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Image editing is a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications, and are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a no-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops. A bonus section on the included DVD describes special techniques for web graphics.

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"Missing Accompaning CD/DVD images" - by Anonymous on 02-JUL-2014
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This book uses images provided on the DVD or CD included with the book.  They don't appear to be available for the my.safaribooksonline ebooks, as they are not on the 'Extras' nor is any website given where they might be obtained.

All of the examples I've viewed to date make use of those images for the examples to work.  

So, without those specified images, you are left to your own devices to work the examples.

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