Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Feb 2008 23:57 UTC, submitted by Jeff Moore
Google Google is funding work to ensure the Windows version of Adobe Systems' Photoshop and other Creative Suite software can run on Linux computers. "We hired CodeWeavers to make Photoshop CS and CS2 work better under Wine," Dan Kegel, of Google's software engineering team and the Wine 1.0 release manager, said on Google's open-source blog. "Photoshop is one of those applications that desktop Linux users are constantly clamoring for, and we're happy to say they work pretty well now... We look forward to further improvements in this area."
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RE: Photoshop
by miles on Wed 20th Feb 2008 19:14 UTC in reply to "Photoshop"
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Sometimes I do wonder why people want Photoshop in linux using WINE, it's a complicated app, it can do amazing things but mainly at the hand of a professional. If you just want to edit your photo's use GIMP and I do 99% of my artwork in Inkscape now since vectors are more the thing with Linux DE's. I dont know if This will bring more professional artist to Linux or what but I guess it's one more app you dont need Windows for if it works well in Linux.

I'm sorry, but amateurs also need more than the red eye removals tools. As long as the Gimp developers will restrict their app to only photo editing stuff, how do you expect graphic artists to consider it seriously?

2D graphics are not just photo editing. It's like saying that a 500$+ machine is only able to produce letters, browse the web and remove red eyes on pictures. Amateurs are also painters, they like to do things more creative than editing family pictures. Ever heard of Deluxe Paint? TV Paint? How can we expect open source to attract the artist community when the tool we advocate isn't up to par with 20 years old applications?

Photoshop, along with Painter, is used daily by thousands of amateurs to produce beautiful drawings. Trying to do that in the Gimp when the tools are castrated by keeping the app's development only focused on photo editing is like trying to paint with a log. You can do it, but it's tedious and painful.

And even though I also use Inkscape intensively (and there's more chances to see Inkscape address graphic artists needs thanks to their open minded and productive developers), it's not there yet, it's not sure it will address these needs either, and if it does it will take more than a few years due to its vector nature.

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