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why is gimp such a piece of shit?
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Because nobody who understands HID has ever worked on the project.
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Its fine actually
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it#s not really bad, it's just that photoshop is far superior and the industry standard. it's fine if you take the price into consideration
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I think you mispelled "why is GIMP so fucking awesome and also free"

ppl complaining about gimp have never used it
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>>52308378
>ppl complaining about gimp have never used it
wrong
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>>52308378
>ppl complaining about gimp have never used it
no, they're complaining because they used it, and didn't like it, you idiot
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>>52308447
>less than 10 minutes of usage
>"omg anon, this is shit, I can't even use gimp in one window"
yeah right
obiviously photoshop is better, but gimp is superior software for free
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what about krita? It feels faster and has a better UI imho senpai
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>>52308486
most amateurs who use photoshop pirate it, so the free argument doesnt hold
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>>52308518
it's good for creating art. not so much for pixel manipulation
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>not using photoshop
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>>52308272
>such a piece of shit
Either this, or it's just very complex.
I can't compare with Ps.
I try to learn by googling everything I can't guess, but I'm sure that with a good old paper manual, I'd get a better grasp of the concepts of layers, add an alpha channel, and everything.
One thing I learnt lately (after raging a little because it's easy on MS Paint) is how to fill an area with the bucket tool. By default, there's a certain sensitivity, which you have to switch to 0 if you want your good old plain color bucket fill.
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Gimp is good for learning photo editing and creating art for beginners and for fast editing . For more advanced work i use Photoshop ...
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>>52308570
if by complex you means it's extremely contrived yet still lacks basic features that photoshop has had since CS3, then definitely.
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>>52308570
Also, I rage less since I've discovered trying SHIFT or Ctrl everytime I don't get what I want.
Like for moving a layer, SHIFT def. helps.
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No idea, it must be pretty shitty though 'cause a few months ago I saw some linux user in extreme excitement because they got photoshop cs2 working "almost fine" using wine.

Why even make life choices that lead to that amount of torture and inconvenience?
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>>52308644
Linux's best feature is obviously privacy.
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>>52308272
Because it has different icons in different places and because of a little thing called baby duck syndrome.
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>>52308272
GIMP is the only image editor I use on Windows or Linux, don't act like it isn't good enough for making your shitty "real nigga hours" memes.
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Finally got used to gimp and now I hate photoshop.
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>>52308551
pajeet my son

Will you use Photoshop, the graphics editor that is made by a respectable company, and is also used by professional designers

or a buggy graphic editor made by a bunch of sweaty teens in their free time?
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>>52308551
Kanker!
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>>52308644
>No idea, it must be pretty shitty though 'cause a few months ago I saw some linux user in extreme excitement because they got photoshop cs2 working "almost fine" using wine.
What? CS6 works with wine perfectly after adding some microsoft packages through winetricks.
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>>52308756
>What? CS6 works with wine perfectly after adding some microsoft packages through winetricks.

but why would you go to all that effort if gimp is so good as people make out?
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So, WTF is an alpha channel, and what's the use?
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>>52308486
It could be superior non- to somewhat semiprofessional free software, but people behind it understand fuck all about proper workflow management and interface design.

Whenever I use GIMP I immediately think of this page: http://www.gnu.org/graphics/package-logos.html

These logos just couldn't embody everything that sucks about GNU any more accurately.
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>>52308703
>your shitty "real nigga hours" memes.
it's actually quite difficult to reproduce the famous memegenerator look and feel.
involves writing text along a path, or something. To get those nice black borders.
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Funfact: Codeweavers was a major contributor to the wine project and created their crossover software under contract to Disney so they (Disney) could run photoshop on their linux clusters.
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>>52308813
guile was my favorite from that list
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>>52308813
>but people behind it understand fuck all about proper workflow management and interface design.
Neither does Adobe. Photoshop is literally the worst shitfest of pointless menus obfuscating menus I've ever seen bar Windows 7.
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>>52308852
>text along path
Nah dipshit, path to text, then you expand the selection a bit. That's not difficult, that's some of the easiest shit on earth.
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>>52309040
You don't have to call me names. I was funposting, and only said very balanced things ITT.
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>>52308813
You should'nt be using GIMP or PS for logos
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>>52308852
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>>52308813
goddamn
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>>52309040
path *from text, cretin
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>>52308368
ps might be an industry standard, but you could say the same thing about ms windows.
attached: projectile_vomit.jpg
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I've never really had a problem with it, but then again I learned Gimp years ago and have never used photoshop.
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>>52308272

