Edward Snowden thinks GIMP would outperform Photoshop if it improved the interface

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It has always been said that comparisons are obnoxious, and that is very true when it comes to software. One program can be worse than another and be our choice just because we feel comfortable with it, but the fact that we do not know some functions or that we like one option more than another does not prove that it is the best. In graphic design, or rather in image editing, the reference is Adobe Photoshop, and there is someone who thinks that GIMP could be above.

Go ahead this is what it says Edward Snowden, and I found out your opinion by reading an article by It's FOSS. The former CIA employee is delighted with Blender, open source 3D modeling software, and you are surprised at what can be achieved with open source software. He has done it on Twitter, where he has added a tweet in which he mentions GIMP assuring that it could surpass Adobe.

Would GIMP gain that much with an interface change?

Every time I use @Blender, I am in awe of what free and open source software can achieve. I honestly don't know how they do it. Is a monument. PS @GIMP_Official, I really look forward to a major UI overhaul. You could be eating Adobe's lunch.

Personally, I do think that the old GIMP, with the three windows, needed an urgent change, but that change has already taken place. On the other hand, I know that it is capable of doing a lot editing images, but I remember that, when I used PhotoshopEverything seemed easier to me, and making an animated GIF, with its timeline, is something that I managed to do in Adobe software and, although I no longer need it, I think it is more difficult in GIMP.

In any case, at the moment GIMP does not plan any interface changes. If he did decide to do it, do you think Snowden is right?

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  1.   Miguel Rodriguez said

    I do not think that it surpasses Photoshop, but rather with that interface change to one that is almost traced, it could represent a real competition, since the problem of "difficulty" in GIMP is that it is not designed for the comfort of users Regarding the most widely used and easily viewed tools, styles and effects, GIMP focuses more on keeping up with market demands rather than on the user side. That's my point of view.

  2.   Juan said

    The same happens to me. I've been using PS for years, but decided to give GIMP a try and it works great. Although I don't know if because of the custom of PS or really the lack of GIMP UI, everything cost more.
    Hopefully they keep improving. Hopefully follow the path of Blender.

  3.   Diego Vallejo placeholder image said

    Know that GIMP can be set as a single window?

    1.    unanonymous said

      yes in the windows option

  4.   Anonymous said

    I think the interface is the least of it, in fact it is quite similar to Photoshop. The problem always came from the professional side where there were certain shortcomings.

  5.   Toni Martin Lopez said

    No, that will not happen, unless Adobe makes a very big mistake, they are the standard with support for proprietary technologies and a very large base of users who do not want to learn to use something else and either buy it or pirate it. If Adobe made real and insurmountable protection many people would try and use Gimpi while Photoshop will remain King.

  6.   Translation and Localization said

    If they make GIMP a more pleasant and above all customizable interface, or if they develop Photoshop for Linux, then goodbye Windows and welcome Linux and ginp