If we are assuming "de-throne" means "to replace as what people think of as
a photo editor", then it's more a matter of marketing than anything related
to feature parity. Most people wouldn't know what features were "missing"
in GIMP to compare in the first place. Most of the companies I work with
are still rocking Adobe CS3, and clearly care nothing at all about new
features, for example.
On 4 Aug 2015 12:45 pm, "MichaelGrosberg" <grosberg.mich...@gmail.com>
> Webdrifter <onzemeelbox <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > Dear developers,
> > Photoshop has been the number One in photo editing for decades. Gimp has
> always been the alternative
> > that could never push Photoshop from it's throne, despite being free of
> charge. However, potentially
> > Gimp should be able to knock Photoshop of it's throne. But there are
> reason is never has.
> > Those reasons are: "interface", "interface" and "interface".
> I would like to politely disagree.
> The surface reason Gimp has so far failed to dethrone Photoshop is that it
> is light-years away from feature parity. GEGL, the back-end that's supposed
> to allow Gimp to even have those features at some point in the future, is
> still being worked on. the features themselves are years down the road.
> But that's just the surface reason. The real reason is lack of developers.
> Gimp has been unable to attract developers in the numbers necessary to
> create a Photoshop-killer. The reason, as I see it, is a lack of strong
> leadership and vision. Blender, for example, has Ton Roosendaal, whose
> vision and enthusiasm swept people and made Blender into the amazing piece
> of software it is today. You need someone like Ton to attract people and
> find backers and allies in the business world who can contribute man-hours,
> expertise or money. As it is, though, the Gimp project is almost comatose.
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