1.1 GIMP Basics

If you need help installing GIMP, refer to Appendix E. From this point on, we assume that you have GIMP properly installed.

Tip: When you want to quit GIMP, use Image: File > Quit or . If you try to quit by closing windows, you might lose a valuable dialog in the process.

The Screen Layout

When GIMP starts for the first time, three different windows pop up on your screen, as shown in Figure 1-1. These windows are the Toolbox, the Image window, and a dialog dock. By default they occupy the full width of the screen, regardless of the size of your monitor. This screen layout can be arranged to suit your taste, and one of the first actions ...

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