Quick Overview of GIMP - Powerful Image Editor

GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is a powerful, open source, cross platform supported image editor. It will allow us to do almost every tasks performed by any other commercial alternative. In additions to a wide range of options available with this software tool, at also let us to install 3rd party plugins to improve productivity further.

Fedora Magazine has published an article which introduces different aspects of GIMP image editor. It covers topics like features, installation in Fedora, getting started with GIMP, and gives a quick overview of advanced options available.

source : Fedora Magazine

GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source image editor that is available in the Fedora repositories. GIMP is primarily used for editing, cropping, retouching, resizing, and converting many different formats of raster images such as JPEGs and PNGs. This article will lead you through some of the basic tasks to get you started in GIMP, like how to open a new image, basic colour manipulation of an image and basic freehand drawing in GIMP.

GIMP capable of creating and editing images in many different ways. Using GIMP you can:
  • Paint freehand.  Using brushes and pencils you can draw and paint directly on a picture or start a new design.
  • Retouch photos.  With Filters, FX-Foundry, Scripts and other assorted addons, you can add, take and modify almost everything in a photo or a picture.
  • Make quick banners with text effects.  You can open an existing picture or make a new one and apply any of the tools and effects available by default or by downloading from specialised websites.
  • Convert graphic formats.  You can take your picture and export it in another format through  File => Export as.  Unlike other programmes like Digikam or Shotwell, you’re able to fully control quality, details, size, etc.
  • Create and edit animations.  Using the GAP package you can make some interesting things with animation.  Isn’t a professional tool, there’s already applications fully aimed to this kind of work, but you’ll be surprised with the results.
Read complete article in Fedora Magazine

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