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Jul 21, 2004, 22:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Remy Porter)

" While virtually all computer graphics professionals use Adobe Photoshop to do their artistic work, Photoshop is a pricey and proprietary application. If you're looking to do graphics design on a budget, or perhaps want a software package that is less resource-intensive than Photoshop, check out open source alternatives--the GIMP, SodiPodi, and Inkscape.

"For working with raster images, photographs, and the like, the open source king is the GNU Image Manipulation Program, better known as the GIMP. Most Linux distributions come with the GIMP in the standard install. The latest version is GIMP 2.0..."

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