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Image Manipulation

  • GIMP Gnu Image Manipulation Program The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. For all of you who know the terminology, a brief list of features and capabilities which GIMP provides might be:

    • Full suite of painting tools including brushes, a pencil, an airbrush, an ink tool and cloning.

    • Advanced scripting capabilities provided by a procedural database so you can call internal GIMP functions from external scripts, such as Perl-Fu(Perl scripts and Python-Fu(Python scripts).

    • Multiple undo and redo, limited only by disk space.

    • Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear, and flip.

    • File formats supported include Post script, JPEG, GIF, PNG, XPM, TIFF, TGA, MPEG, PCX, BMP, and many others.

    • Selection tools including rectangular, elliptical, free, fuzzy, paths, and intelligent scissors.

    • Plug-ins that allow for easy addition of new functions, new file formats, and new effect filters.

    • Tile-based memory management so image size is limited only by available space.

    • Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools, allowing for high-quality anti-aliasing.

    • Full Alpha channel (transparency) support.

    • Layers and channels.

    Once in GIMP you open a new image (file) by choosing ``new'' from the File menu in the toolbox window. You can also scan images with GIMP.


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