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Sams Teach Yourself GIMP in 24 Hours Paperback – March 22, 1999
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Especially useful (to me, anyway) was the admittedly brief coverage on how the GIMP differs from other equivalent programs, especially those from the Mac and Windows worlds.
If you want in-depth coverage of the GIMP's capabilities, this book isn't it. If you're just starting out with the GIMP, and enjoy tinkering with the available tools, check it out.
In fact, the only real flaw in this book is that it is written for release 1.0.0 of the GIMP; fortunately, most of the specific examples given can easily be adapted to current releases (I use the 1.1.8 developer's release and had no problems following the examples in the book).
The photos from the book's cd-rom were also very helpful, since I didn't have any scanned photos to practise certain Gimp functions with.
Best of all, the book has made a Gimp fan out of me!
STY GIMP has great examples and is an easy read. I can now do everything in the GIMP that I used to do in Paint Shop Pro, and I've even learned more. Now by Windows box is just a game machine!
Now with that said, I did pick up several small things about GIMP that I found useful.
I was looking for #1, then #2 etc.
Lot's n' Lot's to say about GIMP. But I didn't find the starting point of GIMP.
Sadly, I've purchased Sam's Photo Facts and other books in the past. But this book does not remind me of the past books from Sam's.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is outdated from the newer version of Gimp 2.8. Can still use some of the applications but is confusing for beginners.Published 9 months ago by Dianne
Very informative book on the Gimp system. Provides a lot of information that I was unaware of and features that I wasn't familar with.Published on December 4, 2012 by David C. Arlund
I never gotrealy to pass comment as there was a CD missing from the order and it was returned. How ever the product itself was in good condition and at first glance was a good... Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by Alan
Ordered a "used" book in "excellent" condition and received what appears to be a new book. Received the book within the time suggested. Read morePublished on September 10, 2010 by Stanley R. Fleming
I recommend this book if you want to waste your time!
I'm wondering why I had to play around myself only to draw a line of text! Read more
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe I have a much later version than described in the book, but I found that most of the examples didn't work very well. Read morePublished on August 18, 2002 by John M. Chambers