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This pdf guide covers most of the topics in GIMP. It can be used as a best user manual for GIMP software.

Introduction The GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is an application suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images. Its capabilities as an image manipulation program make it a worthy competitor to other similar programs such as Adobe PHOTOSHOP or Corel PHOTOPAINT.

Contents of this Gimp Learning  complete guide

1 Introduction 14
1.1 What is The GIMP? . 14
1.1.1 A Brief List of Features and Capabilities . . . . . . 14
1.1.2 Platform Support . . . . 15
1.1.3 About the Help System . . . . . . 15
1.2 What Can GIMP Do For Me? 15
1.2.1 Image Editing 15
1.2.2 Video Editing 16
1.3 Bug Submission . . . 16
1.3.1 How to collect the information . 16
1.3.2 Where to submit your bug report . . . . . 17
2 Using GIMP 18
2.1 Starting for the First Time . . . 18
2.1.1 User Directory . . . . . . 18
2.1.2 Performance Tuning . . 18
2.1.3 Monitor Resolution . . . 19
2.2 The Main Interface . . 19
2.2.1 The ToolBox . 19
2.2.2 The Image Window . . 19
2.3 File Formats 20
2.3.1 Supported Formats . . 21
2.3.2 What Format Should I Use? . . 21
3 ToolBox 24
3.1 Toolbox Introduction . 24
3.2 The ToolBox 24
3.3 Module Browser . . . . 24
3.4 Help Page for Help . . 25
3.5 Context Help 25
3.6 Tip of the Day . . . . . . 25
3.7 About Dialog 25
4 Image 26
4.1 Image Menu Introduction . . . 26
4.2 The Image Window . 26
4.3 Image history . . . . . . 27
4.3.1 Undo 27
4.3.2 Redo 27
4.4 Clipboards . 28
4.4.1 Cut . . 28
4.4.2 Copy 28
4.4.3 Paste 28
4.4.4 Paste Into . . . 28
4.4.5 Paste As New 28
4.4.6 Cut Named . . 29
4.4.7 Copy Named . 29
4.4.8 Paste Named 29
4.5 Operations with selections . . 29
4.5.1 Clear 29
4.5.2 Fill . . 30
4.5.3 Stroke . . . . . . 30
4.6 Selection operations 30
4.6.1 Invert Selection . . . . . . 30
4.6.2 Select All . . . . 30
4.6.3 Select None . 30
4.6.4 Float Selection . . . . . . 30
4.6.5 Feather Selection . . . . 31
4.6.6 Sharpen Selection . . . 31
4.6.7 Shrink Selection . . . . . 31
4.6.8 Grow Selection . . . . . . 31
4.6.9 Border Selection . . . . . 31
4.6.10 Save Selection to Channel . . . 31
4.7 Customizing the view32
4.7.1 Zoom 32
4.7.2 Dot for Dot . . 32
4.7.3 The Info Window . . . . 32
4.7.4 The Navigation Window. . . . . . 32
4.7.5 Toggle Selection . . . . . 33
4.7.6 Toggle Rulers 33
4.7.7 Toggle Statusbar . . . . 33
4.7.8 Toggle Guides . . . . . . 33
4.7.9 Snap to Guides. . . . . . 33
4.7.10 New View . . . 33
4.7.11 Shrink Wrap . 34
4.8 Changing the imagetype . . . . 34
4.8.1 Convert to RGB . . . . . 34
4.8.2 Convert to Grayscale . 34
4.8.3 Convert to Indexed . . . 34
4.9 Image operations with lookuptables . . 36
4.9.1 Desaturate . . 36
4.9.2 Invert 36
4.9.3 Equalize . . . . 36
4.10 Canvas operations . . 36
4.10.1 Offset 36
4.10.2 Set Canvas Size . . . . . 37
4.10.3 Scale Image . 37
4.10.4 Scale Layer Warning . 38
4.10.5 Duplicate . . . . 38
5 Layers 39
5.1 What are Layers? . . . 39
5.2 Using Layers 40
5.3 The Layers Dialog . . 42
5.4 New Layer . . 43
5.5 Stack . . . . . . 43
5.6 Duplicate Layer . . . . 43
