OT: Mac vs Win partisanship is unnecessary

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Fri Jul 23 15:34:11 EDT 2010

Sumo unfortunately uses Flash.

On 23 July 2010 12:14, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

>  That doesn't come as any surprise to me. Photoshop has long topped the
>> list of most wanted proprietary programs on Linux users' wish list. You may
>> be wondering why this is so since Linux already has GIMP (Gnu Image
>> Manipulation Program), which is also a very strong image editing program.
>> There are several reasons. The first is that Photoshop users tend to be
>> Photoshop users first and foremost: the operating system is secondary.
>> Another reason is that there's an entire software eco-system of Photoshop
>> add-on programs that serious Photoshop users expect to have at their beck
>> and call. Last but not least, there are major differences between
>> Photoshop's MDI (Multiple Document Interface) and GIMP's SDI (Single
>> Document Interface). While GIMP will add support for SDI in GIMP 2.8, in the
>> meantime, moving from Photoshop to GIMP as your primary image-editing
>> platform is very difficult.
> Well; there are a number of answers to that one:
> 1. Adaptability is a tremendous skill.
> 2. I find that where GIMP falls short, SUMO is now filling the gaps:
> http://www.sumopaint.com/home/
> 3. Inkscape does rather a good job re vector graphics.
> Or, put it another way; even if I had the largish sum of money to buy Adobe
> Creative Suite, I am not convinced
> that its is THAT much better than supra!
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Stephen Barncard
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