GIMP User's Manual: Learn the Ins and Outs of GIMP from the Masters Who Wrote the Official Manual on the Web Paperback – 1 Nov 1999
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GIMP: The Official Handbook explains virtually everything about this robust, flexible, and freely available graphics editor. Within the nearly 900 glossy pages, users of all levels can learn how to use and become productive with all the tools, filters, scripts, and effects, beginning with how to compile GIMP for a given system.
GIMP is not for everyone. It must be built, configured, and customised on each Unix-based system where it is installed. GIMP: The Official Handbook does a valiant job of explaining the technical details of this process. For instance, if you want to add support for a graphics tablet, chapter 41, "Drawing Tablets and GIMP", describes how to make the necessary configuration changes as well as instructions for recompiling the application so that it recognises the new input source.
Full sections on GIMP's basic usage, navigation, tools and scripting language, Script-fu, as well as how to compile plug-ins, use different filter types (render, distort, colour, artistic, etc.), and create animation using AnimFrames are just a few of the 47 chapters that make this book worthwhile.
There are six appendices covering many technical aspects: GIMP start flags and initialisation files, GIMP manual pages, Perl-Fu scripting, installing scanners, and more. GIMP: The Official Handbook doesn't lack for technical information.
A 32-page colour section includes screenshots and examples of what GIMP can do, and how many of the filters work.
GIMP is emerging as a breakaway application in the never-say-die grassroots movement of the open source initiative. With its powerful scripting languages, plug-in filters, and the free nature of its distribution, the GIMP is a powerful asset to any web artist, or any multi-platform digital artist. GIMP: The Official Handbook can show you how to use, and make the most of, this robust graphics application. --Mike Caputo, Amazon.com
A guide to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, which until recently has been available only on the GIMP home page as the GIMP Users Manual. It covers nearly all aspects of GIMP, including layers, modes, channels, and masks; pressure-sensitive tablets; filters; and working with images and photographs. The included CD-ROM contains tools to be used wi
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I therefore, demand refund.
Seriously, it spends a lot of copy on installing on Linux and setting up SCSI scanners, Ridiculous today!
Whether the material about using GIMP is still relevant is irrelevant. The book is completely out of date!