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GIMP for Print? Narramore 06 Apr 04:23
  GIMP for Print? Carol Spears 06 Apr 08:52
   GIMP for Print? Narramore 06 Apr 13:32
Narramore
2003-04-06 04:23:15 UTC (over 17 years ago)

GIMP for Print?

The impression that I have gotten about GIMP is that it is second to none for web graphics but when it comes to print that others are better suited.

I need to make a cover for a book and am considering whether I should attempt to do so with GIMP or if I would be much better off using some other program for the job. I don't think I really need state-of-the-art, just something that will look good. This is for an initial print run and if the book does well I may hire a pro next time around.

Any suggestions on other image editors? If GIMP is not the choice for print media I will probably try to buy a non-current (meaning older and cheap) version of Photoshop or Illustrator, etc. on eBay.

Thanks,

Matt

Carol Spears
2003-04-06 08:52:44 UTC (over 17 years ago)

GIMP for Print?

On 2003-04-05 at 2123.15 -0500, Narramore typed this:

The impression that I have gotten about GIMP is that it is second to none for web graphics but when it comes to print that others are better suited.

I need to make a cover for a book and am considering whether I should attempt to do so with GIMP or if I would be much better off using some other program for the job. I don't think I really need state-of-the-art, just something that will look good. This is for an initial print run and if the book does well I may hire a pro next time around.

Any suggestions on other image editors? If GIMP is not the choice for print media I will probably try to buy a non-current (meaning older and cheap) version of Photoshop or Illustrator, etc. on eBay.

one of the gimp authors is active on this list off and on. he made his cover with The GIMP and detailed it to this list last june: http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/lists/gimp-user/2002-June/004709.html there is some more information if you follow the thread some.

there is a thumbnail of the cover here: http://mmmaybe.gimp.org/books/

good luck carol

Narramore
2003-04-06 13:32:07 UTC (over 17 years ago)

GIMP for Print?

Thank you for the information. I checked the links out and I can see they will be very helpful.

Matt

one of the gimp authors is active on this list off and on. he made his cover with The GIMP and detailed it to this list last june: http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/lists/gimp-user/2002-June/004709.html there is some more information if you follow the thread some.

there is a thumbnail of the cover here: http://mmmaybe.gimp.org/books/

good luck carol