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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for Artists and Programmers!
For those of you who dont know, GIMP is an excellent Open Source, (free of charge) image editor and processing program which truly gives Photoshop a run for its money.
I bought this book on a whim at a book stall in Union Station Toronto while travelling Canada. Being a techie / programmer with no real concept of how to deal with design / art software I found this...
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1.0 out of 5 stars oh dear
this book published in 2000 this book is based on gimp version 1.0.4 and has I known I woud've thought twice.

The current version is 2.6.7. The overall concept of the book is ok but you have to be aware that many of the tool paletes and menus have changed significantly beyond the descriptions in this book.The projects and information offered is ok but you have...
Published on 12 Jan 2010 by Mr. A. H. Offen-james


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for Artists and Programmers!, 22 Oct 2003
This review is from: The GIMP (Visual QuickStart Guides) (Paperback)
For those of you who dont know, GIMP is an excellent Open Source, (free of charge) image editor and processing program which truly gives Photoshop a run for its money.
I bought this book on a whim at a book stall in Union Station Toronto while travelling Canada. Being a techie / programmer with no real concept of how to deal with design / art software I found this book ideal in teaching many of the skills seasoned photoshoppers seem to know so well.
At first glance many people may be put off Gimp due to its seemingly quirky interface. Phyllis Davis seems to effortlessly reveal the power of GIMP in an intuitive and easy to grasp way.
The author shows how easy it can be to create stunning images in an easy step by step guide, with plenty of screenshots and illustrations to guide you along the way.
The Gimp (for linux & unix) is a fantastic book to get you started with this wonderful program. Highly reccommended.
NB: Although the title suggests Unix or Linux, GIMP has now been ported to Windows, and Windows operation is virtually identical so if you fancy giving it a go, this is the perfect place to start.
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1.0 out of 5 stars oh dear, 12 Jan 2010
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Mr. A. H. Offen-james (stoke-on-trent england) - See all my reviews
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this book published in 2000 this book is based on gimp version 1.0.4 and has I known I woud've thought twice.

The current version is 2.6.7. The overall concept of the book is ok but you have to be aware that many of the tool paletes and menus have changed significantly beyond the descriptions in this book.The projects and information offered is ok but you have to bear in mind that you'll have to work hard to find some of the tools in their new locations and that there are many tools and functions not mentioned .

90% of the illustrations and photos are black and white ,which is disconcerting and gives the book a " made to be cheap" aspect .

Do yourself a favour and buy Beginning Gimp from Novice to Professional by Arkkana Peck it is absolutely superb and based on the latest editions of gimp and is full colour with superb explanations and diagrams
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