Image editing has become a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications, and are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
GIMP 2.6 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a low-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, as well as advanced techniques using layers and masks, stitching panoramic images, and preparing high-quality black and white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops.
GIMP 2.6 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.
The upgrade to GIMP 2.8 that is discussed in the book can be found at rockynook.com for a preview and more details.
From the Author
Klaus Martin Goelker, author of GIMP 2 and GIMP 2.6 for Photographers, which is published in German, English an Polish. Long time architect, now more on webdesign, design, arts and photography. Working as a lecturer on the basics of webdesign and digital imaging with GIMP and Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Living as a single in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Visit my homepage www.lichtschreiber.de to see what is my point of view as an artist and photographer.
About my Books
The German version of GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is out now in the European Countries. The English version will be published in 2013. In the meantime, for my English speaking readers, there is an update of my English book available as download. GIMP 2.8 Upgrade is showing and explaining the new features of GIMP 2.8. You can find it on the website of my publisher Rocky Nook at rockynook.com. Just follow the link on the right side of the homepage.