The Book of Gimp: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything

Olivier Lecarme (Author) Karine Delvare (Author)

Product Details

No Starch Press
Publish Date
January 25, 2013
7.08 X 9.24 X 1.47 inches | 3.32 pounds

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About the Author

Olivier Lecarme is a professor emeritus in computer science at the University of Nice, France. He has a doctorate in computer science. He has been a professor at the Universities of Grenoble, Montreal, Lausanne, and Nice, and has taught many aspects of computer science, including programming language fundamentals and graphics processing.

Karine Delvare is a web development consultant. She has a Masters in Computer Science, with a specialization in image and sound, and has collaborated on the GIMP development project. She lives in Mรฉrignac, near Bordeaux, France.


"If any reader is looking for a free and full-featured image-editing program, then by all means consider GIMP, as well as this outstanding tutorial and reference book."
--Michael J. Ross, web developer and Slashdot contributor (Read More)

"Have a copy of this on your desk, and we can't imagine a single GIMP-related question that it won't be able to provide an answer to."
--Graham Morrison, Linux Format

"Whether you are a GIMP beginner or a veteran user, this book will save you hours of trial and error when editing graphics files."
--Jack Germain, LinuxInsider (Read More)

"An excellent introduction to the GIMP and, to an extent, image processing (and pre-processing) in general."
--Jesse Smith, DistroWatch (Read More)

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"Olivier has included a very complete range of topics. And this book is now on my shelf, because I am still learning things."
--Ramon Miranda, creator of GIMP Paint Studio (Read More)

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"I felt like chapters were organized in a way that made it easy for readers to decide exactly how much of the detail they cared about. I was thoroughly impressed by The Book of GIMP and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone."
--Dave Rankin, Open Source (Read More)

"This book really does contain just about everything one needs to know about this great software suite."
--Greg Barbrick, Blogcritics (Read More)

"If I was going to use one word to describe this book, it would be 'masterpiece'. This is one of the most well put together books I have ever read. It is in full-color, covers a wide variety of topics, and covers them in depth."
--Tad Anderson, SYS-CON MEDIA (Read More)

"I highly recommend this excellent all-in-one reference book to all GIMP users."
--nixCraft (Read More)

"GIMP is notoriously a little bit difficult to work with, but The Book of GIMP explains how to make the most out of every feature."
--Kevin Wierzbicki, Campus Circle (Read More)