How does Gimp compare to Photoshop?
I have become a big proponent (and user) of open-source applications over the past two years. In almost every case, I have found a comparable (or better) open-source solution to proprietary software.
This includes: Open-Office (vs MS Office), Firefox (vs IE), Audacity (vs whatever), Thunderbird (vs MS Outlook), NetBeans (vs whatever), and so on.
I must say, though, that Adobe is one of the few corporations that I don't have a beef with, and I have always been in awe of their products including PhotoShop.
At the same time, I recently saw a 2-inch thick, 1,300 page Apress book on Gimp, so it must have grown up?!
So what do all of you web and graphic design "gurus" think?
Is saving money, and escaping slavery to a mega-corporation, worth a possible loss of features and functionality going with Gimp over PhotoShop?