Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE: Photoshop
by ngaio on Sat 17th Mar 2007 17:43 UTC in reply to "Photoshop"
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"I am not a graphics guy. . . . From a graphics professional standpoint I would say that Photoshop skills are needed simply from a resume standpoint if nothing else."

Indeed, you are not a "graphics guy" if you make a statement like this. Take one attribute of photo enhancement -- sharpening. Sometimes it's very useful to sharpen in the lab channel, especially if you don't want the blemishes on a person's face to appear worse than they really are. The Gimp does not yet have that mode. Photoshop does. This is a small but important example of why a program like Photoshop is useful for photographers and why unfortunately the Gimp is not yet sufficient.

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RE[2]: Photoshop
by Kokopelli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 18:18 in reply to "RE: Photoshop"
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Thank you for the reply and the pointers... Though no thanks for the attitude. I apologize for asking a polite question and retract the attempt at education.

EDIT: I meant that even if there were a suitable substitute, which I have on multiple occasions said there is not, from a professionals standpoint the need to know Photoshop is important. But don't bother with polite recourse, it might actually prove useful to someone.

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RE[3]: Photoshop
by ngaio on Sat 17th Mar 2007 19:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Photoshop"
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Kokopelli, if you want to ask a question about Photoshop or any other program outside your acknowledged areas of expertise then go ahead and ask. But if you make a sweeping generalization that indicates people who master it do so mainly for their resume / CV, then expect to be corrected.

Personally, I hope one day GNU Linux has a software system that caters for all the needs of serious photographers--it is getting there, just as it is in so many other fields. I am sure you feel the same way, so let us leave it at that.

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