BP4 Emergent Technology GIMP
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image aurthoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. GIMP is a versatile graphics manipulation package. Listed below are some of the tasks that GIMP is capable of doing. There is also an introduction page for this application, or you can use the browse to walk through for tutorials for image editing techniques. GIMP features a great full screen mode allowing you to not only preview your artwork but also do editing work while using the most of your screen estate.
Each task requires a different environment and GIMP allows you to customize the view and behavior the way you like it. Starting from the widget theme, allowing you to change colors, widget spacing’s and icon sizes to custom tool sets in the toolbox. The interface is modulated into so-called docks, allowing you to stack them into tabs or keep them open in their own window. Pressing the tab key will toggle them hidden.
Numerous digital photo imperfections can be easily compensated for using GIMP. Fix perspective distortion caused by lens tilt simply choosing the corrective mode in the transform tools. Eliminate lens’ barrel distortion and vignetting with a powerful filter but a simple interface.
GIMP is ideal for advanced photo retouching techniques. Get rid of unneeded details using the clone tool, or touch up minor details easily with the new healing tool. With the perspective clone tool, it is not difficult to clone objects with perspective in mind just as easily as with the orthogonal clone.
The file format support ranges from the common likes of JPEG (JFIF), GIF, PNG, TIFF to special use formats such as the multi-resolution and multi-color-depth Windows icon files. The architecture allows extending GIMP’s format capabilities with a plug-in.
GNU/Linux (i386, PPC)
Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista)
Mac OS X
Sun Open Solaris