GNU Image Manipulation Program User Manual

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1. Welcome to The GIMP
1.1. Known platforms
1.2. The GIMP-Help system
1.3. Language
1.4. Features and Capabilities
1.5. Authors
2. What's New in The GIMP?
2.1. New in GIMP 2.2
2.2. New in GIMP 2.0
3. Gimp History
4. Reporting Bugs and Requesting Enhancements
4.1. Making sure it's a Bug
4.2. Reporting the Bug
4.3. What Happens to a Bug Report after you Submit it
2. Using Gimp
1. Starting Gimp the first time
2. Running Gimp
3. Basic Gimp Usage
3.1. Introduction
3.2. The Main Toolbox
3.3. Image Window
3.4. Dialogs and Docking
3.5. Basic Gimp Concepts
4. Working with Images
4.1. Image types
4.2. QuickMask
4.3. Layers
4.4. The Selection
4.5. Undoing
4.6. Grids and Guides
4.7. Paths
4.8. Brushes
4.9. Gradients
4.10. Patterns
4.11. Palettes
4.12. Text and Fonts
4.13. Stroking a Selection or Path
5. Files
6. Working with Digital Camera Photos
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Improving Composition
6.3. Improving Colors
6.4. Adjusting Sharpness
6.5. Removing Unwanted Objects from an Image
6.6. Saving Your Results
7. Preparing your Images for the web
7.1. Squeezing Filesize a bit more
8. Plugins
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Using Plugins
8.3. Installing New Plugins
8.4. Writing Plugins
9. Using Script-Fu Scripts
10. A Script-Fu Tutorial
10.1. Getting Acquainted With Scheme
10.2. Variables And Functions
10.3. Lists, Lists And More Lists
10.4. Your First Script-Fu Script
10.5. Giving Our Script Some Guts
10.6. Extending The Text Box Script
11. Getting Unstuck
3. Toolbox
1. The Toolbox
1.1. Tool Options
2. Selection Tools
2.1. Common Features
2.2. Rectangle Selection Tool
2.3. Ellipse Selection Tool
2.4. Free Selection Tool (Lasso)
2.5. Fuzzy Selection Tool (Magic Wand)
2.6. Select By Color Tool
2.7. Scissors Tool
3. Brush Tools
3.1. Common Features
3.2. Painting Tools (Pencil, Paintbrush, Airbrush)
3.3. Pencil
3.4. Paintbrush Tool
3.5. Eraser
3.6. Airbrush Tool
3.7. Ink Tool
3.8. Clone Tool
3.9. Convolve (Blur/Sharpen)
3.10. Dodge or Burn
3.11. Smudge Tool
4. Transform Tools
4.1. Move Tool
4.2. Crop Tool
4.3. Rotate Tool
4.4. Scale Tool
4.5. Shear Tool
4.6. Perspective Tool
4.7. Flip Tool
5. Color Tools
5.1. Color Balance Tool
5.2. Hue-Saturation Tool
5.3. Colorize Tool
5.4. Brightness-Contrast tool
5.5. Threshold Tool
5.6. Levels tool
5.7. Curves Tool
5.8. Posterize Tool
6. Other
6.1. Path Tool
6.2. Bucket Fill
6.3. Gradient Tool
6.4. Color Picker Tool
6.5. Magnify Tool
6.6. Measure Tool
6.7. Texttool
7. Color and Indicator Area
4. Dialogs
1. Dialog introduction
2. Layers dialog
2.1. Activate Dialog
2.2. Using the Layerdialog
2.3. Layer masks
3. Channels dialog
3.1. Calling the Dialog
3.2. Using the Channeldialog
3.3. Channels Menu
3.4. Selection masks
3.5. Quick Mask
4. Path dialog
4.1. Dialog call
4.2. Using the Paths dialog
4.3. Buttons
4.4. Paths Menu
5. Indexed Palette dialog
6. Histogram dialog
7. Navigation Dialog
8. Undo History dialog
9. Colors dialog
10. Brushes dialog
11. Patterns dialog
12. Gradients dialog
12.1. Grid/List modes
12.2. Using the Gradients dialog
12.3. Gradient Editor
13. Palettes
13.1. Dialog
13.2. Palettes Menu
13.3. Palette Editor
13.4. Palette Editor Menu
14. Fonts dialog
15. Buffers dialog
16. Document History dialog
17. Tools dialog
18. Preferences
18.1. Introduction
18.2. New Image Preferences
18.3. Default Image Grid
18.4. Interface
18.5. Theme
18.6. Help System
18.7. Tool Options
18.8. Toolbox
18.9. Image Windows
18.10. Image Window Appearance
18.11. Image Window Title and Statusbar
18.12. Display
18.13. Window Managment
18.14. Environment
18.15. Folders
18.16. Data Folders
5. Menus
