[ubuntu-uk] gimp

norman norman at littletank.org
Tue Feb 6 13:51:31 GMT 2007

Like many others, I enjoy processing digital photos. In the old days I
played in the darkroom, now I like to think that my computer, plus
software, is my digital darkroom. So, what do I want to do? I want to be
able to selectively crop whilst maintaining a fixed aspect, usually 
7 x 5 because I print on paper 7in x 5in and I want the print to be
borderless. In addition I want to be able to adjust brightness,
contrast, sharpness, colour casts and to be able to remove or change
bits of the photo to improve the end result. Not a lot is it?

The only application I have found which will give me all of the few
things I use is Gimp. I know there are those who say Gimp is too
complicated but, by a bit of judicious selection, a relatively few key
presses, plus patience. gives me my end result. I am no whizz kid at the
keyboard (79 next week) but I would happily try to explain, to anyone
interested, how to go about things. Perhaps it could make a useful
subject for a video or perhaps there is a piece of software other than
Gimp to give the same end result.


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