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Re: Gimp?

Postby soty » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:40 am

I use GIMP whats your questions I will try to help you as best as I can. ;-D
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Re: Gimp?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:40 pm

urbanbreez wrote:The controls on Gimp seem to have a steep learning curve and there is not much in the way online tutorial. Would you agree with this?

I'm having more fun learning Picasa at the moment strictly because of the user interface.


Photoshop can be complex for those who are new to image editing too, but it's a bit more user friendly and like I said earlier, you can find all kinds of tutorials on PS for any degree of difficulty. For those who have used PS to GIMP, GIMP isn't quite as flexible as what you can do with PS. The interface and the steps involved to create the same effect on PS take some getting used to.
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Re: Gimp?

Postby bigken117 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:27 pm

I've downloaded GIMP a couple times and gotten frustrated and deleted it.
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Re: Gimp?

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:41 pm

bigken117 wrote:I've downloaded GIMP a couple times and gotten frustrated and deleted it.

Same. I wanted a quality photo editor, wasn't willing to pay up for Photoshop, so I tried GIMP but couldn't get a good handle on it.

But this kid seems to really know what he's doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8OTSC_iVT0
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Re: Gimp?

Postby urbanbreez » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:51 pm

jake_twothousandfive wrote:
bigken117 wrote:I've downloaded GIMP a couple times and gotten frustrated and deleted it.

Same. I wanted a quality photo editor, wasn't willing to pay up for Photoshop, so I tried GIMP but couldn't get a good handle on it.

But this kid seems to really know what he's doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8OTSC_iVT0

That child was born to edit photos. It would take me approximately three months just to not finish what he did in that tutorial.

Edit: he did, however, teach me how to scale an image quickly.
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Re: Gimp?

Postby soty » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:20 pm

That was a pretty cool video. I knew how to do the scale thing, but be careful if you do it too quickly it will distort the image.
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Re: Gimp?

Postby urbanbreez » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:54 pm

soty wrote:That was a pretty cool video. I knew how to do the scale thing, but be careful if you do it too quickly it will distort the image.

When you scale an image down in Gimp, then save it, you ARE actually changing the file size. Correct? I had one incredibly huge image that almost broke my internets. That was a problem. A very confusing thing is the checkered background lurking behind every uploaded picture. What do you call that thing and what does it do?

Also, Firefox seems to crash if you try to upload a photo from Gimp while the Gimp application is open.
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Re: Gimp?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:12 pm

urbanbreez wrote:
soty wrote:That was a pretty cool video. I knew how to do the scale thing, but be careful if you do it too quickly it will distort the image.

When you scale an image down in Gimp, then save it, you ARE actually changing the file size. Correct? I had one incredibly huge image that almost broke my internets. That was a problem. A very confusing thing is the checkered background lurking behind every uploaded picture. What do you call that thing and what does it do?

Also, Firefox seems to crash if you try to upload a photo from Gimp while the Gimp application is open.


Yes, you're changing the file size and the quality of the image when scaling. Just ensure that you aren't stretching the picture too wide or too long.

The checkered background is a transparency or empty space. When your picture is saved as say, JPEG, anything left in that checkered background is saved as whitespace on the image.
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Re: Gimp?

Postby urbanbreez » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:29 pm

lol look that tiny child in the video taught me how to turn olivia munn into a pixie and sit on the shoulder of another angel. Thoughts?

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Re: Gimp?

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:56 pm

i started off using gimp making sigs and then got on photoshop shortly thereafter. i didnt mind gimp at all nor did i find it that difficult, but the difference i noticed right away with PS is that the same things i was doing on PS than i was doing on GIMP looked so much better.

smoove swore by gimp until i finally put him on to PS. he'd be a good person to ask, but i see soty also replied as well. he'll definitely help you out. ;-D
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