Photowhat27 Jul 2006
Oh dear. I’ve finally succumbed to the allure of Photoshop. In one moment just then it all clicked and suddenly the GIMP is vastly inferior. Now I’m going to find myself trying GIMPshop or something ridiculous. Not that it’s ridiculous at all, because the GIMP remains an infinitely faster and ligher-weight program that performs admirably… it’s just not as feature rich.
Please note, above statements should not be taken as constituting a revelation of sudden visual-creativity to the point of designer prodigy: my creativity remains as it always has been (take that as you will; I still think my crowning design achievement would have been the now-passed SC500 theme for this site, sad though that may be).
The straw that broke the camel’s back? Nothing complex or difficult or even unusual. It’s just layer/selection scaling in the GIMP is excruciating when juxtaposed against it’s $900 rival. Sigh. So I might end up purchasing CS2 plus Macromedia stuff under an academic license sometime in the future.