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Title: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Hasith on February 27, 2008, 11:02:45 PM

Well I have download it but haven't had time to check it. I like know about this graphic tool like what are the thing which photoshop has but Gimp doesnt ?
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: karrupin on March 15, 2008, 12:07:00 PM
I used GIMP before I have my own photoshop. I guess the tools are not much different, but the result does has a big difference >.<
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Corycaly on March 15, 2008, 01:07:40 PM
I have used Gimp but a few bad surprises happened: when you register a jpeg copy of some photoshop files, the photoshop file is destroyed...
i prefer photoshop lol
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Tim Wellman on March 15, 2008, 10:26:38 PM
I have Linux on one of my computers, and Gimp came pre-installed. I think, if you're using Linux, Gimp is great.

There is a hack for Gimp called GimpShop that I've just tried tonight
http://www.gimpshop.com/download.shtml

It makes Gimp much more like Photoshop. I tried opening one of my multi-layered psd files, and GimpShop handled it perfectly. It even works with my tablet, with pressure sensitive response. So, get GimpShop if you're trying Gimp.

How reliable it is, I can't say... I'm still testing it. Since most of my work goes on to others who use them in print, file compatibility is important... so, I'm checking it all out. But so far, it's working perfectly.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Hasith on March 15, 2008, 10:32:59 PM
I think Co had used a old version of Gimp which used to has some bugs. Now its better.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Hideyoshi_Yuki on November 10, 2008, 04:13:35 PM
Yes, yes, Gimp has improved...here's a tutourial list that I normally look at and it has renders as well! http://planetrenders.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=56374
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: jackie0109 on November 29, 2008, 02:51:48 AM
I must say that Gimp is better than paint and I love it's brushes.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Corycaly on November 29, 2008, 06:58:04 PM
I used to use Gimp but I stopped it because it destroyed all my  drawings....
I have retried it again some days ago but I still prefer photoshop
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: hinata on December 31, 2008, 09:19:07 AM
Gimp doesn't seem much user-friendly to me, maybe because I'm used to adobe
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Corycaly on January 04, 2009, 10:54:49 AM
I have tried Gimp again: I HATE IT!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Corycaly on January 18, 2009, 10:29:56 AM
news failure: destroyed three comissions!
THANKS TO GIMP!!!
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Hasith on January 18, 2009, 02:07:54 PM
Co I think is might be because Vista. Maybe these 2 doesn't work together well.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Corycaly on January 19, 2009, 03:28:57 PM
well it destroyed five of my pics with windows 98 too!!!lol
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: kazbat028 on February 16, 2009, 09:56:02 AM
Okay well windows 98 sucks cow testicles
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: hinata on February 16, 2009, 10:07:03 AM
gimp isn't really that bad once you get used to it.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: kazbat028 on February 16, 2009, 10:23:41 AM
i agree!
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Fallen Kite on April 18, 2009, 12:52:06 PM
Heeh, know what to do to download it? :huh:
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: dawood on April 18, 2009, 01:43:48 PM
i can see why people would be put off from downloading it...   they're frineds would think they were freaks.. lol
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: MantisDragon on May 31, 2009, 05:52:05 PM
Ive recently downloaded the newest version of gimp running with no problems with vista or Manhattan Graphics Pad and is loaded with plenty of well thought out tools...I love the build a brush feature...will come in very handy.

Also recently knocked of a free 30 day trial of painterX and when compareing the 2 together

Gimp is running right up painters rear end...
Add in gimps build a brush tool, Create or Load up a few of your own patterns and there running neck to neck...
Consider the hefty price tag of PainterX V's Gimp....Gimp takes the lead.

Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Tim Wellman on May 31, 2009, 07:37:35 PM
Yeah, Gimp seems fine. You should always back up your files no matter what graphics program you're using, and each time you reopen a file, make a copy of it first and work live on the copy.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: MantisDragon on June 01, 2009, 12:58:34 AM
Dito, I agree It is always best to work on a copy for each advancement of a project.. and if you are doing a lot of work save copys to a disk/flash/or other reliable storage device....

