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Title:
GIMP essential reference
Author:
Harford, Alex.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : New Riders, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxi, 373 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780735709119
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Gimp Essential Reference is designed to fulfill a need for the computer expert. It is made to bring someone experienced in computers up to speed with the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It provides essential information on using this program effectively. This book is targeted at the growing market of Linux users who want to efficiently use the Gimp. They may already be familiar with proprietary programs such as Adobe Photoshop or CorelDraw. Gimp Essential Reference will show users how to quickly become familiar with the advanced user interface using a table-heavy format that will allow users to find what theyre looking for quickly. Gimp Essential Reference is for users working with the Gimp know what they want to accomplish, but dont know exactly how to do it.


Author Notes

Alex Harford is an electrical and computer engineering student at the University of British Columbia. An Internet veteran and experienced Linux user, he has been using the GIMP for all of his web development work since being introduced to UNIX and Linux while working at Dowco.Com Internet. He is a member of the Vancouver Linux Users Group.


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Library Journal Review

Standing for "GNU Image Manipulation Program," GIMP is free graphics manipulation software that duplicates Photoshop on nonproprietary operating systems such as Linux and Unix. Not as easy to use as Photoshop because it is open-source and assumes a hacker background, the program has been around for years, constantly getting refined, but the only manual has been text pages on some Unix systems. This reference guide provides essential information for Linux and Unix users. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 GIMP Essentialsp. 1
1.1 Introduction to the GIMP
1.2 System Requirementsp. 3
1.3 Menu, Name, and Book Conventionsp. 3
1.4 Color Modelsp. 5
1.5 Resolutionp. 6
2 Navigating the GIMPp. 9
2.1 Getting Started with the GIMPp. 10
2.2 Preferencesp. 16
2.3 Window Operationsp. 20
2.4 Creating and Editing Selectionsp. 22
2.5 Miscellaneous Operationsp. 32
3 Layers and Channelsp. 37
3.1 The Layers Window and Channels Windowp. 38
3.2 Layer Operationsp. 40
3.3 The Channels Windowp. 48
4 Image Operationsp. 51
4.1 Colorsp. 52
4.2 Channel Operationsp. 60
4.3 Alphap. 61
4.4 Image Typesp. 62
4.5 Histogramsp. 64
4.6 Saving Palettesp. 65
4.7 Image Transformsp. 65
5 Choosing the Right File Formatp. 67
5.1 The GIMP's Native File Formatsp. 69
5.2 Other Image Formatsp. 72
5.3 Graphics for the Webp. 79
6 Writing Your Own Script-Fup. 83
6.1 Introduction to Schemep. 84
6.2 Scheme Function Referencep. 88
6.3 Script-Fup. 89
7 Extending the GIMPp. 109
7.1 Fontsp. 110
7.2 Plug-Insp. 111
7.3 Customizing the GIMPp. 115
7.4 Hotkeysp. 117
8 Performancep. 119
8.1 Compiling with Optimizationp. 120
8.2 Memory and Swap Spacep. 123
8.3 X Resourcesp. 124
9 Using Peripheralsp. 125
9.1 Sanep. 126
9.2 Pen Tabletsp. 135
10 Drawing Toolsp. 139
10.1 The Pencilp. 140
10.2 The Paintbrushp. 141
10.3 The Airbrushp. 143
10.4 The Bucket Fill Toolp. 144
10.5 The Blend Toolp. 145
10.6 The Text Toolp. 148
10.7 The Ink Toolp. 150
11 Selection Toolsp. 153
11.1 Rectangular Selectp. 154
11.2 Elliptical Selectp. 154
11.3 Freehand Selectp. 155
11.4 Fuzzy Selectp. 156
11.5 Bezier Curve Selectp. 156
11.6 Intelligent Scissorsp. 157
11.7 Movep. 158
11.8 Cropp. 159
12 Image Transformation Toolsp. 161
12.1 The Magnify Toolp. 162
12.2 The Transform Toolp. 162
12.3 The Flip Toolp. 164
12.4 The Eraserp. 164
12.5 The Clone Toolp. 165
12.6 The Convolve Toolp. 166
12.7 The Color Pickerp. 166
12.8 Dodge and Burnp. 167
12.9 Smudgep. 169
13 Brushes, Patterns, Palettes, and Gradientsp. 171
13.1 Brushesp. 172
13.2 Patternsp. 175
13.3 Palettesp. 176
13.4 Gradientsp. 178
14 Filtersp. 183
14.1 Animation Filtersp. 186
14.2 Artistic Filtersp. 188
14.3 Blur Filtersp. 193
14.4 Color Filtersp. 197
14.5 Combine Filtersp. 204
14.6 Distortion Filtersp. 207
14.7 Edge Detect Filtersp. 219
14.8 Enhance Filtersp. 220
14.9 Glass Effect Filtersp. 225
14.10 Light Effect Filtersp. 226
14.11 Map Filtersp. 227
14.12 Miscellaneous Filtersp. 236
14.13 Noise Filtersp. 237
14.14 Random Filtersp. 237
14.14 Render Filtersp. 238
15 Script-Fup. 257
15.1 Decorp. 258
15.2 Modifyp. 264
15.3 Utilsp. 264
15.4 Animatorsp. 266
15.5 Stencil Opsp. 268
15.6 Alchemyp. 269
15.7 Selectionp. 271
15.8 Shadowp. 272
15.9 Renderp. 273
15.10 Xtnsp. 274
A Installing the GIMPp. 279
A.1 Installing RedHat Packagesp. 280
A.2 Installing Debian Packagesp. 281
A.3 Installing the Required Image Libraries from Sourcep. 281
A.4 Installing GTK+p. 284
A.5 The GIMPp. 285
B Window Managers and the GIMPp. 291
B.1 Command-Line Options for the GIMPp. 291
B.2 Common Window Managersp. 292
C Internet Resources for the GIMPp. 295
D Function Reference for Scriptsp. 297
D.1 Script Referencep. 301
Indexp. 337

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