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Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Chapter 7

Editing Photos on the Raspberry Pi with GIMP

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Installing GIMP

check Understanding the GIMP screen layout

check Resizing, cropping, rotating, and flipping your photos

check Adjusting the colors and fixing imperfections

check 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 on Facebook, but many people also carry cameras everywhere they go, built into their phones or other electronic devices. More serious photographers might have dedicated digital cameras. 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 activity, enabling you to edit photos to improve their 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 becomes impractically ...

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