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GIMP 2.8.6 released

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GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.GIMP has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. read more...
permapage | score:8414 | -gg234, July 11, 2013

GIMP 2.8 Preview

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An early look at the features of the upcoming 2.8 release of the GIMP...
Direct on-canvas editing of text has been made available (no longer need to use a seperate dialog box to enter text)! And not just that. Now it is possible to change text inside the bounding text box and also use certain styles! For example select a word and press a "Bold" or "Italic" button. You can also change the size, line-height and font!
(here are some abstract canvas prints) read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8123 | -Ray, April 3, 2010 (Updated: April 24, 2012)

Book Review: The Book Of Gimp

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I usually use GIMP (the "GNU Image Manipulation Program") for editing photos, changing colors, resizing photos, applying significant effects and more. It is a free software alternative to Adobe Photoshop. It is also quite popular with graphics artists and webmasters who wants to edit digital images. GIMP is not just a Linux specific program. It works on all leading operating systems, i.e., Mac OS X, MS-Windows and Unix variants. However, like many other powerful open source software, GIMP can be difficult to master. There are many options and plugins. So if, you are looking to learn or master the GIMP program, give The Book of GIMP a try. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7803 | -nixcraft, March 8, 2013

Best GIMP Tutorials

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Fifteen of the top GIMP tutorials from around the web...

This article has 15 cool images showing an effect, gimmick or style, each of which links to a tutorial on that effect. read more...
permapage | score:7696 | -Ray, August 10, 2010

GIMP vs. Photoshop

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The focus of this article is where The GIMP beats Photoshop. However, several of GIMP's wins are actually losses where the feature in question doesn't matter to very many users.
System Requirements, GIMP wins again: Photoshop is heavy software that might make it slow on your system. GIMP, in contrast is very fast and does not require much of system resources.
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permapage | score:7656 | -Ray, May 26, 2011

Book Review: The Artists Guide to GIMP, 2nd Ed.

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I recently got the chance to read and work through many of the tutorials in the book The Artistís Guide to GIMP, 2nd Edition: creative techniques for photographers written by Michael J. Hammel. Having only a sloppy, self-taught understanding of GIMP going into this I wanted to accomplish two things. Learn the fundamentals and equip myself with a stack of GIMP techniques I will actually use day to day. read more...
permapage | score:7256 | -aweber, May 23, 2012

Video: GIMP 2.8 New Features

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This is a Youtube video preview of the development version of the up and coming GIMP 2.8. The 2.7.1 dev version has layer groups, a single window interface, the ability to hide items you're not currently using, and other features to make it more competitive with Photoshop... read more...
permapage | score:7194 | -Ray, July 6, 2010

Tutorial: Compile, Install GIMP 2.6.10 in Debian 5

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Compile and install the new version of the GIMP on your Debian 5.0 Lenny system...
In this tutorial I will show how to compile from source and install in Debian Lenny the latest release of GIMP, the most powerful image manipulation application currently available for Linux.

First of all, Debian Lenny comes with GIMP 2.4.7 in the repositories, so if you have it installed, you should remove it first:
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permapage | score:7186 | -Ray, September 16, 2010

Linux at work: The Gimp versus Photoshop

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The Gimp might not be faster than PS, but at least you can save some money and afford a faster computer!
Actually, TheGIMP is rather easy to use if you know how to use PhotoShop. Some people will tell you that it is simply a PhotoShop clone - this is simply not true, and while the clone accusation is the first anti GIMP slander you're likely to hear, the next is bound to attack the UI because it doesn't behave exactly like PhotoShop. (I guess that's logic for you.)
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mail this link | permapage | score:7028 | -Ray, September 30, 2000 (Updated: October 24, 2004)

Run Photoshop plugins in GIMP under Linux

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Software emulation plugs into a new socket...
The key is a piece of software called pspi (for Photoshop Plugin Interface), written by GIMP hacker Tor Lillqvist. It is a GIMP plugin that acts as a bridge between the GIMP and Photoshop plugins; to the Photoshop plugin it looks like a full, running copy of Photoshop. It provides the hooks into the menus and functions of Photoshop that the plugin expects to see, and connects them to the GIMP's extension and menu system.
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permapage | score:6971 | -Ray, April 11, 2006

GIMP Tutorials

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Thirty GIMP tutorials covering a wide range of topics...
1 - Turn a 40 year old to 20 year old lady

