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Q: Gimp vs Photoshop

To answer your literal question, there are a few areas where GIMP can be better than Photoshop. It's not particularly common (usually, at best you can expect them to do the job equally well), but it ...
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Q: Gimp vs Photoshop

Before I start, just to let you know I'm a happy and frequent user of GIMP, but I also have an Adobe CC account, and use the latest version of Photoshop, which I also enjoy using. I'm not a fanboy of ...
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Gimp: how to combine two images side-by-side

My answer is very much like the previous answer. I still provide it because the above did not directly lead to success. So you have two files: file1.jpeg and file2.jpeg. They can be different formats ...
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Generate close-up photo of laptop screen (with pixels)

Here's an comparison between an RGB image (left) and how it looks when photographed in extreme close-up (right): The LCD sub-pixel pattern is apparent and we also see how the pattern is slightly ...
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How to edit a ring-shaped image into a straight line?

It won't be perfect but you could use a Polar Coordinates filter (Filter → Distort → Polar Coordinates...) set to "Polar to Rectangular" on the image: The result will be "straight", but ...
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How to edit a pixel without modifying surrounding pixels

You'll want to use the Pencil tool instead of Brush tool. It allows you to do pixel level edits without any anti-aliasing (the fuzzy area). It's located below the Brush tool or can be accessed by ...
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What's the best way to remove a white background when the Magic Wand tool doesn't cut it?

In my opinion, the Magic Wand tool is about the worst method for extracting a background in 95% of all use cases. Unfortunately, I realize it is the "go to" method for many users. However, ...
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How can I modify the point of view of this photo?

You can't change the actual viewing angle of a 2D photograph in Photoshop. It's not possible. You could only distort the image by stretching it, but it wouldn't be a true top view. At a push, you ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Lab color?

Lab Primer The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. (Yeats) Lab, which I often read as Lab but is properly said L-a-b, is amazing. It makes the world a ...
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How can I convert a QR code from JPG to SVG with perfect clean squares?

Open the image in GIMP, and crop it to the edge of the QR code as close as you can get. Next you need to scale the image so that 1 square = 1 pixel. There are 33 x 33 squares (I counted them) Do ...
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How to convert any fabric to look like leather / latex?

One of the problems with the example image is that it's a very noisy jpeg with with noticeable jpeg compression artifacts. It would be better to start with a RAW image file straight from the camera. ...
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Q: Gimp vs Photoshop

Since many have said most of what I was going to, there is one situation, somewhat specialized, that GIMP can handle that Photoshop could not. I do astrophotograpy, and if I want to process the RAW ...
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How do I change the color of a png image in GIMP?

If you mean one solid color over a transparent background then it is easy: Set the alpha lock for the layer (checkerboard icon in the "Lock" line at the top of the layers list) Bucket-fill the ...
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How do I replace the blue color with red in this image?

I agree with the OP's opinion that selecting the gold trim is an interesting solution. We want to take the blue components in the original image and turn them red without changing the blue components ...
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How to get rid of greyscale in a photo of a black and white page?

As mentioned in the first comment, here's how to do it in the simplest way in Krita. This is your bad photo; no threshold is good: High-pass filtering removes smooth brightness variations, but saves ...
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Manually invert path fill for SVG

SVG is just an XML file so you can edit it in any text editor. If all you have is a solid shape with transparent areas cut out of it then it is probably a single compound path. Take this for example:...
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How to remove scribbles on a screenshot

No. A JPG is a raster image with no concept of layers or history or anything of the kind that would let you revert it to a previous state or remove anything leaving what was underneath intact. The ...
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How do I replace the blue color with red in this image?

GIMP's Rotate Colors I think Rotate Colors is a good tool for this job. Open the image in GIMP and choose Colors -> Map -> Rotate Colors... Then choose a blue slice in "From". I chose ...
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How to edit a ring-shaped image into a straight line?

This can be done. But not done very accurately. There will be some warping and distortion when you straighten it out. That said, here's what I would do. Cut the piece into 3 separate pieces using ...
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How can I modify an image to have colors that flow into each other and what is this effect called?

It's the Radial Gradient Tool Double click on layer or right click and select Blending Options. Check Gradient Overlay and change mode to Radial as shown in image. Drag your cursor above image to ...
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Q: Gimp vs Photoshop

You can not compare GIMP and Photoshop because they do not represent the same category of tools. The world is full of pixel manipulators that have faster interaction speeds, more filters, better ...
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Q: Gimp vs Photoshop

I've taken advantage of most of the things listed in other answers but there were a few which I didn't see highlighted... Really flexible keybindings Also called keyboard-shortcuts or 'accelerators' ...
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Is this considered graphic design?

Ok, I would personally try to use a less inclusive definition than "if its an image that communicates stuff", because of course it does, as the basis of the definition graphic design. Some ...
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How can I convert a QR code from JPG to SVG with perfect clean squares?

I would just use a service like Adobe Express or another QR generator to remake the QR code. With Adobe Express, you can export the QR code as a SVG file.
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Adobe Fireworks - the best replacement?

I use Affinity Designer as a replacement for Fireworks. I also use Graphic by Picta which is pretty good too, but vector only.
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How can I edit an .SVG file?

The TL:DR; solution to this is to use Inkscape: https://inkscape.org/ It's free, open source, cross platform. You can install on Ubuntu with "snap install inkscape" or use the installer on the ...
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Difference between Cropping, Scaling, Resizing & Changing Aspect Ration of an Image?

Resizing and scaling as synonymous Resizing is an intrinsic change in the size of the image. Changing an image size from 1000px to 500px is resizing. If you change the size from 100% to 50%, or 2:1 is ...
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What's the best way to remove a white background when the Magic Wand tool doesn't cut it?

If you have Photoshop CC, then you could use the Select and Mask functionality to refine a selection made with the Magic Wand. Select the Magic Wand, deselect the "Contiguous" option, set ...
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Removing checkered background baked onto image

Alpha blending is: Cout = α * CFG+(1-α) * CBG Now there are two alphas on the image: a full transparency and the object transparency. The first order of business is to calculate the full transparency. ...
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