[conspire] Need help with Adobe photoshop elements 7

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Tue Dec 2 17:34:35 PST 2008

On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 11:04:08 -0800, Don Marti wrote:

> begin Mark Weisler quotation of Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 10:50:35AM -0800:
>> Conspire is largely about free and open software and systems more than
>> proprietary software such as Photoshop. Somebody might help tough, if
>> they can.
> Please don't.  Photoshop is a product of Adobe, which got the Federal
> government to arrest programmer, dad, and honorary deputy sheriff Dmitry
> Sklyarov. (The case ended in an acquital.)
>   http://www.freesklyarov.org/

The case sparked street protests by crowds in San Francisco and San Jose, 
a large percentage of which consisted of people who are Windows-only by 
softwareal orientation. (Sklyarov wrote the software that got him in hot 
water only for Windows.) The law that made this possible comprises a poor 
imitation of the politics of Joseph McCarthy.

> It is wrong to subsidize evil companies by doing their support and
> training for them.

Adobe is a corporation, not a person, and consequently lacks qualities 
such as righteousness and intelligence. Its evil is the evil of 
_individuals_. In any case, evil does not make a wrongdoer need to be 
punished; it makes the wrongdoer need to repent.

> Please get a graphics program that isn't
>   http://www.gimp.org/
> and I'm sure that someone will help, either on a web board or on this
> list.  (I've done this kind of photo resizing stuff a bunch for web
> sites, and will either point you to a tutorial or post the steps.)

The text I originally wrote on the Ubuntu wiki now reads[0]:

There is no native software that is quite like Photoshop, but the vast 
majority of people who use it have no real need of it. Here are some 
native alternatives, which can also do some things that Photoshop can't:

The GIMP is a powerful drawing and photo manipulation program. GIMP is 
installed by default in Ubuntu.

Krita is the KOffice painting and image editing program.

CinePaint was removed from the Ubuntu Universe repository for 8.04, but 
may be back soon.

If you really need it your Windows Photoshop CS2 works well in WINE. (CS3 
does not)

[0] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwitchingToUbuntu/FromMacOSX

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