Gimp

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Save instead of Export in GIMP 2.8

Version 2.8 of GIMP saves images as .xcf files by default when you hit CTRL-S. I remember a development version did this years ago but it was reversed before final release due to user feedback AFAIR. I can understand the reasoning behind this decision but I hate it. It really, really bugs me. I don’t […]

Straighten and Crop with the GIMP

One of the more awkward tasks to do in the GIMP is straightening horizons. You have to manually rotate the image using that tool which always seems to be fairly hit and miss. I had hoped that GIMP 2.6 would have the “draw a line and rotate” function that Bibblepro and I think Photoshop have […]

Photo Frame with Copyright Message in the GIMP

It’s about time I released this script. I announced last December I had written a script for the GIMP to create the border and copyright message seen on my photos here. Previously I used a 704×490 empty image with the border and message (and a similar image for portrait shots). That was fine for uncropped […]

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GIMP 2.6 out and I’m looking for the Ubuntu package

Hot news this afternoon is that GIMP 2.6 is now out. The release notes are the first place to look for a list of what’s new in this image editing software. From the my perspective, there may not be anything mind blowing, but they have started integrating GEGL and there’s an option to enable it, […]

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The Curves Tool

The curves tool is a very basic tool that can be used to improve photos with a few clicks of the mouse. It is used to change the brightness and contrast of an image. It can also modify the separate Red, Green and Blue channels of an image too. The Curves Tool has a histogram […]

GIMP FX Foundary is a massive GIMP plugin archive

I’m surprised I haven’t blogged about The GIMP FX Foundary before. It’s a huge collection of GIMP plugins that have been updated to work with the latest GIMP. All the plugins were already available in the GIMP Plugin registry or elsewhere but not all of them survived the changes to Scheme in the latest versions […]

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GIMP For Photographers: Levels

Many people find using the GIMP or Photoshop a daunting prospect but in fact those packages are quite easy to use once you’ve practiced a few times. This will be the first in an occasional series to help photographers use the GIMP to post process their photos. The Levels tool (right click on your image, […]

GIMP 2.4 is out

The new release of GIMP 2.4 is finally out! Sven announced it on the Gimp User mailing list this morning. It seems like forever since 2.2 was released but he has promised that 2.6 won’t be as long in the making. The roadmap for GIMP 2.6 will be discussed over the next weeks on the […]

GIMP Lomo Plugin

This is a slighly modified version of an old GIMP Lomo plugin I’ve used for ages that will now work with the new GIMP 2.4 release thanks to some advice I remembered reading on the GIMP User mailing list. The original plugin is by Francois Le Lay but hasn’t been updated since 2005. It’s a […]

Carried away with working on photos

I wanted to take it easy tonight. It’s been a long week but here I am still. 16 photos worked on in the GIMP and ready to upload. You’re in for a treat next week with some of my shots from Kerry, even if I do say so myself!

Bring out the gimp!

Some people find the name of the most popular open source and GPLed image manipulation program slightly funny or rude, others as a derogatory term, while others just see it as the acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Programme. I think a lot of English speakers fall into the first or second camp unfortunately. Wikipedia has […]

Children at play

Children at play A sign in Fermoy, Co. Cork warns motorists to watch out for kids playing on the road. I’ve seen so many people speed through built up areas these signs mean absolutely nothing to them. Technique: 1. Original image was flat and plain. Background sky was monotonous so I ran it through auto-levels […]

DPS Users use the GIMP too

My favourite post-processing application, the GIMP, featured highly on a recent Digital Photography School survey. Here are the top 5: Lightroom Photoshop CS2 Photoshop CS3 GIMP Picassa It just goes to show that price isn’t everything because a lot of people must have deep pockets to pay what Adobe charge for their products. I also […]

Cork City Tour Bus

Cork City Tour Bus The Tour Bus just left without me! An open top bus brings tourists around the city, where to? I’m not sure, I’ve never taken it! This was on Grand Parade about 9 months ago. The plastic dividers in the middle of the street are now gone and where that bus is […]

Get GIMPed Now!

Joy of Tech makes a good point about the pricing of Adobe products. If you can’t afford to buy a copy of Photoshop then give the GIMP a go. It’d free, it’s what I use to process all my photos and it has many of the features most people need. (via)