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GIMP 2.8.0 VS. PHOTOSHOP CS5.5 EXTENDED By Steve Czajka, Edited by Sandra Livingston This article is a comparison between GIMP and Photoshop of over 70 features. The intent of this article is not to ignite a flame war on the Internet of which is better, “GIMP or Photoshop?” That is a decision that you, the reader, have to make based on your own specific needs. Personally I think that the Adobe Creative Suite is outstanding, but please don’t disregard GIMP as a hobbyist tool—GIMP is a very serious graphics package. This article attempts to compare the two packages to the best of my knowledge (with the help and assistance of our GIMP Magazine Team). I am not an expert on either of these packages, but I would consider myself a stronger-than-average user of each. I have used graphics packages over the last 20 years, starting out with Aldus PageMaker in the late ‘80s, when neon colours were cool and I was sporting an x386 PC running OS/2 (which was awesome, and wow times have changed). I then transitioned to early versions of PS, then my company switched to the popular Canadian Corel suite. My specialty was actually using and managing the Esri suite (a geographical information system with an advanced cartography engine used with Avenza, which is a powerful Adobe plugin for high-end cartography). Now I’m back to PS and CS5 at my present work. At home I am becoming well-rounded in open source products (GIMP 2.6, 2.8, Inkscape, Scribus, and a few others). Full article from GIMP Magazine – Issue #3 CC-BY-SA 2.5 Page 1

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