Koryo From Vatican City, joined Feb 2009, 285 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4278 times:
I have some photos to edit and I was wondering what features Gimp and Photoshop both have and what features Photoshop uniquely has. I leaning towards using Gimp because its freeware but if there are some significant differences I will probably shell out the money and buy Photoshop.
Thanks in advance,
[Edited 2009-02-26 16:52:59]
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Spurusho From Singapore, joined Feb 2009, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4191 times:
I tried GIMP a long time ago, but never liked it's interface. I currently use Photoshop CS3 which is excellent. It's part of the Adobe CS3 Web Premium suite that I received as part of the software bundle when I bought my notebook.
Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW and Photoshop are all excellent and indispensible for me.
SNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3249 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4186 times:
I've used Gimp to edit most of my shots here, but I recently moved to Photoshop. The problem I found with the Gimp was that, when resizing shots, it would introduce jaggies and further sharpening would make the jaggies worse. So, I spent a long long time dealing with jaggies and I was sick of it.
After switching to Photoshop, I get considerably fewer jaggies (if any) during the editing process. And it's of course much much much more powerful. (Funnily enough, I've been struggling to get anyting accepted after the move! Maybe I'm still getting used to it...)
Regarding Elements: it's a no-go for me, given that it doesn't have layer masks.
But, of course, you can't argue with the price of the Gimp.
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Zwaving From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4076 times:
Re; Photoshop and Gimp. I despise the Gimp interface and got sick of Elements so I purchased a teachers version of PS. Guess What? I am now back to Corel Paint Shop Pro-Photo that I started with in 1991. Got the upgraded version XI and am a happy camper.
Save a lot of money, have a program do what you want it do to in a logical manner and do 90% of what PS will do for under 100 Dollars. The layering is simple and no matter what you do, it does not touch the original untill you want it to. Great program and cheap.
Speaking of cheap. Google has a free program for you called Picasso. try it and I guarantee
you will like it as well as the free price tag. It is not a cheap program, it is just free.
YXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4003 times:
While I can't compare the two because I've never tried photoshop, I recommend giving GIMP a try. Personally I find the interface quite good, although initially it was a bit confusing (although I assume that the same would be true with PS). From what I've seen so far, most of the functions found in PSE (at least those mentioned in the tutorials and masterclasses) are also in GIMP, although some user-friendly features such as action recording are missing.
In the end it's really a matter of personal preference. I've managed to get a few photos on here with GIMP and I really like the program, but PS seems to be the overwhelming favourite here. You might as well try GIMP and the trial version of PSE and go with whichever you like best.
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Whisperjet From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 571 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3994 times:
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I would go for some older version of PSE. I bought photoshop elements 1.0 years ago and I still use it pretty often, though I also have CS3 now to edit from RAW. Elements has everything you need to edit planepictures from jpg and as most people here use a version of it you'll mainly find information about editing with this program.