Tag Archives: gimp

GIMP Magazine

GIMP Magazine (#1) is available for download!

GIMP Magazine is a dedicated magazine for GIMP Image Editor! – It features design works and other GIMP related stuffs such as latest cool plugins (for GIMP), tutorials etc for GIMP users!

The first issue was available in digital format only but from the next issue there is even plan for printed edition (print on demand). The main goal of the project is to promote the GIMP and other relevant open source softwares. The magazine is available free to download (no registration or anything like that) from the site.

GIMP Magazine

Download The Sep Issue

Download GIMP Magazine (PDF)

or visit the official page (refer recommended links section) for more download options.

GIMP Magazine contains some great tutorials, design effects & techniques, resources and cool examples (as an inspiration) for GIMP users! So whether you’re GIMP beginner or an expert (you can even share your experience) – it’s recommended for you.

Recommended Link(s)


GIMP Paint Studio Plugin for GIMP 2.6 : Cool Brushes and More

GIMP Paint Studio is a collection of cools brushes and tools that makes GIMP more suitable for digital painters and graphic designers.

Although, for Digital Painters – there is a dedicated program called – MyPaint (it’s available there in Ubuntu Software Center) but if you’re a GIMP user and want to leverage you GIMP skill rather than learning a new program (BTW, MyPaint is very easy to learn) then you must try this GIMP paint studio plugin.


Install GIMP Paint Studio Plugin in Ubuntu (12.04)

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute –

sudo apt-get install gimp-paint-studio

If it’s not already there in your package repository (or you get some kind of error like – no package found), then first – you can add the PPA using the command –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/gimp-paint-studio
sudo apt-get update

That’s All, Now start GIMP and you will notice some awesome cool stuffs like brushes, gradients etc.

Recommended Link(s)

gimp save for web-ubuntu

gimp ‘save for web’ plugin : Image optimization on Ubuntu

The aim of this post is to explain you how to install gimp save for web plugin on ubuntu 9.04/9.10/10.04/10.10.After reading this post you can easily optimize or compress images in different formats – jpg,png and gif by using GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program).GIMP is the most popular open source and free image editor;used by common users as well as by web developers.Due to exponential increase of web it’s necessary(not always) to optimize images for less bandwidth consumption and faster page load(This factor is very important if you are a blogger or web developer).

gimp save for web-ubuntu

Install save for web plugin in GIMP

#1. I assume that,you have already installed gimp on your ubuntu.If this is not the case then first install gimp(if you don’t know how to install gimp,then go through the link given below and come back again here).
how to install gimp on ubuntu

#2. Then Open Synaptic package manager and search for ‘gimp plugin registry’ then select the package by checking the box.This package contains extra plugins for gimp along with the save for web plugin.

#3. Then click on Apply to install it..wait until the installation is complete.

#4. Now, open any images with gimp and click on File->Save for Web;then choose the o/p file type(extension i.e jpg(Recommended for natural && photographic images),png(animation or computer generated images) or gif),quality-size settings(adjust according to your need,85 is default for jpg,you may increase it little but keep it less than 95),crop the images…after that save it.

#5. End of the FUN!!

How to Install GIMP Image Editor in Ubuntu 10.04

install gimp in ubuntu 10.04

GIMP is a powerful image editor application specially used for creating images and editing photographs.It is an open source and free software provided by GNU ,and good substitute for another popular Image editing software Adobe Photoshop.GIMP is a crossplatform application i.e it is available for all major operating systems like Linux based OS(Ubuntu,Fedora..) and Windows.Additional plugins are also available for GIMP to extend its features.It has all the necessary features like other image processing programs.In Ubuntu 10.04 you can install it in many ways either from ubuntu shell or package manager or you can manually download(debian package) it from its website(Although that is not recommended for ubuntu 10.04 users) to install.

Installing GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program) in Ubuntu 10.04

From Ubuntu Terminal
1.Open terminal(hit CTRL+ALT+T or Applications->Accessories->Terminal)
2.Use the following command to install GIMP;It may ask you to enter sudo password then enter your login(Ubuntu 10.04 Account) password.
$ sudo apt-get install gimp
3.Wait for downloading and installation to complete.It may take few minutes.
4.That’s all.. now,you can access GIMP from Applications->Graphics->GIMP Image Editor.

From Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager(SPM)
1.Open Ubuntu software Center or SPM and search for gimp.
2.Then click to install(Software Center) or mark it for installation(SPM) and then apply to install.
3.Wait until the download will finish and installation will begin automatically.Within few minutes installation process will also complete.
4.To Run GIMP,Go to Applications->Graphics->GIMP Image Editor.

Let me Know ,if any problem occurs(through Comments).