gimp (1)


       gimp - an image manipulation and paint program.


       gimp  [-h]  [--help]  [-v]  [--version]  [-b] [--batch <commands>] [-g]
       [--gimprc  <gimprc>]  [-n]  [--no-interface]  [-r]  [--restore-session]
       [--no-data]  [--verbose]  [--no-shm]  [--no-xshm]  [--display  display]
       [--no-splash]  [--no-splash-image]  [--debug-handlers]  [--console-mes-
       sages] [--system-gimprc <gimprc>] [filename]...


       The  GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is used to edit and
       manipulate images. It can load and save a variety of image formats  and
       can be used to convert between formats.

       Gimp  can also be used as a paint program. It features a set of drawing
       and painting tools such as airbrush, clone, pencil,  and  paint  brush.
       Painting and drawing tools can be applied to an image with a variety of
       paint modes.  It also offers an extensive array of selection tools like
       rectangle,  ellipse, fuzzy select, bezier select, intelligent scissors,
       and select by color.

       Gimp offers a variety of plugins that perform a variety of image manip-
       ulations.   Examples  include  bumpmap, edge detect, gaussian blur, and
       many others.

       In addition, Gimp has  several  scripting  extension  which  allow  for
       advanced non-interactive processing and creation of images.


       The gimp accepts the following options:

       -h, --help
               Display a list of all commandline options.

       -v, --version
               Output the version info.

       -b, --batch <commands>
               Execute  the  set  of  <commands> non-interactively. The set of
               <commands> is typically in the form of a  script  that  can  be
               executed by one of the Gimp scripting extensions.

       -g, --gimprc <gimprc>
               Use an alternative gimprc instead of the default one. Useful in
               cases where plugins paths or machine specs may be different.

       -i, --no-interface
               Run without a user interface.

       -r, --restore-session
               Try to restore saved session.

       -d, --no-data
               of  using shared memory, GIMP will send the data via pipe. This
               will result in slower performance than using shared memory.

               Do not use the X Shared Memory extension. If GIMP is being dis-
               played on a remote X server, this probably needs to be enabled.
               Also useful for any X server that doesn't properly support  the
               X  shared memory extension.  This will result in slower perfor-
               mance than with X shared memory enabled.

       --display display
               Use the designated X display.

       -s, --no-splash
               Do not show the splash screen.

       -S, --no-splash-image
               Do not show the splash screen  image  as  part  of  the  splash

               Enable debugging signal handlers.

       -c, --console-messages
               Do not popup dialog boxes on errors or warnings. Print the mes-
               sages on the console instead.

       --enable-stack-trace {never|query|always}
               If a stack-trace should be generated in case of fatal  signals.

       --system-gimprc <gimprc>
               Use an alternate system gimprc file.


       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

               to  get  the  name of a resource file that overrides the global
               resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


       Gimp's data files are stored in /usr/share/gimp/1.2, where ${prefix} is
       set on install, but is typically /usr/local. Gimp's system-wide config-
       uration files are stored in /etc/gimp/1.2.  Most gimp configuration  is
       read  in  from the user's init file, $HOME/.gimp-1.2/gimprc. The system
       wide equivalent is in /etc/gimprc. The system wide file is parsed first
       and the user gimprc can override the system settings.  /etc/gimprc_user
       is the default gimprc placed in users' home directories the first  time
       gimp is run.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/gtkrc - users set of gimp-specific GTK config settings.
       Options such as widget color and fonts sizes can be set here.

       /etc/gimp/1.2/gtkrc - sytem wide default set of gimp-specific GTK  con-
       fig settings.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/sessionrc - This file takes session-specific info (that
       is info, you want to keep between two gimp-sessions). You are not  sup-
       posed  to edit it manually, but of course you can do. This file will be
       entirely rewritten every time you quit the gimp.  If  this  file  isn't
       found, defaults are used.

       /etc/gimp/1.2/unitrc - default user unit database. It contains the unit
       definitions for centimeters, meters, feet,  yards,  typographic  points
       and typographic picas and is placed in users home directories the first
       time the gimp is ran.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/unitrc - This file contains your  user  unit  database.
       You  can modify this list with the unit editor. You are not supposed to
       edit it manually, but of course you can do.  This file will be entirely
       rewritten every time you quit the gimp.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/plug-ins - location of user installed plugins.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/pluginrc  -  plugin  initialization  values  are stored
       here. This file is parsed on startup and regenerated if need be.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/modules - location of user installed modules.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/tmp - default location  that  gimp  uses  as  temporary

       /usr/share/gimp/1.2/brushes - system wide brush files.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/brushes - user created and installed brush files. These
       files are in the .gbr (gimp brush) format.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/generated_brushes - Brushes generated  and  saved  from
       the  brush dialog. These files are in the .vbr (gimp vector brush) for-

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/curves - Curve profiles and presets as saved  from  the
       Curves tool.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/gimpressionist  -  Presets and user created brushes and
       papers are stored here.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/levels - Level profiles and presets as saved  from  the
       Levels tool.

       /usr/share/gimp/1.2/palettes - the system wide palette files. The files
       are copied to the user palettes directory when gimp  is  first  ran  to
       allow  the  user to modify the palettes. This directory is not searched
       for palettes by default.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/palettes - copies of the system palette files  as  well
       as user created and modified palette files.

       /usr/share/gimp/1.2/patterns - basic set of patterns for use in gimp.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/patterns  -  user  created  and  installed gimp pattern
       files. This files are in the .pat format.
       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/scripts - user created and installed scripts.

       /usr/share/gimp/1.2/gflares  - system wide directory used by the gflare

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/gflares - user created and installed gflare files.

