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Phillip Whitt, Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1949-2_1

1. An Overview of GIMP 2.8

Phillip Whitt

(1)Columbus, Georgia, USA

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In this chapter, we’ll cover the following:

  • Downloading and installing GIMP 2.8

  • The GIMP interface

  • The menu bar

  • The image navigation bar

  • The toolbox and important tool functions

  • Working with layers

GIMP is a very powerful image editor. If you are an absolute beginner using this program, this chapter will guide you in how to download GIMP. It will also provide a look at most of the basic tools and functions of the program. ...

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