This is by far the most interesting tutorial in this category. The video shows easy steps to remove wrinkles and add freshness to an old ladies picture. Finally you will end up with a picture of a younger and more attractive lady. The techniques in this tutorial will help you retouch your daily life photographs.
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permapage | score:6870 | -Ray, March 28, 2011

GIMP Tutorial: Vintage Photos

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Shortcut to vintage photographs in the GIMP...
Vintage style is sometimes desired to achieve a certain mood and aesthetic for a photograph. In this Gimp tutorial Iíll show you how to make your photographs Vintage in a few short easy steps.
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permapage | score:6682 | -Ray, September 16, 2010

Gimp: Graffiti Tutorial

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A quick tutorial on putting convincing graffiti in your photos and images...
Today we are going to create some realistic graffiti in the Gimp. This tutorial is partially inspired off of Photoshop tutorial by DreamDealer v5.0 at DreamDealer.nl Let's get started!
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permapage | score:6662 | -Ray, July 28, 2009

Make hackergotchis with the GIMP

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A short walk-through of the steps to make your own hackergotchi using The GIMP...
A hackergotchi is a picture of a person's head that's used as an avatar for identification on a blog. Any region below the neck is cut out, as are any portions of the picture that don't include the head. You can create a hackergotchi easily with a digital camera and the GIMP.

Since you're focusing only on the head, you don't need a very high-quality image to work with. The picture I used was taken with a 1.3-megapixel camera phone. Besides, a hackergotchi is typically 80x80 or at most 100x100 pixels, so many fine details and even defects like red-eye won't be noticeable.
(have a look at this fine digital art) read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:6530 | -Ray, April 5, 2007 (Updated: April 24, 2012)

GIMP Tutorials

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This huge collection of GIMP lessons, tips, and tricks contains over sixty of the best GIMP tutorials of 2010...
The Gimp is a fantastic and free piece of software that can run on all major operating systems and can do nearly any graphic related task! I have been using GIMP for over two years now and really appreciated the many tutorials I had at hand for when I was starting out. Since the early days I have produced my own tutorials in an effort to give back to the open source community and so the purpose of this post is to share and acknowledge the hard work that people have put in into making these great tutorials of 2010!
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mail this link | permapage | score:6525 | -Ray, December 12, 2010

Install gimp 2.6.10 in Ubuntu 10.04

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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, a image format converter, etc. read more...
permapage | score:6361 | -gg234, September 13, 2010

Book Review: Beginning GIMP

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Beginning GIMP lists for about $50.
One of the most useful features of any graphics suite worth its name is its support for Layers. In Gimp, it is possible to save different images in layers. The third chapter of this book deals exclusively in giving an introduction to the concept of Layers and how it can be put to use in Gimp. At the end of the chapter, the author also explains how to create simple Gif animations.
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permapage | score:6345 | -Ray, July 18, 2006

Making a plastic texture with The GIMP

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Need a virtual version of the shiny plastic substance?
I got the idea for this project during a visit to a jewelry art exhibition. The artwork on display incorporated an amazing range of unconventional media, including rusted iron, precious stones and metals, wood, plastic, and the like. One of the most interesting creations among the "wearable art pieces" was a plastic object with a satin finish. I liked this satin effect so much that I decided to re-create it as a graphic material using the GIMP.

As soon as I got home, I fired up the GIMP and started experimenting.
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mail this link | permapage | score:6265 | -Ray, April 12, 2005

GIMPshop: Blurring the line between The GIMP and Photoshop

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GIMPshop is available for Linux and Windows, as well as OS X.
Despite not being a programmer, as he claims, he managed to turn The GIMP into something approaching a Photoshop clone: GIMPshop straddles the line between annoying both The GIMP development team and Adobe Systems, and satisfying the requests of many people who, like Moschella, wanted to use The GIMP more -- if only it was "easier" for them to use.
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permapage | score:6152 | -Ray, September 15, 2005 (Updated: September 16, 2005)

Create a new GIMP tool

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The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a robust application for editing and manipulating digital images. In this article, you will learn how to get started with the GIMP code, how to build the project from the Git repositories, and how to find your way around the code tree. And you will build an example application that creates a whole new painting tool for the program. read more...
permapage | score:6017 | -solrac, July 22, 2010
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