What's wrong with it? I see people bash GIMP pretty often.
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>>52309358
shitty UI and lack of features
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>>52308813
Some of those logos are pretty nice
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I am fine with GIMP and I used to use photoshop. It might not be an exact replacement, but GIMP has served me well for any of the images I needed to create.
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>>52309040
my 1st try...
and then you have to correct all the itches manually?
result is pretty shitty, desu
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>>52309587
show me the way
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>>52309616
Your main mistake is how you tried adding the border color. You need to make a new layer under the text and fill that.
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>>52309632
thx, will try that
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>>52309587
i bet you did that image in gimp
>couldn't even get the board default background color right
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>>52308272
It has a fairly decent quality:price ratio if you ask me
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>>52308644
>tfw still using cs2
>tfw I will use it forever because adobe is now payasyougo
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i actually like using gimp, krita and inkscape. maybe it's not perfect but the keybinds are good and i like the interface. fuck adobe shills.
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>>52308813
Dude, the gcc logo. Holy shit, my sides.
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Gimp let me do basic stuff and it was free, both as in beer and as in freedom. I don't see why anyone would hate it.
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>>52308486
The funny thing is, a lot of people even in /g/ don't realize that Gimp has a single window mode.
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GIMP is just dandy for making quick image edits and turning them into banana cancer

pic related
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>>52310447
this tbqh
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>>52308272
liberals?
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>>52308272
Cuz opensource
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>>52312613
No, it's free not opensourse
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>>52308272
works for me
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>>52313138
what?
https://www.gimp.org/source/
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>>52308272
use paint.net
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anyone know how to edit/ make cursors with gimp?
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because it's designed by adobe engineers to be shit
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>>52308378

I've used Photoshop since version 5.0.

GIMP took some getting used to, but it's great.
Learn how to use the script and plugin system for stuff that you can get in Photoshop out of the box. Lack of CMYK support hurts though.
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>>52313172
WORKS FINE
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>>52313293
nevermind
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>mfw scripting GIMP in scheme
>mfw I have no face
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because something that would take me less than 30 seconds in photoshop takes 2 or more hours to do in GIMP.

Who the fuck wants to spend time looking up tutorials on how to change the fucking size of your brush, only to find out you have to manually bind keys to alter the brush size? Yeah, that's way more convenient than having a fucking slider on the menu bar like in photoshop.

Fuck GIMP. I'm glad I installed PlayOnLinux to get a free copy of Photoshop CS2 to work rather than spend months or years configuring GIMP just so I can stitch screenshots together.
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>>52313478
uh except that there is a slider
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>>52308852
>involves writing text along a path, or something. To get those nice black borders.
When I used paint.net I could just click add borders.
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>>52309528
All it takes is patience and fiddling, grasshoppa.
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>>52313508
not on my copy of GIMP
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>>52308378
Yeah nah you're a cunt.

GIMP's GUI is dog shit

software itself barely passable.
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>>52313206
>,NET
No, thank you.
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>>52313478
>Who the fuck wants to spend time looking up tutorials on how to change the fucking size of your brush, only to find out you have to manually bind keys to alter the brush size? Yeah, that's way more convenient than having a fucking slider on the menu bar like in photoshop.
>>52313508
>uh except that there is a slider
>>52313540
>not on my copy of GIMP

Can't tell if genuine troll, blind as a bat, genuinely stupid or having spent no more than 30 seconds working with the Gimp.

SUPER SECRET BONUS: You can scroll your mouse over it and it will change.
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>>52313657
I must admit that the slider is initially weird though. It took me a while to realize how the upper and lower half thing works and I've seen many of my friends get frustrated with it.
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>>52310447
how do i enable this?
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>>52313657
my copy of GIMP didn't have that menu
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>>52313841
Yes it did. Windows -> Dockable Dialogs -> Tool Options
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>>52313825
>how do i enable this?
Pic related.

>>52313841
>my copy of GIMP didn't have that menu
Windows > Dockable Dialogs > Tool Options
Aww, beat me to it >>52313894
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GREEN IS MY PEPPER
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>>52313907
Thank you. I looked it up after hitting post, sorry for wasting your time.
At least now I might be able to enjoy using gimp.
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>>52308486
>mfw photoshop on mac never had a single window mode up until the CC release (I think) and no one gave a shit
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>green is my pepper
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>>52313972
>Thank you. I looked it up after hitting post, sorry for wasting your time.
>At least now I might be able to enjoy using gimp.
Don't worry, anon. Making that pic reminded me of when they first added in that feature so many years ago. I was overflowing with joy and I giggled like a little girl for days. I have loved Gimp deeply ever since.
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>>52308272
It's not bad, but Paint.NET is better
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>>52310383
I lost it too. Any idea what GCC has to do with an egg... I think that's an egg.
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>>52314068
tfw no real paint.net alternative for linux
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>>52308272

Make a better programm, then..
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GIMP has the most stupid UI I never sew.

Want to delete a layer?
Click on the layer, press delete... Nothing happens. Why? It's stupid.

Want to open the tool option (the most important widget)? What is the shortcut for that? There is no shortcut for that.

Everything is like that. GIMP worst design ever.
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>>52314233
Krita?
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>>52308272
WHAT IS THIS

HOW DOES IT WORK
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>>52308272
A bad workman always blames his tools.
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>>52308272

GIMP is great. The only thing missing is CMYK support.
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>>52308813
>fucking turtles
>>52314186
It's supposed to represent that gcc creates the next version of gcc
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I tried using GIMP for over a year for professional graphic design work. It's a piece of shit, but at least it's free.
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