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.

This is the first of two episodes about the complete work on an image. It’s pretty slow, because Rolf is slow on thinking with a thick head from a cold. The image is from a not so nice part of the town and it shall finally show a certain lost …
Philippe takes a forum thread about “texture wrapping” and turns it into a tutorial. During the process he got a real nice tree bark. With texture wrapping you can give a flat texture the look of being on the surface of a 3-dimensional body. This is the domain of Raytracers …
73 Episode 073: Layers Nov. 11, 2008
This week Rolf tries to explain layers, the layers dialogue and layer modes. The image on the left is a result of a little play with layers: a layer with a screen shot of GIMP was duplicated, set to “Grain Extract” mode, shifted two pixels to the left and top …
Today we have a guest on the “from scratch” slot. Max from Munich shows ho to make an envelope like this one. His Homepage is at http://milian-web.byto.de The TOC (Times are coming up) Background Texture for paper Link to the original PS tutorial PSDTUTS (Vintage Fifties Letter) Gimpressionist for paper …
71 Episode 071: Choices Nov. 4, 2008
The People of the USA are electing a new President. And we wanted to publish this Election Special some hours ahead of the schedule – but the technology was against us. Encoding problems at midnight and an alarmclock set to 0635 don’t work well together. We wish the US (and …
If you have already downloaded this episode before October 31 3:30 PM GMT, you’ll have noticed a black border around the too small image. It’s fixed now, so if you want to look again at some details I would consider a new download. This week you see how to create …
69 Episode 069: Burn and Dodge Oct. 28, 2008
I had talked bad about the Burn and Dodge tool in episode 66. Here I try to use it and show my method in comparison. [This was added on Oct 30:] And I still think my method of putting a transparent layer in overlay mode on top and painting on …
Cinelerra is back running – I found a working configuration. Now the GUI is stuck every time I set a edit marker….. I’ll look into Blender. This show is answering some of the comments of Episode 066 and shows a little gem from the rectangular and elliptical selection tools. Sorry, …
Philippe is on with his first biweekly show! He makes an iris from scratch and explains the new features of brush dynamics in Gimp 2.6. If you didn’t knew that you paint a circular iris into a rectangle, then this show is for you! Painting the skin and modelling the …
This is basically Episode 002 – but with a really new GIMP (and a more experienced screen caster). But before that I have some news for you about the future of the “Meet the GIMP” project and about the development of GIMP 2.7 and 2.8. I’ll try to explain why …
Philippe is back and has found a way to implement 16 bit ON Gimp. 16 bit IN Gimp is left for Sven and all his helpers. (EDIT: Note that 2.6 has GEGL integrated, but still works only with 8 bit per channel! This Episode is kind of a joke!) You …
Just a quick view on GIMP 2.6 – and a new video format (16:9) for “Meet the GIMP!”. Do you like it? There is a poll on the sidebar…. If you have any problems viewing this on your device, please write a comment here. I would love to have more …
Not so much progress on the noise side – I tried to reduce chroma noise with an option in UFRaw. The result is, well, see yourself in the image above (200% view). 1 – the noisy image 2 – the denoised image 3 – the denoised image with chroma noise …
I am through a bad cold and nearly through an iris inflammation and so I loved to talk – you get a double dose of MTG tonight. Philippe helped me out last week – and he will be a regular contributor after that success. After I solve the mystery behind …
61 Episode 061: Up to the Stars! Sept. 16, 2008
This week I have outsourced the show again! Philippe will take us all along to a ride to the stars – building an image like this one from scratch. The TOC will follow when I have seen the video again – I was so absorbed that I forgot to make …
60 Episode 060: Divide! Sept. 9, 2008
Today I have a mixture of 3 topics for you. An other try to tackle the basics of the Zone System, a way to choose the right way through the maze of different ways to tackle a problem in Gimp and a method to counter vignetting and light falloffs with …
After you saw the results of my camera metering and contrast range experiment I show you a way to capture motion in colours. An image consists out of three channels – red, green and blue. If you combine a channel of each of three shots made at different times into …
Finally the “Zone Adjustment Plugin” – formerly known as “Meaningful Black Script” is shown in its full glory. You find it here and in the companion file. EDIT: This plugin has evolved tremendously. Go to the Forum entry and search from the last postings backwards for it’s latest incarnation! And …
57 Episode 057: BLOOD! Aug. 19, 2008
Uploaded a new video – all downloads from the first 1 1/4 hours are corrupt! This week I have a guest on the show. Philippe Demartin from Chile shows how to make letters out of blood without pain and no need to clean up afterwards. EDIT: Be sure to read …
What’s “meaningful black”? It’s a concept out of the book ?Welcome to Oz? from Vincent Versace. It’s for this other program, but I try to convert it to GIMP. It’s not so easy – so we have to write a script to do the tedious work. This script is also …