5.7 Anchor Layer . . . . . . 43
5.8 Delete Layer 43
5.9 Layer Boundary Size 43
5.9.1 The Chain Button . . . . 44
5.10 Layer to Image Size . 44
5.11 Scale Layer . 44
5.12 Merge Visible Layers 44
5.12.1 General . . . . . 44
5.13 Merge Down 45
5.14 Flatten Image . . . . . . 45
5.15 Add Layer Mask . . . . 45
5.16 Apply Layer Mask. . . 46
5.17 Delete Layer Mask . . 46
5.18 Layer Mask to Selection . . . . 46
5.19 Add Alpha Channel . 46
5.20 Alpha to Selection . . 46
5.21 Edit Layer Attributes 46
5.21.1 General . . . . . 46
6 Channels 47
6.1 Channels Introduction . . . . . . 47
6.2 The Channels Dialog 47
6.2.1 Selections and Channels . . . . . 48
6.3 The New Channel Dialog . . . 48
6.4 Raise Channel . . . . . 48
6.5 Lower Channel . . . . . 48
6.6 Duplicate Channel . . 48
6.7 Channel to Selection 48
6.8 Delete Channel . . . . 49
6.9 Edit Channel Attributes . . . . . 49
7 Paths 50
7.1 Paths Introduction . . 50
7.2 The Paths Dialog . . . 50
7.2.1 Control area . 50
7.2.2 Edit area . . . . 51
7.2.3 Path area . . . 52
7.3 New Path . . 52
7.4 Duplicate Path . . . . . 52
7.5 Path to Selection . . . 52
7.6 Stroke Path . 52
7.7 Delete Path . 53
7.8 Copy Path . . 53
7.9 Paste Path . 53
7.10 Export Path . 54
7.11 Import Path . 54
7.12 Edit Path Attributes . 54
8 Tools 55
8.1 Tools Introduction . . . 55
8.2 Tool Options Dialog . 55
8.3 Airbrush . . . 55
8.3.1 Overview . . . 55
8.3.2 Airbrush Tool Options 55
8.4 Bezier Selection . . . . 56
8.4.1 Overview . . . 56
8.4.2 Bezier Selection Tool Options 56
8.5 Blend . . . . . . 56
8.5.1 Overview . . . . 57
8.5.2 Blend Tool Options . . . 57
8.6 Brightness-Contrast . 58
8.6.1 Overview . . . . 58
8.6.2 Brightness - Contrast Options . 58
8.7 Bucket Fill . . 59
8.7.1 Overview . . . . 59
8.7.2 Bucket Fill Tool Options . . . . . . 59
8.8 By Color Selection . . 60
8.8.1 Overview . . . . 60
8.8.2 Select by Color Options . . . . . . 60
8.9 Clone . . . . . . 61
8.9.1 Overview . . . . 61
8.9.2 Clone Tool Options . . . 61
8.10 Color Balance . . . . . . 61
8.10.1 Overview . . . . 61
8.10.2 Color Balance Options 62
8.11 Color Picker 62
8.11.1 Overview . . . . 62
8.11.2 Color Picker Options . 62
8.12 Convolver . . 62
8.12.1 Overview . . . . 62
8.12.2 Convolver Options . . . 63
8.13 Crop . . . . . . 63
8.13.1 Overview . . . . 63
8.13.2 Crop Tool Options . . . 63
8.13.3 Crop and Resize Information . 64
8.14 Curves. . . . . 64
8.14.1 Overview . . . 64
8.14.2 Curves Tool Options . 64
8.15 Dodge or Burn . . . . . 65
8.15.1 Overview . . . . 65
8.15.2 Dodge / Burn Options 65
8.16 Elliptical Selection . . 66
8.16.1 Overview . . . . 66
8.16.2 Elliptical Selection Options . . . 66
8.17 Eraser . . . . . 67
8.17.1 Overview . . . . 67
8.17.2 Eraser Tool Options . . 67
8.18 Flip 67
8.18.1 Overview . . . . 67
8.18.2 Flip Tool Options . . . . 68
8.19 Free-Hand Selection 68
8.19.1 Overview . . . . 68
8.19.2 Free-Hand Selection Tool Options . . . . 68
8.20 Fuzzy Selection . . . . 69
8.20.1 Overview . . . . 69
8.20.2 Fuzzy Selection Tool Options . 69
8.21 Histogram . . 70
8.21.1 Overview . . . . 70
8.21.2 Histogram Tools Options . . . . . 70
8.22 Hue-Saturation . . . . . 70
8.22.1 Overview . . . . 70
