"O'Reilly's latest release in the Pocket Reference series--"GIMP
Pocket Reference"--explains the numerous features of the GNU Image
Manipulation Program more affectionately known as "The GIMP"--and
is the essential guide for designers working in a Linux/Unix
"The GIMP is an open source image editor and design application
that parallels Adobe Photoshop in functionality with one exception:
it is free. The GIMP runs on virtually all Unix platforms, is
included with most commercial Linux distributions, and can be
downloaded freely from the Internet. This powerful image
manipulation tool can be quite complex, making it hard to overlook
the whole functionality."
"Based on the menu structure of the program, "GIMP Pocket
Reference" covers GIMP version 1.2 and all the plug-ins and scripts
that are a part of the standard distribution. It explains the
function of every menu item and offers tips for every day usage.
The Appendix explains important terms of image manipulation and
contains a table of file formats supported by The GIMP."