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People laugh and make sarcastic comments about GIMP.

I've found it useful over the years.

Anyone else?
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>>60492215
it werks...if you are a hobbyist.
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>>60492215
Same, it's basically adobe pajeets shilling their pooware
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>>60492362
t. amateur
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Thie fact that a digital painting app is almost competitive with the GIMP when it comes to image manipulation should tell you something, OP.
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>>60492215
Your standards must be impossibly low.
Or you're not a pro.
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t. pajeet
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I'll be honest, all I really use it for is getting rid of jpeg artifacts.
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>>60492480
>>60492452
>>60492240
Post your work that can't be done in GIMP.
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I just use it for batch resizing
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>>60492480
>>60492466
>>60492452
>>60492240
the tech illiterate macfag le artists who think muh adopee is the only software you can do professional work on have arrived. good luck with your thread OP
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It's good for making animated GIFs. There's a plugin for splitting a video file's frames into layers and you can set a specific delay on a frame and the rest to a constant delay. Or if you simply have a sequence of images, to turn them into a GIF.
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>>60492511
>posting professional stuff that's linked to your career on 4chan
yeah no thx.
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GIMP can do every single thing Photoshop can.

It'll just take longer, a lot longer usually.
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>>60492240

Sounds logical.
For me it replaced mspaint when I stopped using windows.

>wanted to do simple / basic things
>to accomplish this, had to learn about features I didn't need
>knowing these other possibilities exist means adding small twists to otherwise simple / basic things.
>slowly, tasks which would have been completed in mspaint are replaced by things for which mspaint would not have been sufficient.

I've considered the fact that if the above trajectory continues, I'll run into things that require photoshop, because GIMP lacks functionality.

But that seems like a stretch.
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>>60492540
kek
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paint.net is superior in every way
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>>60492540
How much did you get paid for this piece?
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Learned on pirated adobe photoshop cs5. Tried GIMP after and didn't like it. That's all.
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>>60492526
Krita can replace PS for illustrations, Scribus can replace indesign for most things, and Rawtherapee and Darktable are suitible alternatives to Lightroom. But the fuckin' GIMP is no replacement to Photoshop without adjustment layers, non-destructive editing, and fucking CMYK support.
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>>60492595
it's priceless
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>>60492526
>Krtia
>Adobe

Who the fuck are you calling tech illiterate?
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>>60492215
>no CMYK support
>no 32 bpp support
>no layer styles
>no adjustment layers
>no smart filters
>no clipping masks
>cant edit rotated text
>can't select multiple layers
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>>60492215
I also use GIMP when I need to edit something, not because it's better but because it's free of cost. You can do a lot of things with it, it's not like MS Paint or anything. Adobe Photoshop would be nice but I do these things so rarely that there's no way to justify that cost. Even some monthly subscription would eventually mean I pay the subscription every time I open it, that's how rarely I use it.
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>>60492667
>Who the fuck are you calling tech illiterate?

the autistic virgin that spends all day drawing thinly veiled cumshots onto anthropomorphic animals rather than doing anything productive on his computer.
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>>60492730
also
>no 3d sculpting capabilities
>no lisp interpreter
>can't cook
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>>60492744
Nigger, that's the mascot.

https://krita.org/en/
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>>60492730
>>60492744
>>60492758
Post work
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>>60492730
Thing is, none of these things actually prevent you from producing quality work, your workflow just adapts, otherwise noone would have used Photoshop in the early versions
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>>60492809
>none of these things actually prevent you from producing quality work

Lack of CMYK support sure as fuck does.
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>>60492818
>Oh shit, some babby doesn't know about imagemagick colorspace conversion

Come back when your not a babby
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>>60492809
t. non professional
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>>60492809
Maybe, but not having those features certainly makes work much slower and harder than it needs to be.
>>60492833
>CMYK is perfectly mappable to RGB
>You can convert a 24-bit image to 32-bit color
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>>60492779
Some early stuff of mine.
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>>60492833
Does Krita even have CMYK support? If not, it deserves to get shit just as much as the GIMP.
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>>60492883
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>>60492893
Yes
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>>60493029
Well, now the GIMP looks like even more of a joke.
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>>60492883
>>60492904
Good example.

