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Old Jan 23, 2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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Version 2.2.3 for Mac released !
http://gimp-app.sourceforge.net/
Why buy Photoshop when the Gimp is free?
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 2:52 PM   #2
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Version 2.2.3 for Mac released !
http://gimp-app.sourceforge.net/
Why buy Photoshop when the Gimp is free?
Have you used this program? I would love to know if it is worthwhile.
Thanks for posting the info.

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Old Jan 23, 2005, 7:31 PM   #3
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smac,

I have not used the Mac version but I have used it on both Linux and Windows. It is an excellent program. Very much like photoshop. However, if you have used photoshop enough to remember what the menu items are and what they are called you may find it a little frustrating. That's because while it has many features in common with photoshop it is not a clone. Each version gets a little more polished. I have switched over to paint shop pro and I think I like it just as much even though it is not free.

One thing that can be an issue is that Gimp will only work with images as 72 ppi. Not a great setting for printing. In fact at one time Gimp was not really recommended for anything other then online work, at least in some peoples opinion.

Since it is free, download it and give it a try. Most of the version have been stable especially after they got past about version 2.0.x

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Old Jan 23, 2005, 8:03 PM   #4
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Thanks Brett,

I did download it and played with it for about an hour. Not a bad program. It seems like it would have about an average learning curve for something of its type. I'm not too happy to hear about the resolution limit. I will have to check into Gimp a little farther to see if that limitation is still present in the Mac version. Thanks again for the reply.

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That resolution limit may have been in earlier versions. I was just able to go into Image/Print Size and resize from 300 - 72 dpi. Gimp is now very full featured and best of all it is free!
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