What does Photoshop CS4 offer that can’t be done in Gimp? Tools? swatches? what is the difference in effects?

Question by Adam B: What does Photoshop CS4 offer that can’t be done in Gimp? Tools? swatches? what is the difference in effects?
What will I be missing out on if i settle for the free GIMP software instead of Photoshop CS4.
What is in Photoshop that isn’t in GIMP?
Please note I hate the layout of the cheaper Photoshop Element 7, so that isn’t a option.

Answer:

Answer by timothy b
Gimp can do almost every thing that photoshop CS4 can do. Read my Answer for this other Question i Answered and it will tell you how you can use some photoshop filters and photoshop brushes in gimp.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ah7tSjjdh3fADEz3PpzXWDrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090906233906AACQ63h&show=7#profile-info-AMuGEJrIaa

You can also use photoshop filter`s in other photo editing software that are freeware down load`s. Here are some of them.

vicmans Photo editor

http://www.vicman.net/vcwphoto/

irfanview Photo editor

http://www.irfanview.com/

P.S.You will also need commander light to change some phothshope filter`s to 8bf file`s so they will work in gimp and vicman`s and irfanview.here is where you can get commander light.

http://www.thepluginsite.com/products/picopro/index.htm

I hope this can help you.

0 thoughts on “What does Photoshop CS4 offer that can’t be done in Gimp? Tools? swatches? what is the difference in effects?

  1. Photoshop CS4
    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/compare/
    Gimp
    http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

    Photoshop does have more options like you say for swatches, more pantone specific, and more compatible with export to printers and factories,

    Gimp is free and has several of the same tools and options built in, not as compatible with print shop businesses,

    ~note that there are a lot of open source programs that sway to the linux/ ubuntu side of computer world, and they can be used in the system, some for windows and mac and other OS ,
    http://sourceforge.net/

    Photoshop Elements is more an after effect program , rather than editing, still good,

    there are other programs out there , trials and freeware,
    PhotoPlus
    http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/PhotoPlus/
    Artweaver
    http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version
    Photofiltre
    http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm
    ________

    Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
    http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1184951547051
    ArcSoft PhotoStudio
    http://www.arcsoft.com/products/photostudio/
    Ulead PhotoImpact
    http://www.ulead.com/pi/runme.htm

    PhotoPlus X2 Serif
    http://www.serif.com/photoplus/photoplusx2/
    ..

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