On 01/15/2012 10:48 PM, Louigi Verona wrote:
If Adobe did Photoshop for Linux, I predict it wouldn't effect GIMP at all.
Photoshop has an arcane UI, refined to match the expectations of graphic
artists who've been using Adobe products for ages now. The Adobe UI is
NOT user friendly!
Adobe graphic design products are also not CHEAP. Their target market is
the professional graphics designer, working in places where putting out
a couple of thousand dollars for their tools is nothing compared to the
income they make from it.
And, finally, most pro graphic designers use Macs. Not Windows, not
Linux. They like the Mac UI's attention to visual detail and
consistency. They like how Apple treats art and graphics people, (vs
Windows which basically ignores them, and Linux which thinks that every
user is or should also be a programmer, fluent with the command line,
etc.) IMHO, Microsoft ignores graphic designers because in repeated
(not-well-done efforts) they've been unable to crack the market. Other
competitors with much stronger Windows graphics products than MS have
barely been able to survive, let alone grow (CorelDraw, Xara).
Anyway, I use a closed-source, proprietary product, Bibble 5, for my RAW
photo processing. It has Linux, Mac and Windows versions. Very highly
regarded in its field. Corel just bought the company; the Mac and Linux
development will remain in BibbleSoft's Texas HQ, the Windows version
will move to Corel's HQ. Considering what Corel did with its other Linux
products (killed them), I may have to find a replacement for it. And the
other RAW processing software on Linux just is not feature competitive.
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