View Full Version : Photoshop VS GIMP

June 30, 2003, 11:15 AM
Photoshop...The Windows Based Graphics Designer and photoeditor or GIMP the Linux based superstar?

June 30, 2003, 12:16 PM
k... in my humble opinion this time open source loses out. You'll get some GREAT features.. don't mistake me... BUT you won't get Photoshop... Photoshop is MEGA-DEEPER than most designers even know (including myself) with action recording, batch processing, 3d transforming and extraction filtering...

GIMP will give the core photo-editing and retouching tools ... but Photoshop is truly as its name suggests.. it's an entire SHOP of goodies... moving beyond editing and retouching to design

that's just me

June 30, 2003, 12:54 PM
GIMP is where Open Source Shines :)

GIMP is MEGA-DEEPER than most designers even know (including myself) with scripting support superior to anything photoshop has, batch processing, film gimp (which was used by Holly wood for movies such as Scooby Doo), it can even work as a server based image transformation program.

That's just the tip of the ICE berg.

Did I mention the price :D

June 30, 2003, 01:30 PM
any link to see some of Gimp work.

June 30, 2003, 09:04 PM
did you see the Scooby doo movie? That was done using filmgimp.

I have a gimp tutorial at my website to get you going (also have a few links there)

a few galleries:

The links below may be informative as well:

June 30, 2003, 09:05 PM
also... google is your friend

July 1, 2003, 12:29 AM
Photoshop = GIMP
Premiere = FilmGIMP

ok.. pigeon.. i was reading all the articles I could find on this topic, and most every one o them gave the giant a slight edge, promising that David would catch up as the app matured.

I don't doubt that because the programmers are following in Adobe's footsteps and since UNIX is the bigger badder platform.. it will most def surpass pshop.. sooner or later

but for now.. my money's (literally) still on PSHOP ..

July 1, 2003, 10:03 AM
Again! When will this battle end..?

Lets me just say this:

There are three types of people in this world.

1. Those who use MACs
2. Those who use PCs
3. Those who use Linux/Unix

They can be further categorized into two groups:

1. Those who use Photoshop (PC and MAC users)
2. Those who use GIMP (Linux/Unix - one person)

Clearly you can see that 2 out of three professionals use Photoshop.

pigeonflight have u seen the ring? Did u know that the textures for the areal shots were done in Photoshop? Bear in mind that's just one of the many movies that made use of Photoshop.

Can u answer the age-old question?
Why does 2 out of 3 graphic designers prefer Photoshop???

July 1, 2003, 10:30 AM
It just taste better ? ??? :P