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"Peck’s textbook provides a thorough treatment of topics ranging from installation (on various platforms) and background on common graphic file formats, to drawing, photograph manipulation, filters/effects, and even scripting … . In addition, a thorough treatment of the tools useful to experienced designers is provided … . Peck’s book is effective in showing just how far GIMP has progressed in 12 years. Beginners may be surprised … with this free application, especially with the assistance of this clear, concise, and attractive textbook." (Ian van der Linde, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (2), February, 2008)
Although an older edition, this book gives enough detail to get working with GIMP. I find the program much easier to use than Photoshop, and it is free. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charles Schelin
Not for novices. Complicated, lots of new terminology to digest. Good instructions. I'll make it work if it hairlips the govenor. BC BlackPublished 9 months ago by ben black
My fault. I didn't verify how up-to-date this book was. I didn't expect is to be so far out of date that the new version of GIMP has so little in common with the version in this... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Vincent V. Douglas
The book is easy to follow. Explains everything section in great detail. Lots of examples, that are easy to follow. Good job.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer