Any options for photoshop?

PeeCee's picture


Been using photoshop for some time, but was wondering if there are some other similar worthwile programmes?

Re: Any options for photoshop?

IntnsRed's picture

Yes, you'll want to examine the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). The user interface is different from Photoshop and the GIMP doesn't do vector graphics. But it is a very powerful, professional-quality photo program.

As I recall, Dreamworks does all of its photo editing not on Photoshop like most film studios, but on a version of the GIMP. Several well-know animated movies have been not only had the movie's rendering done on GNU/Linux, but the actual pictures of the animation also done on Linux using the GIMP.

And, needless to say, the GIMP is packaged for Debian.

Re: Any options for photoshop?

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Yes Gimp.

And for vector stuff have a look at dia - great tool for creating diagrams.

Inkscape and Scribus for making posters (as in scientific posters)