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The software GIMP (abbreviation for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free way to edit photos and graphics on your computer. In terms of functionality and features, GIMP is in no way inferior to its expensive competition and so the program is a recommendable alternative to paid [image processing software-> image processing software] for both Mac OS X and Windows users.
The software is available for download on the domain www.gimp.org. There you will also find an overview with screenshots and the list of features that this [Open Source Program-> open-source] has to offer. It should be noted that the current version of GIMP still needs a bug fix for [OS X Mavericks-> os-x-mavericks], because there are many reports on the net that GIMP no longer ran after the update to OS X 10.9.
The GIMP Guide is a good help to get started, but those looking for helpful instructions and workshops with practical relevance will be less happy with the usual manuals. For this reason, one can recommend rather good books and video workshops that are suitable for beginners. It is important that the media also cover the current version of GIMP 2.8 and is not out of date. Here is a small overview of very well rated books and tutorials:
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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