Whither Photoshop and GIMP?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Sep 24 19:17:41 EDT 2009

Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> For those of you who haven't been to the conference or
> looked at Ben Beaumont's stack (with RevMedia dp-4),
> the:
> Dropshadow
> Inner Shadow
> Outer Glow
> Inner Glow
> and Color Overlay
> are at least as good as Photoshop's and considerably
> better than GIMP's.

They're gorgeous, but with two significant omissions:

1. bevels - every other of the core set of image enhancement
    goodies is there but this one, and this is the one most
    needed for making custom buttons.

2. while these image enhancements work with all objects
    (and beautifully so), the wonderful gradients added
    in the last version are limited to graphic objects
    only.   I can think of a great many cases where I'd
    like to use button objects with gradients and shadows,
    but alas it's not possible without doing the screen-
    capture-and-use-as-icon method, which is pretty much
    the same as using Photoshop or any other external
    tool to make custom buttons.  :(

  Richard Gaskin
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