Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/17[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Michael Garmisa writes: > At 09:50 PM 1/16/99 -0300, you wrote: > >If I could get Photoshop for Linux I'd be there in a minute! > Have you tried GIMP? If you're interested in the GIMP, check out www.gimp.org. Here's some info from the main page: What is the GIMP The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. This site contains information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing GIMP. This site also serves as a distribution point for the latest releases, patches, plugins, and scripts. We also try to provide as much information about the GIMP community and related projects as possible. What`s this site about? Well, The Gimp is an image manipulation program, written by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball, and released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is a program for UNIX and X. To learn more about this program, just read on on this page. It's a pretty neat program. I haven't found it to be a replacement for Photoshop on the Mac, mostly because there doesn't seem to be a good concept of color management under the X window system. It has some great special effects, and if you're a programmer the built-in extension language (based on Scheme) is very useful for bulk operations. It's well worth a look if you're working on Unix-like (including Linux) systems. g.