I will crash my computer with one good project if im not carefull...Art does not take long to exhaust and overwelm memory if your using a basic system.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Fallen Kite on June 14, 2009, 03:56:23 PM
:'( Can't figure out how to use
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Tim Wellman on June 14, 2009, 04:08:55 PM
What are you having trouble with? All the important stuff is on the image box... the box that comes up in the middle. If you maximize that box, it looks like any other graphics program. You can create a new image or load an image from that box. With the image box maximized, you'll have your tools on the left, and your layers on the right. Let us know what specific problem you're having and I'm sure someone can walk you through it.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Fallen Kite on June 15, 2009, 04:32:53 AM
Hmm... Actually... I just want to clean my drawngs :) Making lines become more... clear  :secret: If there was an easy way to erase sketch-things :) The things you can't erase with a normal eraser :hmm:
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Tim Wellman on June 15, 2009, 07:33:29 AM
Open up your drawing, then go to Colors/Levels on the top
Where it says Input Levels, start sliding the middle slider toward your right. Do it a little bit, then slide the farthest right slider down toward the left (you want to move these two closer to each other). Keep doing that until the lighter lines on your drawing are gone.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Fallen Kite on June 16, 2009, 02:47:54 PM
Oh thank you  :heart:
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Sithy on October 21, 2009, 06:23:59 PM
I love gimp only because it's free and I'm too lazy to crack a version of Photoshop.
Gimp is hard to get used to but it's really not all that bad. If you know how, you can get the same effects as photoshop.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Hasith on October 21, 2009, 11:40:37 PM
well it destroyed five of my pics with windows 98 too!!!lol

Window 98 is a stone age OS ! well It work perfectly in Windows XP. Also I think early versions had bugs.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Somnie on May 25, 2010, 01:15:06 AM
I'm personally quite fond of Gimp.

It did take me quite a while to get used to it but then thinking back so did photoshop.
Namely cause its free mean no issues with the wallet of piracy, its pretty capable at least as far as I have been. It is open source which means that if you have an issue you can go online and have a much higher chance of finding out that another user has not only had the same issue but looked into the coding and found the solution.

If however you want the 'best' photomanipulation program you should probably pick photoshop as having worked with both it does seem marginally better (to me).

These are all subjective opinions so yeah enjoy either my main piece of advice is try the free, open source version first if for no other reason than that in doing so your helping your fellow man. Then if its not up to your needs move on.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Somnie on May 25, 2010, 01:16:02 AM
That and backups are your best friend :)
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: [aero] on May 25, 2010, 09:44:45 AM
I've found Photoshop to be much better overall, it's pretty much a " you get what you pay for" scenario here
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: yulemaestro on May 26, 2010, 10:13:07 AM
I guess so
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Fallen Kite on May 26, 2010, 03:44:05 PM
I really like gimp... I've only tried gimp though, so I wouldn't know anything about Photoshop  :hmm:
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Monsterful on May 26, 2010, 03:47:25 PM
Adobe is the maximum deity of digital design, and it's worshiped by all my teachers and fellow designers of almost any field.

Kneel down to Adobe, maximum entity of design. 
No matter your field... Adobe is there for you. ( If you have the money though LOL XD)
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: [aero] on May 26, 2010, 04:18:29 PM
Or autodesk XD
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on May 26, 2010, 07:13:28 PM
I preferred Photoshop over Adobe, I'm no artist though, and wasn't using it to draw, just for pic editing.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Monsterful on May 26, 2010, 07:22:50 PM
<.< erm... Photoshop is a program FROM adobe LOL XD

Adobe is the maximum corp who creates the best programs in design (mainly any class of 2D design)
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Account Disabled on May 26, 2010, 07:30:35 PM
I've only tried GIMP once for a class in Junior High, don't remember much. I think my teacher did keep talking about how good it was for a free program though...I should download it and check it out again.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on May 26, 2010, 08:01:17 PM
Alright then, disregard my comment, I am clearly a retard >.>

And I had to try and teach my cousin how to use Gimp, she was reading a tutorial to create this pictures using her IMVU avatar, and I wasn't very good at it, granted, this was the first time I ever found out about Gimp's existance, and it wasn't easy to pick up and teach.
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: pandasayori on January 10, 2012, 11:35:25 AM
I tried using Photoshop and failed xD
But with GIMP, I was able to do things a lot better, especially lining.

Sure, Photoshop has advantages, but I honestly prefer GIMP <3
Title: Re: Do you use Gimp ? [ Free Alternative to Photo Shop ]
Post by: Austadophilus on April 22, 2014, 10:57:14 PM
Use to use GIMP for coloring, but now it refuses to work with my new tablet.