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Have you used Gimp? (off topic)

posted Jan 18, 2010, 5:02 PM by Dojo Master   [ updated Jun 8, 2010, 2:40 PM ]
Gimp is a free graphic editor that I am using to replace my copy of Adobe CS software. I have been using Macromedia Studio for the past seven years, and it got to the point that upgrading the application really didn't make sense for me any more — the expense is just too great for what I need to do with it. Besides, when I called customer service to ask about upgrading the software, my experience wasn't exactly a positive one. :-(

I tried using Gimp a couple of years ago, and it made me re-think whether or not I should continue to use the old version of Macromedia's product. Today I tried editing one of the image files for the Dojo site, and I have to say that my experience with Gimp was very positive! The end result was satisfactory as well.

I used one of the online image editors —rsizr— which was recommended by one of our engineers. It was pretty good, but I did see minor deterioration to the image quality. Still, it's a very cool product that's worth looking into.