       /usr/share/gimp/1.2/gfig - system wide directory used by the gfig plug-

       $HOME/.gimp-1.2/gfig - user created and installed gfig files.

       /usr/share/gimp/1.2/gimp_splash.ppm  -  graphic  file used for the gimp
       splash screen.

       /usr/share/gimp/1.2/gimp_logo.ppm - graphic file used in the Gimp about

       /usr/share/gimp/1.2/tips/gimp_tips.txt  - list of tips displayed in the
       "Tip of the Day" dialog box. At the same place you will find files with
       tips in other languages.


       Copyright   1995 Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis

       Permission  to  use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
       documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby  granted,  pro-
       vided  that  the  above  copyright notice appear in all copies and that
       both that copyright notice and this permission notice  appear  in  sup-
       porting documentation.


       Any bugs found should be reported to the Gimp Developer mailing list at or you may want  to  make  use  of  the
       online    bug-tracking    system    available    on    the    web    at or submit a bug  report  to  the
       system via

       Before  reporting  bugs, please check to see if the bug is mentioned in
       the FAQ's or the mailing list archive. See the section  on  Other  Info
       for locations of these.

       When  reporting Gimp bugs, it is important to include a reliable way to
       reproduce the bug, version number of Gimp (and probably GTK),  OS  name
       and version, and any relevant hardware specs. It is also very important
       to include as much info as possible about the Xserver the  problem  was
       found on including at least server name, the visual, and the bit depth.

       If a bug is causing a crash, it is very useful if a stack trace can  be
       provided. And of course, patches to rectify the bug are even better.


       The canonical place to find GIMP info is at  Here
       you can find links to just about every other gimp site, tutorials, data


       Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis.

       With  patches, fixes, plugins, extensions, scripts, translations, docu-
       mentation, and more from lots and lots of people including but not lim-
       ited  to  Lauri Alanko, Shawn Amundson, Sven Anders, Karl-Johan Anders-
       son, John Beale, Zach Beane, Tom Bech, Marc Bless, Edward Blevins, Rea-
       gan  Blundell,  Xavier Bouchoux, Roberto Boyd, Stanislav Brabec, Robert
       Brady, Hans Breuer, Simon Budig, Carey Bunks, Seth Burgess, Brent  Bur-
       ton,  Francisco  Bustamante,  Albert Cahalan, Sean Cier, Winston Chang,
       Kenneth Christiansen, Zbigniew Chyla, Ed Connel, Piers Cornwell, Daniel
       Cotting,  Jay Cox, Brian Degenhardt, Gert Dewit, Andreas Dilger, Austin
       Donnelly, Scott Draves, Daniel Dunbar, Misha Dynin, Daniel Egger,  Mor-
       ton  Eriksen, Larry Ewing, Nick Fetchak, Valek Filippov, David Forsyth,
       Raphael Francois, Jochen Friedrich, Sami  Gerdt,  Jim  Geuther,  Graeme
       Gill,  Scott  Goehring,  Heiko  Goller, Marcelo de Gomensoro Malheiros,
       Pavel Grinfeld, Michael Hammel, Henrik Hansen, Ville  Hautamaki,  James
       Henstridge, Eric Hernes, David Hodson, Christoph Hoegl, Wolfgang Hofer,
       Jan Hubicka, Andreas Hyden, Ben Jackson,  Krzysztof  Jakubowski,  Simon
       Janes, Tim Janik, Fellmann Joaquim, Andrew Kieschnick, Peter Kirchgess-
       ner, Philipp Klaus, David Koblas, Robert L Krawitz,  Tuomas  Kuosmanen,
       Karin Kylander, Olof S Kylander, Karl La Rocca, Chris Lahey, Nick Lamb,
       Marco Lamberto, Jens Lautenbacher, Laramie Leavitt,  Elliot  Lee,  Marc
       Lehmann,  Ray  Lehtiniemi, Raph Levien, Wing Tung Leung, Adrian Likins,
       Tor Lillqvist, Ingo Luetkebohle, Josh MacDonald, Ed Mackey, Vidar  Mad-
       sen,  Ian Main, Kjartan Maraas, Kelly Martin, Torsten Martinsen, Gordon
       Matzigkeit, Gregory McLean,  Daniele  Medri,  Federico  Mena  Quintero,
       James  Mitchell,  Hirotsuna Mizuno, David Monniaux, Adam D Moss, Balazs
       Nagy, Yukihiro Nakai, Sung-Hyun  Nam,  Shuji  Narazaki,  Felix  Natter,
       Michael  Natterer,  Sven  Neumann,  Stephen Robert Norris, Tim Newsome,
       Erik Nygren, Tomas Ogren, Miles O'Neal, Thom van Os, Garry  R.  Osgood,
       Alan   Paeth,  Jay  Painter,  Sergey  Panov,  Asbjorn  Pettersen,  Mike
       Phillips, Artur Polaczynski, Raphael  Quinet,  Tom  Rathborne,  Vincent
       Renardias, Jens Restemeier, Maurits Rijk, Daniel Risacher, James Robin-
       son, Tim Rowley, Pablo Saratxaga, Mike Schaeffer, John Schlag,  Norbert
       Schmitz, Thorsten Schnier, Alexander Schulz, Tracy Scott, Craig Setera,
       Aaron Sherman, Manish Singh, Daniel Skarda, Nathan Summers, Mike Sweet,
       Yuri  Syrota,  Eiichi  Takamori,  Tristan Tarrant, Michael Taylor, Owen
       Taylor, Ian Tester, Andy Thomas,  Kevin  Turner,  Martin  Weber,  James
       Wang,  Kris  Wehner,  Nigel  Wetten, Calvin Williamson, Matthew Wilson,
       Shirasaki Yasuhiro.


       gimprc(5), gimptool(1), gimp-remote(1)

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