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Recession proof your enterprise with Linux-based virtualisation

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| Businesses everywhere are looking to cut costs in the grip of reduced 
| consumer spending, decreased advertising and a general slowdown of trade. 
| Linux can aid you in cutting your infrastructure costs - no matter your 
| platform of choice.   


Stop pirating Adobe software, use Free Software instead

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| I really don’t get it how people can continue pirating proprietary software 
| like some Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) when there are 
| quality, Free Software alternatives like the Gimp or Inkscape.  
| Sure, Gimp currently lacks some features you need for professional printing 
| like CMYK, but that doesn’t disqualify for the use in non- or 
| semi-professional environments, at home. You can even use Photoshop brushes 
| in Gimp, so you won’t miss those. Good resources for Photoshop brushes are 
| Qbrushes and DeviantArt.    



The trouble with road tests

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| However, if you want a no-nonsense free alternative to Photoshop, then
| consider the Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program). This open source software
| is available for Linux, Windows and Mac, and the latest version is 2.6
| (www.gimp.org/downloads).


GIMP 2.6.1 Released

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| GIMP 2.6.1 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series.


GIMP 2.6 Released, Offers Major Changes to Interface

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| User interface improvements include the removal of the toolbox menu bar and
| merging with the image window menu bar, a change that converts the toolbox
| and docks into utility windows, and the ability to pan beyond the image
| border.


New GIMP 2.6 Gives Photoshop a Run for Its Money

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| GIMP 2.6 doesn’t move to a single unified window, as Photoshop has done, but
| it does now feature an “empty image window’ which acts as a container for all
| your open images. That means that closing an image no longer closes the app
| and it also means there’s drag-and-drop support for opening images.


5 GIMP Tricks Everyone Should Know!

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| Having used both GIMP and Adobe Photoshop I must say I personally believe
| GIMP is much better for common folks like you and me who need a relatively
| simpler set of tools to make quick edits to our Vacation pictures. Photoshop
| is undoubtedly more useful graphic designers, however for making quick
| tweaks, nothing beats GIMP. Recently GIMP 2.6 was released, so I decided to
| make this tutorial for those who still haven't discovered the magic of GIMP
| and don't know how to use GIMP productively.


GIMP User Filter allows use of Photoshop filters

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| One brake on the GIMP's popularity is that, while it boasts dozens of
| filters, a rival like Photoshop boasts thousands. You may only occasionally
| need a special effect that imitates a pencil sketch or a famous style of
| painting such as Impressionism or Cubism, but, when you do, having a filter
| to create the effect instantly saves serious amount of time. To help bridge
| this divide, the GIMP is reviving the User Filter from its 1.x releases. This
| filter is a kind of meta-plugin that allows users to import and manage
| Photoship filters or, if they have the knowledge, to write their own.



Gimp vs. Photoshop

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| The truth is, they're both winners when they're used in the proper
| context. The Gimp just doesn't have support in the areas that are
| necessary to make it useful in a commercial application. However,
| you cannot justify the price of Photoshop for personal use when the
| Gimp will do everything it can do outside of commercial printing. I
| know I've beat the horse to death, but unless you want to pirate
| software, there is no reason to use Photoshop if you're not producing
| a print publication ? use the Gimp.


GIMPshop - Linux Graphic Software

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| While the functionalities of GIMP and Photoshop largely overlap,
| window layout, options, tools, and menus have evolved independently
| and are quite different. This causes frustration for people who
| want to switch from Photoshop to GIMP or vice versa.


Best of GIMP brushes: 35+ brush sets (1400+ brushes)

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| GIMP is an open-source image editing program, one of the most popular
| image-editing programs. It is supported by a huge open-source community that
| is open in every aspect - development, source, sharing and participation.
| [...]
| And what better way for me to admire GIMP than by presenting a list of some
| amazing, beautiful and stunning brushes?


Gimp Tutorial - Fast Flaming Text

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| There's a few flame effect tutorials out there, but all the ones I've found
| are either badly outdated or too fiddly. This is how I set any object -
| including text - ablaze with the Gimp, in just six quick steps.
| Done with Gimp 2.2.13, which I'll keep using for tutorials until more Linux
| distros start including 2.4 by default. If you've soldiered on to 2.4, the
| menus will be all switched around, but the effects should all still be there
| somewhere. Click images to get full-size shot.


Top 40+ GIMP plugins

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| Much like Firefox, GIMP’s strength lies in its plugins, which are developed
| by the open-source toting community. Since the users themselves develop them,
| they know all the needs and conceive a plugin for everything (well, except
| making a coffee for you ;) ).

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