The GIMP Resources

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Category: Image editing

The GIMP is a multiplatform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.

Important information

Conventions used
This page describes the conventions we use for layout and syntax for the GIMP tutorials.


This section is for effects and techniques that require subjective human judgement and input.

How the Group Icon was made
Cloning technique which is also the basis of Cutouts
Orton Technique
Orton Imagery is a technique developed by Michael Orton in the slides days which achieved magic effects by putting on the same frames two slides, one sharp and the other out of focus. We have here the digital adaptation.
Leveling horizons
Humans are very good at picking a horizon that is not level. However when we are taking photographs we don't always get it right. This tutorial is a simple method of correcting that.
Haze Removal
Various man made and natural factors contribute to a photo having "haze", this tutorial is one method of correcting that.
Add a Vignette
Add a darkened vignette to the outside to enhance a central subject and draw the viewers eyes to the center more.
Color Cut-Out
Color cut-out consists on desaturating a color image to black and white, while retaining color only on a specific part of the image.

Scripts and plugins

This section describes what you can do with the various scripts and Plug-ins available for GIMP. You may find tutorials moved down to this section if someone creates a script that does the effect.

GIMP scripts
This page has an explanation of the basics of GIMP scripts, what they do, where you can find them and how to install them.
mathmap is a plugin for Gimp, which will allow you, among other things, to create the Escher and Droste effect, famous for its illusion, making an impossible World look real, as the mind has difficulty in discovering the phentermine incoherences of the picture.
Tone mapping
Reduce global contrast in images while increasing local contrast and shadow/highlight detail.
Split toning
Use two different colours on a black and white image, one for the highlights one for the shadows.
Focus Blur
A useful blurring rid carpenter ants plug-in that use a map to blur an image.

External links

GIMP Manual
GIMP's “official” online manual.
Groking the Gimp
GIMP book by Carey Bunks, published under an open publication license. (ISBN: 0-7357-0924-6)
Blog with several interesting tutorials
This might eventually become a collection of tutorials entirely written inside this wiki. If any other wiki tutorials sites for gimp are out in the net, this one might become superfluous
Blog in spanish which contains interesting information aimed at the professional photographer. We are trying to get authorization from the author to translate into English
Contains several very interesting tutorials made by writing services aimed at different levels of expertise
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