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    Default Adobe Photoshop 5.5: modern Equivalent?

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to upgrade the above software as it doesn't like running in Windows 7 (takes forever to load and can crash).

    Ideas anyone?

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    The obviouse answer would be the latest version but if you are looking for an alternative you could have a look at the Open Source equivalent.

    GIMP http://www.gimp.org/

    It's free so it will cost you nothing to give it a try.


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    Hi Pendragonuk,

    True but there seem to be several versions and it isn't obvious to me which is what because the descriptions are far from clear whether it is a full program or just an add on package.

    Thanks for the link, I'll investigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasthedog View Post
    Hi Pendragonuk,

    True but there seem to be several versions and it isn't obvious to me which is what because the descriptions are far from clear whether it is a full program or just an add on package.

    Thanks for the link, I'll investigate.

    Jim

    This is the only one you want:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp...1.exe/download
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    isn't 5.5 the latest for Photoshop already?

    GIMP is excellent, UI feels a bit messy at first, but it's just as functional as photoshop.
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    Pretty sure CS6 is the latest PS version...

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    Hi all,

    5.5 is about ten years old or more. When we made the mistake of buying a Dell (useless pile of junk) in 2001 it was used on that until a lightning strike killed it. Direct hit to the TV ariel parts of which were found fifty feet away in a neighbours drive!

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    oh right, i see. Photoshop 5.5 is different to Photoshop CS5.5.

    Adobe has just released CS6 in March.
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    If your using such an old version of Photshop you will probably discover that GIMP is an upgrade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuyanxu View Post
    GIMP is excellent, UI feels a bit messy at first, but it's just as functional as photoshop.
    If you prefer the Photoshop UI you could try the GIMPSHOP emulator. LINK
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    GIMP have just released their first new version in a long time too

    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/05/gimp-...lable-for.html

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    niiice, thanks Mech Fan.

    the new GIMP looks good, like how it now includes single window mode, never understood the reason for multiple windows floating about. just get a bigger monitor
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