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10 free photo/image tools for Linux

Feb 07, 2009, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darren Yates)

"I might be wrong about this but I reckon GIMP is not an easy-to-use option, especially if you're coming from a Windows background, which, if we're honest, is where most of us are coming from. GIMP also isn’t great for serious photography given its 8-bit-per-channel limitation (Photoshop can do 16- and even 32-bit-per-channel colour). It does do a lot of things right but given it gets such a rap from most people by default, it’s worth looking to see what else is out there.

"While Adobe still hasn't made up its mind if it's going to release a Linux version of Photoshop, what else is there around that’s free, allows you to create or edit images and doesn't require a post-grad degree in multimedia graphics to use?"

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