Hi, I am Ek kian, i live at Surabaya, Indonesia.
I know that at my country software piracy is at the worst level, pirated software is used everywhere from education to professional field.
I tried my best effort to use legal software, but our salary is not enough to buy legal software (for OS software equal 1 month salary and even cad software equal 2 years salary (O.o) so many people chose not to buy the software)
I only can afford the OS software but for application i search open source or freeware solution to replace the propietary expensive software.
I teach web design and multimedia at local college and university, so i use image editing application extensively. At campus i use Photoshop but at home i can't afford Photoshop, so i search free alternative as photoshop replacement and then I found GIMP but after using it a year, i feel that when using GIMP i'm not comfortable as i use Photoshop, and i heard about Gimpshop.
Gimpshop bring new menu structure that mimic photoshop menu even the menu naming convention is translated to exactly like photoshop. After tried using Gimpshop i feel more enjoy using GIMP but Gimpshop still using GIMP 2.2, old stable version that lack many features that already have by GIMP 2.3 development version, so i decided to try my self to modify menu structure GIMP 2.3 to mimic Gimpshop menu.
When modifying GIMP 2.3.14 menu structure i realize that naming convention that GIMP 2.3 have is already similar with Photoshop 7, only a couple menu that different and GIMP 2.3 new naming convention is easy to remember and logically match with the menu functions.
After modifying menu structure to more exactly mimic Gimpshop, there is many lack of features that built-in at GIMP but that functions already have solution as GIMP plugins. So i install the plugin and create new submenu for that plugin at menu structure (ex: Save for Web, Batch Process, CMYK Separation, Photoshop plugin support, etc)
I also modify brush set, install more professional look gradient set, and add another additional resources to bring more out of the box experience for GIMP... and then Gimphoto is born :)
I hope my effort can reduces software piracy and also bring more enjoyable image editing application that free for all.
BIG THANKS to GIMP developer team and Gimpshop creator. \(^___^)/
Best wishes and happiness for everyone,