Chapter 7

Editing Photos on the Raspberry Pi with GIMP

In This Chapter

arrow Installing GIMP

arrow Understanding the GIMP screen layout

arrow Resizing, cropping, rotating, and flipping your photos

arrow Adjusting the colors and fixing imperfections

arrow Converting images between different formats

We live in probably the best documented era in our history. Not only do we write about our daily lives in blogs and Facebook, but many people also carry a camera everywhere they go, built in to their phone or tablet device. More serious photographers might have a dedicated digital camera. Whatever you use, and whatever you do with your day, photography is a great way to record your life and express yourself creatively.

The Raspberry Pi can play a part in this hobby, enabling you to edit your photos to improve the composition and quality. The photos generated by digital cameras are quite large files, however, so a Raspberry Pi with just 256MB of memory struggles to process them, and often became impractically slow or ...

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