If you have used Photoshop you’ll notice that the GIMP has different settings, different keyboard shortcuts and layout than Photoshop. For Linux users, Adobe doesn’t offer any of their Creative Cloud software, including Adobe Photoshop. Linux users have long had GIMP, which is a capable photo editing alternative to Photoshop. Although similar in functionality to Photoshop, GIMP’s default appearance is quite a bit different. With a new patch for GIMP 2.10, called PhotoGIMP, users can achieve a much more similar user interface to Photoshop.
To help such Photoshop to GIMP switchers, Diolinux has introduced a tool that mimics Adobe Photoshop in GIMP. This is not a standalone graphics software. It is a patch for GIMP 2.10. You need to have GIMP installed on your system to use PhotoGIMP. When you apply the PhotoGIMP patch, it changes GIMP layout to mimic Adobe Photoshop.
The primary features of the PhotoGIMP patch for GIMP are as follows:
- Tool organization to mimic the position of Adobe’s Photoshop;
- Hundreds of new fonts by default;
- New Python filters installed by default, such as “heal selection”;
- New Splash Screen
- New default settings to maximize space on the canvas;
- Shortcuts setted for the similars on Photoshop, following Adobe’s Documentation;
- New icon and Name from custom .desktop file.
- The new default language is English (you can still change in the Settings if you want)
While PhotoGIMP does not include all the same tools and features of Photoshop, it appears to look the part. If you want to install PhotoGIMP, all instructions are documented here on GitHub. You just need to extract its files in the original user folder.