, etc. It's probably been pulled by now.



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineMrk25 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 6):
I'm not sure if it's still available, but a while ago I saw a free program by the name of "Gimpshop". It was based on Gimp, but had a Photoshop layout. You know, all the menus, tools, etc. It's probably been pulled by now.

Still around - http://www.gimpshop.net


User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3763 times:

Quoting Mrk25 (Reply 5):
For someone who hasn't used PS and jumps straight into Gimp would probably find it easier.

Thats why I bought it up. Thought it would be easier for newbies to download Gimp first. Would be a great piece of software for entry into photo editing. And as said, its FREE!!


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

iPhoto is free...  Smile

Cheers,
Justin Big grin


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 9):
iPhoto is free...

So is Picasa. It's analogous in function to iPhoto.



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

Picasa just won't cut it for whats needed to get pics accepted here lets say. If you want a photo organiser, then use it for that, its great. I use it. But not for advanced photo editing.

User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2736 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 9):
iPhoto is free...



Quoting AC773 (Reply 10):

So is Picasa. It's analogous in function to iPhoto.

I thought both of these were meant to organise your photos, not edit them?



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 12):
I thought both of these were meant to organise your photos, not edit them?

That's mostly true. Both of them do have some "editing" functionality, but it's really meant for novice snapshots taken with a $200 P & S.



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

iPhoto is fantastic for what it is, but Aperture out shines it!  Smile

*rubs hands*

Justin Big grin


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 14):
iPhoto is fantastic for what it is, but Aperture out shines it!

Hepatitis C is a terrible pathogen, but Hepatitis B is slightly better!  Wink



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineAussieAviator From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 14):
iPhoto is fantastic for what it is, but Aperture out shines it!

Just about everything made for Apple Mac's shines above the competition!!  Smile

After over 15 years of using MS products, I'm moving across to a more stable and superior Mac system.



Graham Slingsby
User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 10):
Picasa.

that was my first editor Big grin then i went to a program called Microsoft Picture it! (also free) and then lastly photoshop, not quite so free  Wink


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 14):
iPhoto is fantastic for what it is, but Aperture out shines it!



Quoting AussieAviator (Reply 16):
Just about everything made for Apple Mac's shines above the competition!! Smile

There's something I want to clear up for any newcomers to photography that might be reading this (can I log community service hours?). Photoshop CS2, bar none, is the best photo-editing app on the market. Anybody who's serious about photography and photo editing will have or want CS2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is the default app for any photo pro or serious non-pro.

The first version of Aperture was a pretty well-publicized flop. It sucked so much that Apple fired the project manager and the engineering manager. That said, I sincerely hope that Apple keeps trying, because if there's one thing this market segment needs; it's competition. Hey, we might even see lower prices! Shock! Horror!  biggrin 



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

Quoting AussieAviator (Reply 16):
Just about everything made for Apple Mac's shines above the competition!!

After over 15 years of using MS products, I'm moving across to a more stable and superior Mac system.

I myself am in the latter stages of this process too! Big grin

Quoting AC773 (Reply 18):
There's something I want to clear up for any newcomers to photography that might be reading this (can I log community service hours?). Photoshop CS2, bar none, is the best photo-editing app on the market. Anybody who's serious about photography and photo editing will have or want CS2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is the default app for any photo pro or serious non-pro.

The first version of Aperture was a pretty well-publicized flop. It sucked so much that Apple fired the project manager and the engineering manager. That said, I sincerely hope that Apple keeps trying, because if there's one thing this market segment needs; it's competition. Hey, we might even see lower prices! Shock! Horror!

PS CS2 is definitely a great package, I currently use PS7 and it's "what I know" so to speak. I will be having a copy of CS2 on my Mac along with Aperture so I'll see how it goes!  Wink

Back on the subject of the free editing software, I'd love to see more stuff like this in the future!

Regards,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

I gave Gimp a try last year, but found using the tools to be slightly complicated and the quality wasn't quite as good as what you'd expect from Photoshop on resizing.

Regards,

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3648 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 18):
That said, I sincerely hope that Apple keeps trying,

They face tough competition from Adobe Lightroom, which even in its Beta stage outshines Aperture.



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Quoting ChrisH (Reply 21):
They face tough competition from Adobe Lightroom, which even in its Beta stage outshines Aperture.

Actually a friend of mine sent me a link for the Beta version of lightroom, I'll be interested when the full version is released!  Smile

Cheers,
Justin Big grin


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