Re: OT: Stable Mac OS releases, was Re: digital question #2

From: Jeff Dilcher ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/04/04-04:57:24 AM Z
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Sorry, I don't know about vector drawing programs nor page drawing

I currently use PHotoshop because it is more comfortable for me, and
most of the tutorials on graphic manipulations I read assume Photoshop.

I have used the gimp, and, while I could do most of my editing wihout
a problem, it doesn't feel comfortable to me to use, but that is just
my impression.

On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 21:12, Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
> From: Jeff Dilcher <>
> Subject: Re: OT: Stable Mac OS releases, was Re: digital question #2
> Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 13:53:07 -0400
> > I am running Gentoo Linux on a P4 2.5ghz machine with 1024MB ram.
> > Adobe Photoshop installs and runs using the "wine" program:
> Is there a reason to choose Photoshop over gimp?
> Also, what's your favorite software for vector drawing and page design
> tasks? (For text-intensive stuff I use nothing but LaTeX so this is
> not a problem... it is the graphics work containing significant amount
> of text that I have problems with...)
> I'm also a Linux user myself (and I use Linux on Fujitsu Lifebook
> laptop... no one wants to borrow or steal my laptop, which is good.)
> but the only problem I have is that it lacks decent vector drawing
> program and also decent page layout program.
> Well, openoffice has a thing called draw, which can make ok drawings
> as long as the figure is small enough to fit on 8.5x11, but the text
> rendition sucks... It doesn't do ligature at all (even basic ones) nor
> does kerning correctly, and I could not find a function to
> letterspace, etc. I know, it's just a good all-round office suite and
> it wasn't meant for demanding text work... but things often look
> crappy without these.
> --
> Ryuji Suzuki
> "You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
> Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
> (Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
Received on Wed Aug 4 05:02:32 2004

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