When you do get around to trying it again, please don't hesitate to drop
back in and ask any questions.  I'd be happy to help where I can!


On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM, physoc <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the extensive reply and tips. I may try again in a week or two
> when
> I've 'recovered' from the initial setback and frustration, and who knows I
> may
> find that I've been totally wrong in my impression of usefulness.
> Regards, Tony
>
> >I feel that perhaps you may be a bit misguided in your interpretation
> >of
> >GIMP.
> >
> >There are plenty of us who use it daily for high end photographic
> >retouching and editing.  Like most things worth using, it may take a
> >little
> >time to become accustomed to the methods and interface.  Being
> >initially
> >confusing to you doesn't necessarily make it any less of a program in
> >terms
> >of capability or performance.
> >
> >GIMP is aimed at raster image manipulation.  It is more than capable
> >for
> >the just about any photo editing you may want to do (with few
> >exceptions).
> >I personally am willing to guess that it will do anything you
> >personally
> >need to do in Ps.
> >
> >GIMP will not read RAW files directly, but neither will Ps, just FYI.
> >Ps
> >uses Adobe Camera RAW to first 'develop' the image, then passes it to
> >Ps
> >for editing.  In the same way, GIMP can use a RAW processor to first
> >develop the image, then open it (of course, you have a nice choice of
> >RAW
> >processors to choose from in the F/OSS world).
> >
> >btw, if you are not actually developing your RAW files in ACR first,
> >you're
> >already losing a huge chunk of control right out of the gate.
> >Seriously.
> >
> >For instance, my own workflow has me opening/editing RAW files in
> >RawTherapee, which I then pass directly (and easily) into my GIMP
> >sessions.
> >
> >If it helps, I personally write tutorials specifically targeted at
> >GIMP for
> >photographic retouching/editing.  Perhaps walking through a couple of
> >tutorials may help you wrap your head around the concepts that are
> >different than what you might be used to?
> >
> >http://blog.patdavid.net/p/getting-around-in-gimp.html
> >
> >Also, I might suggest looking into a different location for
> >downloading
> >your version of GIMP.  Partha has builds that include many useful
> >photographic plugins/scripts that may help your workflow out as well:
> >
> >http://www.partha.com/
>
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