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3 Reasons to choose GIMP over Photoshop!

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unixmen.com: Both GIMP and PS are aimed at raster image editing and are also capable to use vector drawn paths and shapes. In this post we will compare the two softwares, according to current standards.

Introduction to Open Source Image Tools

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devicemag.com: Whether you are moving to Ubuntu or just require an affordable (in this case free) alternative to Adobe Photoshop, you should be considering GIMP as your primary image editing tool

GIMP 2.8 to come in November

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GIMP 2.7.2 development release

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gimpusers.com: About an hour ago the developers have released a long-awaited new development release which is another step towards GIMP 2.8. GIMP 2.7.2 comes with all the changes that were made after GIMP 2.7.1 was released in June 2010.

8 Of The Coolest Brushes For The Gimp

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maketecheasier.com: Like almost any piece of software with rudimentary drawing capability, Gimp includes simple brushes like squares, circles, and fuzzy circles. While they get you by for many basic needs, there’s a lot more you can do.

12 Things You May not Know About Gimp

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gimpology.com: I realized today that there's a lot of people who use Gimp, but don't really know the history of it, nor even care, but if you're a Gimp freak like me, and absolutely love the software, and wanna know the history about it, or simply just wanna findout some stuff about it. Then here's 12 Things You May not Know About Gimp.

Updates for GIMP 2.8 and future plans

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gimpusers.com: There are some things going on currently on the development of GIMP. The devs were chatting in a dev meeting last night about some important topics including:

GIMP Paint Studio: A Digital Artist’s Playground

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makeuseof.com: Some of us here really enjoy using GIMP. GIMP Paint Studio (GPS) is a package filled with goodies that improve GIMP’s drawing and painting features, especially useful if you own a drawing tablet.

Why GIMP 2.8 is not released yet

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chromecode.com: Back in January 2010 I estimated the release date of GIMP 2.8 to December 2010. It is now February 2011 and there is still a lot of things left to do. In this post I will give my view of why this is.

Working With The Gimp

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georgetoon.com: There are lots of graphics software applications out there. Photoshop is the big dog on the block and many professional artists, cartoonists, and film makers use it for a variety of tasks. There are also graphics applications that rival Photoshop and do just about as much. It all depends on the job. I’ve found that The Gimp does just about all I need.

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