Port Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for FreeBSD?
rock_on_the_web at comcen.com.au
Sat Nov 8 03:05:39 PST 2008
On Sat, 2008-11-08 at 10:26 +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 09:33:36AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > > On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 10:52:08PM -0800, Mike Price wrote:
> > >> Hello guys,
> > >>
> > >> Is there a port like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for FreeBSD?
> > >> I would like to move to FreeBSD as soon as possible.
> > >
> > > You could try the gimp for manipulating bitmap images. For creating
> > > vector images, try either inkscape or xaralx. They're all in ports.
> > >
> > i have a friend that do offset printing.
> > he have to use windoze and photoshop for only one reason - gimp doesn't
> > support editing CMYK images
> Nobody has ever said that the gimp was suitable for all purposes. But it
> seems that most users of gimp (and photoshop) don't need it.
> Most of the gimp users seem to use it for editing photos or making web
> graphics, where RGB is fine. Adding and testing CMYK capabilities
> is both time-consuming and costly because you need access to pre-press
> equipment to do meaningfull testing, see:
> However, there is a gimp plug-in for exporting CMYK images:
Actually I've checked that out and it isn't much chop unless you
specifically want to create colour sep plates. Gimp can handle CMYK
palettes because they're a subset of the RGB palette. Just use the right
ICC, import into scribus, and save as a pdf (or whatever).
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