Adobe alternatives?

Started Oct 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
BobSC
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Re: GIMP is highly usable
In reply to CAcreeks, Jan 10, 2013

CAcreeks wrote:

BobSC, the question here is alternatives to Adobe,

When considering alternatives, it's good to know what the limits of each option are, right? I was just point out a few things GIMP is not so good at, in case our original poster, who is a former PS user, needs those features.

not whether professionals can use GIMP. I would say not. Amateurs like me can use GIMP. It starts faster than Photoshop, runs on all my computers, and is better for direct JPEG editing.

Not sure Aftershot has sufficient support for professionals either, but it also starts (much!) faster than Lightroom.

BobSC wrote:

Here's an example -- your boss shoots a photo indoors with the little on-camera flash. There are fluorescent lights in the room he was in, and incandescent lights in the next room. Your task is to correct the lighting in both rooms (to match the flash) and correct the light falloff from the flash.

Weird that your boss can afford to pay you as a professional photographer but cannot afford a decent camera. Good example, however.

P.S. Most fluorescent lights made in the past decade are close to daylight balanced, so this scenario hardly ever occurs nowadays.

Many decent cameras have little on-camera flashes. The Nikon d7000 comes to mind. His camera is a Canon g10. He likes it because it fits in his pocket. Since he's the boss, he gets to make those kind of decisions
But I'm not a professional photographer (though I do take photos for the company, they are mainly simple documentary photos that anyone could take). A large part of my job description would fall in the category of graphic arts and illustration. Although many people don't realize it, Photoshop is useful for many things besides photos.

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