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Gimp Mask

AdvantagesIt's free and it does everything a professional photographer could want

DisadvantagesIt has so many features it could take a while to find your way around

"...I would like to reiterate the word "free". This software is downloadable legally for free and has been developed and supported by the users of the program as part of the "GNU Project". I won't go into the history of this, but the philosophy behind the project is that "people should be free to use software in all the ways that are socially useful" to quote the GNU website: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy .html Many digital cameras and ..." Read review

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Community Level 2runonthespot


Children of the Revolution

AdvantagesIt's free. It's powerful.

DisadvantagesNot shrink-wrapped.

"The GIMP -------- No, it’s not something from the cellar in Pulp Fiction—The GIMP is a piece of open source software that rivals the likes of Photoshop and Paintshop Pro. For those unfamiliar with Open-source—essentially the software is free, and what a revolution it is! Background ---------- GIMP stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program, and was designed originally to run on Unix (later, Linux), to fill a photoshop-shaped-hole on ..." Read review

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Community Level 2SmileyBen


Free Photoshop-esque program

AdvantagesFree software. Very stable. Support for many file formats, and user created plug-ins (and re-writes!)

DisadvantagesMay take some time to get used to.

"The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (the GIMP) is a fully featured Photoshop clone (with many many added features), produced by hundreds of budding hackers in just the way that Linux was created, under the auspices of the free software foundation. As far as I am aware, you can't get a packaged version, but it is available for download for free from www.gimp.org. Your rights don't stop there, though - you can also download the source code and make changes ..." Read review

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Community Level 1WolfEatPrey


The GIMP Software Review

AdvantagesFree, easy to use - able to create professional pictures

DisadvantagesSome cool features that we can do in PS but not in GIMP

"...it works - and especially the fact there is no money involved whatsoever. Apart from money that you can gain. The GIMP, or GIMP is a free software that lets you edit photos, or create professional drawings and digital paintings. After finding out about GIMP, I no longer had to rely on MS Paint. It has many useful tools aswell as the simple Brush, Pencil and Eraser tools including 'Smudge' tool and more. I have been on the popular art website deviantART ..." Read review

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Community Level 6Manx



AdvantagesFee. Powerful. Very good. Kinky Name!

DisadvantagesIt can be a bit tough to approach.

"The GIMP is software that comes as a “standard extra” in most flavours of Linux. The GIMP also is know available for Windows – at least, there are WebPages which make this claim but I have never seen it in the “flesh.” The GIMP is widely recognised as a very powerful graphic manipulation tool. It will help you create images from scratch; it will assist you change, filter and transform the pictures and it will then also optimise the way these picture ..." Read review

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Useful image processing tool for non professionals

Advantagesfree, it has all main possibilities of products for image processing, works good and fast

Disadvantagesthe application is composed of separate windows and you chase them

"GIMP is the free Photoshop. I used Photoshop because I worked in the domain of pre-press and I use Gimp because I work in the domain of web development. When I saw Gimp for the first time (after get used with Photoshop) I thought that this application is not user friendly. After working with GIMP, you will see that it is not bad. If your job is not image processing or pre-press, GIMP is one solution for free. You have all file formats for pictures, ..." Read review

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GIMP: Get that photo pimped.

AdvantagesFree, More Features, Easy to use

DisadvantagesNew Layout

"...that are readily downloadable from the internet. Even if its interface is quite different from Photoshop because it has a multi-windowed layout, I think one can easily adapt to it. And well, if it isn't that easy then there are a lot of tutorials available online. In my experience, it can handle quite heavy loads as it generally doesn't crash at all. That is really comforting because I'm not the play-safe kind who saves their work every now and ..." Read review

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Community Level 2beccar13


GIMP Photo Editor - Love It!

AdvantagesEasy to use, wide range of functions, free!

DisadvantagesNot a proper airbrush, not very clear set out.

"...not use even half of the tools as either they are not needed, or are too complex! My favourite is the ''airbrush tool''! i would not say that it does airbrush, which would mean getting rid of pores and smoothing out the area, like on picnik (which i am not a fan of, because it costs, but if you take a screen shot then crop the picture you can still use everything for free) it just puts a colour - if you understand me, but it is not solid unless the ..." Read review

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Community Level 1OpenRev


The GIMP - Alternative To Photoshop

AdvantagesFree,Lots of user support,lots of 3rd party brushes

Disadvantagescan be hard to use,interface may confuse some people

"...photoshop elements, simply because of the sheer absence of features in Elements, however, if I were to fork out for a copy of Photoshop CS4 then I would say that photoshop is slightly more user friendly. The GIMP is completely free, cross-platform open-source software. Ex-Photoshop users will find it difficult to adjust to the new multi-window interface, but after a few days using GIMP it should be fine. GIMP has as many tools avaliable for use ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Belt_team_...


This rules



"The gimp is by far the best piece of graphics software avilable. It gives you wonderful graphics and you can do virtually what you want with a picture to make it look just like you want it. You can change the size without destorting the image in any way. It is great value for money and is extremely easy to use even for computer novices like my mother. I have a small budget when i buy computer software and this fits it perfectly and it can be found ..." Read review

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The excitement described by Carey Bunks when he first beheld the GNU Image Manipulation ... more

Program (GIMP) in 1996 is palpable when you hold
Bunks' new book in your hands. The phantasmagoric
image on the cover of Grokking the GIMP: Advanced
Techniques for Working with Digital Images melds a
photograph of the moon's surface from a high orbit
with an apparent solar eclipse by the earth. A
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between sun, earth and moon. Is the sun-moon-earth
image a bit of the penguin's imagination? Is it a
piece of GIMP artist/developer Tuomas Kuosmanen's
imagination? Maybe it is really a credit to the
visionaries at New Riders who have produced an art
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docent Bunks takes us through the museum of
computer art and method as he demonstrates the
features of the freely-redistributable package.
The contents follow that path set down by many
other how-to tech book authors: tutorial, a taste
of image theory, working with the independent
features of GIMP (layers, selections, masks and
colourspaces) before advancing to compositing and
rendering, and ending with short reviews of
web-based applications of image manipulation.The
book's strengths are Bunks' obvious passion for
his subject, his mature didactic style, and the
wonderfully spacious design and breathtaking
colour-on-every-page strategy that allows him to
beautifully frame GIMP features at their best. The
most notable of his many case studies is the
"Panorama" project that glues a series of
laterally overlapping narrow-view photographs of
an architecturally interesting room into a single,
stunning wide-angle panorama of the whole. Bunks
documents each step in the transformation and
describes the required geometrical, hue and
brightness adjustments needed to warp and blend
them together.Look again at the cover, but not
literally. Ignore the unphysical details. Rather
imagine the mind's capacity for juxtaposition and
GIMP's power for actualising this visual
synthesis. In form and content, Bunks and New
Riders have shown that the possibilities for the
tech book are far broader than previously
imagined. This is an eye-opening contribution,
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