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Posted: 29 November 2012 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Photshop is too expensive, Is it possible to import photos from Gimp into Daz.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If you are talking about Daz Studio Yes, as long as they are saved in a format that Daz Studio accepts.

If you are talking about adding an image to a post in the DAZ 3D forum, then you need to use either a jpg, png or gif.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 10:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Gimp can save in multiple formats which Daz can use. Just save your photo as a JPG or PNG (for lossy or lossless compression respectively) and you can load it into Daz as a texture map or a background.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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For the most part, GIMP is every bit as powerful as PhotoPoop… And ADOBE is notorious for making buggy, crash prone software…

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Posted: 29 November 2012 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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GIMP has changed it’s save dialog in the 2.8 release…if you want to save a file as something other than GIMP native format, you need to use the Export instead of Save.  Other than that GIMP handles just about any image format around…Studio can use BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF and a couple of others…

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Posted: 29 November 2012 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’m a GIMP user myself.  Earlier versions tended to be crash-prone with any scripts, but the latest is very stable and has a very good 64-bit version.  Make sure you get the GIMP animation package for doing gifs (if you want to do gifs) and the free GMIC and Resynthesize plugins because they are awesome.


GIMP can use Photoshop’s brushes, of which there are many inexpensive (Obsidian Dawn is my favorite) or free (all over the internet, but check licenses).

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Posted: 29 November 2012 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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SickleYield - 29 November 2012 11:26 AM

I’m a GIMP user myself.  Earlier versions tended to be crash-prone with any scripts, but the latest is very stable and has a very good 64-bit version.  Make sure you get the GIMP animation package for doing gifs (if you want to do gifs) and the free GMIC and Resynthesize plugins because they are awesome.


GIMP can use Photoshop’s brushes, of which there are many inexpensive (Obsidian Dawn is my favorite) or free (all over the internet, but check licenses).

Obsidian Dawn has a bazillion brushes…and lots of good free ones. Some are even packaged for use in GIMP, but all her brushes I’ve tried (either the PS or GIMP packages) have worked well.  And with the new brush controls in 2.8, most of them work even better…my favorite new control is full rotation on the selected brush. (yeah, PS has had rotation for a while but GIMP didn’t or had rather clunky work arounds).  http://www.obsidiandawn.com/

Ron’s Brushes, offered here in the store work very well in GIMP.  Ron has a free sample pack at Brusheezy…

http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/12896-rons-sampler-brushes

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The GIMP Registry has lots of addon scripts, filters, plugins http://registry.gimp.org/

Pretty much, you can do almost everything with it you can do with any other full featured image editing software.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Yes!  I ADORE the dynamics.  It used to be you had to script a brush and manually draw a ton of layers to make it rotate,  but now it’s effortless.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Hehe…‘rather clunky work arounds’...no need to bring up all THOSE gory details…there is an anit-gore sentiment on these forums LOL

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Posted: 29 November 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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mjc1016 - 29 November 2012 12:40 PM

Hehe…‘rather clunky work arounds’...no need to bring up all THOSE gory details…there is an anit-gore sentiment on these forums LOL

Somebody has to represent Fuseling’s accomplishment - she made me a rotating stitch brush before I knew that was even a possibility in GIMP.  :-D

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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Hehe…‘rather clunky work arounds’...no need to bring up all THOSE gory details…there is an anit-gore sentiment on these forums LOL

Somebody has to represent Fuseling’s accomplishment - she made me a rotating stitch brush before I knew that was even a possibility in GIMP.  :-D

I got pretty used to making layers and rotating them…

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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I have been using Gimp to change textures and such and it hasn’t let me down so far ^^

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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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SickleYield - 29 November 2012 11:26 AM

I’m a GIMP user myself.  Earlier versions tended to be crash-prone with any scripts, but the latest is very stable and has a very good 64-bit version.  Make sure you get the GIMP animation package for doing gifs (if you want to do gifs) and the free GMIC and Resynthesize plugins because they are awesome.


GIMP can use Photoshop’s brushes, of which there are many inexpensive (Obsidian Dawn is my favorite) or free (all over the internet, but check licenses).


You say GIMP uses Photoshop brushes; do they need to be converted or can they be used “as is”  (been using paintshop pro but it don’t do brushes without conversion)


*looks around startled* Oh my gosh what did I just do! *Quickly goes back to lurking*

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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I’m a GIMP user myself.  Earlier versions tended to be crash-prone with any scripts, but the latest is very stable and has a very good 64-bit version.  Make sure you get the GIMP animation package for doing gifs (if you want to do gifs) and the free GMIC and Resynthesize plugins because they are awesome.


GIMP can use Photoshop’s brushes, of which there are many inexpensive (Obsidian Dawn is my favorite) or free (all over the internet, but check licenses).


You say GIMP uses Photoshop brushes; do they need to be converted or can they be used “as is”  (been using paintshop pro but it don’t do brushes without conversion)


*looks around startled* Oh my gosh what did I just do! *Quickly goes back to lurking*


As-is.  You just dump the .abr right into the brushes folder and they work.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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SickleYield - 29 November 2012 11:26 AM

I’m a GIMP user myself.  Earlier versions tended to be crash-prone with any scripts, but the latest is very stable and has a very good 64-bit version.  Make sure you get the GIMP animation package for doing gifs (if you want to do gifs) and the free GMIC and Resynthesize plugins because they are awesome.


GIMP can use Photoshop’s brushes, of which there are many inexpensive (Obsidian Dawn is my favorite) or free (all over the internet, but check licenses).


You say GIMP uses Photoshop brushes; do they need to be converted or can they be used “as is”  (been using paintshop pro but it don’t do brushes without conversion)


*looks around startled* Oh my gosh what did I just do! *Quickly goes back to lurking*


As-is.  You just dump the .abr right into the brushes folder and they work.

Gimp is sounding more and more interesting, I may have to try it soon.

Oh bugger I did it again!

 

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Posted: 29 November 2012 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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It has quite a few changes… the Brush controls are a little different, and some custom brushes have been added since my 2.6 install.

But I think I’m going to get a scheister lawyer and sue over having to use the Export function to save a JPEG… it’s just enough to cause carpel tunnel syndrome in my big left toe.

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