Photoshop is nothing more than GIMP
1. Photoshop has CMYK color mode
There are two main color modes that professional designers use: RGB and CMYK. RGB comes from the red, green, and blue pixels used to render images on the screen. Meanwhile, CMYK is a color range with more depth, using cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks to create a picture. CMYK is commonly used by printers to print high-quality photos for commercial purposes.
Yet that 2 Graphic designing software Photoshop or GIMP can describe all the colors, but GIMP does not provide CMYK color mode. However, the choice of color mode to choose depends on your work requirements. If you need to display colors correctly on printed publications, paper, posters, screens, … then you should use CMYK color mode. That is probably also the reason why designers desperately need CMYK color mode.
2. Easy non-destructive editing
Over the past decade, one of Photoshop’s most powerful innovations has been making non-destructive edits through options and layers with ease. Accordingly, you can use a variety of tools to modify everything in the image the way you want, and if you are not satisfied with a certain edit, you can undo the previous change or the image. source using the “undo” feature.
However, despite a lot of improvements over the years, GIMP has yet to add this feature. So if you are making simple adjustments to your image then there is nothing to worry about about having to start over, but if you have done a lot of editing and want to remove a change then you will definitely take a lot more effort.
3. Good customer support and strong development
Photoshop was invested by a company with a large budget, while GIMP was founded by a group of volunteers. Although the budget is not a barrier to GIMP from creating useful programs, it is also seen as the reason why GIMP has so many difficulties when trying to compete with Photoshop.
Regarding the customer support policy, due to the large budget, Adobe has a team of professionals ready to help you with any matter as long as you have Adobe ID available. Just talk or talk to the tech support and your problems will be solved quickly. Meanwhile, with GIMP, if you need help, you may have to wait while the founders are free before they can answer you.
4. Photoshop has more powerful tools
Also with the more budgeted, it should come as no surprise that Photoshop has more powerful tools. Both Photoshop and GIMP have basic features such as levels, curves, and masks, but when it comes to pixel features, Photoshop is actually better than GIMP.
For example, Photoshop has 4 separate healing tools with many control options that allow you to edit images as you like. Meanwhile, GIMP has only one. To remove a pixel on an image that you do not like, this tool is still ok but for in-depth photo editing this is not enough. In general, Photoshop really has many outstanding features and tools compared to GIMP.
5. Photoshop is compatible with other applications
Another big plus of Photoshop is that it works well with a lot of other applications like Lightroom, Illustrator, Creative Cloud, … You can open photoshop files in these applications and edit images as you like. For example, you can draw more images on the inside image Illustrator and then continue to color correction in Photoshop.
GIMP is the opposite of Photoshop when you cannot combine it with other applications. GIMP is merely a basic photo editing application. Therefore, if you only want basic editing then GIMP seems to be a good choice, but if you have a need to edit a lot of images then you will have more trouble using GIMP.
6. Photoshop can handle RAW and PSD files well
Modern cameras can output RAW or JPG file formats. Since RAW files contain more information, if you want to improve your images, you should use this format. Thanks to CameraRAW, Photoshop can handle RAW files from all of today’s cameras well, and Photoshop updates are constantly adding support for new image file types. However, the GIMP cannot do this. You need to use a RAW processor to be able to convert files to JPG before editing images in GIMP.
In addition, Photoshop can also work well with the PSD format. The PSD file format is exclusive to Photoshop and has been widely used. GIMP can open PSD files, but there will be times when it cannot display everything correctly.
Currently, Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 are the versions used the most by users, if Photoshop CC has many new features then Photoshop CS6 has an easier-to-use interface.