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Gimp User Manual

Gimp User Manual

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GIMP User Manual
The GIMP Documentation Team2000, 2001
 
1
Legal Notice
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this documentunder the terms of the
GNU
Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 orany later version published by the Free Software Foundation with no InvariantSections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. You may obtaina copy of the
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Free Documentation License from the Free SoftwareFoundation by visiting theirWeb site or by writing to: Free SoftwareFoundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307,USA.Many of the names used by companies to distinguish their productsand services are claimed as trademarks. Where those names appear inany
GIMP
documentation, and those trademarks are made aware to the membersof the
GIMP
Documentation Project, the names have been printed in capitalsor initial capitals.
 
Contents
1 Introduction 14
1.1 What is The GIMP? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141.1.1 A Brief List of Features and Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141.1.2 Platform Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151.1.3 About the Help System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151.2 What Can GIMP Do For Me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151.2.1 Image Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151.2.2 Video Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161.3 Bug Submission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161.3.1 How to collect the information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161.3.2 Where to submit your bug report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
2 Using GIMP 18
2.1 Starting for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.1.1 User Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.1.2 Performance Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.1.3 Monitor Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.2 The Main Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.2.1 The ToolBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.2.2 The Image Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.3 File Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.3.1 Supported Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.3.2 What Format Should I Use? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3 ToolBox 24
3.1 Toolbox Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243.2 The ToolBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243.3 Module Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243.4 Help Page for Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253.5 Context Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253.6 Tip of the Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253.7 About Dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
4 Image 26
4.1 Image Menu Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264.2 The Image Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264.3 Image history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274.3.1 Undo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274.3.2 Redo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274.4 Clipboards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284.4.1 Cut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284.4.2 Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284.4.3 Paste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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