GIMP

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  1. mintwin101

    mintwin101 TPF Noob!

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    I personally can not afford to buy editing software and considering I am still shooting with a p&s :( I wouldn't waste my money anyways. So I downloaded GIMP. I am knew to editing photos so I am just randomly expirementing at the moment. Does anybody know if this is program is any good or if there is one out there that I should look at. Thanks in advance
     
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    I use it and it works great! You can't beat free! The next best photo editing program that doesn't cost a lot is either Photoshop Elements or Paint Shop Pro. Both are around or a little less than $100, and both support Photoshop plug-ins.
     
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    Great Program!

    Really nice for things like cropping, color adjustments, sharpening, contrast/brightness, saturation and also has many cool filters and tools similar to 1000 dollar programs
     
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    I use gimp.

    And I've always wanted to know who here uses it. Because I'm still learning it.
    Are you all pretty good with gimp?
     
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    Have a look at the graphics/photo freeware, shareware, and open source software on this list, min.
     
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    I could probably check this out myself, but I wonder how many of those are compatible with Linux. I would imagine most of them, since they're free, but I might be amazed...

    Is Picasa any good? It's compatible with Linux.
     
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    I use GIMP. It is Linux compatible, and is completely different from iPhoto (it has no library or organizational tools, but very heavy editing capabilities).

    GIMP is excellent software. It is my editor of choice when it comes to things that are too heavy for Lightroom (lots of cloning, anything with layers, etc.). Many will tell you that GIMP is lacking features, is too complicated, or is simply not "professional quality" (whatever that means- defining "professional" in the photography world is hard enough as is).

    In short, GIMP is excellent software. It should be powerful enough to handle all of your editing needs now and into the future. There are those who will tell you it's a waste of time and that spending $600 on Photoshop is the only way to edit photos, but they're sadly (and expensively) mistaken.
     
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    Yeah, I use GIMP because it was in my OS directory and I just had to install it. I also use Bibble (as of right now, don't know if I'll pay for it once the trial runs out) because I LOVELOVELOVE the "Fill Flash" feature and the noise ninja on it. But I still prefer to resize, crop, and sharpen in GIMP. I did a "fill flash" tutorial for GIMP, but it didn't give me the results I was really looking for.

    Our computers run strictly on Linux, no Windows machines in my house (my husband despises Windows):lmao:.

    Elemental, do you have any idea if I can get camera filter effects for GIMP?
    I've installed all the plug-ins I can from my directory, and I've searched "Filters" on GIMP, but I cannot seem to find any.
    I found a site offering plug-ins, but the links were bunk.
    I haven't had much time to go in and mess with the different, basic tools in GIMP, though, I have made friends with the dodge/burn tool and the blur/sharpen tool.
     
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    Do you mean like a red filter or yellow filter, or more advanced filters that work as add-ons? The only color filter I really find myself using is red (for black and white landscape) and this can be done using the channel mixer. I don't remember exactly how (I use Lightroom for that now just because it's easier), but if you google "gimp red filter" you'll find plenty of results (that's what I did).
     
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    Thank you!:mrgreen:
     
  11. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    GIMP is great for a free program if you can get past it's non-intuitive (my opinion) user interface. It has a couple of major omissions such as 16bit support, but this is something that really concerns professionals and hardcore enthusiasts more.

    I have seen people do wonders with it, I just can't coming from a photoshop background I can't figure out how to even do basic editing in GIMP :S
     
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    I like Gimpshop
    it's basically Gimp in a somewhat PS-induced layout. And still free!
     

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