Sunday, March 21, 2010

Free Software You Can't Live Without Vol. 2 - Gimp


When you think of professional image editing programs, everyone immediately thinks Photoshop.  It's a great piece of software but it's not very cost effective for the average user.  Lucky for us, the world of Linux has brought us a wonderful alternative that runs on Windows and best of all, it's FREE.  Developed for Linux users as a powerful alternative to Photoshop, Gimp is the image editing software of choice for people on a budget.  Taking things a step further, Gimphoto is a customized version of the original Gimp made to look and act just like Photoshop in order to make the transition easy and painless.  It supports everything from layers to filter effects and can even use a variety of Photoshop plugins if you need them. 

If your looking to make the jump to Linux and want to immerse yourself in software built for the system, check you the original form of Gimp

If your like me and want the power of Gimp in a familiar package, check out the modified version known as GimPhoto

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