Page count: 340 pages
Category: from English
Written by Carey Bunks, a specialist in image processing, Grokking the GIMP is an insightful and unified guide to getting the most from your digital images. Wether your passion is creative graphics or practical image enhancement; whether you’re a UNIX system administrator, a Web site designer, or a Linux user interested in state-of-the-art image manipulation, you’ll appreciate the depth and clarity of this unique and indispensable guide.
’Grokking’ the GIMP means understanding its core tools (GNU Image Manipulation Program), the fundamental ideas behind them, and how to use them effectively. Because the GIMP has nearly 300 built-in-functions and filters, it’s important to know which are the most powerful and which are the most pertinent to your image projects. This book teaches you that, and more.
Photo touchup, image enhancement, compositing, and 3D rendering – Grokking the GIMP covers and explains the principal subjects of digital image manipulation. In addition, the in-depth instruction will help you master layers, masks, colorspaces, selections, and blending modes. Develop your GIMP savvy! Refine your GIMP know-how! With this book, you’ll find it’s easy to grok the GIMP.A Senior Scientist BBN Technologies, Carey Bunks received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT with a specialization in image processing. He is the author of numerous scientific journal articles, an online tutorial on using the GIMP for photo touchup and enhancement, and is co-author of a book on Scilab, an open-source scientific and engineering computation package.