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Request to review article Anatol Chavez 05 Aug 01:13
  Request to review article Alexandre Prokoudine 05 Aug 10:13
   Request to review article Gfxuser 05 Aug 11:13
   Request to review article Jason Simanek 05 Aug 13:29
    Request to review article Alexandre Prokoudine 05 Aug 13:35
   Request to review article Robert Krawitz 05 Aug 15:00
    Request to review article Alexandre Prokoudine 05 Aug 18:26
Anatol Chavez
2012-08-05 01:13:32 UTC (about 2 years ago)

Request to review article

To Whom it May Concern:

I am a freelance writer submitting a review to microfilmmaker.com for consideration. My review has been approved for publication in the August issue, pending fact checking by one of the members of the GIMP team. I would like to request for a GIMP team member to review this article so that we can post it this month.

Thanks so much for your consideration and I look forward to your response.

Kind Regards,

Anatol Chavez

Alexandre Prokoudine
2012-08-05 10:13:03 UTC (about 2 years ago)

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On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 5:13 AM, Anatol Chavez wrote:

To Whom it May Concern:

I am a freelance writer submitting a review to microfilmmaker.com for consideration. My review has been approved for publication in the August issue, pending fact checking by one of the members of the GIMP team. I would like to request for a GIMP team member to review this article so that we can post it this month.

Thanks so much for your consideration and I look forward to your response.

GIMP is an open source alternative to Adobe PhotoShop

It's "Photoshop", not "PhotoShop" (same for other occurrences)

The software can work with all kinds of images, be it ... fonts...

What exactly did you mean with that?

The GIMP toolbox, for example, is basically filled with standard photoshop icons, such as the lasso, wand, magnifying glasss, text, stamp, blur, and eraser tool.

This is incorrect. There is nothing photoshopish about these icons. Those are widely adopted metaphors.

...GIMP was able to open raw photo files from both Canon (CR2), Nikon (NEF), and PhotoShop (DNG),

Only if UFRaw is installed along with GIMP, which isn't always the case.

Versions as late as PhotoShop CS4 had issues with reading newer versions of both Canon and Nikon raw files, and could require a codec installation.

UFRaw hasn't updated in a long time, so files from newer cameras are likely to not open. Comparing to CS4 would be incorrect, as there already is CS6 available.

There is a plugin called separate+ that allows some CMYK access,

This can be limiting if you are hoping to utilize GIMP for poster or DVD art

You can do original art and produce color separated TIFF file from GIMP via separate+.

For example, I can choose Multiply for a text layer and it will become semi-transparent, making the darker areas of the underlying image darker through the text layer.

It won't. Please just check it :) And the result also depends on the color of the text. All in all, I wouldn't say it's a very good example.

The filter tab

The menu, you mean?

Although GIMP has the added value of having the undo option (control-z) go back as far as your computer memory allows (which Photoshop does not, by default, have)

Doesn't Ctrl/Command+Alt+Z do the trick on Photoshop by default?

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Gfxuser
2012-08-05 11:13:55 UTC (about 2 years ago)

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On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 5:13 AM, Anatol Chavez wrote:

Although GIMP has the added value of having the undo option (control-z) go back as far as your computer memory allows (which Photoshop does not, by default, have)

Photoshop CS5 and CS6 handle up to 1000 protocol items. See Preferences/Performance/History and cache. On Windows the Preferences dialog is in the Edit menu.
In GIMP you have a lower limit of undo levels and define the maximum memory for undo actions. See Edit/Preferences/Environment.

Best regards,

grafxuser

Jason Simanek
2012-08-05 13:29:55 UTC (about 2 years ago)

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On 08/05/2012 05:13 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:

On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 5:13 AM, Anatol Chavez wrote:

Although GIMP has the added value of having the undo option (control-z) go back as far as your computer memory allows (which Photoshop does not, by default, have)

Doesn't Ctrl/Command+Alt+Z do the trick on Photoshop by default?

Ctrl(Cmd)+Z/Ctrl(Cmd)+Shift+Z only does one step of undo/redo in Photoshop. You have to use the History palette to go further back. It's an annoying behavior that I keep bumping into in my daily work. In fact, if you repeatedly hit Ctrl(Cmd)+Z it toggles undo/redo of the last action only.

At least, that is in PS7, CS1, CS2 and CS4 on OSX in my experience.

Otherwise, Gfxuser is correct that the number of items in the history can be adjusted in Photoshop preferences.

Jason Simanek

Alexandre Prokoudine
2012-08-05 13:35:21 UTC (about 2 years ago)

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On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Jason Simanek wrote:

Doesn't Ctrl/Command+Alt+Z do the trick on Photoshop by default?

Ctrl(Cmd)+Z/Ctrl(Cmd)+Shift+Z

I have a suspicion that Alt and Shift are different keys :)

Alexandre Prokoudine http://libregraphicsworld.org

Robert Krawitz
2012-08-05 15:00:42 UTC (about 2 years ago)

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On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 14:13:03 +0400, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:

UFRaw hasn't updated in a long time, so files from newer cameras are likely to not open. Comparing to CS4 would be incorrect, as there already is CS6 available.

ufraw is still updated on a regular basis, at least in its repository. Most of the updates these days are related to taking updates of dcraw, which Dave Coffin does update frequently.

Alexandre Prokoudine
2012-08-05 18:26:35 UTC (about 2 years ago)

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On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Robert Krawitz wrote:

ufraw is still updated on a regular basis, at least in its repository. Most of the updates these days are related to taking updates of dcraw, which Dave Coffin does update frequently.

Good to know. That, however, doesn't result in user-accessible releases.

Alexandre Prokoudine http://libregraphicsworld.org