create 3 separate icon sets for each major operating system suddenly becomes very low.
Title: OpenOffice.org UI icons Description: A tiny fraction of the 2000+ icons set for OpenOffice.org. Bitmap based workflow. GIMP
You use open-source graphics software for your designs. Whatâ€™s the advantage of Gimp and Inkscape over Photoshop and Illustrator? Are there any resources you would suggest to people wanting to learn these programs?
The main benefit is the low barrier for entry. If you aim to create a community of artists to design for free software, it would be unfair to ask people to invest in the proprietary and very pricey software. Free software tools tend to improve stability wise, while the proprietary world is focused on coming up with new releases and focusing on new features.