I looked a bit at Gimp 2.4, and it certainly has some things for photographers, in particular color management is now built in! While I don't have a color printer, I can appreciate the fact that soft proofing is now possible. I'll have to profile my printing place.
I thought you guys might want to know about a graphics program, based on The GIMP, that is free and emulates the look of Photoshop.
It's called GIMPshop
, and can be found over at www.GIMPshop.com
. It's a free download, and does most everything that Photoshop and the other big guys does, but just costs infinitely less (as in: nothing!).
I've been using it for a while now to make icons and other small pictures, and thus far it's worked out well for me. Lemme know how you all like it.
This is the first message in a new community about using Gimp as a photography tool. A little introduction of myself: I'm a computer scientist, working at the state library, and amateur photographer. I have a Canon 350D with a Sigma 18-125 as my main lens and a Canon 50mm f/1.8 mk II as a portrait/lowlight lens. I use SuSE Linux 10.0, Gimp 2.2 with the UFRaw plugin and KPhotoAlbum for managing photos. Current Mood: creative