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GIMP is a powerful, free, open source tool for editing images. This introduction will show you how to benefit from GIMP's powerful features.

GIMP is a powerful, free, open source tool for editing images. This introduction will show you how to benefit from GIMP's powerful features.

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  • 1. GET GIMP’D Open source image editing – Eric J. Gruber
  • 2. What is GIMP?
    • G NU I mage M anipulation P rogram.
    • 100% free, both in cost and in the right to alter and use the software.
    • Can be used as a paint program, for photo retouching, as a batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, and more!
    • GIMP is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions.
  • 3. GIMP vs. Photoshop
    • Cost:
      • GIMP: $0
      • Photoshop: $699 (CS5); $999 (CS5 Extended)
    • Size:
      • GIMP: 17.39 megabytes
      • Photoshop: 1 gigabyte available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation
  • 4. Where to get GIMP
    • Windows installer:
      • http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html
    • Apple installer:
      • http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
    • Unix/Linux installer:
      • http://www.gimp.org/unix/
  • 5. GIMP vs. Photoshop
    • Both programs provide a strong set of  basic photo editing commands and tools: 1)Ability to open/import most of the basic bitmap graphic filetypes including PNG, JPG, GIF; 2)Ability to adjust those images with crop, rotate, resize and many other transformations; 3)Ability to make local retouches, sharpening and other image corrections; 4)Do color and exposure/lightness corrections with a broad range of dialogs and tools;
  • 6. GIMP vs. Photoshop
    • Both programs provide a strong set of  basic photo editing commands and tools: 5)Mask selective areas on an image(or layer)- only there will edits/brushstrokes apply; 6)Allow creating a stack of two or dozens of layers from other images, text, vector graphics, etc; 7)Allow filters or special effects to be applied to one or more layers including the base image; 8)Produce output to several graphic filetypes, printers, and/or web pages/galleries.
  • 7. Comparing GIMP with Photoshop GIMP Photoshop Crop Tool Image Resize Image>Image Resize Image>Image Size Image Sharpen Filters>Enhance>(options) Filter>Sharpen>(options)
  • 8. Comparing GIMP with Photoshop GIMP Photoshop Levels Colors>Levels Image>Adjustments>Levels
  • 9. Comparing GIMP with Photoshop GIMP Photoshop Curves Colors>Curves Image>Adjustments>Curves
  • 10. Demonstration
  • 11. Further reading
    • Tutorials: for Beginner, Intermediate and Expert users: http://www.gimp.org/tutorials
      • See also:
        • http://gimp-tutorials.net
        • http://www.noupe.com/gimp/30-exceptional-gimp-tutorials-and-resources.html
    • What’s new: Version’s 2.7’s features, which make it still competitive with Photoshop: http://www.inatux.com/article?r=development-gimp-version-2.7-review
  • 12. Questions?