Episode 003: A Ship in the Fog – Part 1

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You are in for a mix of topics in this screencast.

I start with answering the first comment I got 🙂 and show some ways how to get the GIMP 2.3 for different operating systems.

The site I mention in the podcast is www.gimpusers.de. EDIT: There is an english version of that site under www.gimpusers.com. The Mac stuff is at gimp.org.

Then I begin to work at an image of a ship coming down the river Weser on a foggy morning. The image is mostly gray and very low in contrast. As this was shot in RAW, it is possible to get something usuable out of it. You get a lecture about the difference of 256 steps between black and white in JPEG and why the 4096 steps in RAW are better.

RAW or JPEG?

(I assume there would be more detail in an JPEG out of the camera because it does some postprocessing…)

I show how to access the menues of the GIMP in three different ways, how to analyze an image with the histogram tool and the colour picker, how to rotate an image just a little bit and how to crop it using the Rule of Thirds (not a LAW – but a nice rule of thumb) to get an aesthetic result. And I nearly forgot to save the image in GIMP’s native image format – XCF.

Please let me know what you think about the show. Too slow? Too fast? Too much ramblings? Or too much information? Even if you like everything – write a comment or drop me a mail at info@meetthegimp.org
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The TOC

00:24 Welcome
01:10 GimpUsers.de
02:55 Original image
03:24 The case for using RAW
05:59 The histogram
10:22 Switching the toolbox off with TAB
12:02 Checking the rotation
14:50 Cropping
19:00 Saving the image
20:40 The End
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Episode 002: Setting up the GIMP

This video is obsolete and has been replaced by Episode 66 And if you really want to see the old stuff……

The GIMP is different from other Windows or Macintosh programs and so a bit different to set up. With this video I show how to move the dialogs into the main window, how to set up the tools and which preferences to change.

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The TOC

00:20 Welcome
01:35 Tip of the day
02:10 Default Windows
02:50 Moving Dialogs into the main Window
04:10 Dialogs
04:30 Selecting/Removing Tools in the Toolbox
05:30 Preferences
09:00 The End
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Episode 001: Preparing an image for the web

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In this first episode I show how to get an image ready for the web.

photographers.jpg

In a quick tour I cover rotating, cropping, pushing the colours, downscaling and sharpening to show a bit what the GIMP can do.

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The TOC

00:22 Welcome
01:42 Open the image
02:56 Rotation
05:05 Cropping
08:06 Giving it “pop” with an overlay layer
09:35 Resizing
11:10 Sharpening using sharpen
13:10 Saving as a jpg
14:07 What’s coming up in future episodes
15:07 The End
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