> 1. TheGimp is no longer comparable to photoshop or corel.
That's very subjective. I'm a professional designer and I'm using Gimp
for my everyday work.
I'd say it really IS comparable to Photoshop or Photopaint, but it
really isn't the point.
And if comparison is the plan, Photoshop isn't comparable to Photopaint.
I'd bet you could find the same number of differences between Photoshop
and Photopaint than the ones you find when you compare them to Gimp.
Gimp has some rough edges, but as Martin said, the problem is that there
are few developers and they can't address them all.
> 2. Multi-window interface:
Preferences aside, this is a longstanding request and once again, no
coder seems to be interested in providing a solution.
Current layout is usable and has a lot of advantages. You find it out
when you start using it and stop complaining (at least that was my case).
I wonder why if it's a so important issue nobody volunteered yet to
change it. Maybe it is an issue for users who want to use Photoshop and
not Gimp, but not such a problem for users who got used to the way Gimp
Don't get me wrong. It's ok for me if somebody codes an option to switch
between multi window and window in window UI, but if it doesn't happen,
Gimp is still a usable application.
Just change your desktop background to neutral gray and keep the icons
in the menu instead of moving them to the desktop, and you will have the
same you have in photoshop.
The icons-on-desktop way is the Windows way, and windows applications
have those gray containers for hiding the desktop. You got used to that,
so you think it's impossible to work without a gray container.
It's funny but multi window interface is considered a big problem by
non-users, while Gimp users don't seem to be very worried about it.
> Please do something to get in touch with users, I could never honestly ever
> say theGimp could be a replacement for photoshop ever if this continues.
Gimp may or may not be a Photoshop replacement. That depends on the user.
For me, it's a replacement because since I'm using it I'm not using
Photoshop. But certain people want to keep using Photoshop. If your plan
is using Photoshop for free, then Gimp it's not for you. If you need an
image manipulation program, be welcome.
If you want Photoshop for Linux, which is a valid desire, you should
start asking Adobe to port it, not Gimp coders to create a feature by
Anyway, I also think that a better communication between existing coders
and users would be nice for certain situations.
But non-users-wanting-photoshop aren't gimp users. And I understand when
a coder pisses off if one of these guys say "Gimp sucks because it
hasn't X feature" and threatens not using Gimp if the coders don't do
what he wants.
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