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Krita's preset brushes are one of the default dockers. Each brush has a preview on mouseover that shows a detailed view of the type of brush involved. All the brushes also have useful and descriptive names such as "HP Pencil" or "Textured Fuzzy". See More
Tiled view that shows your image tiled in the editor, and permits you to edit it as you are seeing it tiled. If the brush passes out of your texture, it will just automatically wrap back the painting to the other side of the original texture, while permitting you to paint and see the results on any of the tiled "clones" (the shortcut key to activate this is w by default). See More
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GIMP is a free open source profession photo editor! It is capable to do everything that the other "industry standard" software like Photoshop can do. The only downside it that there are no adjustment layer so you can't do non destructive editing but you can always make a copy of your photo before do any change or go back with Ctr + Z if anything goes wrong! I strongly recommend GIMP! See More
MR Chief's Experience
Works great on Windows/Linux. I was able to replace Corel Photo-Paint, which ironically replaced Photoshop years ago. With that thinking, Open Source & Linux let me replace all the snooping junk from Microsoft & Apple. We have a choice to be free from Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Corel and others. See More
i can only guess that people who use the gIMP just don't know what they're missing. Photoshop, Affinity Designer, Pixelmator etc all allow non-destructive adjustment layers and layer styles. Those 2 features alone put them in a different league than gIMP. Maybe someday gIMP will gain those features but until then it's really a huge step down in usefulness. See More
Closest Alternative to Adobe Photoshop but Doesn’t support CMYK See More
Lokman Afandy's Experience
Gimp has less features than programs like Photoshop, but for a beginner, or someone not needing complicated options, Gimp is the perfect choice. It allows you to quickly do basic photo manipulation so you can easily get the product you need without having to worry about complicated features getting in the way. See More
GIMP is completely free and open source, meaning you can use GIMP and all of its features without spending a penny. This makes it an excellent case for artists or designers who may not have the budget to spend over 700 USD on Photoshop. It is also available for free on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It's licensed under GPL with source code available here. See More
Photoshop is used by professionals everywhere in a wide variety of fields including photography, graphic design and digital art. It is the de facto standard for image manipulation. If you've seen a magazine ad featuring a model, you've probably seen the effects of Photoshop. You won't be alone when using Photoshop. See More
I believe this is the only software with so many youtube tutorials, where you can learn everything. See More
While you can relatively quickly learn how to perform a few basic image editing tasks, understanding Photoshop's ins and outs can be difficult. It's partially due to the sheer amount of functionality that Photoshop packs (and understanding that some of the advanced functionality can take a while to understand on its own), and partially due to it being aimed at professionals with little hand-holding for novice users. See More
Photoshop is the most fully featured image editing software available today allowing you to perform highly advanced image manipulation. It has tools for RAW image adjustments, lens correction, retouching, image stitching, HDR, fixing framing. It supports most professional color modes and file formats. It includes extensive lists of filters, styles, effects, fonts as well as tools for painting, sketching and typography work. It understands both raster and vector graphics. It even includes tools for video editing, working with 3D objects and support for 3D printing. See More
In Photoshop asset management is done through a separate program called Bridge. As Bridge is supposed to be a file management tool for not just Photoshop's files, but for files generated by all of Adobe's applications it covers a breadth of capabilities, but not depth. See More
Just as good as Photoshop for my pro work at a fraction of the price See More
Rob Frydryck's Experience
Free alternatives like gimp (and krita) are sort of "go to" apps i can allways install and use for simple image editing or graphics on any computer. I find affinitys support for photoshop is great, but having support also for opening and editing gimp and krita would make the versatility and use of this program absolutely superb. See More
At a high level the interface is organized into broad groups of tools called Personas. Personas like Photo for in-depth image manipulation, Liquify for warping the image, Develop for basic RAW photo development and Export for exporting. Each persona displays only those tools that are needed for that task. See More
Lightroom allows, for example, organizing images based on folders, color labels, flags, rating, keywords, GPS location, it can automatically create smart albums (albums that automatically update based on set rules) and it can be set to automatically backup, rename based on set rules, apply default processing, add keywords to images on import. It offers that functionality in an intuitive way and allows extensively customizing layout, behavior and workflow of managing assets to better suit your needs. See More
Lightroom has over 900 lens profiles from all kinds of manufacturers, including major lens brands like Canon, Nikon, Leica, Pentax, Ricoh, etc. You can see the full list of supported lenses here. Lens profiles will in most cases speed up the process of correcting lens distortion down to 1-2 clicks. See More
