Over the past few years, I’ve learned that one of the biggest hurdles that open source software has is just the fact that it isn’t the well-known commercial software. There will always be things that each software does better or worse or just different and in these conversations the incumbent (i.e. the commercial software that everyone already uses) is always right no matter what is good, bad, or ugly. The Gimp vs Photoshop comparison is no different.
So, as much as possible, I try to find ways that make moving to the open source alternative as comfortable as possible. So, if you are a Photoshop user thinking about trying out Gimp, I just ran across this article about several things you can do to make the transition a little easier. I hope it’s helpful.