[Techtalk] GIMP vs. Photoshop

Lana Brindley lbrindle at redhat.com
Sun Nov 16 22:00:15 UTC 2008

Michelle Murrain wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been using GIMP for quite a while now, and it works great for  
> everything I need it for. However, I'm about to embark on doing CMS  
> theming (Drupal, in particular, but also some others) and I know that  
> I'm going to be handed design comps done in photoshop.
> I know that GIMP can open and deal with photoshop files, but I don't  
> really know how well it deals with them. For those folks out there who  
> do lots of this kind of thing (converting designers photoshop comps to  
> XHTML/CSS and themes) do you use GIMP? Is up to that task, or do I  
> need to shell out mondo bucks and get photoshop?
> Experiences?
> Thanks!
> Peace,
> Michelle
> _______________________
> Michelle Murrain
> michelle at murrain.net
> http://zenofnptech.org

Hi Michelle,

I'm not an expert, and others will be able to give you better ideas and 
opinions, but from your mail I suspect that Inkscape [1] is what you're 


[1] http://www.inkscape.org/

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