36.2 Gimp Graphics Editor


The GNU Image Manipulation Program (the Gimp) is the open source GUI-based image and photo manipulator. It is an alternative to Adobe’s popular Photoshop.


Sample GIMP screenshot.

Many excellent books that unleash the full power of the GIMP are available including the following.

GIMP Visual Quickstart Guide by Phyllis Davis. 306 pages, published May 2000 by Peachpit Press, ISBN 0201702533.

Gimp for Linux Bible by Stephanie Cottrell Bryant, Tillman Hodgson, and Bryan Livingston. 728 pages, published April 2000 by DG Books Worldwide, ISBN 0764533983.

Grokking the Gimp by Carey Bunks. 352 pages, published February 2000 by New Riders Publishing, ISBN 0735709246.

Arists’ Guide to the GIMP by Michael J. Hammel. 340 pages, published December 1998 by Specialised Systems Consultants, ISBN 1578310113.

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