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Why Adobe Photoshop will go the way of the dinosaurs

One word: GIMP

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.
It is a cross-platform (meaning it can be used on Linux, Windows, or Macs).
Best of all, it’s FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). This means you never have to pay for the program or updates to it ever if you don’t want to. Although you don’t have to pay for the program, just as with any FOSS, I recommend you donate to the project if you find it useful (even if it’s only a couple dollars).

GIMP is thee professional software used by those who support a FOSS alternative to Photoshop. Or, like me, for those whose Photoshop skills are severely lacking and would like to learn a bit more without paying Adobe an outrageous amount of money every year (since Abode’s products will be in the cloud {hence the CC moniker} you have to pay them a yearly subscription fee).

So I highly recommend checking it out, because hey, it’s free, uninstall it if you don’t like it. Who knows, you might just save a whole lot of money right now by switching, or in the long run if you are planning on doing graphic design professionally. For those who also are looking for vector manipulation, check out Inkscape (also FOSS).

P.S. I use GIMP to create the featured images for the posts (like the Adobe and dead dinosaur on this one).

P.P.S. I found an absolutely amazing podcast called Meet the GIMP (link is to his website) by Rolf Steinort. If you want to learn the advanced features, go check it out.

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