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Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Akkana Peck

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Chapter 6. Erasing and Touching Up

In Chapter 2, you learned some basic GIMP operations for improving photographs: the cropping, rescaling, and brightness/contrast tools.

But what if you have a photograph that needs more help than that? I know I sometimes take a photo that comes out just as I'd hoped...except for the lamppost growing out of someone's head, or the overflowing garbage can right behind the subject. Or maybe that photo of the Grand Canyon would look so much nicer without the guy in Bermuda shorts talking on his cell phone.

In an ideal world, we'd notice these things before taking the picture. We'd be able to move a little and re-frame the photo to eliminate any distractions. But in practice, we all take at least some photos like that. ...

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