Beginning GIMP

Beginning GIMP

From Novice to Professional

eBook - 2009
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The GIMP Version 2.4 will be released end of 2005. We'll likely be first to market a book about the new version. Other books are pre-Version 2.4 and very outdated

Takes a project-based approach. Reader will be taught through real-world examples and projects immediately applicable for their own work

GIMP is an emerging technology in Open Source that has been making big headlines. Was used to make the Scooby-Doo movie and the official mascot of Linux (Tux)

GIMP works on Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows. This book shows how to install it on each platform.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Apress, 2009, c2008
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781430210702
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: xxvi, 539 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Safari Books Online (Firm)


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Oct 07, 2011

Easy and good book to start learning gimp, the author explain all the Tools, Filters, Layers and other features of this graphic program and how to use it, so you will get perfect basic information even on how to write scripts. I recommend it to beginners and professionals that maybe will get useful information. Really I enjoyed it.

May 18, 2010

I happened to correspond with the author of _Beginning GIMP_ about a
general problem with books about software and Open Source ** software in
particular. Books are written about the version available at the time
of the writing but new versions evolve and by the time the book is
published or read. The current Gimp version: 2.6.8 (December 10, 2009)

The author, Akkana Peck., wrote on 4/20/2010:
[The book] was based mainly on version 2.4 but it does talk about the
changes for 2.6: there's an appendix summarizing the changes, and I
try to mention it throughout the book when something has moved between
2.4 and 2.6.

** Open source software (OSS) projects are built and maintained by a
network of volunteer programmers and usually available to users at no
cost. Prime examples of open source products are the widely used
Apache HTTP Server, and the internet browser Mozilla Firefox.

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