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How to Install GIMP 2.9.x on OSX and Windows

Introduction If you are a Linux user you know of GIMP or for that matter a user of OpenSource applications. To me the GIMP is the answer for image editing and creation as apposed to Photoshop or other pay for editing programs. The GIMP is part of a sweet of OpenSource tools available for image manipulation. In  this post we will cover how to install the un-stable version of GIMP (2.9.x) on Mac OS X and... read more

Configuring WACOM tablet for Use on Gimp 2.8

Introduction This post is a longtime in getting written as I have had a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet for many years and one of the issues was getting Gimp to use the pressure sensitivity of the tablet. The steps covered in this post can be used with most if not all of the Wacom family of tablets. Why Use? The question should be why not! Using a program like Gimp or Inkscape it is always easier to have the feel... read more

Editing and Viewing RAW images in GIMP 2.8

Introduction In this post I have decided to post some fun items on Linux. When I was in high school I was very much into art and that has continued on through out my adult life. DSLR cameras bring us RAW images which are big and uncompressed images in which we can make our own changes to the images. By default GIMP does not know how to handles the images so we turn to UFRaw (http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/)... read more

How to add Editing and Viewing of RAW images in GIMP 2.8

Few of us have started to get into photography and have started to look at RAW images. You have to have a program to let you work with them as well. Most will use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and others, but being a Linux guy there is always GIMP. In this post we will discuss how to add RAW capability to GIMP and open the RAW image. DSLR cameras bring us RAW images which are big and uncompressed... read more

Scanning and Printing to Epson Artisan 725 on Fedora 17

It is a wonderful thing to get a new toy to play with, but frustrating when you plug it in and then the trouble begins. It works with most systems but sometimes there is one that just wants to cause a bit of pain. Well that happened recently when I tried to install my Epson Artisan To enjoy scanning over the on Fedora 17. This issue was getting the scanning features to work with GIMP. Previously I was... read more

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