17.0 Manipulating Graphics with The GIMP
The GIMP (The GNU Image Manipulation
Program) is a program for creating and editing pixel graphics.
In most aspects, its features are comparable to those of Adobe
Photoshop and other commercial programs. Use it to resize
and retouch photographs, design graphics for Web pages, make covers for your
custom CDs, or almost any other graphics project. It meets the needs of both
amateurs and professionals.
Like many other Linux programs, The GIMP is developed as a cooperative
effort of developers worldwide who volunteer their time and code to the
project. The program is under constant development, so the version included
in your system may vary slightly from the version discussed here. The
layout of the individual windows and window sections is especially likely to
The GIMP is an extremely complex program. Only a small range of features,
tools, and menu items are discussed in this chapter. See Section 17.6,
For More Information for ideas of where to find more
information about the program.