GIMP 2.6 for Photographers

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Image editing has become a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications, and are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

GIMP 2.6 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a low-cost ...

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GIMP 2.6 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software

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Overview

Image editing has become a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications, and are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

GIMP 2.6 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a low-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, as well as advanced techniques using layers and masks, stitching panoramic images, and preparing high-quality black and white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops.

GIMP 2.6 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.

The upgrade to GIMP 2.8 that is discussed in the book can be found at rockynook.com for a preview and more details.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933952499
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook
  • Publication date: 2/4/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 764,557
  • Product dimensions: 8.07 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Klaus Goelker is an architect and photographer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. He also teaches courses on image editing at a local art school. He chose GIMP to teach this class because it was free and yet powerful enough to do serious photographic image editing.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Basics

Chapter 2: Using GIMP: Correcting and Touching Up Your Images

Chapter 3: Using Masks and Layers—Painting, Filling, and Color Tools

Chapter 4: Working with Black-and-White and Color Images

Chapter 5: Appendix

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    GIMP 2.6 for Photographers by Klaus Goelker - Rocky Nook, O'Reilly

    This book is the complete package. It contains a DVD that provides all three versions (Windows, MAC, and Unix) for GIMP. In addition there is an introduction to GIMP 2.8 which is currently under development. And last, but hardly least, the images used in the book's tutorials are included.

    The book progresses in an A to Z fashion in teaching one about GIMP. In addition to the "how to" instruction, there is sufficient, but not overwhelming, information on theory, the "why" part of processing.

    GIMP is the "high end" of free photo processing software and approaches Adobe CS 5 in its capabilities. Even if you are not on a budget, consider GIMP. And if you do, or if you are currently using GIMP, add this book to your library. You'll be glad you did.

    Charles Heisterkamp, III, M.D.
    Photographer

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Very good - but missing the CD

    Excellent reference but there are numerous examples that refer to the accompanying CD - which we did not receive with the electronic book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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