boxrec - 12:42 am on Mar 5, 2007 (gmt 0)
I have tried to do what you are considering in moving from photoshop to gimp. Unfortunately (I.M.O.) the gimp doesn't quite cut it yet. The menu's are not as intuitive as photoshop and often seem illogical. For instance if you scan a photo and then need to rotate it by a fraction this option is not available from the image rotate menu, it can however be achieved through the layer menu?
But the biggest shortcoming for me is the lack of a healing brush. One has been developed during last years Google summer of code but it isn't in the stable branch yet and I don't know how good it is.
So at the moment I am having to boot up my old windoze box just to run photoshop, what a pain.