Sorry for jumping in half-way through a conversation that I haven't
been entirely privy to - but I just wanted to make a suggestion/point
that is (I hope) relevant.
On 2 Mar 2006March2, at 02:33, Manish Singh wrote:
Perhaps all that's really needed is the PS menu->GIMP menu mapping
document in a proposal as a cheat sheet.
When Adobe launched InDesign, it was taking on a dominant market
leader in Quark XPress. People like me who had used XPress for years
were used to a certain way of working and innately knew a load of
keyboard shortcuts etc for doing our jobs. What Adobe did was
inspired: yes, you could, out of the box, use InDesign as Adobe
intended or, with the flick of a preference button, InDesign was set-
up to recognise and use the XPress shortcuts that people were used to.
If Gimp is to become a replacement for Photoshop then, whether it
appears to be "good practice" or not, it has to accommodate its
potential users and work as they are used to working (in the short
term at least). I'm sure there are many people who will argue - and
possible quite rightly - that the Gimp is not a Photoshop replacement
but, for many, many people, it is and as more people make the move
from Photoshop, surely the Gimp's relevancy, exposure and quality can
As I said, I might be speaking out of turn (if so, I apologise) but,
if I'm understanding the thread correctly, I hope this point is
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