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Tech Talk:. Open Source Software for the Home Computer. Nathan Hall UNT Libraries Information Technology Services. IMAGE EDITING: Comparing Photoshop with Gimp. GIMP BACKGROUND.     GNU ("ɡ nu ) Image Manipulation Program     Available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux

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Tech talk

Tech Talk:

Open Source Software

for the

Home Computer

Nathan HallUNT Libraries Information Technology Services


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IMAGE EDITING:

Comparing

Photoshop with Gimp


Gimp background
GIMP BACKGROUND

    GNU ("ɡnu) Image Manipulation Program

    Available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux

    Originally developed by students at UC Berkeley.

    Currently maintained by the GNOME Project

    Often compared to / reviewed against Photoshop


Disclaimer
DISCLAIMER

    Gimp screenshots in this presentation were created with the Mac iteration of Gimp.

    Photoshop screenshots were created with Adobe PS CS3 running on Windows Vista.

    Some differences in interface design might be due to comparing software on two different operating systems.



Tool pallet
TOOL PALLET

Many of the tools in the Gimp pallet are similar to Photoshop's.

Photoshop

Gimp



Curves tool
CURVES TOOL

Photoshop

Gimp



Image menu

Photoshop

Gimp

IMAGE MENU


Layer menu

Photoshop

Gimp

LAYER MENU



Filters menu

Gimp Photoshop.

Photoshop

FILTERS MENU

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VIEW MENU Photoshop.

Gimp

Photoshop


Windows menu

Gimp Photoshop.

Photoshop

WINDOWS MENU


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BUG!!! Photoshop.


Gimp advantages
GIMP ADVANTAGES Photoshop.

1. Cost2. Familiar environment for Photoshop users 3. Familiar functionality for Photoshop users


Criticism
CRITICISM Photoshop.

    Gimp's interface:

        -too many windows / dialog boxes

        -boxes can get stuck behind other open applications.

    Gimp's functionality:

        -no CMYK

        -no color management (e.g. ICC)

        -lacks support for RAW images


Gimp is right for you if
GIMP IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF... Photoshop.

...you answer "yes" to any of the following questions.

    You want more functionality than what comes with Photoshop Elements

    Do you want to learn and practice basic/intermediate image editing techniques at home without paying for Photoshop CS[#]?

    Are you a casual user?

    Are you interested in open source software development?

    Are you a law abiding cheapskate in general?


Gimp is wrong for you if
GIMP IS WRONG FOR YOU IF... Photoshop.

...You answer "yes" to any of the following questions.

        Are you an imaging/graphics professional?

AND do you NOT want to tinker with software

        Do you wish to be?

AND can you afford the Photoshop license?


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Word Processing: Photoshop.

Comparing

MS Office

Google Docs

OpenOffice


Openoffice
OpenOffice Photoshop.

Offers:

                Word Processor

                Spreadsheet Maker

                Presentation Design

                Database Managment

                Vector Graphics Editor

                Math Tool

Saves by default in OpenDocument Formats (ODF)

Supported by MS Office 2007 SP2

Plug ins are available to support ODF in earlier versions of            MS Office

OpenOffice can export to other formats.



Become comments in word
... Become comments in Word Photoshop.

...but "track changes" edits are saved and converted as if accepted.



What about google docs
What about Google docs? Photoshop.

Free, but not open source.

 (Though permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and database and its documentation for any purpose.)

This presentation was composed on Google docs.

Presentation can be exported to Powerpoint or PDF.


Google docs
Google Docs Photoshop.

Offers:

                Word Processor

                Spreadsheet Maker

                Form Maker

                Presentation Design

Exports to pdf, ppt, doc, odf, html, rtf, txt


Google docs1
Google Docs Photoshop.

Some loss of formatting in (low frill) presentations

Major loss of formatting when uploading a Word document to Google Docs

Requires a Google account




Google docs and collaboration
Google Docs and Collaboration Photoshop.

Invite people...

Get the link to share...

See who has access...

Email as attachment...

Send a message to collaborators...

Publish as web page...

View as web page...


Thank you
Thank you Photoshop.

Questions and Comments?