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When will GIMP be a real competitor to photoshop?

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When will GIMP be a real competitor to photoshop?
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When RMS shaves off his beard
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GIMP developer here. Tomorrow morning.
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One the UI changes with productivity and space in mind.
Seriously, look how much space ISN'T the project area. Disgusting.
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never.
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>>45605555
Never Mr Quads. It takes money to pay good developers. You cannot raise that money without copyrighted software sales.
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>>45605555
Who knows.
But if you don't use it, delete script-fu and enjoy your faster startups.
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It's funny how wintards always bash community projects but haven't thought once about helping fix them. I guess it makes them feel better about stealing a shit operating system.
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>>45605555
When it has better cloud integration
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>>45605585
Why?
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Well at least you can make GIMP sort of look and feel like Photoshop if you install the theme and keyboard shortcuts file.
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>>45605702
how do i do that
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or y'know, just run CS6 on Linux through wine
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>>45605702
HOW?! I'm going to move to Linux soon and will miss Photoshop. This would make the transition much easier.
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>>45605702
Holy fuck where can I get this
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One is as open-source project that is improved every now and then by programmers with a lot of free time because they don't have jobs.

One is made by professional developers who regularly update it.

The answer is never.
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>>45605721
>>45605736
Just looks like single window mode+theme....
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>>45605720

but is it easy, or do you have to play with a bunch of shit for days.
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>>45605717
>>45605721
>>45605736

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Gimp+GTK2+Photoshop+CS6+Theme?content=160952

and if you want real working CS6 on Linux install this special version through PlayOnLinux

https://kickass.so/photoshop-portable-cs6-working-on-linux-t6851862.html
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>>45605720
Why not creative cloud?
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>>45605764
>cloud
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>>45605702
don't be fooled by the freetard. end of the day the software underneath is still GIMP and therefore shit
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>>45605744
>open-source

*free software
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>>45605752
Thank you based Anon.
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There is literally nothing wrong with GIMP.

If there is, there's Krita to fill in.
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>>45605751
>>45605752

Nah its easy, I had tried a bunch of versions before this and always had trouble, but this particular version works fine. Just install it through playonlinux and tick off those dependencies listed on the KaT page.
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>>45605806
Is KDE5 significantly better and less bloaty compared to KDE4? If not, that doesn't help at all.
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>>45605555
it already is

not my fault you're too plebfaggot to use it.

the better question is when will mods ban bait threads.
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>>45605859
But there's only one mod on /g/ and he's a /v/irgin.
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>>45605720
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>>45605918
I mean, if you like being a software slave, whatever.
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>>45605918
nice now install this theme on your wine to make the menus and boxes in Photoshop look better

http://customize.org/xpthemes/56462/download
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>>45605918
>le maymay face on toolbar
kill yourself
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GIMP needs a rewrite really badly
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>>45606047
Are you going to help? No? Can it.
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>Not using Ormr
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>>45605574
you can detach the docks on right and left and make the workspace as big as you want
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I wish there were more free software that were Windows specific. Most free software are poorly ported from Linux.

SumatraPDF is an example of perfect free software for windows.
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>>45606021
>>le maymay face
>le epic le reddit meme
unkill yourself
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>>45606105
Wasn't that ported from linux?
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>>45606105
Sort of your fault for still using Windows.
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>>45606105
yep sumatra pdf is based as fuck
no bloatware u need to uncheck at install
doesnt beg u to install chrome
fast, light, and just werks
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>>45606110
>implying reddit makes their own memes
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>>45606191
at what time does the narwhal fuck you they do but they suck dicks.
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>>45605823
No.
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>>45606105
Notepad++
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>>45605555
GIMP is not meant to be a competitor, its an entirely different program.
Although at times they do, do the same things.
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90% of the people complaining about not having PS on Linux only really need paint with transparency
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>>45606225
And MPC-HC
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>>45606145
In all honesty, SumatraPDF is better than any PDF viewer on any operating system. Linux doesn't even have a way to view epubs outside of calibre, how sad is that?
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>>45606225
>>45606259
But both of those are outclassed by gedit and ffmpeg respectively.
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Krita's so good
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>>45606265
SumatraPDF only lacks thumbnails view for PDFs without summary/presentations
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>>45606265
But SumatraPDF is pretty shit for epub.
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>>45606271
Not on Windows, his post was about good FOSS software on Windows
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>>45605617

>implying Wintards would have anything of value to contribute even if they were interested
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Like 5-10 years after Adobe stops developing Photoshop.
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>>45606265
There's FBReader, Lucifox and Okular, but why would you need anything more than calibre? Evince is a godly PDF reader anyways.

