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10-05-2004, 10:12 PM
Why photoshop and not DA GIMP?

10-05-2004, 11:44 PM
I never used DA GIMP before. I think I'm enjoying using photoshop and for me learning a new software needs time. The tools in photoshop is professional and photoshop is widely accepted. I think it's enough to use photoshop.

10-06-2004, 12:45 AM
simply because i own it..... no more no less

10-06-2004, 02:21 AM
Photoshop is one of the best 2d program i can think off.

10-06-2004, 02:43 AM
SInce it is the 2D benchmark that all other programs try to emulate.

10-06-2004, 03:19 AM
why else would other programs make it possible to except psd files? because it's that great of program! i've been using it since ver 1.25 and I couldn't think of changing to a totaly new program now!!

10-06-2004, 07:14 AM
if you used gimp and you have used photoshop, you wouldnt be asking this question. ;p

10-06-2004, 10:35 PM
Why photoshop and not DA GIMP?You aren't serious are you? LOL

10-07-2004, 01:42 AM
DA GIMP == desperately trying to look cool with all the FUBU gear and bling-bling, but fails badly.

10-07-2004, 08:00 AM
heeeheeee.....a little provocation!

10-08-2004, 11:48 AM
would you mind shortening your sig ? some of us are still on 800x600 (at school) and i haate haiving to scroll several pages down to see the next reply...

10-08-2004, 12:38 PM
would you mind shortening your sig ?Yeah, shortened that rediculous long sig!

10-10-2004, 11:48 AM
Photoshop is one of the best 2d program i can think off.
no dude photoshop is THE best 2d program ever made :) and will be for many years to come each version just kicks ass, Gimp is ok but not as good

10-11-2004, 09:41 AM
useless thread.... :\

10-13-2004, 01:14 AM
There is no question about it. When you see the extent photoshop can go too, you know you've got the right program ;)

10-13-2004, 01:25 PM
ahah, simply because dagimp don't let me do the half of what I do under photoshop !! Photoshop is not perfect, but simply the best on the market (at least for what I do with it). You really can't see its power in books, work intensively with it for more than a year and you will know some of its power ... Then look at others and laugh !


10-13-2004, 08:41 PM
Because the GIMP has pretty much no support for printing, which was what my original background was. Then comes the poor interface, and the lack of power.

It's great for free software. It's not great for PROFESSIONAL LEVEL GRAPHICS.

But if you're someone learning, or someone who is just a hobbyist, then the GIMP is great.

10-13-2004, 09:22 PM
Why photoshop and not DA GIMP?

Why this thread?

10-17-2004, 07:22 PM
Why this thread?You still don't know after 10,000 (what do you do all day??) posts ? He's flaming of course. We have a name for people like that: trolls.

10-18-2004, 03:11 PM
da gimp? This is seriously the name of a program? Just for that fact alone, I would not use it.

10-18-2004, 04:28 PM
The gimp is a bad copy of photoshop; doesn't feature all of its options. And it has a weird GUI. Peace all gimp lovers :)

10-18-2004, 08:08 PM
Why photoshop?

its industry standard.

10-24-2004, 02:01 PM
makes you feel like a big man :P

10-24-2004, 03:28 PM
But if you're someone learning, or someone who is just a hobbyist, then the GIMP is great.
i hear WETA uses GIMP exclusively.

10-24-2004, 06:02 PM
i think you heard wrong then.

10-24-2004, 06:04 PM
i think you heard wrong then.
i heard it from a good friend who works there. i'd say to take it up with him, but it would be improper to give you his contact info.


10-24-2004, 09:35 PM
perhaps it was only his dept, but I also know someone that worked there as a lead...

like you say, whatever.

10-25-2004, 12:15 AM
As a mostly broke person, not using school computers or software a studio bought, I use a slightly outdated version of photoshop, and it is definately the best 2d program I have used. I worked with GIMP for a while, as an experiment, and I found it did just about everything I need as a digital painter, but I don't know anything about how it works with photos. I really, really wanted GIMP to prevail, because I believe in open source computing. The big, final drawback was the lack of cmyk support. At this point, GIMP seems to be for the web only.

As the Linux releases get more and more user-friendly, I'm sure GIMP will improve too. As for bugginess, I'm no expert but I believe this is more common when using GIMP in windows. I was using it in a Linux environment and it seemed to behave pretty well. Regarding the person mildly aghast at the name, it stands for Graphic something something something, and I assume a euro-linux programmer came up with it, unaware of its perjorative connotations.

10-25-2004, 02:49 PM
perhaps it was only his dept, but I also know someone that worked there as a lead...

like you say, whatever. I know guy who has bigger mouth than yours. And still, he doesn't use it so lame.

Poo-hoo, i've got bigger pussy cat than you, haha!

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