On Saturday 07 July 2007 03:33:21 Elwin Estle wrote:
> Not sure how well GimpShop will run on FreeBSD.  I don't know anything
> about FreeBSD, myself (I am running Ubuntu Dapper), but I wonder if
> GimpShop and and the Gimp 2.2.15 it looks like you installed will have a
> conflict.  On windows, GimpShop has been pretty much a bugfest, at
> Gimptalk, we always tried to steer people away from it, because many
> complained about its instability, not to mention the fact that asking for
> help in it's use was rather confusing, since it uses a different menu setup
> than the regular Gimp.  I know I tried it at one point, because it would
> install without admin privelages on the 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 likely isn't the latest stable version.  For the longest time, it was
> based on Gimp 2.2.8.
> As for Canon RAW files, that's a tricky question.  For starters, Gimp, and
> most likely, 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 Gimp plug-in which will load the files and allow some manipulation.  I am
> not sure how the plugin will work with GimpShop.
> There is also DigiKam, which, with appropriate plugins, can handle Canon
> RAW files.  I have a Rebel XT and this is what I use when I want to mess
> with RAW files.
> --- David Southwell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > 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
> >
Thanks very much for your positive contribution... most helpful - 

Have just installed UFRAW...and I will try DigiKam.

Thanks again



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