GIMP 2.8 for Photographers – New Book

GIMP Book

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a new book from designer and photographer Klaus Goelker, which teaches photographers how to leverage the open source GIMP 2.8, which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, as an alternative to Photoshop.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner’s guide to the GIMP; topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $23.11 on Amazon.com.

It is also available as a Kindle Edition for $16.95 here on Amazon.

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything – New Book

The Book of GIMP

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything is a new book from Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare that guides users through the free Photoshop-alternative, GIMP.

The Book of GIMP begins with step-by-step tutorials that cover the most useful features of GIMP, like retouching photographs, creating illustrations, and website design. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive reference to nearly every aspect of the software, so that users can find what they need without hours of trial and error.”

The Book of GIMP retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.34 on Amazon.com.

It is also available in a Kindle version for $25.02.

Mac OS X Lion & Photo/Video Software Compatibility

Mac OS X Lion

As I’m sure most Mac users are aware of by now, OS X Lion is out.  I haven’t upgraded my MacBook yet because I’m still running software that won’t run on Lion.

Nikon and Adobe (among others) specifically detailed which of their applications that have compatibility issues with OS X Lion. Check out the details below. [Read more...]

GIMP 2.6 for Photographers – New Book

GIMP 2.6 for Photographers is a new book from Klaus Goelker that guides beginning GIMP users through the open-source image editing software.  GIMP 2.6 is free, open-source software compatible with Windows, OS X and Linux.

GIMP is considered a rather powerful alternative to Photoshop; however, educational info on GIMP has sometimes been difficult to find.  This book “has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.”  Conveniently, the book includes a software DVD that contains a full version of GIMP and other open-source photo programs for those with slower Internet connections.

GIMP 2.6 for Photographers carries a retail price of $39.95; however, it is currently available for $26.37 on Amazon.com.