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Gimp, Inkscape for web graphics



6:35 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I don't want to shell out $300 for fireworks just yet, so I am playing around with inkscape and gimp.

I am using these tools to create some web graphics, things like buttons, those thin image slices with gradients for background images etc.

The only thing I don't like or seems limiting is the ability to only create a single gradient per object.

Am I missing any 'must-have' features that would warrant buying fireworks?

Gimp seems to have good file extension format also...


11:00 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Well you don't have to shell out mega$$$ for a good graphics program, try Ulead Photoimpact. Applying gradients to an object is two,three click operation. There's probably a good chance its better than anything Adobe makes for web graphics <ducks and runs for cover>

Seriously though, many of the features are made with web graphics in mind. There is panels specifically for buttons, tiles, slicing... etc.


9:25 pm on Apr 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Applying a gradient to an object, as in to visual markup as a background?

Personally I don't have any problems with GIMP, I prefer it to Photoshop in fact since it's less clunky and I code everything myself so no need for WYSIWYG design ... but then again I am just well adapted to my working environment.

I think it's easier to adapt to your tools by putting the initial work in rather then find something adapted to you, but good luck in finding a solution.


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