GNU Image Manipulation Program
The GIMP is useful for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
Some of the capabilities are:
- Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone,etc.
- Tile based memory managent so image size is limited only by
available disk space.
- Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality
- Full alpha channel support
- Layers and channels
- A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions
from external programs as in Script-fu
- Advanced scripting capabilities
- Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
- Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time
- Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool.
- Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format.
- Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip.
- File formats supported include gif, jpg, png, xpm, tiff, tga, mpeg, ps, pdf,
pcx, bmp, and many others.
- Load, display, convert, save to many file formats.
- Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, bezier
- Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and
new effect filters.
- Over 100 plugins already available.
- Supports custom brushes and patterns
- Much, much more!
GIMP has been installed on the SGI graphics machines and is also on LINUX machines in the CSB.
To get started, simply type:
gimp (or /srv/local/r4k/gimp)
Online documentation is available at www.gimp.org.