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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Selecting a Graphics Program

Linux is distributed with many different programs, and many distributions include a wealth of graphics programs for creating, editing, and converting graphics images. These programs range from simple to complex. Some programs work only on the command line for translating graphics file formats, whereas others rival commercial-quality graphics software applications.

Using the GIMP Client

One of the best and newest graphics tools for Linux is GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program. This X11 client, shown in Figure 15.1, is a full-featured image-editing program with many menus, tools, and filters.

Figure 15.1. The GIMP image editor has features that rival commercial image-manipulation programs.

The GIMP features include ...

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