Photoshop, GIMP or other?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by Clark80, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, new to developing for iPhone.

    Which software is best to create graphics, icons etc.

    Thanks
     
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    miles01110

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    There is no "best" software suite. Photoshop is more or less the industry standard, but it's costly.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    The software is not nearly as important as your skill and creativity. If you want a professional looking app and are not a professional designer it might be best to hire one.
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    Gimp is pretty difficult to use personally. Photoshop is great but expensive.

    Give this a go ;)

    http://pixlr.com/editor/
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all.

    This is more of hobby - so I'd rather not hire anyone and just learn as I go along. :)
     
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    ulbador

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    I used Gimp to make the graphics for my iPhone game. It worked great for me.

    A great artist could use MS Paint to make a decent looking image. On the other hand, I could spend the money for a full-blown Photoshop install and still only be able to draw stick figures.
     
  7. Clark80, Jan 24, 2011
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    Excellent point.

    What I was trying to say but didn't: From a compatability point of view which is best? Which version supports the file extensions I need to be able to develop for iPhone e.g. png etc

    And ... which has iPhone ready plug ins, images etc
     
  8. macrumors 603

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    I use GIMP for my free/hobby apps, but I'm not a professional artist where time is money. My artwork subcontractors can get stuff done over 10X faster plus better using Photoshop.
     
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    ulbador

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    I think this is partially because Photoshop is pretty much the defacto standard, so it is what these people use and learned with. Gimp, while it works and is effective, has a completely different layout than Photoshop (something many people have complained about over the years).
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is actually pretty cool
     

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