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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
The information that some readers assert is lacking from the book is in fact easily found. For example, instructions for downloading and installing new plug-ins is on page 51 in the section ``Extra Plug-ins.'' People who have more patience, and who are willing to spend the time with this 900-page volume, will find it extremely helpful. I have been using it for just a...
Published on February 8, 2000 by Moon Germ

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre, Web version for free
Like so much in the opensource world, this book is not designed for the ease of it's users. The authors show little concern for accessebility or introducing their material in a structured, sensible manner befitting a primer on Gimp. This book, at best, has value as a reference work...
Published on March 12, 2002 by Greg Nyquist


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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre, Web version for free, March 12, 2002
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Greg Nyquist (Eureka, California USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Gimp: The Official Handbook: Learn the Ins and Outs of Gimp from the Masters Who Wrote the GIMP User's Manual on The Web (Paperback)
Like so much in the opensource world, this book is not designed for the ease of it's users. The authors show little concern for accessebility or introducing their material in a structured, sensible manner befitting a primer on Gimp. This book, at best, has value as a reference work...
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly bad writing., August 5, 2000
This review is from: Gimp: The Official Handbook: Learn the Ins and Outs of Gimp from the Masters Who Wrote the GIMP User's Manual on The Web (Paperback)
I will just add to the two negative reviews below by saying that the *explanations* I read when skimming through the book were so bad that I could only understand the sections on points I was already familiar with. I think this is the worst technical writing that I have ever seen in print.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Demanding Refund, June 19, 2011
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I am unable to derive any benefit from the book, it is too bookish and not "step-by-step" explanation.

I therefore, demand refund.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Obsolete, April 3, 2011
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This review is from: Gimp: The Official Handbook: Learn the Ins and Outs of Gimp from the Masters Who Wrote the GIMP User's Manual on The Web (Paperback)
This book refers to Version 0.9 of GIMP. As of this review, Version 2.6 is current.

Nuff said?

Seriously, it spends a lot of copy on installing on Linux and setting up SCSI scanners, Ridiculous today!

Whether the material about using GIMP is still relevant is irrelevant. The book is completely out of date!
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Eye candy and nothing more, February 27, 2001
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This review is from: Gimp: The Official Handbook: Learn the Ins and Outs of Gimp from the Masters Who Wrote the GIMP User's Manual on The Web (Paperback)
A total waste of money (and the English language). The authors are more concerned with showing their "guru" status than with actually instructing the reader in such basics as applying plug-ins, transparencies... By all means, if you're a guru yourself, this book will be more understandable. But then again, if you're a guru yourself, you shouldn't need to toss your money away.
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, February 8, 2000
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Moon Germ (Berkeley, CA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Gimp: The Official Handbook: Learn the Ins and Outs of Gimp from the Masters Who Wrote the GIMP User's Manual on The Web (Paperback)
The information that some readers assert is lacking from the book is in fact easily found. For example, instructions for downloading and installing new plug-ins is on page 51 in the section ``Extra Plug-ins.'' People who have more patience, and who are willing to spend the time with this 900-page volume, will find it extremely helpful. I have been using it for just a few days and have already learned many useful techniques. The numerous illustrations well demonstrate the operations that can be performed with all the available tools. See for yourself. This is an excellent book.
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