Microsoft to release a Photoshop "killer"

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  1. iris_failsafe macrumors 6502

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  2. paperinacup macrumors 6502

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    I use it on my desktop and it is surprisingly good!
     
  3. njmac macrumors 68000

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    hahahahhaaalha ha ah ha huh? really?
    If anyone could make a photoshop killer, it would be Apple. Even then it would take a phenominal movement of designers to move the industry to a new app.
     
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    Photoshop 5...? :confused:

    That's not exactly the latest from Adobe...
     
  5. HiRez macrumors 603

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    That sounds more like maybe Interface Builder or something than Photoshop. Not quite sure what it does.
     
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    Looks like a GUI builder to me not a graphics application. I don't see anybody building a better graphics program than Adobe Photoshop in the forseeable future. Not without devoting considerable time and resources to it.
     
  7. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Read about this a few months ago. I thought to try it out on my computer at work but after reading the beta forums I thought better of it.

    It seemed to me like it was a kind of Photoshop/Illustrator hybrid.
     
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    ...wait people who are serious about photoshop and design things use windows...... ;)
     
  9. sambo. macrumors regular

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    hahaha

    thats funny.
    i've been using PS since v2.? currently on 5.5 and can't wait to get CS2 (bout three or four more weeks!). so if this is only M$/PS 5.?, i rekon it's dead before it begins.
    M$ would have to make it REALLY good and REALLY cheap to have any hope of even being looked at over PS. if it doesn't have access to a range of other "creative" apps (like the Creative Suite), then i really can't see anyone buying it.
    however: for many pre-press/production uses, PS is too much, proving the 80/20 rule. if all you have to do is crop-to-fit, adjust levels etc and sharpen, maybe there is a market for a "cheaper" stripped down PS (but not neutered like "Elements", have they turned keyboard shortcuts on for that yet?). I know some other production houses that use GIMP for the "production" side of things and only the 1337 designers etc get the full PS. saved one mate a bundle (and everything that needs to get done, gets done).
    just my two cents..... :eek:
     
  10. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Microsoft and Photoshop "killer" in the same sentence? LOL!
     
  11. firststrike101 macrumors member

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    Microsoft can't get anything right, so this new thing will bomb just like everything else. Try to convince an actual designer to switch from Mac/photoshop to some winblowz crap, ain't gonna happen.
     
  12. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Microsoft to release a Photoshop "Killer"? Please excuse me while I go to a corner and laugh myself to death. (In the distance) Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Yeah, and Microsoft "Vista" is going to have no problems with it! (Proceeding to laugh myself into a coma.) :D
     
  13. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Photoshop has been around for like 12 years. Good luck Microsoft if you can catch up. Those scumbags will steal whatever technology they can get their grubby hands on.
     
  14. iris_failsafe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The thing is developed from a Chinese program that Microsoft improved...
    I guess their intention is to create the success of FCP for still images and take out Adobe just like they did with Netscape
     
  15. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Expression/Acrylic is cute. It's no PS killer. At all.
     
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    I'd like Apple to pour some time and effort into GIMP and offer it as part of OS X (along with some other open-source programs... I'd like it if they added some GUI apps to complement the BSD subsytem). A decent image editor is the one thing I see missing in OS X's distribution right now, and GIMP is free, suits damn near every non-professional use, and so on. Apple wouldn't need to do much...

    I also kinda wish that OpenOffice wasn't such a colossal bloated @#$%. Because that would also be nice, Apple-fied.
     
  18. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Then they would be Microsoft. Keep those projects open source. The developers created those programs themselves and they deserve them...
     
  19. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Nice one. Well, I'm off to bed. School starts tomorrow. Damn. :(
     
  20. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    You misinterpreted me -- not your fault. I wasn't referring to breaking the GPL, either in letter or in spirit. I meant to say "Apple should spend a little time coding improvements to both OpenOffice and GIMP (and other programs), give them to the free software community, and then offer these programs as part of their distribution." I didn't mean that Apple should steal the software, just work on making OpenOffice a great frigging deal more efficient, and lend some serious work to GIMP to make it more useful for professionals.

    I'm a big GPL Nazi, believe me... a lot of it stems from me being an anarchist with strong socialist leanings, with which I feel the GPL is perfectly in line. I'm also frustrated with inefficiency, which is why I currently use an Apple OS on Apple hardware ;-) Almost every program I use is free software, whether it's on my servers or on my desktops/laptops, and I'd probably use Linux on my Apples if I wasn't so damned enchanted with Aqua and having things "just work."
     
  21. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I had Acrylic installed for about 30 seconds... then I uninstalled it. GIMP is way better than Acrylic.
     
  22. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Fantastic – this means we're going to end up with a load more people sat at home in front of their PCs thinking that they're designers. What's the odds that it also throws up a fresh load of incompatible file formats for us to deal with?

    Microsoft – please leave this kind of thing to the likes of Adobe who actually have a clue what they're doing.
     

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