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Should I learn vanilla Gimp or PhotoGimp? Wife is graphic designer in Ps

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Digital Art' started by Crewcut, Aug 24, 2021.

  1. Crewcut

    Crewcut Member

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    My wife is a graphic designer - so should I learn PhotoGimp so I can ask her for help sometimes?

    But is PhotoGimp on a secure development pathway - how many people developing it?

    Should I go PhotoGimp or stick to vanilla for secure long-term knowledge of Gimp?

    Or should Gimp transform to work a bit more like Photoshop?
     
  2. mr camouflage

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    Photogimp, gimpshop etc are gimp, but modified to mimic the photoshop interface (layout of menus tools, etc). Its for people that want to switch from photoshop, but don't want to learn a new interface/app.

    Does your wife use photoshop?
    Do you plan on switching to photoshop?

    If yes, then probably learn of the gimp-photoshop-clone apps (not gimpshop though, its obsolete).
    If no, then go with standard gimp.
     
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    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    I use photoshop at home and gimp at work. I'm not an advanced user but manage to maintain the two toolsets separately in my mind. I wasn't aware of PhotoGimp etc.
     
  4. boneburner

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    Another alternative is to go the cloud route with Photopea - which is basically an ad supported Photoshop clone, but online. I've also used it when other peoples machines dont have any graphics software installed.

    link: Photopea
     
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    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    With Canva in the news lately, is that an option? Haven't looked into it in any detail but it's an easy to use image editor, isn't it?
     
  6. theSeekerr

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    Are you looking at GIMP because it's free-as-in-freedom or because it doesn't cost money?

    If you don't need open-source free I'd seriously suggest you look at paying for Affinity Photo. $85 AUD at full price, though it often goes on sale for better than that. Perpetual license, no subscription bullshit. Easily covers the 80% of Photoshop that people actually use.
     
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    Nice one - I've been tinkering with GIMP but I've never been a huge fan as I'm a bit more comfortable with PS and there's just some things that can be a PITA (seriously, drawing a simple shape is surprisingly convoluted). Will be giving Photopea a good go, looks pretty popular over on Reddit - and built by just 1 guy, impressive!
     

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