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Old 01-26-2009, 05:04 PM   #11
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Not exactly true.

Photoshop is VERY well laid out compared to GIMP. Plus there is almost
infinite tutorials on photoshop that are very well done for beginners.

I'd at least give it a try if GIMP is killing you.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:08 PM   #12
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I wanted to try GIMP as my CS2 is a bootleg and won't install on my Visa machine (online activation is disabled now apparently). But it appears that GIMP does not support RAW file format meaning I would have to process everything into jpegs first thus losing the "photo negative" potential of the file. With CS2 I could use the RAW file and then save that as something else after I have played with the tweaks (thus leaving the original "negative" alone).

Meh. I have never chopped a photo so far (opted to learn how take better pictures, still learning) and I don't make labels (except with painters tape and a sharpie ).

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:08 PM   #13
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I suppose that could be true, I have very limited experience with it.
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I wanted to try GIMP as my CS2 is a bootleg and won't install on my Visa machine (online activation is disabled now apparently). But it appears that GIMP does not support RAW file format meaning I would have to process everything into jpegs first thus losing the "photo negative" potential of the file. With CS2 I could use the RAW file and then save that as something else after I haveplayed with the teaks (thus leaving the original "negative" alone).

Meh. I have never chopped a photo so far (opted to learn how take better pictures, still learning) and I don't make labels (except with painters tape and a sharpie ).
This is an issue a coworker/photographer was griping about just yesterday. That's when I learned what RAW format was. Sounds awesome.
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RAW basically means that the photo is stored without processing and the processing info (exposure, etc..) is includid seperately as EXIF data. Whereas, a JPEG is prcessed first and then saved.

It basically means the diference between adjusting a photo negative (digitally) or "touching up" a developed photo.

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:13 PM   #16
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I wanted to try GIMP as my CS2 is a bootleg and won't install on my Visa machine (online activation is disabled now apparently). But it appears that GIMP does not support RAW file format meaning I would have to process everything into jpegs first thus losing the "photo negative" potential of the file. With CS2 I could use the RAW file and then save that as something else after I have played with the tweaks (thus leaving the original "negative" alone).

Meh. I have never chopped a photo so far (opted to learn how take better pictures, still learning) and I don't make labels (except with painters tape and a sharpie ).
There are some links here that may be worth trying out (I have no idea if they work, was curious myself so did a quick google).
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:18 PM   #17
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Doh! A Plug-In. Whoodathunk it?

Actually, I should have realized that was a possibility. I guess I was just more frustrated with my PS not being functional now (Damned Adobe for not facilitatilng bootleging of there hard developed products ).

Like I said, I have never used it for anything real (just played with it) so no real loss. I may look more into GIMP. It does appear to be just as beffudlingly powerful as PhotoShop.

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:21 PM   #18
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You also have to realize I have been working with photoshop for over 4 years. If you spent 4 years on gimp, you would probably be pretty damn good. Just google gimp tutorials and work with them a bit.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:21 PM   #19
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Get ready to scratch your head constantly if you are used to Photoshop.

They put that menu WHERE???
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:24 PM   #20
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Photoshop and Gimp are different. Gimp takes some getting used to. Do the tutorials as previously stated, then also get inkscape and do those tutorials. After much plaing around you will start to get the hang of it.

 
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