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Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop?

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Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop? TheComputerGuy via gimp-user-list 06 Mar 21:53
  Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop? Partha Bagchi via gimp-user-list 06 Mar 23:03
  Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop? Alexandre Prokoudine via gimp-user-list 06 Mar 23:05
   Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop? Ross Martinek via gimp-user-list 07 Mar 00:14
  Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop? Kasim Ahmic via gimp-user-list 06 Mar 23:05
  Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop? James Moe via gimp-user-list 07 Mar 19:54
TheComputerGuy via gimp-user-list
2020-03-06 21:53:42 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop?

I'm being told GIMP is a knockoff of Photoshop rather than an alternative because "it fits the definition". Is this true or not?

Partha Bagchi via gimp-user-list
2020-03-06 23:03:49 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop?

Well, GIMP can be downloaded from various places. You can download and install.

Then head over to Adobe. Download and install Photoshop CC.

Now compare and viola! You have your answer.

On Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 6:01 PM TheComputerGuy via gimp-user-list < gimp-user-list@gnome.org> wrote:

I'm being told GIMP is a knockoff of Photoshop rather than an alternative because "it fits the definition". Is this true or not? _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list
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Alexandre Prokoudine via gimp-user-list
2020-03-06 23:05:49 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop?

Hello there,

We have a few entries in the FAQ that cover this topic starting here:

https://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html#are-you-trying-to-develop-a-photoshop-killer-app

Given how many people complain that we "don't just copy Photoshop", I dare say the suggested definition of a Photoshop knock-off falls flat on its face :)

Alex

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 2:01 AM TheComputerGuy via gimp-user-list wrote:

I'm being told GIMP is a knockoff of Photoshop rather than an alternative because "it fits the definition". Is this true or not? _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list
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Kasim Ahmic via gimp-user-list
2020-03-06 23:05:53 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop?

I guess technically by “definition” one could consider GIMP a knock off but that’s like saying an my and all image processing programs are knock offs of one another.

That said, GIMP isn’t being developed to take whatever features are in Photoshop and remake them into a free program. GIMP is developed entirely independently of Photoshop with very little regard given to what Adobe is adding to its product.

At the end of the day, does it really matter?

On Mar 6, 2020, at 6:01 PM, TheComputerGuy via gimp-user-list wrote:

I'm being told GIMP is a knockoff of Photoshop rather than an alternative because "it fits the definition". Is this true or not? _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list
List address: gimp-user-list@gnome.org List membership: https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list List archives: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-user-list

Ross Martinek via gimp-user-list
2020-03-07 00:14:20 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop?

There is one thing of which you may be ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN: Adobe is a very large corporation with a team of copyright lawyers on call, if not on staff. If GIMP was, in any way, a copy, those working on it would get a “cease and desist” order faster than you can type “copyright.” They have not.

And as a former Photoshop user who now uses GIMP exclusively, I can testify under oath that it is not a copy, by any so-called "definition.” Such definitions are entirely specious—or you can use the short form:

Horse feathers!

Sorry for the rant, but this sort of thing pisses me off.

Ross

On Mar 6, 2020, at 5:05 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine via gimp-user-list wrote:

Hello there,

We have a few entries in the FAQ that cover this topic starting here:

https://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html#are-you-trying-to-develop-a-photoshop-killer-app

Given how many people complain that we "don't just copy Photoshop", I dare say the suggested definition of a Photoshop knock-off falls flat on its face :)

Alex

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 2:01 AM TheComputerGuy via gimp-user-list wrote:

I'm being told GIMP is a knockoff of Photoshop rather than an alternative because "it fits the definition". Is this true or not? _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list
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James Moe via gimp-user-list
2020-03-07 19:54:12 UTC (29 days ago)

Is GIMP a knockoff of Photoshop?

On 2020-03-06 2:53 PM, TheComputerGuy via gimp-user-list wrote:

I'm being told GIMP is a knockoff of Photoshop rather than an alternative because "it fits the definition".

What definition is that?
Or Photoshop is a knockoff of GIMP.

James Moe
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