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"I have used GIMP for some time, occasionally muddling through, learning it by trial and error. Shortly after beginning to read the book, I was working on a photo that was a little blurry. I remembered reading about how to sharpen a photo using GIMP. It took only a minute to find the instructions in the book. That was great and timesaving as well. The Book of GIMP has proven to be an excellent, practical resource."
-- Rosemary Lloyd, Big Bear Computer Club

"GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is included with every Linux distribution and has versions for Microsoft Windows and OS X. It is a high-end free software graphics application that rivals any commercial software for photo editing, drawing, creating graphics from scratch and animation." Full Review >
-- James Dinsmore,

"This is one of the best books I have read about using GIMP. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software program similar to Photoshop. You can do as much with GIMP as with Photoshop if not more. GIMP might have a steep learning curve, so does Photoshop; however, with this book to guide you along, it won't take so long to learn. From correcting photos, to using layers, designing logos, animation and textures, it covers it. I have a Kindle, just the regular Kindle, not Kindle Fire HD (would really like one though), and the book looks fine, even the graphics show up well, although they are in black and white, which is why I also like to have the book in PDF format. This is one book you should have open and follow along with when using GIMP. I personally prefer to have the book open with me when I'm learning how to do something. Sense this book has tutorials and examples for you do in each chapter, it means it is easier for me to understand how to do things. Hey, you don't have to go chapter by chapter as you would a novel. I suggest you first read the introduction, and install GIMP; there is also an appendix that explains how to install GIMP if you're unsure how to do that. After that, just peruse the table of contents and once finding the part that you're most interested in, jump right in and start following the tutorials. If you are a coder, then you'll also love GIMP because the source code is available so you can play around with it. You change improve upon the code as in adding something it doesn't already have, or you can code plugins to share with the GIMP community. There are also plenty of tutorials on the web, as well as brushes galore. I suppose you wonder if I've even read this book since I just got it yesterday, and yes I have and still am. This is one of those books, especially of the technical genre, that you just want to keep reading. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn GIMP. " Full Review >
-- Ninajean Slone,

""The Book of Gimp: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything" by Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare; No Starch PressOlivier Lecarme (Professor Emeritus in Computer Science at the University of Nice, France) and Karine Delvare have put to together what is in effect a desk reference for Gimp.  But it doesn’t… " Full Review >
-- Marc Zucker,

"Contains detailed tutorials and reference for GIMP version 2.8. In my opinion, it's a must have for any GIMP user." Full Review >
-- Jeffery Rine,