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NewsForge: A First Look at the New GIMP 2.0

Feb 26, 2004, 00:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brice Burgess)

"The GNU Image Manipulation Program, a.k.a. the GIMP, is a freely available and versatile graphic editor comparable to Adobe Photoshop and Jasc Paintshop Pro. This powerful program can refine photographs, generate animated images, and create graphics suitable for the Web and print. The highly anticipated version 2.0 of the GIMP, due out next month, will run under Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, and preview versions are now available for all three platforms. In this article we'll examine some of the key differences between the stable GIMP 1.2 and the upcoming version 2.0 of the software.

"I have been using the GIMP on and off since 1997 to create graphics for the Web sites I work on, touch up Christmas cards for the family, and superimpose friends' images in inadvisable proximity to grizzly bears. I am not a professional graphic artist, and neither, probably, are you, but with the GIMP, you don't have to be to make good use of the program..."

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