the gimp

How I Learned to Stop Using Creative Cloud and Love the GIMP

I’ve used Adobe products, on a daily basis, since well before Creative Cloud was even a thing.

Being creative in thought and deed is my raison d etre.

This often manifested itself digitally via PhotoShop, Premiere, After Effects, Audition (which I had used as Cool Edit Pro even before Adobe bought it), et. all.

Over the last few years my life has gone through some fairly drastic changes. More and more of my computer time has been devoted to Python and Security making a Creative Cloud subscription less and less justifiable.

So with much weeping and gnashing of teeth I cancelled that re-occurring payment. I must admit it hurt. Photoshop is as much a part of me as my guitar, hammer, etc.

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