By Akkana Peck
I discovered this booklet to comprise appropriate info that could be necessary in ones trip into the interesting international of snapshot manipulation utilizing GIMP.
— Ravi Kumar, Slashdot contributor
This booklet is excellent for the thoroughly new consumer, yet even the pro veteran can study really a bit.
— Chad W. Smith, GIMPShop dot Net
This one is the main entire and beneficial books that I’ve came upon. I provide it a 5 for 5. I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest it to others.
— Mark Vandewettering, Brainwagon
Beginning GIMP: From amateur to specialist explains the right way to use the open resource photo manipulation software, GIMP model 2.4. You’ll tips on how to set up GIMP on home windows, Linux, and MacOS X structures. as soon as you’ve put in the applying, you’ll find out about the interface and configuration ideas, after which leap right into a quick–and–simple venture to make yourself familiar even further.
With four–color portraits and screenshots all through, you’ll find out how to organize digital camera photos for reveal on internet pagesincluding capabilities like rescaling, cropping, and balancing colour. The publication additionally explains with nice aspect tips to make the most of layers, paths, and mask. You’ll additionally how one can draw traces and shapes, use styles and gradients, or even create your personal brushes, styles, and gradients.
Touch–ups are coated completely: the right way to smudge away blemishes, repair red–eye, and sew panoramic photos. You’ll even the way to faucet into the robust filters, results, and plug–ins which are to be had and automate initiatives utilizing scripts. the total publication is specified by a project–based demeanour, in order you move via it, a variety of initiatives aid solidify your newly obtained talents.
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Extra info for Beginning GIMP. From Novice to Pro
The JPEG format includes a way of holding information about the file in a format called Exchangeable Image File Format, or EXIF. Most digital cameras add EXIF information about the date the photo was taken, the resolution, and the camera’s settings such as lens focal length and whether or not flash was used. The GIMP cannot show or edit this EXIF information (that will probably be available in some future release), but some versions can preserve the information so that you can view it with other programs.
The Select File Type expander lets you choose an image format. jpg to save in JPEG format) and GIMP will use the appropriate format. jpg”. , the GIMP considers your entry to be the new name for the image. From then on, you can save and any changes will be saved to the new file name, without overwriting the original file. The file name is visible in the title bar of the image window, so you can check easily to make sure you’re saving to the right file name. The GIMP has one other save option worth noting: Save a Copy...
See Chapter 5 for a detailed discussion. The Scaling option is worth thinking about right away. When you change the size of an image, it can be scaled larger or smaller in several ways, depending on whether you want the operation to happen more quickly, or whether you want the best quality in the final image. ” Even on a slow machine, you may still want to use the Best setting, and just be patient when scaling large images; but if it’s too slow, try one of the other settings. Linear is probably the fastest you’ll want to try; None will result in lower quality than most people can tolerate.