>>45606295
The idea is to not use a shit OS that only gets software because of market share though.
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>>45605720
is 3D acceleration fully working?
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>>45606285
I like it better than calibre. If you don't like the default formatting you can change it in the configuration file.
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If Photoshop was available for IRIX workstations, why isn't available for Linux systems? Porting should not be so hard.
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>>45605699
Because GIMP is free and Adobe sells their creative suite for multiple thousand dollars.

Guess whos motivation is bigger to provide an outstanding product?
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>>45606370
Adobe doesn't care about Linux
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>>45606387
Then why are they ruining the product with CC?
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what's everyone's opinion on paint.net?
I like it personally.
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>>45606370
GNU's Not UNIX
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>>45606413
I'ts useful when paint isn't enough
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>>45606247
Which you can do with gimp.
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>>45606413
Kolour Paint is better, just like Krita is better than GIMP, Okular is better than SumatraPDF and Ktorrent is better than uTorrent. Shame KDE itself is bloaty and unusable; it really has some kickass programs.
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>>45606413
It's breddy good, has pretty much everything I need.
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>>45606406
>ruining the product
1. That your opinion, doesnt mean that its a bad move
2. Even if we consider it a bad move, PS is superior in so many ways that it doesnt matter what they do to it

For GIMP to be a level with Adobe it would need to match CS' amount of features. And that wont happen for multiple reasons. Why would anyone even care about GIMP? CS and Windows probably are the most commonly and accepted pieces of pirates software.

Both companies just pretend to care. They make almost all their money by selling to companies.
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>>45606073
dont you get tired of shilling that here?
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>>45606467
Adobe intentionally makes it easy to pirate their product, they want people to, for a good reason. They want people getting used to Photoshop so that theres no chance of them ever switching to something else. So if they ever decide they want to use it professionally in the industry they buy licenses.
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>>45605589
Stupid capitalism shiller
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>>45606482
And you people just let them have their way. Disgusting.
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>>45606501
>let them have their way
I am not paying for CC, so I dont get what your problem is.

What you dont seem to understand is that Photoshop is so god damn superior to any alternative in existence that not using it would be a stupid move. You pay like 600 bucks per year in licenses, which is nothing for a company. If you dont want to spent that muhc money just use an outdated version. Its not like they are that much worse.

The company basically has a monopoly. Its not their fault that they are this good and understand what their customers want/need.
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>>45606534
>The company basically has a monopoly.
And you let it happen.
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>>45606548
No one settles for a worse product. These are companies we are talking about. Worse software results in worse results or more effort. Neither is accetable if you want to be profitable.
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>>45606467
>1. That your opinion, doesnt mean that its a bad move
I'm certain it's a good move for adobe because it lets them rent software to people. kek

>CS and Windows probably are the most commonly and accepted pieces of pirates software.
CS really? It's really specially software that many people don't need, but windows is pirated everywhere. I don't think it's a fair comparison.
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>>45606572
>I'm certain it's a good move for adobe
Thats obvious but maybe this also results in them updating their product more often?!

>>45606572
>but windows is pirated everywhere
Obviously its more common. But like one Anon already said: Adobe has no obligation to do anything against people pirating their software. The same applies for Windows. Both companies are used to people doing so and they only pretend to have a problem with it.
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>>45606567
If the like 2% of people who know how to computer would dump the money they would have spent licensing Photoshop into the GIMP project, we'd have a free program that outclasses the corporate monster for once. However everyone is too busy letting monopolies happen.
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>>45606073
crap shitware, also beta
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>>45606613
The problem is that youre suggesting that people support a mediocre product in hope that it will outclass the good one. The important variable here is time. How long will the development cost? Maybe I will be forced to use a shitty program for multiple years.

Its an unneccessary risk most arent willing to take.
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>>45606613
When has anything licensed under the GPL surpassed a professional product?

