Apps that let you easily jump between Linux and Windows – ZDNet

August 26, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

Let’s be clear: if you’re a design professional, there really isn’t a substitute for Adobe’s Creative Cloud. It’s expensive, but worth it.

Unfortunately, Creative Cloud isn’t supported on Linux. There are some applications that come close to many of the features of Adobe’s flagship Photoshop. The best known is GIMP.

There is some debate over how file-compatible GIMP is with Photoshop. One thing is for sure. You must save PSD files in RGB for them to be read by GIMP. Then, depending on the complexity of the file, you might be able to read it.

Hey, it’s free. But if you’re doing real work, you may want to run actual Photoshop in a VirtualBox session. It might be a little more sluggish, but you’ll get the job done.