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Beginning GIMP : From Novice to Professional

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The GIMP Version 2.4 will be released end of 2005. We'll likely be first to market a book about the new version. Other books are pre-Version 2.4 and very outdated









Takes a project-based approach. Reader will be taught through real-world examples and projects immediately applicable for their own work












GIMP is an emerging technology in Open Source that has been making big headlines. Was used to make the Scooby-Doo movie and the official mascot of Linux (Tux)












GIMP works on Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows. This book shows how to install it on each platform.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 178 x 232 x 35.56mm | 1,225g
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed.
  • XXVI, 584 p.
  • 1430210702
  • 9781430210702
  • 209,402

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"Peck's textbook provides a thorough treatment of topics ranging from installation (on various platforms) and background on common graphic file formats, to drawing, photograph manipulation, filters/effects, and even scripting ... . In addition, a thorough treatment of the tools useful to experienced designers is provided ... . Peck's book is effective in showing just how far GIMP has progressed in 12 years. Beginners may be surprised ... with this free application, especially with the assistance of this clear, concise, and attractive textbook." (Ian van der Linde, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (2), February, 2008)
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"Peck's textbook provides a thorough treatment of topics ranging from installation (on various platforms) and background on common graphic file formats, to drawing, photograph manipulation, filters/effects, and even scripting ... . In addition, a thorough treatment of the tools useful to experienced designers is provided ... . Peck's book is effective in showing just how far GIMP has progressed in 12 years. Beginners may be surprised ... with this free application, especially with the assistance of this clear, concise, and attractive textbook." (Ian van der Linde, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (2), February, 2008)
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About Akkana Peck

Akkana Peck is a freelance software developer and writer who has been working with open source software for nearly 20 years. She has worked for a diverse collection of companies including Netscape, Silicon Graphics, Sun Technologies, Hewlett Packard, and Apple, and has written imaging software ranging from GIMP plug-ins, to cartography, to scientific visualization. Akkana is a longtime member of the GIMP community and enjoys giving GIMP courses and presentations, as well as filling up her hard drive with digital images. She lives in San Jose, California with her husband and a motley assortment of old computers. You can find more of her musings at ShallowSky.com.
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