This doesn’t jive with the constant “GIMP is better than Photoshop” chatter I hear.
GIMP is an awesome piece of software, unless you are a professional designer. Then Photoshop is the only game in town.
Ive seen little if any chatter that GIMP is better in terms of capability. About Gimp:
Not that great if you are professional publisher for years (and maybe still (I have not used it in some time) it did not support CYMK.
Gimp does serve all the needs for a vast majority of the people who need an image editor. And given the price (free) for those people GIMP is better because of the price vs needed functionality.
But If youre going to run a print shop I would not do so on gimp.. Better is very *very* subjective..
Still, for most people's needs, GIMP is a damn good program, and is a good substitute for Photoshop.