GIMP 2.8 Plus Tutorials for Photographers
 

  • New to GIMP? Confused?

  • Here's where you can become a GIMP expert quickly and easily.

  • You'll discover it's easy when you take a look at the tutorials.

  • Download the .pdf files, print out the tutorials, and follow the simple instructions.

  • Practice photographs are provided to enable you to follow the tutorials without effort.

  • Download the free ebooks now and amaze your friends and family with your stunning photographs.

Everybody can use GIMP. Many of the photographs shown on this site, taken by me, were shot with an old 5 megapixel camera.
This means you don't need an expensive camera to transform your pics into excellent images with GIMP.
You know, whatever your camera, it's the photographer behind the camera who creates stunning images.
It helps to understand composition. You'll discover tips for composition under the Photography link.

To start with GIMP you'll need to download the latest version of the program, Gimp 2.8.4 at the time of writing.
This is a considerable upgrade from earlier editions. The link is: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
This is the Windows XP (SP3), 2000, Vista, and 7 update.
 
Mac users have their own program available here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14597/gimp

Here are just a few examples of what GIMP can do:
       

Restore washed out colors

   
 

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Level Tilted Horizons

   
 

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Spotlight Effect

 

Before Photograph
By Mark J Sebastian


Jackie Martinez
 (#11049)
 

http://commons.
wikimedia.org/
wiki/Main_Page

 

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Create a Vignette

 

Before Photograph
By Mark J Sebastian


Jackie Martinez
 (#31106)
 

http://commons.
wikimedia.org/
wiki/Main_Page

 

 

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Create a Beer Tiger    
 

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Thanks for checking out the examples above. Now click the Downloads link and discover the real magic of GIMP.

 
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Features Overview
GIMP is among the finest photo editing programs but it's free. The ebooks available from this website will help you to discover what GIMP is capable of producing. You can also have a look at our home page examples; take a look at the photography page; browse through the list of tutorials: or go straight to the download page to download the many tutorials which can enable to be come a GIMP expert.

Customize Your Work Space (AKA Interface)
Every GIMP user develops their own way of working. You'll choose how you want your Gimp interface to look. You may prefer the default interface or, alternatively, go for popular the Windows menu Single-Window mode. You may choose to remove tools from the toolbox which you consider unnecessary. Each tool can be customized for a particular task. This is explained in detail in the Toolbox tutorials. GIMP allows you to set the tool brushes to behave in the way you prefer.

You can change colors and icon sizes to customize your tools in the toolbox. The interface (work area) has panels (known as docks) that allow you to see them as small tabs or hold them open in their own window. Press the tab key on your keyboard and GIMP will hide them until you press the tab key again.

GIMP has a full-screen mode that allows you to preview your images and edit your work. This means you can make the most of your screen space.

Photo Editing
Digital photo problems can be easily cured using GIMP. Fix leaning buildings caused by camera tilt simply by choosing the Perspective tool from the toolbox. Banish lens' barrel distortion and unwanted vignettes with a powerful but simple to use filter.

The channel mixer, among other tools, enables you to make your Black and White photos appear the way you want.

Retouching Your Photos
GIMP is perfect for working on photographs that need advanced retouching techniques. Hide blemishes and unwanted details by using the clone tool. You can present a subject with glamorous skin and touch up minor flaws with the healing tool.

File Formats
The file formats include regular formats such as: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF to special use formats such as PhotoShop files. The software also enables you to extend GIMPs formats with a plug-in. Rare formats are listed in the GIMP plugin registry. GIMP also has its own native format the .xcf file, which preserves layers when saved before the layers are merged.
 

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