8.22.2 Hue-Saturation Options . . . . . . 71
8.23 Ink . 71
8.23.1 Overview . . . . 71
8.23.2 Ink Tool Options . . . . . 71
8.24 Intelligent Scissors . . 72
8.24.1 Overview . . . . 72
8.24.2 Intelligent Scissors Options . . . 72
8.25 Levels . . . . . 72
8.25.1 Overview . . . . 72
8.25.2 Levels Tool Options . . 72
8.26 Magnify . . . . 73
8.26.1 Overview . . . . 73
8.26.2 Magnify Tool Options . 73
8.27 Measure . . . 74
8.27.1 Overview . . . . 74
8.27.2 Measure Tool Options 74
8.28 Move . . . . . . 74
8.28.1 Overview . . . . 74
8.29 Paintbrush . 74
8.29.1 Overview . . . . 75
8.29.2 Paintbrush Options . . 75
8.30 Pencil . . . . . 76
8.30.1 Overview . . . . 76
8.30.2 Pencil Tool Options . . 76
8.31 Posterize . . . 77
8.31.1 Overview . . . . 77
8.31.2 Posterize Tool Options 77
8.32 Rectangular Selection . . . . . . 77
8.32.1 Overview . . . . 77
8.32.2 Rectangular Selection Tool Options . . . 77
8.33 Smudge . . . 78
8.33.1 Overview . . . . 78
8.33.2 Smudge Tool Options 78
8.34 Text Tool . . . 79
8.34.1 Overview . . . . 79
8.34.2 Text Tool Options . . . . 79
8.35 Threshold . . 79
8.35.1 Overview . . . . 79
8.35.2 Threshold Tool Options . . . . . . 79
8.36 Transform Tools . . . . 80
8.36.1 Overview . . . . 80
8.36.2 Transform Tool Options . . . . . . 80
8.36.3 Rotation . . . . . 80
8.36.4 Scaling . . . . . 81
8.36.5 Shearing . . . . 81
8.36.6 Perspective . . 82
9 File 83
9.1 File Operations Introduction . 83
9.2 New Image . 83
9.3 Open File . . 84
9.4 File Save or Save As 84
9.5 Revert . . . . . 85
9.6 Last Opened 85
9.7 Close . . . . . . 85
9.8 Quit 86
9.9 Really Close 86
9.10 Really Quit . 86
10 Open 87
10.1 Opening Images . . . . 87
10.2 Open by Extension . 87
11 Save 88
11.1 Saving Images . . . . . 88
11.2 Save by Extension . . 88
12 Dialogs 89
12.1 Dialogs Introduction . 89
12.2 Layers, Channels and Paths Dialog . . 89
12.3 The Preferences Dialog . . . . . 89
12.4 New File Settings . . . 90
12.4.1 Default Image Size and Unit . . 90
12.4.2 Default Image Resolution and Resolution Unit . 90
12.4.3 Default Image Type . . 90
12.4.4 Maximum Image Size 90
12.4.5 Summary . . . 90
12.4.6 Default Comment . . . . 90
12.5 Display Settings . . . . 90
12.5.1 Transparency 90
12.5.2 8-Bit Displays 91
12.6 Interface Settings . . . 91
12.6.1 Interface . . . . 91
12.6.2 Help System . 92
12.6.3 Image Windows . . . . . 92
12.6.4 Tool Options . 93
12.7 Environment Settings . . . . . . 94
12.7.1 Resource Consumption . . . . . . 94
12.7.2 Scaling . . . . . 94
12.7.3 File Saving . . 94
12.8 Session Management . . . . . . 95
12.8.1 Window Positions . . . . 95
12.8.2 Devices . . . . . 95
12.9 Monitor Settings . . . . 95
12.9.1 Get Monitor Resolution . . . . . . 95
12.10 Directories . 96
12.11 The Brush Selection Dialog . 96
12.11.1 Preview and Brush Information 97
12.11.2 Settings . . . . . 97
12.11.3 Pixmap Brushes . . . . . 97
12.12 The Brush Editor Dialog . . . . 97
12.12.1 Settings . . . . . 97
12.13 The Gradient Selection Dialog . . . . . . 98
12.14 Gradient Editor . . . . . 98
12.14.1 The Popup Menu . . . . 98
12.15 Copy Gradient . . . . . 99
12.16 Delete Gradient . . . . 99
12.17 New Gradient . . . . . . 99