Also, trick question: Firefox is MPL and Chromium is BSD, so you can't use those.
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>>45605721
>>45605555
Depends what you're doing. GIMP is like a raster editor and a good one, it is not a photography tool.
If you require a modern non-destructive application with a Lightroom-like workflow for photography then Darktable is superb.
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>>45606669
notepad++ is better than notepad :^)
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>>45606669
Linux, the gnu tool chain, gcc, etc.
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Krita is actually progressing faster than Gimp.

Now if it didn't have all those gigantic KDE dependencies...
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>>45606813
We're in 2014, even small ssds are typically 128 gigs now, who gives a fuck about 1 gig for KDE?
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>>45606843
One less GiB for stuff I want
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>>45606669
>Chromium is BSD,
It's layout engine is used in LGPL
so is webkit :^)
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>>45606669
The Linux kernel, systemd, all those neat GNU CLI programs that make computing easier, rtorrent, ffmpeg, weechat, evince, Tivo, everything RedHat has ever made, even GNOME while debatable compared to other DEs kicks the ass of Windows' desktop.
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When they get rid of that horribly ugly logo
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>>45606990
ffmpeg is a great example of quiet little gnu programs that dominate, without one even knowing.
x264 is anther great example.
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>>45606843
>running a Qt program in a GTK environment
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On OS X, I use Pixelmator. It does everything I want, it just werks, it's inexpensive.
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>>45605789
There's a difference?
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>>45607092
Don't listen to Stallman, he's off his rocker.
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>>45605555

When it doesnt take years to learn
When it gets updated on a semi-regular basis and not once ever 4 years
When the repository of add-ons isnt slower than fried fuck
When it can draw a goddamned rectangle
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>>45605736
>>45605717
>>45605721

http://doctormo.deviantart.com/art/Gimp-2-8-Photoshop-Tweaks-432736644

It's easier just to familiarize yourself with GIMP from scratch, you know, just like you did with Photoshop.
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>>45605555

Soon™
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>>45605918
>>45605720

Or you know, you could stick with Windows instead of doing something as retarded as that. But I guess you can't feel like a l33t hacker when you're not dual booting into your GNU/Linux distribution weekly to type "ls -a" and feel proud of yourself.
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>>45605617

>le make your own movie face

Fuck off back to the Youtube comments with that shit.
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>>45607152
>using a shit OS
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>>45605555
literally never.
why are you still using gimp instead of just torrenting photoshop?
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>>45605555
>FOSS
never
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>>45607167

Sorry, I don't understand your epic greentext meme implication post. Which OS are you saying is shit again?
Doesn't matter, either way.
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>>45607178
So how do you tell your computer to tell you what model your GPU is? I just
lspci -v | grep VGA
.
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>>45607197

>being so insecure that you pick fights with people "from" your own camp

I use GNU/Linux myself, but you're just pathetic. Get better reading comprehension and read this >>45607152 again.
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>>45607158
>reading youtube comments
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>>45607227
No, you don't use Linux. You are a /v/irgin who can't comprehend just how useful the CLI is for computing.
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>>45606370

>>45605918
>>45605720
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>>45607249

All those assumptions. Why are you so insecure? Are you projecting?
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>>45607249
>No, you don't use Linux.
>muh sekrit club
Anybody can use loonix, m8.
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>>45605574

this.

another reason i love/hate lightroom, by default it's shitty in the 'work area' department. you can fix it up a bit but there's so much focus on menu's and BS, that shit needs to be kept at a minimum.
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>>45607342
Meh, america school has just let out, /v/irgins are to be expected.
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>>45605555
never
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>>45605555
Never.
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>>45605555
GIMP is free and open source, even if it has flaws, it's already superior to photoshop.
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>>45605555
Never. Open source is not about competition with existing markets, it is a completely different way f cooperation. Only deluded and insane intellectual property capitalists see open source as competition on a "market" with a $0 price tag.
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>>45607783
*tips freedora*
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I like to think of it as the GNU-IMP rather than the GIMP.
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is there a tablet drawing program for GNU/Linux that doesn't suck ass? GIMP's line smoothing is horrible.
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>>45607843
>think of it as the GNU-IMP rather than the GIMP.
There is no GNU in GIMP though. It stands for Green Is My Pepper
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>>45607874
MyPaint?
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