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Is GIMP a good program that's similar to photoshop?

#1GSWarriors-Posted 10/18/2013 1:33:36 AM
I want to make pics of people and other things look better than they are now or just make it different. A while ago I got photoshop for free and messed around with it. I didn't know wtf I was doing. I just did everything a tutorial told me to do but I had fun. Now I want to get back into it again but just curious if GIMP is a good alternate to PS.
#2DerPancakePosted 10/18/2013 1:35:06 AM
Yeah, though I found it harder to use than Photoshop.
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#3Orestes417Posted 10/18/2013 1:38:13 AM
It's the closest you'll get to Photoshop capability wise but it's not in the same class. There's tons of tutorials out there though.
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#4GSWarriors-(Topic Creator)Posted 10/18/2013 1:41:34 AM
So if I could Photoshop then use photoshop instead? Also there's like 1093 versions of PS, which one should I get? And do they have free trials? I don't want to pirate it but I also don't want to pay money for something I probably won't use after a few months
#5SlaynPosted 10/18/2013 1:45:14 AM
I remember when I was 14...
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#6DerPancakePosted 10/18/2013 1:47:38 AM(edited)
GSWarriors- posted...
I don't want to pirate it but I also don't want to pay money for something I probably won't use after a few months


This is the type of mentality I hate. Just get GIMP.
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#7TheOtherGuyXPosted 10/18/2013 2:11:11 AM
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#8-CJF-Posted 10/18/2013 2:21:31 AM
The current pay-per-month model is actually a step up. The software was previously over $1000, which is too much for most casual users. This way, it's what, ~$200/yr? Sure, in the long run it will cost you more, but it's more accessible for casual users to pay $20 a month than $1000 in one go.

That said, I would not recommend subscribing to creative cloud unless you need it for professional uses. You probably don't do enough editing to justify the expense. Furthermore, unless you need advanced features, GIMP can do just fine for basic editing needs. You probably don't need Photoshop unless you are a web designer or professional graphics designer or photographer.
#9TimePharaohPosted 10/18/2013 2:26:11 AM
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#10NingishzidaPosted 10/18/2013 2:41:08 AM
Gimp's cool, the only thing I don't like is that saving an image as a different file format in the latest versions is a little counter-intuitive.