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GIMP 2 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software [Paperback]

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Item description for GIMP 2 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software by Klaus Goelker...

Demonstrates the image editing functions of GIMP 2, covering such topics as scanning and editing an image, using layers and masks, and working with black-and-white images.

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Image Editing has become a key element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications - and fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful multiplatform system, running on Linux, as well as OS X and Windows.

This book has evolved from the classroom materials the author developed and used in courses and workshops on Image Editing with the GIMP. It covers the basics of image editing and guides the reader through the functions and tools of GIMP from simple adjustments to more advanced techniques with layers and masks. The more important editing functions are presented in individual workshops. Moreover, the book covers the stitching of panoramic images and preparation of high-quality black and white images.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 7.8" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 9, 2006
Publisher   Rocky Nook
ISBN  1933952032  
ISBN13  9781933952031  

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More About Klaus Goelker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Klaus Goelker is a lecturer, designer and photographer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. He teaches courses on image editing at a local art school. He chose GIMP to teach this classes because it is free and yet powerful enough to do serious photographic image editing.

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Reviews - What do customers think about GIMP 2 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software?

Good book  Jul 9, 2008
It nicely covers the 2.4 version of gimp. The book is well structure and pleasant to read. It covers all the basic functions of the gimp.
Good book for beginners  Dec 25, 2007
I found this book a good start for beginners but not sufficient to address the need of intermediate or advanced image editors. Well written but poorly binded.
GIMP 2 Review  Nov 19, 2007
The book is very well written and provides a lot of background information that is helpful.

For instance, in primary school (pardon the pun) we were taught about primary colours and how Blue plus Yellow gave you Green. The RGB system however has Red, Green, Blue as its basics, and Yellow becomes a Red Green composite.

I enjoyed it, and will obtain the basic online GIMP documentation and another text from this site to get me going.

I want to create some derivative sketches from photographs, and creating layers which derive from the original, and merge together to form a basic sketch.

I was looking for a 'cookbook' approach, but this book tries to give more depth without getting so technical that you lose interest.

Thanks Klaus Goelker for writing it.
Good to have by your side if you can't pull up the Grokk  Nov 6, 2007
This is a book that I did like. And yes Grokking the Gimp the online book is about as good and free. But if you want a book by your side for gimp. Get this book.

The Gimp is no gimp  Oct 30, 2007
The Gimp has evolved over the years, with pieces tacked on here and there to add features that help it keep pace with Photoshop (at a much lower "price.") Originally a program written by propeller-heads for propeller-heads, the program has actually become useful for photographers who don't have a computer-programming bent. Even so, the interface can be confusing, and that's where this excellent book comes in. It helps you sort out all the features of The Gimp so you can get up and running and actually use this program. Then, it shows you what you need to know to move into more advanced image editing. Highly recommended.

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