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Windows 7: GIMP in Windows

11 Feb 2011   #1
sam2fish

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
GIMP in Windows

Gimp "for Windows" seems to be a good program that could be a rival for the paid software, Adobe Photoshop... for the few that can afford it.

Have any of you all tried it?

I want to run legal software... but Adobe Photoshop comes at such a price. Will the newest GIMP give/offer a good substitute?


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11 Feb 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

I've been using Gimp for 5 years or more. First on XP and now on Windows 7 Pro X64. Works great and has more capability than I can ever use.
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11 Feb 2011   #3
Cato

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Another one you may want to look at is Paint.NET. I've used Gimp and PDN and use PDN 90% of the time. Actually. it's just a matter of preference.

Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing
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11 Feb 2011   #4
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Pdn rocks
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11 Feb 2011   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

The Gimp 2 comes now in two flavors...x32bits & x64bits.

I have the x64 flavor on my machine since one year (started with v2.6.8) and is stable.

There's a beta version v2.7.1 for both x32 & x64.
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12 Feb 2011   #6
Ambimom

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Have used both and prefer Gimp but PDN is also great.
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23 Feb 2011   #7
soup2511

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sam2fish View Post
Gimp "for Windows" seems to be a good program that could be a rival for the paid software, Adobe Photoshop... for the few that can afford it.

Have any of you all tried it?

I want to run legal software... but Adobe Photoshop comes at such a price. Will the newest GIMP give/offer a good substitute?

I do not know about windows, but I had used Gimp in Ubuntu, it's great, much more user-friendly than Photoshop.
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03 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sam2fish View Post
Gimp "for Windows" seems to be a good program that could be a rival for the paid software, Adobe Photoshop... for the few that can afford it.

Have any of you all tried it?

I want to run legal software... but Adobe Photoshop comes at such a price. Will the newest GIMP give/offer a good substitute?

Yes, the GIMP is first class. It is not the same as Photoshop, but you can do a very great deal with it, and there is nothing else even nearly as good for free!. It is not easy to get it set up exactly as you want it on Windows. If you try it, don't get the 64 BIT version. It works fine by itself, but many of the available add-ons and plugins wont. Get the latest 32 BIT version (2.6), and the paint studio add-on;

GIMP Paint Studio - Download - CHIP Online

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This gives you a lot more tools and a considerably improved interface. The setup below is the 32 BIT 2.6 GIMP running on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.

The GIMP team does not provide installers for Windows, you can get the newest version here;

http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/

Other information, help files etc etc. Here;

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/


This is what it looks like in action;



Regards....Mike Connor
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