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GIMP 2.8 for Photographers by Klaus Goelker is a beginner’s guide to the world's most advanced open-source image editing application. A powerful, multi-platform solution running on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, GIMP 2.8 is a fairly complex proposition. This book guides users through 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." Published by Rocky Nook, the 400-page volume is available for $39.95.
GIMP 2.8 for Photographers: New From Rocky Nook
Santa Barbara, Ca, June 5, 2013 – 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.
Image editing is a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image-editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated, deep applications that are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. With Photoshop now only being available on Adobe's Creative Could, many people are looking for alternatives and GIMP has immense appeal.
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.
GIMP 2.8 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.
About the Author
Klaus Goelker is a lecturer, designer and photographer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. He teaches courses on image editing at a local art school. He chose GIMP to teach this classes because it is free and yet powerful enough to do serious photographic image editing.