If you love to take photos but sometimes miss the perfect picture by a detail, an image editing programme can help you to erase little imperfections! Our series of articles about such programmes is to present technical support that is easy to use, turns your photos into pieces of art and yourself into a professional photographer.
Part number four deals with GIMP.
Simply visit the GIMP website and download the free GNU Image Manipulation Program that is available for UNIX, Windows and MAC. It supports common file formats like JPEG (JFIF), GIF, PNG, TIFF and some special use formats.
GIMP enables you to edit your photos in several ways, either by working with the toolbox (displaying small icons for each editing option) or by using the navigation bar and selecting a certain category and instruction. You can resize, rotate or crop your photo, change its brightness and saturation or add effects and text. GIMP also provides tools like an eraser, airbrush or ink as well as a healing tool.
There is a lot to discover – but pay attention not to lose track ;-)