"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..."