Introduction

Is This Book for You?

  • Yes, if you are moving from a photographic darkroom to a digital image editor.
  • Yes, if you are looking for a digital image editing guide for beginners.
  • Yes, if you enjoy using free software.
  • No, this book is not for you if you want to use the command line or scripting (see GIMP's online resources for assistance).

What Is GIMP?

GIMP is a digital image editor and a digital drawing tool. GIMP allows you to:

  • Retouch photos by fixing problems affecting the whole image or parts of the image
  • Adjust colors in your photos to bring back the natural look
  • Be creative with your photos—crop, blend, and add items, special effects, and more
  • Discover the fun of digital drawing and painting without messy paints and a wet ...

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