Originally Posted by sarahp
Does anyone use the GIMP for doing siggys? I have the GIMP but have no idea how to use it... The online user manual is pretty bad, so I'll probably get a book to try and figure it out I guess. Just want to know if it's worth my while!
I tried The Gimp, and I still have the program on CD rom. I really don't like it, although most hardcore geeks swear by it. You basically work with it the same way as you do Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, but I'd say a bit more light Photoshop. It has some really cool filters and things. The thing I don't like about the gimp, is that it's such a drain on your system, and it's not as user friendly as Photoshop or PSP.
I believe it was originally created for people who have Unex systems, and most geeks have Unex or Mac, anyway they converted it somehow so that Window's people could use it. But like I said, it seems to use a LOT of ram, and I notice a definate drain on my system while I'm using it.
The main thing I don't like about it, is that when you open The Gimp you are just getting the different little windows that have your tools, and not a real work space, like Photoshop. I've actually never edited photos with The Gimp, but I have created some cool backgrounds and things like that with The Gimp. What I would do, was create a background on Gimp, save it as a Jpeg, and then edit in photo's and transparencies using Photoshop.