12.18 Rename Gradient . . . 100
12.19 Replicate Segment . 100
12.20 Save as PovRay . . . . 100
12.21 Split Segments Uniformly . . . 100
12.22 The Pattern Selection Dialog 100
12.23 The Color Palette Dialog . . . . 100
12.24 The Palette Editor . . 101
12.24.1 General . . . . . 101
12.25 Delete Palette . . . . . . 102
12.26 Import Palette . . . . . . 102
12.26.1 General . . . . . 102
12.27 Merge Palette . . . . . . 103
12.28 New Palette 103
12.29 Indexed Palette . . . . 103
12.30 Input Devices . . . . . . 104
12.31 The Device Status Dialog . . . 104
12.32 The Document Index Dialog . 104
12.33 The Error Console Dialog . . . 105
12.34 Undo History . . . . . . 105
12.35 The Standard GIMP Color Selector . . 105
12.36 The GTK Color Selector . . . . 105
12.37 The Triangle Color Selector . 106
12.38 The Watercolor Color Selector . . . . . . 106
12.39 Edit Qmask Attributes . . . . . . 106
13 Filters 107
13.1 Filters Introduction . . 107
13.2 Reshow Last Filter . . 107
13.3 Repeat Last Filter . . . 107
13.4 2x2 Contrast Enhance . . . . . . 107
13.5 Add Dust . . . 107
13.6 Adjust FG-BG / Color Range Mapping 108
13.7 Alien Map 2 108
13.8 Alien Map . . 109
13.9 Align Layers 109
13.10 Animate Cells . . . . . . 110
13.11 Animation Play . . . . . 110
13.12 Animation Optimize / Unoptimize . . . . 110
13.13 Apply Lens . 110
13.14 Apply Canvas . . . . . . 111
13.15 Auto Crop . . 111
13.16 Autostretch HSV. . . . 111
13.17 Blended . . . . 112
13.18 Blinds . . . . . 112
13.19 Blow in/out . 112
13.20 Blur 112
13.21 Border Average . . . . 113
13.22 Bumpmap . . 113
13.23 Burst . . . . . . 113
13.24 BZ2 114
13.25 Stretch Contrast . . . . 114
13.26 Center Guide . . . . . . 115
13.27 Checkerboard . . . . . . 115
13.28 CML Explorer . . . . . . 115
13.29 Color Enhance . . . . . 116
13.30 Color Exchange . . . . 116
13.31 Colorify . . . . 117
13.32 Color to Alpha . . . . . 117
13.33 Compose . . 117
13.34 Convolution Matrix . . 118
13.35 Cubism . . . . 118
13.36 Curve Bend 118
13.37 Decompose 119
13.38 Deinterlace . 119
13.39 Depth Merge 119
13.40 Despeckle . . 119
13.41 Destripe . . . 119
13.42 Diffraction . . 119
13.43 Displace . . . 120
13.44 Ditherize . . . 120
13.45 Edge . . . . . . 120
13.46 Emboss . . . . 120
13.47 Engrave . . . . 121
13.48 Fade Alpha . 121
13.49 Film 121
13.50 Fire 121
13.51 FITS . . . . . . 121
13.52 Fit Text . . . . 121
13.53 Flame . . . . . 122
13.54 FlareFX . . . . 123
13.55 Filter Pack . . 123
13.56 Fractal Explorer . . . . 124
13.57 Fractal Trace 124
13.58 Frame Filter 125
13.59 Frame Reshuffle . . . . 125
13.60 Gaussian Blur . . . . . . 125
13.61 RLE Gaussian Blur . 125
13.62 Dynamic Text Tool . . 126
13.63 GeeZoom! . . 126
13.64 Gfig 126
13.65 GFlare . . . . . 132
13.66 GIH 132
13.67 Gimpressionist . . . . . 133
13.68 Glass Tile . . 133
13.69 Glowing Steel . . . . . . 133
13.69.1 Add Glow . . . 133
13.69.2 Brushed Metal . . . . . . 133
13.69.3 Highlight Edges . . . . . 134
13.70 Gradient Map . . . . . . 134
13.71 Grid 134
13.72 GIMP Table Magic . . 135
13.73 Remove Guides . . . . 135
13.74 Guides to Selection . 135
13.75 Guide Grid . 136
13.76 Guillotine . . . 136
13.77 GZ . 136
13.78 Hot . 137
