On 04/29/2015 02:47 PM, Nathan Summers wrote:
The GIMP Vision briefing (http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Vision_briefing)
says GIMP is for "high-end photo manipulation . . . for intense use . .
. intense in the number of hours users put in to really master the
tools; this is exactly the same as the centuries old process of how
people, through apprenticeship, master a certain craft"
>We do not make GIMP to compete against Photoshop.
>GIMP_is_ used at schools. Also, USA is not the only country in the world.
>Not even the largest one out there.
So our target audience is non-English speaking photographic
professionals that don't already like Photoshop? I just don't see
that as a very big niche.
If GIMP isn't competing with PhotoShop for high end users, what software
is currently used by the core users that GIMP is targeting? Are all of
them already using GIMP?
Digital artists have Krita which competes with and in many ways is much
better than PhotoShop, as former PhotoShop users will attest.
To have a viable free/libre alternative to PhotoShop with its
proprietary file format and cloud-based access, photographers *need*
high bit depth GIMP to compete with and be better than PhotoShop.
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