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GIMP Photo Editor - Love It!

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26.10.2009

Advantages:
Easy to use, wide range of functions, free !

Disadvantages:
Not a proper airbrush, not very clear set out .

Recommendable Yes:

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~ GIMP ~


~ Installation ~

Gimp, Or Gimp2, as I have are very easy to download. It is just a standard download which does not take ages like some. I love to edit, so i always look at lots of them at once and this one seemed to stand out to me.

~ Tools ~

There are many tools such as the;
rectangle select tool
ellipse select tool
free select tool
select by colour tool
scissor select tool
foreground select tool
paths tool
colour picker tool
zoom tool
measure tool
move tool
alignment tool
crop tool
rotate tool
scale tool
shear tool
perspective tool
flip tool
text tool
bucket fill tool
blend tool - technically gradient bucket
pencil tool
paintbrush tool
eraser tool
airbrush tool
ink tool
clone tool
healing tool
perspective clone tool
blur / sharpen tool
smudge tool
dodge / burn tool

I personally use this editor a lot, but i do 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 oppacity and pressure is changed.

I have done some pretty amazing edits on GIMP2, Where i have used the airbrush as 'make up' putting on the look of;
foundation
bronzer
blusher
eye liner
mascara
lipstick
shine / taking away shine
changed hair colour
changed clothes colour
etc.
All of these ''effects'' of the airbrush are achieved by changing the size, oppacity, pressure and colour of the airbrush

I Definitely recommnd GIMP to some one that wants to create stunning pictures! =]


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TheHairyGodmother 30.12.2010 12:51

Sorry but there is not enough information or opinion in this review to make it helpful from a consumer perspective. If you update please leave a message in my guestbook and I will return to re-rate.

beccar13 26.10.2009 19:53

Well..it has personal use and i said i would recommend it so that it kind of makes up for it.....

mdstone 26.10.2009 19:01

Lacks personal opinion

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