At a high level the interface is organized into broad groups of tools called workflow modules. Modules like "Library" for asset management and "Develop" for manipulating the photos. Each module displays only those tools that are needed for that task. This allows you to separate concerns between tasks and reduces interface clutter. When you're, for example, developing the image, you're not bothered by interface tools relating to exporting it. Within each module tools are grouped in a logical manner. Develop module, for example, will group tools relating to basic image adjustment, lens correction, and effects. And there are a plethora of keyboard shortcuts that improve the workflow speed even further. At all times you can easily navigate between images you're working via arrow keys, quickly compare images before and after making edits with \, or see side by side comparisons with y. See More
Capture pilot is a feature that allows any web-enabled device to remotely connect to Capture One and use a subset of its functionality like view a selected catalogue, rate images and even make minor edits to photos. An iOS app for Capture Pilot is available as well that in addition to default functionality also allows controlling a tethered camera though that functionality has to be purchased separately. See More
Once you hook up your camera to Capture One, the program offers a bunch of useful tools and workflows based on your needs. For example, it has Composition Mode that allows setting up the shot without taking up hard-drive space by replacing the last image taken with the a one as soon as you take it. It has Hot Folder functionality that will keep an eye on changes in a set folder and as soon as any new images appear in that folder they will be added to Capture One; great for cameras that are not supported by Capture One natively and unlike other Hot Folder functionality in other programs C1 captures everything coming in quickly and imports all images as active. Many cameras can be controlled via the program and if the camera has live view, similar functionality can be enabled in Capture One. Plus, live view allows superimposing an overlay; great for cover shooting. There's also a overlay mask that shows wether a shot is in focus or not. And many other functions and design decision that help with ease of use. See More
I've used Darktable as my main editing and cataloging tool for the last thre years. Darktable have all the capabilities I need for my photographic work. Regarding the "CON Can be overwhelming", this also applies to other software of the same level of sophistication (Lightroom, Capture One...). See More
Works great in Fedora Linux Design Suite. I was able to dump Windows & Apple. See More
On the camera set it to use USB Remote. Open Darktable, on the left side under Import, click scan for devices. The camera should appear. Click on tethered shoot. Next on the right side look for the gear icon above the battery n/a and click it. go to the session options tab, and change the base directory to the location you want to save photos. close that settings window and try taking a picture. It should come right up. See More
Unlike most photo editing software, Paint.NET is simple to learn and easy to use. This leads to less time learning the in's and out's of Paint.NET and more photo editing. For those who only edit photos sporadically and don't have time to invest in learning complicated tools for editing, Paint.Net will suit your needs. See More
You can only edit a single image at a time in Paint.NET. For example, in other tools you can open 5 or a 100 images at the same time, and stack those windows in all directions. Furthermore, when you are editing in Paint.NET you can only "view" a single image at a time, even though you can have multiple images open. This limits your zooming ability, as the image will go fullscreen quite quickly, and hide parts of it behind the floating toolbars which can not be embedded anywhere on the screen. See More
Snapseed includes many features of high end photo editing software, auto correct, image tuning and other effects. Snapseed makes editing your photos easy and gives the photographer many options to choose from in how they present their images. Scrolling up and down lets the user choose from different effects and tools, swiping left to right determines the intensity. This app includes many effects such as tilt shift that are hard to find elsewhere. See More
Picasa, even before they were bought by Google, was a photo cataloger that offered some simple filters to make your images look better. It was not a photo editor and you will find better filters, more filters in Instagram, for example...Nobody thinks of Instagram as a photo editor either. See More
Although Picasa WAS a pretty great photo collector, the editing tools were rudimentary and certainly not professional in quality. In fact, the extremely limited set of filters you could apply to an image fail in comparison to every single other photo editing app on the market. Google Purchased Picasa and quickly put them out of business. There has not been an update to Picasa in probably 10 years. It was never intended to be a photo editor. It added some touchup filters that could only be applied to the entire image. It had to photo-editing or content editing features. See More
Browser module includes a file browser, metadata viewer and a really basic metadata editor (allows editing just 6 fields), and allows you to give images a rating, but no advanced asset management is supported. There's not even a way to assign keywords to files. See More
It has been quick and useful for little edits. Usually all my edits can be completed before GIMP even starts up. See More
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