GIMP or the GNU image Manipulation Program is software which allows you to edit images. Editing can be done in the form of photo retouching, compositing, image creation and painting. It is free software and is openly available on the internet. There are versions of GIMP that are compatible with all operating systems, be it is Windows, Linux or Apple Mac OS X.
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Using GIMP photographs and images can be easily manipulated and edited. There are tools allowing you to retouch the image, resize it, rotate it, crop it, and convert it into different file formats and many more exciting options. With GIMP, it is possible to do anything you want with an image. However, you need to be completely aware of the different tools in the software and its functioning. Unless you know what each tool is capable of doing, you will not be able to use the GIMP image-manipulation software to its fullest. However, it is not practically possible for a layman to gain knowledge about all the tools and their functions. GIMP is not to be used only by professionals. There are a lot of amateurs who are interested in image editing. For these people, the easiest option is to use tutorials that are available on the internet.
All you need to do is imagine what you would like to do with the picture. There is virtually nothing that the software cannot do to an image. Once you have figured out what it is you wish to do, you simply need to look it up on Google and find GIMP tips that will give you a step by step tutorial allowing you to achieve what you wish to do with the image. Provided below is a list of things you could possibly do with the GIMP software and the corresponding tutorial that you should for in order to do it.
Interesting Things to do:
- Merge the face of a friend into a cartoon image: You should look for the tutorial that allows you to insert an image into a cartoon cut out to produce funny pictures.
- Give your photo a dreamy effect: To make a relatively boring picture more striking, you should look for a tutorial teaching you more about the dreamy and soft focus Orton technique.
- Create an inner shadow text effect: To give your texts an effect showing that it the letters are producing shadows, you should look up the tutorial that gives you the steps to achieve this effect.
- Create an HDR image: It is possible to create HDR images in GIMP with the help of an exposure merge plug-in. In order to use this, you must search for a tutorial teaching you how to make HDR images in GIMP.
Similarly, there are many other effects and changes you can bring about in your images. You can correct the white balance, you can fix overexposed photographs, you can add a watermark, and you can crop your pictures and many other things. In order to do these, you must look up the respective tutorial available on the internet.
GIMP is an image manipulation software that allows anybody to edit their images and cause the changes that they would wish to see in the photograph. In order to do so, one has to use the tutorials and tips that are available on the internet.