Port Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for FreeBSD?

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat Nov 8 01:27:00 PST 2008

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: 

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