Bring Out the GIMP Part 1: GIMP Basics

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patterd

older gal
Thanks for your post of 6/29/07! Please do more! I'm new to image manipulation and want to use it for scrapbooking (don't laugh) I do have some art in my lengthy background and want to work with many years of photo collections but don't wamt to accumulate boxes and closets of scrapbooking tools. I want to bring my accumulation to the 21st century. The ability to use GIMP in "layman's terms" will do this.

Keep up the good work!

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jimc52

Ya forgot to tell people where and how to get the GIMP for Windows and Linux:

For Windows:

http://www.wingimp.org/

Also, if you are running Linux, it usually comes as part of the distro, but if it doesn't, you can get the latest Linux version at:

http://www.gimp.org/

Notice one is WINGIMP and the other is GIMP.

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fnordfnord

wait... back it up. give us a paragraph on how to run the program before jumping straight into cropping. you said "load an image", but how? I'm lost

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varvil

For about 2 months now I've been running Ubuntu instead of M$ Windows. Since I do a lot of web development on the side an essential part of that is image editing. Thank you and please keep the basic tutorials coming!

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pshapiro

thanks for your coverage of GIMP. another free graphics program, Inkscape, for vector drawing, is also a delight. here's a youtube video i recently created showcasing some of the best graphics created using inkscape.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=XrO_GMNhQSA

an excellent way of learning inkscape is to search youtube for inkscape to find a number of very well done screencasts (tutorials) created by inkscape enthusiasts.

the most interesting of these screencasts that i've seen is this one, Photo Popping Fun.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4Broe2mZ84k

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maddee

Gotta' love the price advantage using the Gimp! Keep the Linux articles coming! I'm a total convert. No more Winblows!! No more wasting time updating security software and scanning for viruses. Just enjoying my 'puter time!
Maddee

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