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.

I take my big soft lens polishing cloth out of the cupboard and give my crystal ball a good rub. Usually I use it for writing reports about kids, but today I look at the upcoming GIMP 2.8. With the publication of version 2.7.1 and some mails from the developers …
Here I am again, but now from Berlin! In this episode I visit an exhibition of images by Oliver from the forum. You?ll see a bit from Berlin, the exhibition, Oliver (sorry Oliver, I had to take exactly that part of the footage?. ;-) ), how to fix frames to …
A posting in the forum pointed me to a description of an interesting way to sharpen an image. This Octave Sharpening is useful when you have to do a lot of sharpening and want to avoid the typical halos around the edges. The secret lies in a combination of 4 …
Postprocessing digital photos with the GIMP - it's free and powerfull
This week there is only a little bit of GIMP, but a lot more about the free video editor Cinelerra. I use it to make a kind of slide show video used to illustrate a short ?bumper? for Martin Bailey?s blog and podcast about his (mostly nature) photography. Martin is …
Sorry, again a ?Nerd Show?. I tackle some problems that have come up with the Python script of the last week and show my way to debug and test while making errors. My first error was to take a test case without colours ? my script from last week changed …
I had not enough time this week to make a proper show about the results of my challenge. (Next week I'll have no school! :-) ) Instead I make the blog image for the next show in this one. You'll see a bit about the transform tools (rotate, scale, sheer …
Parts of the old Bremen harbour (the Europahafen and the Überseehafen) have been closed and are rebuilt as a new part of the city, called ?Überssestadt?. I took an image of the border between old and new. In the video I try to make the difference stronger by desaturating and …
This week you?ll get both hosts of the show in one package. Philippe (southern France) and I (northern Germany) discuss the results of the Double Book Challenge in the ?From Scratch? section. We use Skype and the connection is not as good as we were used to it between Chile …
Late ? but here is #135. ;-) Darktable is a new RAW converter, photo editor and image manager for Linux and MacOS. It is in early development and has some really cool features. most of them I only have partially explored, but what I saw was promising. You find Darktable …