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    Anyone here using GIMP instead of Photoshop. Just downloaded it for the macbook. Quite impressed with it... but a lot of learning to do...
    “If you find yourself saying I’ll fix it in Photoshop, stop and slap yourself in the face, because you’re being lazy”


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    I've tried it a few times, OK not spent so much time with it but it doesnt seem to work the way I like, far prefer photoshop.
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    There's a version with a Photoshop like interface (? Gimpshop). It used to be limited to 8 bit images which may or may not matter to you. Price is good.

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    I use both. GIMP is good for basic stuff, but for anything more, even dodging/burning or adding a gradient fill, Photoshop eats it for breakfast.
    Canon 5DIII | 7D | 16-35mm f2.8L II | 17-40mm f4L | 24mm f1.4L II | 50mm f1.2L | 85mm f1.2L II | 70-200mm f2.8L II | 300mm f2.8L IS II | 1.4x III | 2x III | 580EX II

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    I'd be lost without content aware fill now
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    Hi, yes I use Gimp a lot for major re-touching and has met all my needs so far. Otherwise I just use Light Room for minor changes.
    There's quite a few plugins available as well, which I never bothered installing, including one for content aware fill

    Interface is clunky if you are not used to it, but after using it for a couple of years, I find it a breeze.

    I don't like the size of the native file format (.xcf) though, which can turn a 5mb jpg into 80mb if there are layers, etc.
    Lighten up!
    I shoot with Canon EOS 500 & 6D, EFS17-55 f2.8, EF35L f1.4, EF135L f2, Speedlites 580EX II & 430EX II.

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    Bring out the gimp!!!!

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    but the gimp's sleepin ....

    Seriously, if anyone wants to come down to Thames and give my photography group a talk on it i will pay your petrol they keep asking me how to use it, i thought it was like photoshop and told them all to download it ....... i actually gave it a go and was completely flummoxed ...


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    Theres a new (ver 2.8) version of GIMP out now, with an easier to use single window mode. Apparently.
    Canon 5DmkII, 400L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 24mmf3.5 TS-E, Canon 70-200f2.8L, Tamron 90mm SP AF Di f2.8 Macro, Sigma 50mmf1.4 EX HSM, Nissin Di866 flash, Manfrotto 190xprob & Markins Q3t head, Lee filters, Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Yong Nuo rf 602 triggers.


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