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What are the Pros and cons of GIMP? [closed]

What are the Pros and cons of GIMP? [closed]

I've been using Photoshop to retouch photos on windows and would like to try Ubuntu. That's why I'm wondering if I switch to Gimp what features will I lose or gain.

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Guest [Entry]

"Cons

Less buttons than photoshop

Pros

Less buttons than photoshop
Free

If you're used to photoshop, or some kind of professional GIMP probably isn't enough for you. If not, you'll probably be perfectly happy with GIMP"
Guest [Entry]

"First of all Gimp is much cheaper than Photoshop;-)

The user interface is another thing:
GIMP's GUI, well I think you either love it or you hate it...
The Photoshop GUI on the other hand has set the standard for most other image editing software.

And finally GIMP has no CMYK support."
Guest [Entry]

This isn't directly answering the question, but you can run Photoshop quite nicely in Ubuntu using Wine. See the WineHQ entry for more details.
Guest [Entry]

It's free, it's got versions for various OS's, and it does lots of stuff. I haven't used it for retouching photos, but we have it here on a WinXP computer and it interfaced flawlessly with a scanner.
Guest [Entry]

"Photoshop is industry standard so there is much more support for it of course. Also more tools such as brushes and the lot, but with all this comes a price. GIMP is 100% free on the other hand, but you will not have all the same features at hand.

I can't complain... there's an old saying ""you get what you pay for"".... and you get more than your money's worth with GIMP."