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Excellent introduction to a powerful program.
on August 20, 1999
While this was not what I was hoping for, it is an excellent introduction to the GIMP. Basic concepts are covered in some detail, and more advanced topics are commented on (mostly, it seems, to give an idea of just how powerful this program really is). The author also frequently advises experimentation, which is really the only way to learn a program like this.
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).