[clug] a good gimp reference book...

Michael Carden crash at michaelcarden.net
Wed Mar 22 11:09:07 GMT 2006

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 02:48 pm, Tomasz Ciolek wrote:
> Is there a good gimp reference book on the market?

The question from my POV equates to "Is there a good internet search engine 
these days?"

And in the same vein, many will answer NO.

However, if that particular Lunatic Fringe may be left aside, permit me to 
commend unto you Cary Bunks' immortal work, 'Grokking the Gimp.'

And to something called http://google.com  <grin>

Bunks did a lot more than explain a software app. I learned fundamental 
concepts of imaging, colour and the murky world of digital art that I had no 
idea of or even the intent to learn. Yes, it was written for an older Gimp, 
but one that differs so slightly from the current Gimp that worldwide, nobody 
has seen fit to write an update. That says a lot about the original.

Debian has packaged Grokking the GIMP. So, like...

apt-get install grokking-the-gimp

...may be a worth doing.

If I may deviate and ramble for a moment, let me endorse GIMP, Inkscape and 
Scribus as the Free Software triad of unbeatable graphic expression 
technologies. I will admit to being influenced by exposure to the Free 
Software Graphic Geek God - Andy Fitzsimon - at LCA, but I'll at least 
pretend some free will in saying Use These Apps.

And here is Andy in full flight:



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