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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit too basic, 27 Jun. 2007
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This review is from: GIMP 2 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software (Paperback)
Rather then being a detailed guide to photo-manipulation and enhancement, this is more a beginner's guide to The Gimp from a photographer's perspective. So, you get a detailed guide to installing the software and a lot of information on the various tools - what you don't get are detailed lessons on the more esoteric photo-manipulation techniques (eg using the channel-mixer to convert a colour photo to a great B&W image) - for this, you'd have to get a Photoshop book and then see if you can recreate the effects using The Gimp.

The style of writing is also a little bit tortured, being a translation from a German book.
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Initial post: 3 Jun 2010 13:21:07 BDT
The book you describe is just the book I don't want. Thank you.

Posted on 14 Nov 2010 00:48:39 GMT
G Cumbria says:
the book is called gimp 2 for photographers it is intended to be from a photographers perspective. the back of the book states it is a beginers guide, it is literally going to go over basics for the photographer that doesnt know how to manipulate and edit his photos therefore is not going to go in to heavy detail on more advanced techniques for this u will need a non beginners guide! therefore your review of this book is completely irrelevant due to the fact that u havent read that it was a beginners guide in the first place! very confused by your review sorry if this may seem harsh!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2014 14:06:33 BDT
Fair enough. The back of the book, which is not immediately visible on the Amazon product page, does say it is a beginner's guide, but whether this means a beginner at photography or a beginner at using the GIMP is not clear.

I still think it is too basic, however.
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