Originally Published: Tuesday, 26 October 1999 Author: Mike Chan
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Looking for a Photoshop Replacement?

I've been pelted lately from new Linux users who say, "I had Photoshop on my Windows box. I need it to make graphics and edit pictures and ..."

There is indeed an application in Linux that lets you manipulate graphics. The answer lies with The Gimp. If you're used to Photoshop, Gimp is an easy transition, supporting layers, scripts, and plugins. Although pressure pen support in Linux isn't as good as Win/Mac support, for the casual user of mice, Gimp will do. Most GIF/JPGs you see on Linux community sites (including this one) are created with Gimp.