[permaculture] Software thoughts (Was: Help and conversations for possibility AND action)
jedd at progsoc.org
Sat Jan 20 04:18:16 EST 2007
On Saturday 20 January 2007 6:17 pm, Keith Johnson wrote:
] High on our wish list is new Pagemaker, Photoshop, (and other) software
Those two will set you back about US $1,200 or so, yeah?
Have you already looked at the GIMP and Scribus? I know they're
not as feature-complete as Photoshop and Pagemaker, but they're
substantially cheaper (read free). Plus of course there's an ethical
consideration in there somewhere, I guess -- Pagemaker, Photoshop,
MS-Windows and Mac OSX are the GM'd tomatoes of the software world.
More information at:
http://www.scribus.net/ (Haven't used Scribus much, myself)
http://www.gimp.org/ (Have used this a lot)
Krita looks set to overtake the gimp at some point - lack of cmyk
support being one of the biggest complaints against the gimp for
example - but probably isn't on equal footing yet. May be worth a
look, however. Depends what you need - most people need / use
a woofteenth of the features bundled in Photoshop, for example.
The gimp and scribus both work on pretty much every OS out there,
but I doubt that krita's been ported to MS Windows, and probably
hasn't been ported to OSX.
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