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Index GNU Image Manipulation Program Tutorial


I Getting started
1 Introduction
Welcome to the GIMP
Authors
The GIMP-Help system
Features and Capabilities
What’s New in GIMP?
Interoperability and Standards Support
Shortcut Editor
Plug-in Previews
Real-Time Previews of Transform Operations
GNOME Human Interface Guide Conformance
GTK+ 2Migration
Basic Vector Support
Also
2 Fire up the GIMP
Running GIMP
Known Platforms
Language
Command Line Arguments
Starting GIMP the first time
3 First StepsWith Wilber
Basic Concepts
Main Windows
The Main Toolbox
Image Window
Dialogs and Docking
Undoing
Things That Cannot be Undone
GIMPLite Quickies
Intention
Change the Size of an Image (Scale)
Make JPEGs Smaller
Crop An Image
Find Info About Your Image
Change the Mode
Flip An Image
How to Draw Straight Lines
Intention
Final
4 Getting Unstuck
Getting Unstuck
Stuck!
Common Causes of GIMP Non-Responsiveness
II How do I Become a GIMP Wizard?
5 Getting Images Into GIMP
Image Types
Creating new Files
Opening Files
Open File
Open Location
Open Recent
File Browser
Drag and Drop
Copy and Paste
Image Browser
6 Getting images out of GIMP
Files
Saving Images
Saving Files
Preparing your Images for the Web
Images with an Optimal Size/Quality Ratio
Reducing the File Size Even More
Saving Images with Transparency
7 Painting with GIMP
The Selection
Feathering
Making a Selection Partially Transparent
Creating and Using Selections
Moving a Selection
Creating a Free Selection
QuickMask
Overview
Properties
Using the Quickmask
Paths
Path Creating
Paths and Selections
Transforming Paths
Stroking a Path
Paths and Text
Paths and SVG files
Brushes
Adding New Brushes
The GIH Dialog Box
Creating a Brush with Variable Size
Gradients
Patterns
Palettes
Colormap
Drawing Simple Objects
Drawing a Straight Line
Creating a Basic Shape
8 Combining Images
Introduction to Layers
Layer Properties
Layer Modes
Creating New Layers
Text and Fonts
Text
Embellishing Text
Adding Fonts
Font Problems
9 Enhancing Photographs
Working with Digital Camera Photos
Introduction
Improving Composition
Improving Colors
Adjusting Sharpness
Removing Unwanted Objects from an Image
Saving Your Results
10 Pimp my GIMP
Grids and Guides
The Image Grid
Guides
Rendering a Grid
How to Set Your Tile Cache
Creating Shortcuts to Menu Functions
Dialogs and Docking
Creating Docking Dialogs
Removing Tabs
Customize Splash-Screen
11 Scripting
Plugins
Introduction
Using Plugins
Installing New Plugins
Writing Plugins
Using Script-Fu Scripts
Script-Fu?
