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Re: GIMP vs. CS4

Feel free to shoot holes in this point- but I read MANY years ago (1997-98) that the first incarnation of Gimp
duplicated nearly all of PhotoShop 3 (NOT CS3) ( 1995?) features which included layers...
At this time PhotoShop had moved on to either version 4 or 5- so it seemed Gimp was
not even a 3rd place contender....
Like I said- please feel free to correct as Robert Palmer was signing "Your gonna have to face it - your addicted
to digital imaging" way back then...
On Mar 14, 2009, at 11:34 AM, Gary W Marklund wrote:

I just opened my GIMP 2.6.2 under Linux and it has layers.

On Saturday 14 March 2009 09:25:35 am Christoph Hammann wrote:
Last time I looked, the Gimp didn't do layers. Most image files I open
in Photoshop get layers and layer masks added to them, so ...
But that omission may have changed, anyone know better?


I hate to be the one who brings this news to the tribe, but the
Internet does one thing. It speeds up the retrieval and dissemination
of information, and only that. All the rest is Digibabble.
Tom Wolfe

Am 14.03.2009 um 10:25 schrieb Barry Kleider <bkleider@sihope.com>:
With all the discussion about CS4 -- has anyone tried Gimp?

GIMP is the open source freebie available for free at


Just curious if anyone has reviewed it and what are the pros and cons.