I am debating whether to go to Linux for the cost of p'shop CS2.
CS2 presently allows the use of its tool palate when working with a
48/16 bit image. Will the Gimp allow me to do similar, and will it
generally do the same (or even better) than CS2??
If you are looking for a software working with 48 bits images (16 bits
per channel), Gimp cannot help you. However, you still can use Gimp's
cousin, cinepaint (google for it for the exact website). Its interface
is however not as nice as gimp and I think it is not as stable. But the
pair Cinepaint + Gimp probably can replace PS for most users.
I think you may also use "wine" to run photoshop under linux. Or the
codeweaver version of wine if you want better results:
PS: [off-topic] there are still some people who do not accept HTML
posting in mailing-lists/newsgroup. I think you should try sending your
messages as text to increase the chances to get an answer. HTML mails
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