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    Photoshop users who have toyed with GIMP before and found it very user-unfriendly... download the latest version (2.4.4) and try it out!

    It's been extensively reworked, and much more familiar to use, especially for Photoshop users. Layers, Channels, Paths, selection tools - they're all there. Also got healing brush!

    The Help manual is also very good.
    Last edited by StreetShooter; 3rd February 2008 at 05:31 PM.

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    thanks for the heads up! does it support tablet pen pressure sensitivity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    thanks for the heads up! does it support tablet pen pressure sensitivity?
    short ans is yes c here..
    http://jack-of-all-tradez.blogspot.c...blet-gimp.html

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    Wow. Played with it yesterday. Really nice.

    A few features I like:

    1. Dynamic keyboard shortcuts - you can assign any keyboard shortcut to a menu item. Just navigate to the menu item, hover the mouse there and press the key or key combination. Sweet and simple and very useful.

    2. iWarp filter - this is apparently the GIMP version of Photoshop's Liquefy, which I have never tried (my photoshop is version 4.0!). Truly fantastic, and useful for slimming down fat faces and bodies.

    3. Healing tool - much better than simple cloning. Yes, I do come from the middle ages.

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    cool! so it works! going to try it out after cny. I hope it loads faster than PS.
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    hmm i think you shouldn't hope it loads faster than PS cos it most prob won't cos gimp isn't built to run native on winxp

    on a side note, you can speed up PS loading by removing some plugins and filters I think

    other goodies is to chk out the refocus plugin(gimp)

    and web buttons scripts that comes standard.
    IMHO gimp rox for web buttons from pics compared to PS or imageready..
    plus u can't compete for the price.

    also can chk out my poll on PS vs GIMP here
    http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthread.php?t=179825
    feel free to add more useful info to the thread.
    Last edited by slaam; 4th February 2008 at 01:26 PM.

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    oh yeah forgot to mention
    there is a version of gimp that has PS type of shortcuts which will make migration to gimp much easier too. its called gimpshop at http://plasticbugs.com/?page_id=294
    more info here http://grimthing.com/archives/2007/0..._vs_Photoshop/
    have fun!

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    Thing is, with Gimp 2.4, you don't really need Gimpshop any more.

    Anyway, Gimpshop has not been updated for a long time.

    Slaam, d'you know script-fu? Can I turn to you for help?

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    hey sorry not well versed in script-fu.
    but wat are you trying to do with it leh?

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    Basically I want to do batch processing (eg smart-sharpen) of several files, using scripts written by other people.

    Do you know of any other way than using script-fu and the batch processor?

    David's Batch Processor (DBP) uses unsharp masking, so that's out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetShooter View Post
    Basically I want to do batch processing (eg smart-sharpen) of several files, using scripts written by other people.

    Do you know of any other way than using script-fu and the batch processor?

    David's Batch Processor (DBP) uses unsharp masking, so that's out.
    the equivalent of smart-sharpen is refocus plugin

    chk out
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    www.linux.com/feature/124567 -

    you can reuse the instructions for batch run to use the plugin i guess.

    starting a new blog on gimp http://gimpguide.blogspot.com/
    maybe you can post your experiences there.

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    anyone tried tablet input with GIMP? I tried and I'm having all sorts of funny responses.. when i use my tablet, GIMP becomes sluggish and the cursor skips and sometimes refuse to move unless I take the pen off and put it down again.. At the same time when I move my mouse, it is very smooth.

    I've configured the extended device options and pen presure sensitivity can be detected .
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    when i use my tablet, GIMP becomes sluggish and the cursor skips and sometimes refuse to move unless I take the pen off and put it down again.. At the same time when I move my mouse, it is very smooth.
    Have you set the the tablet preference to screen or window mode?
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    double post deleted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleWolf View Post
    Have you set the the tablet preference to screen or window mode?
    tried both, same results.
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    looks like my problem is a generic one with GIMP.. sad. I'm running the same config with this guy, same problems too.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/gimpuse...7603796245722/
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    Can GIMP actually work with VISTA? As in totally stable without any problem?
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    i downloaded it, first time using gimp..

    and all i found was wahh laoo very different from photoshop, only see for few secs already headache (not trying to say the product is not good, just im not used with it).. and i cant even find channel mixer.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueshift View Post
    i downloaded it, first time using gimp..

    and all i found was wahh laoo very different from photoshop, only see for few secs already headache (not trying to say the product is not good, just im not used with it).. and i cant even find channel mixer.. lol
    google for gimpshop..
    it will answer ur qns

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    anyone knows where to download the latest GIMP for mac? i downloaded a version but it cannot find X11. hrrmph....

    thanks!

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