GIMP a new option for manipulating images


The GIMP is used for editing and manipulating images, very similar to Photoshop but with the difference being a free software.

The acronym originally meant GIMP (General Image Manipulation Program) (Program general image manipulation). This name change in 1997 (GNU Image Manipulation Program) (Program GNU Image Manipulation) to become part of the official GNU project.

GIMP is a program used for editing and manipulating images. He is currently released under the GPL (GNU General Public License). It is also a platform and software that can be used in various OS. The first version was developed for Unix systems, was initially designed specifically for GNU / Linux, however there are now fully functional versions for Windows and Mac OS X.

This free license program is a good choice for developers and graphic designers. And many say it's a good competition for the traditional Adobe Photoshop.
Process graphics and digital photographs

GIMP include creating graphics and logos: resizing and cropping photos, changing colors, combining images using a layer paradigm, removing unwanted items from the images and converting between different image formats. It can also be used to create simple animated images.

GIMP is also known for being perhaps the first free application for end users. Previous work such as GCC, the Linux kernel, and so on. developers were primarily tools for programmers. GIMP is considered by some as evidence that the process of development of free software can create applications that unskilled users can use productively, thus paving the way for other projects such as KDE, GNOME, Mozilla Firefox, and other downstream applications.

GIMP was developed as a free alternative to Photoshop, but the latter still dominates the market in the printing and graphic industries.

In addition to interactive use, GIMP allows automation of many processes with macros. Includes a language called Scheme which can be used to this, there are alternatives such as Perl, Python, Tcl and (experimentally) Ruby.

This way you can write scripts and plugins for GIMP used interactively or simple images. GIMP uses GTK + as a library of graphical controls, in fact, GTK + was originally part of the GIMP, in an attempt to replace the commercial Motif library, which GIMP originally depended. GIMP and GTK + were designed for the X Window System running on Unix-like operating systems, but have been imported into Windows, OS / 2, Mac OS X, SkyOS.

The most current version of GIMP is 2.2.10, the most important changes over version 1.2 include a more polished interface and a greater separation between the UI and the back end.

For the future, GIMP is planned to base a more general graphical library called GEGL, thus attacking some fundamental design limitations that prevent many improvements such as native support for CMYK.
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