Digital Photography – Gimp – Versatile Graphics Manipulation Package

The internet has created some amazing products for the digital photography industry. While everyone likes to use cutting edge programs like Adobe Photoshop, some prefer to save on the retail and search for alternatives. Well, thanks to open source and combined minds, a program is on the net that allow graphics manipulation. Gimp is an image graphic package loaded with amazing features in a compact and free price tag.

Here a just a couple of the full feature that this amazing program has:

gimp1Customizable Interface – Each task requires a different environment and GIMP allows you to customize the view and behavior the way you like it. Starting from the widget theme,  allowing you to change colors, widget spacings and icon sizes to custom tool sets in the toolbox. The interface is modulized into so called docks, allowing you to stack them into tabs or keep them open in their own window. Pressing the tab key will toggle them hidden.gimp2

Digital Retouching –   GIMP is ideal for advanced photo retouching techniques. Get rid of unneeded details using the clone tool, or touch up minor details easily with the new healing tool. With the perspective clone tool, it’s not difficult to clone objects with perspective in mind just as easily as with the orthogonal clone.

Visit the site to download the latest version and see what a collective community can do with your next digital photography image.

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  1. I have ordered FlyGimp Pro, it seems so much like photoshop but I haven’t had the time to learn it. (I have an 18 month old, a 6 month old and a 13 year old) I am a photographer and would love to learn that GIMP can do. Is there an online tutorial that would be quick and easy to follow along to learn?


  2. Hi Jaci

    The easiest way to find tutorials on Gimp, and well anything, is to head over to YouTube. I’ve found everything over there. You can also sign up for – we talk about it a lot here because its such a great and affordable program. You get unlimited access to all their videos, and they are very helpful in learning just about anything.