>>60492818
>>60492858
Why is native CMYK editing needed in a color managed workflow?
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>>60492537
Let's not get into a game of dodgeball make a quick mockup project that highlights what can't be done it doesn't have tobe good just a proof of concept.
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>>60493062
Once krita makes their selection tool and text tools better I will have literally no reason to open gimp.
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>>60492730
No clipping masks in GIMP? For real? Fuck. Can't believe I even considered downloading it once.
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>>60492607

Thanks for weighing in. I'm serious. I appreciate your post.
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>>60492466
What is this?
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>>60492883
>>60492904

Cool shit, man.
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>>60493451
Krita
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>>60493470
Thanks. Here's another one, a bit more recent.
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>>60493504

I like it, man. Quick and Informative.
Did you create that drm cracking software too?
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>>60492215
just pirate CC or use cs2 legally
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>>60492215
I've used it since 2005... that's 13 years now. So long that all of its oddities are baked into me. I keep on crawling back.
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>>60492215
>Gimping your workflow with GIMP when Photoshop is easily pirateable and Krita exists
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>>60493632
Interesting, it's just about the same for me, but the other way around.
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>professional
>doing graphics work
Not STEM, not professional.
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>>60493682
>professional - adj.
>(of a person) engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime
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>>60493710
This is a technology board. Anything outside of STEM is not a profession related to technology. The relevancy of any such profession does not pertain to technology-related discussion.
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is there something like PhotoFiltre (not too advanced, not too mspaint) for linux?
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>>60492466
>>60492667
>>60492771

furries not even once
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>>60492215
worse than paintshop pro
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>>60492215
i like it. can compete with photoshop imo.
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>>60492540
Just select a circle, shrink the selection, and delete the inside
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The only people who can't get GIMP to work right are normies and professionals who need to get real work done.
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>>60492215
I use it to turn my gel electrophoresis photos into black and white, crop it, and then I use the color level graph thingy to adjust the contrast so that the amplicon bands are clear. Then I use it to label the DNA ladder, lanes and bands of interest. No doubt there are better tools that comes with the bioimaging machine but they're propriety and I can't use them on my laptop.
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why would anyone use gimp when you can pirate photoshop? for light editing, I just have paint.net installed on the side because it opens in seconds.
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>>60492215
Easy to fix red eye and do some work on pics.
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>>60492730
Gimp doesn't stop you from copying and pasting a bill (money) into a canvas

I can draw a dick of 4 on Benjamin's face in gimp but not Photoshop

What now faggot

Go take (almost) any paper bill image and paste it into Photoshop.
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I just use it for simple tasks like cropping and color correction, and it works just fine for me.
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As long you aren't working professionally it is perfectly fine.
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>>60495582
that's what paint.net is for
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It's usable but it's not as good as photoshop.

>>60492526
I used GIMP for years when I was on my Linux install and it's not as good as photoshop. Text on GIMP has subpixel rendering, the magic wand is worthless, no preview for many filters, and just so many other issues.
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>>60496478
holy shit, the only person in the thread to mention the wand tool. the wand tool in recent years has been absolutely amazing in photoshop, it really gives clean edges. and I can only assume that gimp's wand tool is shit in comparison by your statement.
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>>60496514
GIMP's wand tool is unusable by itself unless you're dealing with pixel art or something. Even on anime images it will leave jagged, bright edges which you manually need to fix yourself, either using an eraser or by messing with the selection shape.
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>>60492883
>>60492904
I hope you learned you lesson and realized that long, flashy animations are just a waste of time for real world use.
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It was always crap if you every wanted to do anything in depth. If you want to shill a good, free drawing program then go for Krita instead. Krita is actually good.
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>>60496530
You do realise that the wand tool has settings that help with that, right?

But seriously, while gimp has options to make the wand more useful, photoshop's is better.
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>>60496530
yep, same thing happens in paint.net
the programmers must be amazing at adobe if gimp and paint.net can't do wand selections properly.
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>>60496558
gimp and photoshop serve a very different purpose compared to dedicated drawing programs like krita or paint tool sai.
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>>60496575
It's more Adobe has money to perfect things like this. GIMP is literally maintained by one developer (of course others can contribute as well) and I'm sure Paint.NET doesn't have a big team behind it either.
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>>60494296
>>60492540
I never use gimp before.
Are you guys fucking serious?
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>>60496530
>>60496514
Maybe it's too hard for you.
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>>60496620
>selecting shit is hard
why are you being antagonizing?
relax, this isn't /pol/
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>>60496620
I don't base my identity on the software I use, so I'm free to use whatever software fits my needs best. GIMP doesn't work as well as Photoshop, therefore I'll use photoshop.
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>>60496595
I know that, but a lot of people were still using Photoshop for digital painting and drawing. Krita does digital art well. Gimp never did anything well. Back when I first tried out Gimp, it could not even split an image into seperate RGB channels.
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>>60494296
>>60496597
no, he's not.
maybe he is.

in gimp simple objects are done with selections that can be transformed into paths if you need to turn them into more complex objects. for this simple circle, you select it and select trace or whatever it is called without even turning it into a path.
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>>60496678
He said you can't edit the text. If you want to rotate or even filter text in GIMP you need to rasterize it first.
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>>60496685
>for this simple circle, you select it and select trace
Wait, so you need to make a full circle, select it and then trace to make line of said circle?
There is no other instant way?
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>>60496678
Yes?

