The GNU Image Manipulation Program (the GIMP) is the open source image and photo manipulator which gives Adobe's very popular and powerful Photoshop a serious run for its money. GIMP is a very powerful tool for editing images and creating impressive graphics. It is one of the highlights of all open source software, and demonstrates the quality that can be achieved through open source development.
This chapter provides a number of recipes for some common tasks using the GIMP. Many excellent books that unleash the full power of the GIMP are available and some are mentioned in Section 35.3.