[thelist] [Gimp-user] GIMP vs Photoshop

Sarah Adams sarahwbs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 08:14:49 CST 2010

> Maybe it's me but they both seem woefully inadequate as web design apps. I
> mean, they both work and obviously lots of people have done incredible work
> with both (and fireworks) but they all lack web focus. No pre-flight for
> web, no concept of relative font sizes, no concept of the cascade, no help
> with sprites, no notion of a hover state... fireworks gets pngs pretty right
> but GIMP and PS fail pretty badly though cs4 is moving in the right
> direction. At least GIMP doesn't cost you a vacation to hawaii.

Maybe I'm just being dense, but I'm really not sure what a lot of this
means. Why would a graphics editing program need to deal with relative
font-sizes? What on earth does it have to do with the cascade? (assuming
you mean the "cascading" part of CSS?) How do you propose it help with
sprites? Or with a hover state? Also, what's wrong with the way it
creates PNGs?

I'm still somewhat of a PS newb, so feel free to educate me :)

sarah adams
web developer & programmer

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