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Gimp 2.6 for photographers
, 20 Mar. 2013
This review is from: GIMP 2.6 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software (Paperback)
I requested this book as a Christmas present (2012) and so do not know if it was actually bought from Amazon. However I have now had several months to use it.
In my view the book is good up to and including section 3.2 removing red eye. But once it begins on use of layers I find it becomes more and more confusing. For example it starts using the term 'alpha channel' without explaining in simple terms what this is, even though it is a crucial part of GIMP. I had to look it up on the internet, print the information off and stick it in the book.
For me things really got confusing with the section 3.6 Freshening up a Dull Sky. I have tried about 5 times to understand this and still can't get the worked example to work.
This is all the more frustrating because it was precisely because I wanted to understand layers and how to use them that I asked for the book.
I can only hope that the updated version on version 2.8 is much, much better on this aspect
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