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Image editing has become 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 2.6 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a low-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, as well as advanced techniques using layers and masks, stitching panoramic images, and preparing high-quality black and white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops.

GIMP 2.6 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.

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"Gimp 2.6 for photographers" - by david garrison on 08-OCT-2011
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This book is clearly written and provides tutorials and examples.  You should be up and running with Gimp in no time.  I have read it from cover to cover.   Its a good resource.  I have had no problem with any of the tutorials or examples.  It covers more than just Gimp.  This book may make you explore camera raw and the variety of open source software out there.  Try it, you might like it.
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