As soon as you accept that rotation your text will be rasterized and you won't be able to change the font or whatever.
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>>60496722
Well you can fill the circle, shrink the selection and then cut the inside of the circle. But no, there is no circle tool or anything like that.
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>>60496715
>you have to rasterize next to rotate it in gimp
fucking trash
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>>60494927
Because even if you pirated it you're proping up one of the most jewish companies in the world up as a standard. There is a reason Microsoft would rather you pirate Windows than use OSX or Linux.
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>>60496737
Just use the border option, and fill that.
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>>60496750
then maybe the other companies should get off there asses and appeal to what I need.
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>>60496737
>>60496725

To be honest I tried to use gimp and stop because I already used to photoshop interface and workflow, the other reason was photoshop got tons of tutorials laying around in the internet.
After reading this, I'm glad I never bother to learn gimp at all.
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>>60493781
You must be new. As in born within the last decade and a half, if you think Kiki counts as fetish material.
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>>60496773
Maybe you should stop being such a fucking milk cow and lool at supporting alternatives.
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>>60496795
look*
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>>60496795
>>60496802
>actually bother to fix his shitposting while using tumblr image

Max autism.
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>>60496813
Nigger, tumblr picks come up in a search like everything else. I'm not nearly autistic enough to rename every single thing I find.
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>>60496825
>I'm not nearly autistic enough to rename
kek >>60496802
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>>60496829
>thinks that's autism

You must be newer than I thought. Stop derailing the thread newfag.
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>>60496847
>derailing a shitposting thread with a shitpost

cute.
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>>60496864
At least shitpost about the GIMP or adobe, Watching two anons sperg over a fucking reaction image is nigger tier.
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>>60496899
>beating a dead horse
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The GIMP's main problem is the community that likes to bitch about missing features but doesn't really do anything to help with the development. Most Linux users have the fucking thing installed and use it, but do they help with development? No. Do they donate much money? No. So it's no fucking wonder that the GIMP is in the state it's in. You fucking freetard hippies should at least toss the project a few shekels if you ever want it to get better.
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>>60496952
>The GIMP's main problem is the community that likes to bitch about missing features

They got community?
I only see Krista and photoshop user in here.
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>>60496952
And even Krita didn't get good until it had the extra cash to hire more devs. The GIMP team should REALLY consider a crowd funding campaign just to get more people working on the project.
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>>60496987

B-but if we do that, /g/ will call us j-jew.
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>>60496982
A good number of people actually use it. Hell, a fourth of the maymay edits done on imageboards are probably GIMPd.
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>>60496999
Nobody called the Krita devs Jews. Mostly because they actually did all the things they said they'd do with the money.
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>>60497002

I'm skeptical seeing how none shitpost replies in this thread are all against gimp
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>>60497026
People like to shit on the GIMP. But at the end of the day it's free, and a llot of anons don't have a ton of desposible income.
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>>60497039
>but at the end of the day it's free
So does CS2 and krista.
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>>60497044
>krista
I assume you mean Krita? Krita is a great digital painting app, but it's not meant to be used for manipulating images.
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>>60492215

As someone who learned PS when I was really young and have tried out gimp numerous times over the years, the color to alpha feature in gimp is fucking killer

I wish PS had it in non-janky plugin format
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>>60497026
>shitpost replies in this thread are all against gimp


fixed
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>>60492215
only brainlets think that gimp is too hard to use.
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>>60492537
You could just describe it.
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>>60492215
I only use GIMP because it's the first one I used. All of its idiosyncrasies seem natural to me now.
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>>60492540
While it is slightly odd that Gimp lacks shape drawing tools, it is quite seldom that you actually need them for things that you shouldn't be using Inkscape for to begin with anyway. And in the odd case where you do need it, you can emulate them with selections.
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>>60492630
>CMYK support
I've always wondered why alternate colorspaces need to be built directly into the image editing tool. If you want a CMYK image, why can't you just convert your sRGB image into CMYK with a post-processing tool instead?
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>>60496952
what do they need the moneys for? other open source projects have money and they waste it on stupid gender equality shit that has nothing to do with the program that they should be fixing.
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>>60497866
Look at Krita. They took all the wet stinky cashes and made a SAI killer. The same could happen for GIMP if the devs had the resources.
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i like gimp, i use it almost daily. that said many things are unnecessary quirky, but i've gotten used to it i guess.

pic related is some stuff i do
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>>60498045
another one
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I'm using GIMP for about 8 years now and I really should move to Krita. There are some stuff in GIMP that should be so fucking simple and yet triggers me.
>make a 256px wide gradient, with no angle, from black to white
>jpeg-like compression on it anyway
>you have to get a single line and resize it to remove the compression

