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GIMP 2.6 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software

Handbook / Manual

By: Klaus Goelker

384 pages, colour photos

Rocky Nook

Paperback | Jan 2011 | #195136 | ISBN-13: 9781933952499
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About this book

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 no-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.


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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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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