Transform your Gimp into Photoshop the easy way

Photoshop Shaped Gimp

Among Gnu / Linux users, both Gimp and LibreOffice are the queen applications that are present in most distributions if not all of them. However, novice Windows users miss the appearance of common Windows programs.

We can't do much about LibreOffice, but with Gimp we can make it look like Adobe PhotoshopThis means that we will have everything under the same window and placed in the same way as it is in Adobe's star program.

The transformation process is simple and fast, we just have to copy and paste a folder of files in our installation and that's it. But the difficult thing is know which folder we have to copy and where to paste it. The folder that we have to copy is obtained in this github repository. We can get it for free, we just have to have an Internet connection.

Once we have the folder (it usually comes in a compressed file), we go to our Home and press the Control + H button, this will show all the hidden files and folders on the system. Among them will be a folder called ".gimp-2.8". We copy that folder and save it in another folder as a backup.

Now We take the folder that we have downloaded from the repository and we paste it into ".gimp-2.8". The system will ask us if we want to replace certain files, to which we will say yes. Once the copy is finished. We go to Gimp and we will see how the program now looks similar to Photoshop. To return to the previous aspect, we only have to paste the folder that we copied previously as a backup copy on the .gimp-2.8 folder.

As you can see, the transformation process is simple, since no deep changes are made in the program, but I personally recommend you learn with the basic appearance of Gimp, since not all computers will have Gimp with the appearance of Photoshop.


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  1.   Sergio said

    The article says: "We can't do much about LibreOffice"
    We can do the following:
    Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Activate experimental functionalities
    Restart LibreOffice
    View -> Toolbar Layout -> Omnibarra