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?
PS @GIMP_Official, I'm really hoping for a major UI overhaul. You guys could be eating Adobe's lunch.
- Edward Snowden (@Snowden) July 18th, 2021
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?