View Full Version : Photoshop vs GIMP
10-24-2007, 11:39 PM
Can the same things be accomplished on either one? I ask because GIMP is free, and Photoshop isn't. So if I can use GIMP to do the same things, that would save a lot of money.
10-24-2007, 11:58 PM
I haven't actually ever tried GIMP, but I believe it does most everything you would need. And it's free. That's always a plus.
10-25-2007, 10:50 AM
Gimp pretty much equals PS 7, I have experience in both, so it's proven claim.
10-25-2007, 10:55 AM
While i'm an avid Photoshop user... I'd have to agree that for most graphic work, both Gimp and Paint.Net (http://www.getpaint.net/) are formidable graphics programs. Just because they're free doesn't mean they aren't powerful... ;)
I'd say you're pretty safe going with the free options. Most tutorials out there are for PS.. but Gimp has garnered a following so it wouldn't surprise me one bit to be able to find a slew of tutorials for it as well :)
10-25-2007, 02:00 PM
I Have Both Photoshop And GIMP But I Prefer Gimp :)
Easier To Work With I Find......
10-25-2007, 04:20 PM
Paint.NET rocks though I tend to prefer GIMP's multiple windows. Heads up if you're with a Wacom tablet though: I grabbed GIMP 2.4 last night and discovered that GIMP no longer recognized my tablet. I could draw but my pressure sensitivity was non-existent. 2.2 works fine though.
10-26-2007, 07:21 PM
Gimp opens a little faster and works fine with multiple windows as far as I know ... of course Photoshop has more filters, effects and that stuff but maybe you don't need all that to do some texturing ... :shads2:
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