13.79 HRZ 137
13.80 IFS Compose . . . . . . 137
13.81 Illusion . . . . . 137
13.82 Image Tile . . 138
13.83 Imagemap . . 138
13.84 iWarp . . . . . . 138
13.85 Jigsaw . . . . . 138
13.86 JPEG. . . . . . 139
13.87 Laplace . . . . 140
13.88 Layer Functions . . . . 140
13.89 Lighting . . . . 140
13.90 Logulator . . . 140
13.91 Mail 140
13.92 Map to Gradient . . . . 141
13.93 Map Object . 141
13.94 Max RGB . . 141
13.95 Maze . . . . . . 142
13.96 Motion Blur . 142
13.97 MIFF . . . . . . 143
13.98 Mirror Split . 143
13.99 Mosaic. . . . . 143
13.100Newsprint . . 144
13.101NL Filter . . . 144
13.102 Noisify . . . . . 144
13.103 Not yet written . . . . . 145
13.104 Normalize . . 145
13.105 Super Nova . 145
13.106 Oilify . . . . . . 145
13.107Pagecurl . . . 145
13.108Papertile . . . 146
13.109PAT 146
13.110Perlotine . . . 146
13.111 Pixelize . . . . 146
13.112 Pixelmap . . . 146
13.113 Plasma . . . . 147
13.114PNG . . . . . . 147
13.115PNM . . . . . . 148
13.116Polarize . . . . 148
13.117 Prepare for GIF . . . . 148
13.118The Print Plug-In . . . 149
13.119PSP 154
13.120 Qbist . . . . . . 154
13.121Random Blends . . . . 155
13.122 Randomize (Hurl, Pick, Slur) . 155
13.123 Rotate Color Map . . . 155
13.124 Repeat and Duplicate . . . . . . 157
13.125 Resynthesize . . . . . . 157
13.126 Ripple . . . . . 157
13.127 Rotate . . . . . 158
13.128Round Selection . . . . 158
13.129 Sample Colorize . . . . 158
13.130 Scatter HSV 159
13.131 Scratches . . 159
13.132 Selective Gaussian Blur . . . . 159
13.133 Selection to Path . . . 160
13.134 Semi-Flatten 160
13.135SGI 160
13.136 Sharpen . . . 161
13.137 Shift 161
13.138 Sinus . . . . . . 161
13.139Smooth Palette . . . . . 161
13.140 Sobel . . . . . . 161
13.141 Solid Noise . 162
13.142 Sparkle . . . . 162
13.143 Spread . . . . 162
13.144 Stampify . . . 163
13.145 Apply Canvas . . . . . . 163
13.146 Sunras . . . . . 163
13.147Terral Text . . 163
13.148TeX String . . 164
13.149TGA 164
13.150 Threshold Alpha . . . . 165
13.151 TIFF 165
13.152 Tile 165
13.153 Tileable Blur 165
13.154 Small Tiles . 166
13.155Make Seamless . . . . 166
13.156Transparent Logo . . . 166
13.157 Unsharp Mask . . . . . 166
13.158URL 167
13.159Van Gogh (LIC) . . . . 167
13.160 Video . . . . . . 167
13.161Value Invert . 167
13.162Value Propagate . . . 167
13.163Warp Sharp 167
13.164Warp . . . . . . 168
13.165Waves . . . . . 168
13.166Webify . . . . . 168
13.167 Whirl Pinch . 168
13.168Wind . . . . . . 168
13.169 Windify . . . . 168
13.170WMF . . . . . . 169
13.171Xach Blocks 169
13.172Xach Shadows . . . . . 169
13.173 Xachvision . 169
13.174XWD . . . . . . 169
13.175 Zealous Crop . . . . . . 170
13.176 (GAP) Animation Filter . . . . . 170
13.177 (GAP) Video Frontends . . . . . 170
13.178 (GAP) Video Navigator . . . . . 170
13.179 (GAP) Video Plugins 170
14 Keyboard Shortcuts 171
15 Command Line Options 175
15.1 GIMP . . . . . . 175
15.2 GIMP Tool . . 176
15.3 GIMP Remote . . . . . 178
16 GIMP License 179
17 Glossary 187


Resource: http://www.vislab.uq.edu.au/users/manuals/gimp/gimp2.2.pdf
Posted By : Gimpsoftware
On date : 04.07.10

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