Installing Script-Fus
Do’s and Don’ts
Different Kinds Of Script-Fus
Standalone Scripts
Image-Dependent Scripts
A Script-Fu Tutorial
Getting Acquainted With Scheme
Variables And Functions
Lists, Lists And More Lists
Your First Script-Fu Script
Giving Our Script Some Guts
Extending The Text Box Script
III Function Reference
12 Toolbox
The Toolbox
Tool Options
Selection Tools
Common Features
Rectangle Selection Tool
Ellipse Selection Tool
Free Selection Tool (Lasso)
Fuzzy selection (Magic wand)
Select By Color Tool
Scissors Tool
Brush Tools
Common Features
Bucket Fill
Gradient Tool
Painting Tools (Pencil, Paintbrush, Airbrush)
Pencil
Paintbrush Tool
Eraser
Airbrush Tool
Ink Tool
Clone Tool
Convolve (Blur/Sharpen)
Dodge or Burn
Smudge Tool
Transform Tools
Common Features
Move Tool
Crop and Resize Tool
Rotate Tool
Scale Tool
Shear Tool
Perspective Tool
Flip Tool
Color Tools
Color Balance Tool
Hue-Saturation Tool
Colorize Tool
Brightness-Contrast tool
Threshold Tool
Levels tool
Curves Tool
Posterize Tool
Other
Path Tool
Color Picker Tool
Magnify Tool
Measure Tool
Texttool
Color and Indicator Area
Color Area
Indicator Area
Active image Area
13 Dialogs
Dialog Introduction
Image Structure Related Dialogs
Layers Dialog
Channels Dialog
Path Dialog
Colormap Dialog
Histogram dialog
Navigation Dialog
Undo History Dialog
Image Content Related Dialogs
Colors Dialog
Brushes Dialog
Patterns Dialog
Gradients Dialog
Palettes Dialog
Fonts Dialog
Image Management Related Dialogs
Buffers Dialog
Images Dialog
Document History Dialog
Templates Dialog
Misc dialogs
Tools Dialog
Preferences Dialog
Device Status Dialog
Error Console
Export File
14 Menus
Introduction to Menus
Context Menus
Detachable Submenus
Toolbox File Menu
The ‘File’ Menu of the Toolbox
Acquire
The Preferences Command
The Dialogs Sub-Menu
The ‘Xtns’ Menu
Introduction to the ‘Xtns’ Menu
The Module Manager
The Unit Editor
Plug-In Browser
The Procedure Browser
The ‘Script-Fu’ Submenu
The ‘Help’ Menu
Introduction to the ‘Help’ Menu
Help
Context Help
Tip of the Day
About
GIMP online
The ‘File’ Menu
File menu
New
Open
Open Location
Open Recent
Open as Layer
Save
Save as
Save a Copy
Save as Template
Revert
Print
Close
Quit
The ‘Edit’ Menu
‘Edit’ Menu Entries
Undo
Redo
Undo History
Cut
Copy
Copy Visible
Paste
Paste Into
Paste as New
Buffers
Clear
Fill with FG Color
Fill with BG Color
Fill with Pattern
Stroke Selection
Stroke Path
The ‘Select’ Menu
Introduction to the ‘Select’ Menu
Select All
None
Invert
Float
By Color
From Path
Selection Editor
Feather
Sharpen
Shrink
Grow
Border
Rounded Rectangle
Toggle QuickMask
Save to Channel
To Path
The ‘View’ Menu
Introduction to the ‘View’ Menu
New View
Dot for Dot
Zoom
Shrink Wrap
Full Screen
Info Window
Navigation Window
Display Filters
Show Selection
Show Layer Boundary
Show Guides
Snap to Guides
Show Grid
Snap to Grid
Padding Color
Show Menubar
Show Rulers
Show Scrollbars
Show Statusbar
The ‘Image’ Menu
The ‘Image’ Menu of the Image Window
Duplicate
Mode
RGB mode
Grayscale mode
Indexed mode
Decompose
Compose
Transform
Flip Horizontally; Flip Vertically
Rotation
Guillotine
Canvas Size
Fit Canvas to Layers
Print Size
Scale Image
Crop Image
Autocrop Image
Zealous Crop
Merge Visible Layers
Flatten Image
Guides
New Guide
New Guide (by Percent)
New Guides from Selection
Remove all guides
Configure Grid
The ‘Layers’ Menu
Introduction to the ‘Layer’ Menu
New Layer
Duplicate layer
Anchor layer
Merge Down
Delete Layer
Discard Text Information
‘Stack’ Submenu
Select Previous Layer
Select Next Layer
