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clutch@lycos.com
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      01-24-2004
Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links
to good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be
very welcome.

Thanks,

Wes


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      01-24-2004
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:

> Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links
> to good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be
> very welcome.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Wes
>

Hi Wes

Yes. I am strictly an amateur at it, but I use the GIMP, and it is a very
capable image editor. For photo enhancement, most of the tools you will
commonly use are under Image->Colors, and Filters->Enhance. For contrast,
brightness, and color balance, I usually just use Image->Colors->Curves,
although there are also Color Balance, Brightness-Contrast, and
Hue-Saturation if you prefer those to manipulating the curves. For
sharpening and blurring, there are Filters->Enhance->Sharpen,
Filters->Enhance->Unsharp Mask and Filters->Blur->Gaussian Blur.

Once I figured out the workings of USB and SANE, my Canon slide slide and
film scanner worked very well with and without The GIMP on my Linux box.

I am convinced The GIMP is as capable as most image editors, but it is
harder to find information on the Web about it, since most "cookbook"
articles are about PhotoShop. Many techniques used with PhotoShop will work
in the GIMP, but the user interface is completely different, so these can't
usually be used "cookbook" style. IOW, if you understand the technique, you
can usually get it to work in The GIMP.

There is quite a bit of information available on the Internet - the best
idea is to search using Google.

There are two good printed books, both of which (I think) are also available
on the 'Net: "Grokking The GIMP", and "GIMP, The Official Handbook".

Also try
http://www.gimp.org
as a starting point.
 
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Jim Townsend
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      01-24-2004
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> Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links
> to good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be
> very welcome.


Gimp under Linux is my main photoeditor..

I chugged along on my own to learn photo enhancement using the package.
The interface is kind of hard to learn. I think that's what turns
most people off.

It took a while but I'm at the point I can live quite well without
Photoshop. I think the other thing that turns people off is that it's
free. Most freeware is pretty crappy.. So how could a full featured
powerful photoeditor be free

There is information on the web, but it's fairly sparse.. But you can
use general image editing fundamentals.. These principals apply to
all photoediting and not just to one package..

Basically, I use the regular tools, (levels, curves, unsharp mask etc),
Since these tools are all available in Photoshop, you can use PS
tutorials to effectively accomplish the same thing.

I've also heard they made a Gimp translator plug-in so you can run
a lot of Photoshop plug-ins under Gimp.. But I've never tried it
myself.

Here's one tip page I had bookmarked.. It shows how to use layers
to add a vignette effect:

http://www.ains.net.au/~mathman/gimp...gnette_tut.htm

There are a couple of good plug ins. (Film grain remover is one.)
You'll find it at the plug-in page at www.gimp.org.

There is also a newsgroup dedicated to the GIMP:

news:comp.graphics.apps.gimp

Lastly.. there are online manuals that go through most of what
Gimp does and gives examples of how to go about it..

The 'bible' is "Grokking the Gimp".. The book is available
online, or at better book stores...


 
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      01-24-2004
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>>Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links
>>to good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be
>>very welcome.

>
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> Gimp under Linux is my main photoeditor..
>


I've even found that recent ports of The Gimp to MS Windows are much
more stable than the first creaky, shaky Win32 versions. You can get
familiar with the Gimpish way of doing things before using it in its
faster native environment - COMMUNISM, a.k.a. Linux.

gimp.org should lead you to some compiled binaries.

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      01-24-2004
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> Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links
> to good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be
> very welcome.

You can visit http://www.gimp.org/ and follow the links in the
documentation section. Grokking the gimp is very good (the site seems
to be down now).
HTH
 
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      01-24-2004
On Saturday 24 January 2004 06:15, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:

> Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links
> to good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be
> very welcome.


Yes. The Linux version. And gthumb as well for quick and dirty
manipulations.

Web sites?

gimpguru.org (no wwww in front) is pretty good. Lots of specific
tutorials. Very generic. Techniques could be applied to other image
manipulation software.

And, of course www.gimp.org/tutorials.html

A Yahoo search will get you a lot more.

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Mike Brodbelt
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      01-24-2004
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 09:15:33 -0500, clutch wrote:

> Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links to
> good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be very
> welcome.


Try http://gimpguru.org/ - there are lots of great tutorials there, that
cover numerous bits of image manipulation. Gimp 2 prereleases are
available now, and the menus/toolbars and general UI have all improved.
It's often possible to work through a Photoshop tutorial - you just have
to find the GIMP versions of various things. Gimp 2 also has
white/grey/black point balance now.

Mike.
 
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      01-25-2004

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> Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links
> to good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be
> very welcome.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Wes


a nice latex clad gimp ?

sQuick..



 
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clutch@lycos.com
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      01-25-2004
Jim Townsend <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
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>> Does anyone use gimp to do corrections of digital photo's? Any links
>> to good web pages with tips for enhancing my digital pictures would be
>> very welcome.

>
>Gimp under Linux is my main photoeditor..


I am playing with it on windows 2k but every linux dist I ever played
with had it also.

[snip]

>Here's one tip page I had bookmarked.. It shows how to use layers
>to add a vignette effect:
>
> http://www.ains.net.au/~mathman/gimp...gnette_tut.htm


Thank you!
>
>There are a couple of good plug ins. (Film grain remover is one.)
>You'll find it at the plug-in page at www.gimp.org.


I'll give that one a look
>
>There is also a newsgroup dedicated to the GIMP:
>
>news:comp.graphics.apps.gimp


Just told Agent to pull down headers. Don't know how I missed that
one.
>
>Lastly.. there are online manuals that go through most of what
>Gimp does and gives examples of how to go about it..
>
>The 'bible' is "Grokking the Gimp".. The book is available
>online, or at better book stores...


I have both. Online is nice, but serious study takes place in the
reading room and there isn't a computer there.

Thanks to all that have replied,

Wes
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      01-25-2004
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> a nice latex clad gimp ?
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> sQuick..



Now THAT scene was HARD. Those guys were playin fo' keeps.

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