Not sure how well GimpShop will run on FreeBSD. I don't know anything about
myself (I am running Ubuntu Dapper), but I wonder if GimpShop and and the Gimp
looks like you installed will have a conflict. On windows, GimpShop has been
a bugfest, at Gimptalk, we always tried to steer people away from it, because
complained about its instability, not to mention the fact that asking for help
use was rather confusing, since it uses a different menu setup than the regular
know I tried it at one point, because it would install without admin privelages
computers where I work. It ran for about a day, then would just open and crash
immediately afterwards. I got rid of it.
Also, not sure what version of Gimp this latest GimpShop is based on, it most
isn't the latest stable version. For the longest time, it was based on Gimp
As for Canon RAW files, that's a tricky question. For starters, Gimp, and most
by extension, GimpShop, only supports 8 bit color, so even if you can open a
RAW file in
Gimp/GimpShop, you aren't going to get all the information.
However.... there is a standalone program, UFRAW, that also can be used as a
plug-in which will load the files and allow some manipulation. I am not sure
plugin will work with GimpShop.
There is also DigiKam, which, with appropriate plugins, can handle Canon RAW
have a Rebel XT and this is what I use when I want to mess with RAW files.
--- David Southwell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I have installed ports/gimpshop on my fFreebsd 6.1 system. I want to compare
> its functionality with photoshop with which I am extremely familar and use
> extensively on my Win XP system.
> I have started gimp and have two newbie questions.
> 1. How do I get to start gimpshop? The docs seem to have detailed
> documentation but although I have searched <much head scratching> -- I seem
> unable to find a page that tells me how to get gimpshop running :-(
> 2. I found that gimp will itself will open *.jpg but does not open raw files
> In my case in need to be able to open canon raw files *.cr2 and would also
> like to be able to open photoshop *.psd files.
> Here is a list of the relevant gimp packages installed and OS version info:
> # pkg_info |grep gimp
> gimp-2.2.15,2 The "meta-port" for The Gimp
> gimp-help-0.12 GIMP user's manual
> gimp-print-4.2.7_3 GIMP Print Printer Driver
> gimpshop-2.2.11_5 GIMP fork resembling Adobe Photoshop
> # uname -a
> FreeBSD --- 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #0: Sun May 7 04:15:57 UTC 2006
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP amd64
> Thanks in advance
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