Wednesday, February 11, 2009

GIMPshop (free alternative to Photoshop)

I have shared information about GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) software with the Art and Art History department in the past. It is a free, open-source alternative to Adobe Photoshop, and satisfies the needs of most people in need of an image editing and authoring program. Many people, however, learned image editing with Photoshop and prefer the familiarity of its look and feel.

Enter GIMPshop!

"GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.

It shares all GIMP's advantages, including the long feature list and customisability, while addressing some common criticisms regarding the program's interface: GIMPshop modifies the menu structure to closely match Photoshop's, adjusts the program's terminology to match Adobe's, and, in the Windows version, uses a plugin called 'Deweirdifier' to combine the application's numerous windows in a similar manner to the MDI system used by most Windows graphics packages. While GIMPshop does not support Photoshop plugins, all GIMP's own plugins, filters, brushes, etc. remain available."

1 comment:

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