*The GIMP (short for
General Image Manipulation Program) written by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis
is an excellent drawing tool. Its
features are in general too numerous to mention, so these pages are
aimed at drawing with the GIMP.
The images on this page were drawn completely within the GIMP. I recently
acquired a Wacom drawing tablet and have been playing around to see what effects
I can come up with.
I also drew up a Penguin with the GIMP as a Linux
logo before I got the tablet. I have a description of some of the
methods I used
to create the Penguin available.
New features are being added to the GIMP on at a very rapid pace and as such
it is difficult to list all the interesting places to find information.
In an effort to minimize duplication I'll only list a few of the many excellent
pages devoted to The GIMP.
For questions and assistance try looking at
*GIMP Mailing List
- The Official home of The GIMP
- Gimp developers and artists
- *Adam D. Moss
maintains the Plug-In Registry. This is a first stop for anyone interested in
using The GIMP to its full potential. It also allows developers to organize their efforts
- *Federico Mena Quintero Has a wonderful collection of Images and tricks to get you going. He
has also written a mass of killer plug-ins.
- *Zach Beane's has some
some of the finest tutorials for The GIMP available anywhere
- *Stephen Norris has
written some really great plug-ins
- *Tom Bech hosts the Lighting plug-in among others, these you should see
- *Michael J. Hammel
I intend to start work very soon on extending the GIMP to recognize X Input Extension
(Xi) devices. This would allow the GIMP to take advantage of the extra input provided
by extension devices (like my drawing tablet). I am also
interested in working out an API for drawing plug-ins using shared
libraries. Any one interested in working on either of these is encouraged to
get in touch with me either on the GIMP Mailing List or *directly
Documentation on Xi is available from the X consortium at
The *XFree86 Team has already
added the server side Xi extensions to their latest Beta releases.
Check the release notes available there for more information.
*Larry Ewing <firstname.lastname@example.org>