GIMP 2.8 for Photographers – New 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

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


ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 Announced

ACDSee Pro 5

ACD Systems launched ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 today, priced at $239.99 and $79.99, respectively.  Both products offer several new features and improvements.

ACDSee Pro 5 adds a new “user-controlled edge detection mask slider lets you focus the sharpening effect more to edges and textures than non-textured areas.”  Additional new features include split-toning, enhanced dodge and burn controls, and metadata removal, among others.

ACDSee 14 adds map view and geotagging support, news special effects presets, and cloud storage and sharing options.

More details over at ACD System’s website.