From the Back Cover
The GIMP is the digital image manipulation application for Linux/Unix. But with its extensive set of professional tools, the GIMP can be daunting for beginners. The GIMP for Linux and Unix: Visual QuickStart Guide is an easy-to-use, how-to guide to basic photo editing, manipulation, and correction techniques that will have you up and running in no time.
With this guide, you don't need to wade through menus or lengthy explanations; concise, step-by-step instructions and pictures walk you through each task. Novices can start at the beginning and work their way from basic topics--including selections, color and tonal adjustment, and blending modes--to advanced features such as creating animations for the Web. Those familiar with the GIMP can use this book as a handy quick reference and a source of new tips and techniques.