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  1.    07 May 2018 #51

    Hi there
    works fine also if you install the ubuntu desktop on the Windows Linux subsystem with an X-Server
    (quite fast too) -- just for those who are "gluttons for punishment".

    I like using The Gimp -- considering it's 100% Freeware it's capable of doing a lot of things that only expensive PRO software like photoshop has.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    07 May 2018 #52

    Gimp 2.4 works faster on Linux subsytem than Native Windows !!!!


    Hi folks

    love the Gimp in any case Linux is Version 2.4 in standard Ubuntu repos.

    It actually works faster on the Linux subsystem - Ubuntu - than Native Windows

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    Note though when starting GUI programs (i.e Windowed programs) from Linux subsystem you need to run these from the command line - ignore any console warning etc messages and ensure before starting an X-Server is running on Windows and in the command line you run export DISPLAY=0:0 as root (sudo su ..)

    Cheers

    jimbo
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       07 May 2018 #53

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    you need to run these from the command line - ignore any console warning etc messages and ensure before starting an X-Server is running on Windows and in the command line you run export DISPLAY=0:0 as root (sudo su ..)
    so it's just like Photoshop >> lol
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       07 May 2018 #54

    badcrc said: View Post
    so it's just like Photoshop >> lol
    Close but not quite. PS has a lot of features GIMP does not. Smart objects, adjustment layers and layer effects to name just three.
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       07 May 2018 #55

    Hopachi said: View Post
    That's OK. A couple of weird renames were made here and there between 2.9's.
    It may have always been called "Free Selection".

    Hopachi said: View Post
    You can also double-click inside the shape to make a selection of it; to keep it a mouse-only operation.
    Thanks for that tip. :)

    Hopachi said: View Post
    I definitely like how the new gradient tool works. Way easier to preview it live before applying.
    Preview is nice, but I have no idea how the tool works now.

    With the previous tool, I could open the Color Dialog, choose a FG & BG color, draw my gradient and then cancel the Color Dialog (so that the colors weren't added to the Color History).

    I spent minutes thrashing around (yesterday) trying to create a gradient, but every time I cancelled the Color Dialog the gradient would vanish.
    Eventually I got a gradient to stick, but I have no idea how I did it.

    kado897 said: View Post
    Close but not quite. PS has a lot of features GIMP does not. Smart objects, adjustment layers and layer effects to name just three.
    PS generally has better tools (e.g. the Brush tools have always been much nicer).

    Even though I have PS CS6 installed, I almost always use GIMP.
    The tools are good enough for most stuff I do and I find the PS GUI more difficult to use (e.g. you can't display all the tools in the PS Toolbox).

    If I just need to dump an image from the clipboard I use Paint.
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       07 May 2018 #56

    I know that many are still using CS6 and the Lightroom equivalent so comparisons are made with the functionality at this point in time.

    The functionality of PS CC and Lightroom CC has moved on so far that you would not recognise it as being sourced from the last non CC versions.

    Lightroom has come that far that I rarely switch into Photoshop in my workflow except for heavy pixel editing
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       07 May 2018 #57

    Barman58 said: View Post
    I know that many are still using CS6 and the Lightroom equivalent so comparisons are made with the functionality at this point in time.

    The functionality of PS CC and Lightroom CC has moved on so far that you would not recognise it as being sourced from the last non CC versions.

    Lightroom has come that far that I rarely switch into Photoshop in my workflow except for heavy pixel editing
    From PS CC you have access to the Lightroom editing engine as the Camera Raw Filter. Makes the workflow for doing composites much easier, you don't need to go into Lightroom itself.
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  8.    07 May 2018 #58

    Hi folks
    probably for pros - really serious amateurs etc comparing free open source software with an expensive heavily geared product for professionals isn't fair -- all I can say is that @Barman58 is 100% correct in saying lightroom and Photoshop CC have moved on a lot (almost by a universe) since the last CC version a lot of us might still be using.

    That said GIMP is really good and there really isn't any excuse for not trying it if you are interested in these things and don't need a full pro suite.

    Layers is absolutely a necessity for any sensible video / photo editing application too.

    Once you feel you've outgrown GIMP then by all means graduate to Lightroom / Photoshop.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       07 May 2018 #59

    I'm coming from the other direction as I have a photographic workflow.

    I can shoot a thousand images in a few hours and then need to prune it all down to the one in ten I'll process and then process those down to publish.

    The totally non destructive workflow in lightroom and the ability to process one of a set of virtually identical images and set the others in the set the same for comparison can save hours
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       07 May 2018 #60

    Barman58 said: View Post
    I'm coming from the other direction as I have a photographic workflow.

    I can shoot a thousand images in a few hours and then need to prune it all down to the one in ten I'll process and then process those down to publish.

    The totally non destructive workflow in lightroom and the ability to process one of a set of virtually identical images and set the others in the set the same for comparison can save hours
    Yes of course. Horses for courses. We have different needs.
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