1.2 Image Handling Basics

In this section we’ll show you how to open, scan, and save images, and we’ll introduce you to the Image window. The Image window contains the image that’s currently open in GIMP. If no image is currently open, closing the Image window quits GIMP. When GIMP begins, the Image window is empty.

Opening an Image

To open a saved image, select Image: File > Open or press . The window shown in Figure 1-10 will appear.

This window contains three panels: Places, Name, and Preview. You choose the folder where the image was saved in Places and select the image in Names. Thumbnails are shown in Preview. The left panel, Places, is divided ...

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