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Jammer1 Registered since 24th May 2009Fri 14-Aug-09 12:08 AM
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"GIMP"


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Does anyone know anything about GIMP? I am not in a position to buy CS4/ lightroom right now, and was wondering if this would sufice for right now. Thanks Jan

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Fri 14-Aug-09 12:44 AM
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Gimp has a good reputation for being able to do a lot of things. Some people find the interface intuitive enough but many find it confusing. Myself, and maybe I'm biased after years of Photoshop, but I find it very confusing. But it is free and always worth a shot.

  

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Mark V Registered since 18th Jun 2004Fri 14-Aug-09 01:33 AM
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I have seen GIMP guide books in the book store.

  

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Garry Fuller Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Mar 2009Fri 14-Aug-09 12:10 PM
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Whilst still a novice at all of this I do use Gimp and find it great, I have not used Photoshop and so do not have to 'unlearn' menus, commands, shortcuts etc.

There are also a number of scripts (plug-ins in PS speak) which can do some interesting things.

Give it a go and save a bit of cash...

Once you have used Gimp for an hour or so you'll quickly find you can utilise many of the PS tutorials to be found on-line within Gimp, just the occasional bit of hunting within the Gimp menu to find the appropriate command but it is all there somewhere and the basics around layers etc apply equally to Gimp.


  

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pshnikchch Silver Member Nikonian since 16th May 2007Fri 14-Aug-09 09:25 PM
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Fri 14-Aug-09 09:28 PM by pshnikchch

Christchurch, NZ
          

>Does anyone know anything about GIMP? I am not in a position
>to buy CS4/ lightroom right now, and was wondering if this
>would sufice for right now. Thanks Jan
>

I have used GIMP for a few years for general image manipulation and currently as a backup to Capture NX2. However with the superb functionality of Capture NX2 I very rarely need an alternative.

For me, the only shortcoming of GIMP is it not being able to edit 16 bit per channel images(48bits). The developers are currently in the process of rectifying this but I don't know when a 16bit version will be released.

If you give GIMP a good weeks trial I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

PETER

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Chap Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Mar 2009Sun 21-Feb-10 09:19 PM
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Houston, US
          

Someone just recommended GIMP to me. Do you know if it is a "loss-less" software such as is Lightroom, CS4, etc.? Thanks!

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Garry Fuller Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Mar 2009Mon 22-Feb-10 12:02 PM
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No, GIMP is not lossless in the true sense of the word. It is quite possible to destroy pixels in GIMP which are unrecoverable once you have saved the file.

I suggest you only work on copies of images and when in GIMP use layers. Using layers means it is easier to undo pixel blasting edits until you save the file. Having the original untouched means you always have something to go back to if you mess up the copy you are working on.

This advice would be the same if you were using a similar program such as Photoshop Elements.

I have never used CS4 and so do not know for sure if this is lossless but I do know that Lightroom does indeed offer a lossless workflow.

Hope this helps.









  

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Chap Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Mar 2009Mon 22-Feb-10 07:04 PM
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Houston, US
          

Thanks, Garry. Yes, that helps and answers my question. I appreciate your taking time to reply.

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buffumjr Registered since 05th Jun 2013Wed 09-Oct-13 07:11 PM
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As I have only a couple of weeks in Elements 10, I'll give GiMP a try.

Any feedback on whether it does any kind of HDR or any kind of blending?

  

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buffumjr Registered since 05th Jun 2013Wed 09-Oct-13 11:17 PM
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Does the Nikonians system have a GiMP forum?

  

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pshnikchch Silver Member Nikonian since 16th May 2007Wed 09-Oct-13 11:59 PM
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Christchurch, NZ
          

An update - Oct 2013.

There are currently 16 bit per channel (and more) alpha/beta versions of Gimp around as 2.9. The formal release will be 2.10

I routinely use the Mac OS X 2.9 version. It's stable enough for my very specific use. All indications are that the final release will be very good.

If you want to play with the 2.9 versions be warned. Use copies of images!

When required (not often), using CNX 2 I export the NEFs as 16bit TIFFs and edit the TIFFs in GIMP.


Peter

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buffumjr Registered since 05th Jun 2013Thu 10-Oct-13 01:02 AM
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Is there a Gimp support forum on Nikonians?

  

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pshnikchch Silver Member Nikonian since 16th May 2007Thu 10-Oct-13 01:17 AM
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Thu 10-Oct-13 01:18 AM by pshnikchch

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>Is there a Gimp support forum on Nikonians?

Don't know.

To find out, check out the Nikonians Forums Lobby which is linked at the top and bottom of this page.

There is a considerable amount of user information and support for GIMP on the web. A simple search will reveal it.

Good luck.

Peter

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buffumjr Registered since 05th Jun 2013Tue 22-Oct-13 12:35 PM
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Tue 22-Oct-13 12:38 PM by buffumjr

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>>Is there a Gimp support forum on Nikonians?
>
>Don't know.
>
>To find out, check out the Nikonians Forums Lobby which is
>linked at the top and bottom of this page.
>
>There is a considerable amount of user information and support
>for GIMP on the web. A simple search will reveal it.
>
>Good luck.
>
>Peter
>
>


Didn't find one, there. The "Workflow" forum has Gimp threads.

  

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