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Postby toast21 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:26 pm

isn't gimp a unix/linux only tool? I believe it actually ships in the new redhat distro
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Postby bruceb » Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:32 pm

I suggested Irfan View instead of Photoshop because it is simple to use and free. The Gimp is wonderful, but unless you are relatively proficient with Photoshop the learning curve is rather steep.
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Postby toast21 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:49 pm

Actually bruce, i agree.... i just love the name GIMP though :)
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Postby bruceb » Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:29 pm

toast21 wrote:isn't gimp a unix/linux only tool? I believe it actually ships in the new redhat distro


It was originally written for Linux, was ported to Windows and is very powerful. Like Photoshop, however, it is not something you can successfully dabble with when you want to reduce the size of a graphic file.
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Postby Aadje » Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:26 pm

Jaanus wrote:aadje... ive got a lovely gif file that id like to use as an avatar (bit like yours actually, drawn dude throwing a ball).... the prob is that its 20 kb s instead of 6 that is max allowed... can you please help me reduce the size?


don't know much about moving gifs, but PM it to me and I'll see what I can do :)
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Postby GeorgeW » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:43 pm

bruceb wrote:I suggested Irfan View instead of Photoshop because it is simple to use and free. The Gimp is wonderful, but unless you are relatively proficient with Photoshop the learning curve is rather steep.


Irfan is the one I use and I like it as it's simple and easy to use. A great little programme.
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Postby HughF » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:43 pm

I am used to PhotoShop and found The GIMP very frustrating to use. IrfanView is OK I think or you could buy PhotoShop Elements for c. £80 if you can use it for a lot of other image work.

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Postby Jaanus » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:57 am

thanks to Aadje i have my new avatar up and running...cheers
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Postby Aadje » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:33 am

it's kicking your @$$ pretty badly . . . ;)
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Postby Beanie » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:15 pm

Woohoooo WTG Aadje & Jaanus :D

BTW, I like PSD for the more creative stuff but IrfanView is great for quick little jobbies... but lately, I've been using the GraphicConverter on my mac :) And depending on what I want to do... sometimes CDR is better cause I don't have AI :(
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Postby Ton » Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:19 pm

Hey, this thread inspired me to upload an avatar as well.
It's my parrot that reminds me every now and then to make coffee.
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Postby Aadje » Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:07 pm

kopi krauw? ;)
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Postby Ton » Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:13 pm

Aadje wrote:kopi krauw? ;)


Good idea , maybe I should order some coffee berries and feed him (or her ?) with them.
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