1. Toolbox Menu
2. File
2.1. New
2.2. Open
2.3. Open Recent
2.4. Save
2.5. Save as
2.6. Save a Copy
2.7. Save as Template
2.8. Revert
2.9. Close
2.10. Quit
3. Edit
3.1. Undo
3.2. Redo
3.3. Undo History
3.4. Cut
3.5. Copy
3.6. Copy Visible
3.7. Paste
3.8. Paste Into
3.9. Paste as New
3.10. Buffers
3.11. Clear
3.12. Fill with
3.13. Fill with FG Color
3.14. Fill with BG Color
3.15. Fill with Pattern
3.16. Stroke Selection
3.17. Stroke Path
4. Select
4.1. Select All
4.2. None
4.3. Invert
4.4. From Path
4.5. Float
4.6. By Color
4.7. Feather
4.8. Sharpen
4.9. Shrink
4.10. Grow
4.11. Border
4.12. Toggle QuickMask
4.13. Save to Channel
4.14. To Path
5. View
5.1. New View
5.2. Dot for Dot
5.3. Zoom
5.4. Shrink Wrap
5.5. Full Screen
5.6. Info Window
5.7. Navigation Window
5.8. Show Selection
5.9. Show Layer Boundary
5.10. Show Guides
5.11. Snap to Guides
5.12. Show Grid
5.13. Snap to Grid
5.14. Show Menubar
5.15. Show Rulers
5.16. Show Scrollbars
5.17. Show Statusbar
6. Image
6.1. Duplicate
6.2. Mode
6.3. Transform
6.4. Canvas Size
6.5. Scale Image
6.6. Crop Image
6.7. Autocrop Image
6.8. Merge Visible Layers
6.9. Flatten Image
6.10. Configure Grid
7. Layers
7.1. Main Menu
7.2. Stack
7.3. Colors
7.4. Mask
7.5. Transparency
7.6. Transform
8. Tools
8.1. Tools
9. Filters
6. Filters
1. Filter introduction
2. Blur filters
2.1. Blur filters introduction
2.2. Blur
2.3. Gaussian Blur
2.4. Selective Gaussian Blur
2.5. Motion Blur
2.6. Pixelise
2.7. Tileable Blur
3. Color filters
3.1. Color filters introduction
3.2. Adjust FG-BG
3.3. Alien Map
3.4. Alien Map 2
3.5. Two Colors Exchange
3.6. Colormap Rotation
3.7. Map Color Range
3.8. Sample Colorize
3.9. Gradient Map
3.10. Border Average
3.11. Channel Mixer
3.12. Color Cube Analysis
3.13. Colorify
3.14. Color to Alpha
3.15. Compose
3.16. Decompose
3.17. Filter Pack
3.18. Hot
3.19. Max RGB
3.20. Semi-Flatten
3.21. Smooth Palette
3.22. Value invert
4. Noise filters
4.1. Noise filters introduction
4.2. Hurl
4.3. Noisify
4.4. Pick
4.5. Scatter HSV
4.6. Slur
4.7. Spread
5. Edge-detect filters
5.1. Edge-detect introduction
5.2. Edge
5.3. Difference of Gaussians
5.4. Laplace
5.5. Sobel
6. Enhance filters
6.1. Enhance filters introduction
6.2. Deinterlace
6.3. Despeckle
6.4. Destripe
6.5. NL Filter
6.6. Sharpen
6.7. Unsharp Mask
7. Generic filters
7.1. Generic filters introduction
7.2. Convolution matrix
7.3. Dilate
7.4. Erode
8. Glass Effects filters
8.1. Glass Effects filters introduction
8.2. Apply Lens
8.3. Glass Tile
9. Light Effects filters
9.1. Light Effects filters introduction
9.2. FlareFX
9.3. Gflare
9.4. Lighting Effects
9.5. Sparkle
9.6. SuperNova
10. Distort filters
10.1. Distort filters introduction
10.2. Blinds
10.3. Curve Bend
10.4. Emboss
10.5. IWarp
10.6. Mosaic
10.7. Page Curl
10.8. Polar Coords
10.9. Ripple
10.10. Shift
10.11. Newsprint
10.12. Video
10.13. Value Propagate
10.14. Waves
10.15. Whirl and Pinch
10.16. Wind
11. Artistic filters
11.1. Artistic filters introduction
11.2. Apply Canvas
11.3. Cubism
11.4. GIMPressionist
11.5. GIMPressionist- Orientation Map Editor
11.6. GIMPressionist- Size Map Editor
11.7. Oilify
12. Rendering filters
12.1. Render filters introduction
12.2. Plasma
12.3. Solid Noise
12.4. Flame
12.5. IFS Compose
12.6. Diffraction Patterns
12.7. Grid
12.8. Jigsaw
12.9. Maze
12.10. QBist
12.11. Sinus
13. Combine filters
13.1. Combine filters introduction
13.2. Depth Merge
13.3. Film
Glossary
Bibliography
A. GNU Free Documentation License
B. Eeek! a help is missing
Index

List of Tables

3.1. Illustration of the effects of the three gradient-repeat options, for the "Abstract 2" gradient.
6.1. Two examples of diffraction patterns.
6.2. Three more or less random examples of qbist renderings.