Select Top Layer
Select Bottom Layer
Raise Layer
Lower Layer
Layer to Top
Layer to Bottom
The ‘Colors’ Submenu
Desaturate
Invert
Layer Color-Stretching Commands
The ‘Auto’ Submenu
Equalize
White Balance
Color Enhance
Normalize
Stretch Contrast
Stretch HSV
Autocrop Layer
The ‘Mask’ Submenu
Add Layer Mask
Apply Layer Mask
Delete Layer Mask
Edit Layer Mask
Disable Layer Mask
Show Layer Mask
Mask to Selection
Add Layer Mask to Selection
Subtract Layer Mask from Selection
Intersect Layer Mask with Selection
The ‘Transparency’ Submenu of the ‘Layer’ menu
Add Alpha Channel
Color to Alpha
Semi-flatten
Threshold Alpha
Alpha to Selection
Add Alpha channel to Selection
Subtract from Selection
1Intersect Alpha channel with Selection
The ‘Transform’ Submenu
Flip Horizontally
Flip Vertically
Rotate 90 degrees CW
Rotate 90 degrees CCW
Rotate 180 degrees
Arbitrary Rotation
Offset
Layer Boundary Size
Layer to Image Size
Scale Layer
Crop Layer
Align Visible Layers
The ‘Tools’ Menu
Introduction to the ‘Tools’ Menu
The ‘Filters’ Menu
Menu ‘Filters’ Introduction
Repeat Last
Re-show Last
Reset All Filters
15 Filters
Introduction
Preview
Blur Filters
Introduction
Blur
Gaussian Blur
Selective Gaussian Blur
Motion Blur
Pixelise
Tileable Blur
Color filters
Introduction
Adjust FG-BG
Alien Map 2
Two Colors Exchange
Colormap Rotation
Map Color Range
Sample Colorize
Gradient Map
Border Average
Channel Mixer
Colorcube Analysis
Colorify
Color to Alpha
Decompose
Compose
Filter Pack
Hot
Max RGB
Retinex
Semi-Flatten
Smooth Palette
Value Invert
Noise filters
Introduction
Hurl
Scatter RGB
Pick
Scatter HSV
Slur
Spread
Edge-Detect Filters
Introduction
Difference of Gaussians
Edge
Laplace
Neon
Sobel
Enhance Filters
Introduction
Deinterlace
Despeckle
Destripe
NL Filter
Sharpen
Unsharp Mask
Generic Filters
Introduction
Convolution Matrix
Dilate
Erode
Glass Effects Filters
Introduction
Apply Lens
Glass Tile
Light Effects filters
Introduction
FlareFX
Gflare
Lighting Effects
Sparkle
SuperNova
Distort filters
Introduction
Blinds
Curve Bend
Emboss
IWarp
Mosaic
Page Curl
Polar Coords
Ripple
Shift
Newsprint
Video
Value Propagate
Waves
Whirl and Pinch
Wind
Artistic filters
Introduction
Apply Canvas
Cartoon
Cubism
GIMPressionist
GIMPressionist - Orientation Map Editor
GIMPressionist - Size Map Editor
Oilify
Photocopy
Soft Glow
Map Filters
Introduction
Bump Map
Displace
Fractal Trace
Illusion
Make Seamless
Map Object
Paper Tile
Small Tiles
Tile
Warp
Van Gogh (LIC)
Rendering Filters
Introduction
Plasma
Solid Noise
Flame
IFS Compose
Diffraction Patterns
CML Explorer
Grid
Maze
Jigsaw
Qbist
Checkerboard
Sinus
Fractal Explorer
Gfig
Sphere Designer
Combine Filters
Introduction
Depth Merge
Film
Animation Filters
Optimize
Playback
Web Filters
ImageMap
16 Keys and Mouse Reference
Help
Toolbox
File
Dialogs
View
Edit
Layers
Selections
Plug-ins
Zoom tool
17 Glossary 609
18 Bibliography
Books
Online resources
A GIMP History 628
The Very Beginning
The Early Days of GIMP
The One to Change the World
New in GIMP 2
B Reporting Bugs and Requesting Enhancements
Making sure it’s a Bug
Reporting the Bug
What Happens to a Bug Report after you Submit it
C GNU Free Documentation License
PREAMBLE
APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
VERBATIM COPYING
COPYING IN QUANTITY
MODIFICATIONS
COMBINING DOCUMENTS
COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
TRANSLATION
TERMINATION
FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your documents
D Eeek! There is Missing Help
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