Re: [Gimp-user] Asking for comparison to Photoshop, pretty please!

Sorry for the late reply but I noticed this today when going over the mailing list. One significant 
difference to me is that Photoshop supports 10-bit color depth for display output, but as far as I have been 
able to determine, GIMP currently only supports 8-bit.

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On Monday, December 21st, 2020 at 11:53 PM, Δημήτρης Γιάννος via gimp-user-list <gimp-user-list gnome org> 


The last day I've been looking at various reviews of GIMP compared to

Photoshop (on the image editing aspect only, as I know GIMP does not focus

on anything else), yet none seem satisfying enough: they are being a bit

vague with not many specific examples. I have seen some giving specific

examples for brushes, selection tools and... generally editing tools, but

I'm still not sure whether to trust them, because most people write reviews

without actually learning GIMP in such depth as Photoshop.

In short, they say GIMP lacks the convenience that Photoshop provides on

how to handle tools and brushes. And also, they say the GUI is nicer over

at Photoshop, but I cannot guarantee that.

On the other hand, I have heard that GIMP has actually been easier to use

and learn and more flexible than Photoshop. They say GIMP is actually

greater at photo editing than Photoshop is.

You can really see that opinions vary so much, I really don't what to

conclude. Lastly, as I am really clueless about photo editing, I will refer

to the Adobe Photoshop website which contains some short videos (gifs?)

that show how photoshop works. They gave me the impression that the

software works really smoothly (might be false of course, because of its

size) and that it's really simple if you know what you are looking for.

Could GIMP be like that too?

I really don't know and that's why I ask you, who seem to have a lot of

experience at such, photo editing, software like Photoshop. So, again,

looking only at the photo editing aspect of Photoshop, what kind of things

(tools,brushes, file formats, UI-related) do you think that Photoshop can

handle better/worse than GIMP? I planned to make this mail short but failed

miserably so if you made it this far, I appreciate it!

Just a fan of FOSS and (GNU)Linux,

Dimitris Giannos

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