- To those suggesting using Linux, I use Windows because I need to. I run programs that require Windows, and don't really want to start messing with Wine. Also, from seeing the recent Ubuntu stories here on HN, it really does seem like the people behind Ubuntu and Gnome in particular are guilty of the same thing with their "brand"
- While Apple probably doesn't do this on MacOS they sure do try to get your email to sign you up to "offers" when you download QuickTime.
- Adobe Photoshop
If you rely on it for work, than you can't just switch to Linux. GIMP is closer to paint than to PS.
I last used GIMP in 2010 so a few of these might be available now. Anyway here's my list:
- No support for raw images.
- No 16 Bit and 32 Bit color mode.
- No adjustment layers.
- No support for Photoshop plugins.
- Lack of LAB and CMYK color modes.
- No 3D support.
- No video support.
- Integration with other Adobe tools (e.g: copy paths directly from Illustrator).
- Lack of usable transformation tools.
Also even though GIMP supports psd files, once you exceed a few hundred megabytes, it gets really slow compared to PS on the same machine.
The only thing that's better in GIMP is the lasso tool. I hate it in PS, but it's actually usable in GIMP.
If you factor out price (which you can and should if this is the tool that makes you money) GIMP doesn't even come close.
They don't sell you out to 3rd party advertisers like Microsoft has sold their Metro and Xbox UIs.