Photoshop VS Gimp

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I'm just curious to find out what you prefer, I try to use both but because there arn't too manty tutorials for Gimp, I end up using Photoshop although I do like using Gimp
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I have Gimp but don't use it. Not out of preference, but I figure if I'm gonna pay $500 for PS, then I'm going to use it lol
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wow, is that CS? or am I completly out of the loop
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CS2

Amazon price $589
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the box looks pretty ;) :twisted:
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i much prefer PS beacuse its more professional and has a lot more functions and things...ive been using PS for over 5 years..and i still have about 80% of photoshop to learn about.
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Personally, I dont care for one over the other/ Ive used both, but mainly use photoshop, just because it seems to be an industry standard (at least more popular than Gimp). Plus, I got an awsome student discount on it from the schools book store. :)
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They're both pretty evenly matched in terms of features (though Gimp may lag a bit behind). I think Gimp is a very well put together app, but, I didn't find out about Gimp until a few years ago, and I've been using Photoshop since 2.5, and quite frankly, I'm used to the interface. Even though, for a while, it seemed like the team at Adobe couldn't decide whether to put certain features on the Image menu or the Edit menu.

I just can't get used to Gimp. Especially when saving a file. I know my way around most image formats, but it seems to me like Gimp will allow you to save images in non-standard formats, like a 32bit GIF, for example. This may not be the case, but the save functions in Gimp are VERY cryptic even for a veteran. I can only imagine what kind of confusion it causes with novices.

And for those who are curious, yes, I have tried the Photoshop GUI version of Gimp (or whatever it's called). It makes it look a bit more like Photoshop, but it still doesn't behave like Photoshop.
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How odd, I just read about this a few minutes ago. I'd never heard of GIMPShop before, and when I read the article snippet I thought of this thread and thought I should post a link to it here. And here you are talking about it. Heh.

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Thanks for the link - I didn't know about this :D
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Albert_chu wrote:
i much prefer PS beacuse its more professional and has a lot more functions and things...ive been using PS for over 5 years..and i still have about 80% of photoshop to learn about.



I'm in the same position, i've used it for almost 6+ years and i still think i learned only 10% of how to use it.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

go for PS. you will find this very usefull
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PS for me.
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to me it seems as though both gimp and PS are professional software. however, more people tend to use photoshop because a lot of graphic designers prefer it over anything else and also because of its reputation.
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The Gimp is OK for Web work. Not so good for print media.

I use the Gimp just because it's free and I can do what I need with it. If I were a professional digital artist, I'm sure I'd have Painter & PhotoShop. But at this point, creating nice little logos for Web sites is easily done in the Gimp, and it even has lots of nice plugins/actions for text. So I have no need to pay $$$$ for Photoshop.

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