>change contrast settings
>jpeg-like compression

>change the fucking hue
>which is literally changing numbers on pixel data
>jpeg-like compression

>have a fucking algorythm for pixelizing shit that's really useful
>jpeg-like compression
>on fucking oversized pixels
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>>60498061
>>have a fucking algorythm for pixelizing shit that's really useful
it's bad. just scale the image to some smaller size (with interpolation or not), scale back without interpolation
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>>60492466
Looks good.
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>>60498045

This is bait. Right
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I just use gimp to make my maymays quickly since the select algorithm they use seems to be godly compared to alternatives, and the blending isnt shit either
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I made this with Gimp, Blender and ffmpeg
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>>60492215
you get what you pay for

gimp is free so its not considered serious
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GIMP 2.10 looks promising
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I'm just a casual so I'm just so used to GIMP i find trying to use photoshop frustrating.

That being said I know people who make good stuff with both and nobody on this board is any good at art so I don't give a fuck.
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>>60500409
..But why?
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>>60492215
I'm able to make some decent pixel art on Gimp.
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>>60492511
GIMP can't even select more than layer at once.

>>60492538
>It'll just take longer, a lot longer usually.
Yeah, which is why GIMP is a meme. GIMP is Windows 3.1 whereas Photoshop is Windows 10.

>>60492534
That's great but GIMP still can't select more than one layer at a time. Talk about tedious bologna
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>>60492215
I fucking wish it would move at the same pace as Blender.
Shit's just werks, but can't help to think it is rather limited.
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For professionals, gimp is simply not an option.
It's fine if all you do is epik maymays.
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>>60493552
Informative? maybe
quick? definitely not
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>>60492215
I was a retard that tried it several times until finally giving it a serious chance by reading some shortcuts and looking at most settings. Incredibly worth it.
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>>60492466
To be fair, Krita is awesome.
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have anyone tried using wine to open photoshop?

I thought originlab would be difficult to work on my wine prefix, but it does work exceptionally
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>>60497845
CMYK is cyan, magenta, yellow, black, used in printers motherfucker. It is important.
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>>60492215
In fact, it's much more powerful than Photoshop.
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>>60500135
not a bait per se. i make these as a joke, but i actually do use gimp
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>>60503144
Of course I know that, I just don't understand why it can't be handled in postprocessing.
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>>60504461
I mean, for instance, you can obviously print pictures that were made in Gimp. What more can you do from having CMYK support built into the image editing program?
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>>60497039
Paint.net is free and INFINITELY better than GIMP
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The worst thing about GIMP is how keyboard focus gets stuck in windows. I can't count the number of times I've pressed space or delete to do something only for the entire layer to be deleted because the keyboard focus is still in the layer window.
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>>60505148
>Windows
Found your problem
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>>60492215
GNUDawg is the best kys OP
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>>60505176
I'm referring to the windows in GIMP on a Linux box.

If you think every mention of windows means Microsoft Windows then protip: you have a window manager installed.
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I need it because of pic related
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How can other editors even compete?
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>>60505502
this
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>>60496952
This makes sense. Get some crowd funded income and set some bounties, hire some part time or full time devs, then just git gud.
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>>60493718
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>>60504461
because color management
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>>60509072
Ah, so it's just snake oil? Got it. I'll remember that for the next Gimp thread.
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I was making the rarest of pepes and cube transform deprived the world of the majesty because it crashes gimp every time (like so many other functions of this pos software)

reminder that its called gimp because its a purposely gimped software to prevent actual competition with adobe
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>>60492215
Who laugh about GIMP?
it is faster and easier to use than PS, not that powerful, but almost, and hey, it's free.
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>>60509128
>color management and CMYK is snake oil
nice meme
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ITT: Sour grapes
accept it, you only defend gimp because it's all lincucks have
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>>60509415
PS works quite fine in Wine.
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>>60509437
try using 3D or third-party plugins
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>>60509547
>>60509437
Also 320 kbps.
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>>60509577
Oops, replied in wrong thread.
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I have them all installed :^)
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>>60509635
FUCK YOU
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>>60509653
no fuck you leatherman
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I made thud pick using gimp. It took hours. I have no idea if it would take less time using photoshop.
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>>60492215
Just an hour ago I wanted to create a simple pdf out of two images with gimp. Didn't work without having to download a plugin from a website that was not available in my package manager's repos.
Switched to imagemagick instead, which worked with a fucking simple "convert im1.jpg im2.jpg out.pdf" command.
In PS, this wouldn't have been a problem...
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>>60492730
>clipping masks
oy it has masks
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>>60494296
Circle Select->Select border
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What's the best free alternative to photoshop that's not GIMP?

Is photoshop still the best image editing/art software available?
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yeah, it's great for my use. Does everything I need but then again I don't edit images professionally




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