Meet the GIMP

by Rolf Steinort (info@meetthegimp.org) · · · CC BY-SA 2.0 · 153 subscribers

The GIMP is a image manipulation program. It is free (as in speech and in beer), it is open source and it runs on Linux (and other Unixes), Windows and MacOS. It can do nearly all the stuff you can do with Adobe® Photoshop® and more than a lot of other programs. I'll show you in this screencast how to use it for postprocessing digital camera images. There will be a new episode each thursday (european) night.

112 Episode 112: Two Candles July 24, 2009
First show in HD! 2 Years Meet the GIMP!
The align tool
The align tool
The align tool
Today I go into the details of the path tool. It has a real lot of different modes and states – so one gets easily confused. I try to sort that out – but you’ll have to train yourself to master this. Seth aka W_Nightshade has made a video about …
Today I go into the details of the path tool. It has a real lot of different modes and states – so one gets easily confused. I try to sort that out – but you’ll have to train yourself to master this. Seth aka W_Nightshade has made a video [...]
Today I go into the details of the path tool. It has a real lot of different modes and states – so one gets easily confused. I try to sort that out – but you’ll have to train yourself to master this. Seth aka W_Nightshade has made a video [...]
You challenged Philippe to make a bill of a currency from scratch. It is a lot more complicated than it looks at the first glance – of course – otherwise I would print some Euro notes at the beginning of the week instead of going into the school for earning …
108 Episode 108: A lot of Paths June 30, 2009
Paths are a powerful tool in GIMP – and not so easy to understand. So I’ll make a two part series out of them. Paths are Bezier curves and are controlled by anchor points and handles.With enough time and determination you can give them any form you want. A path …
A bit late, but finally here! You find more about the Orton Effect in Wikipedia and a lot of other places.The one I show in the video is from Nature Photographer. Michael Orton’s homepage is not working at the moment, but you can fnd a review of his book. I …
It’s toning time again. Toning is done do black and white images to increase their “volume”, the perceived contrast range. We only have 256 values on the screen, so a bit of colour can be good. In #39 I had shown how to make a Duotone or Tritone out of …
Philippe was working on bank notes – but it turned out to be a too big task for the available time. The designers of these notes have one thing on top of their minds – make it difficult to copy. With the money being on the back burner, Philippe made …
Again Norman has an interesting task for me – restoring old images. John Edwin Frewer was photographed in London around 1866/7 – of course not digital. I’ll tell you a bit more about him in the next episode. His image was on a glass plate negative and was then copied …
A metal sign has been sitting on a wooden wall for decades, rusting away in the weather.Nobody really cared. But in reality this sign was made from scratch by Philippe, with a generous amout of bump mapping and applying plasma. Two things are to be thought about – making this …
101 Episode 101: Tablets May 12, 2009
A Graphics Tablet is a great input device for working with GIMP. You’ll see what to look for (pressure sensitivity and size) and how to integate them into GIMP. My tablet is from Wacom, the market leader. But a lot of other good ones are around too. There is more …
This is Show 100! Exactly 2 years after I put the first posting on the blog. I wanted to do something special – for example an interview with Sven Neumann. But he has had no time – you’ll hear about it in the video. But I could help out a …
99 Episode 099: GIMP goes Acrylic April 28, 2009
This is the last episode where I have to look out for the leading zero in the episode number! Philippe is doing it from scratch again, this time unscratched acrylic glass, cut with a laser and mounted on a brushed steel plate. Acrylic glass panes (or other kinds of glass …
98 Episode 098: How much GIMP? April 14, 2009
What is the right amount of manipulating forging post processing a photograph? Is there “enough”? Too much? In this epsiode I try to get into these questions – but don’t expect an answer. I start with a snap shot with a bad composition. A crop, a bit of curves and …
97 Episode 097: Shrinking! (2) April 7, 2009
After a welcome to the (hopefully) lots of new viewers from the Miro Guide, I continue to shrink a real building site to a model train scale. An important tool for this is the Focus Blur plugin. The homepage needs some assistance in translation from Japanese to English – are …
96 Episode 096: Carved in Stone April 2, 2009
Philippe has a problem with Software Patents – and so he makes a headstone for them. Todays topic is simulating a stone carving. Again Philippe starts with an analysis of the real world: how do we perceive the depth of a carving? It’s not only a drop shadow, like in …