The Gimp User's Manual version 1.0.1

Gimp: The Official Handbook


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© 1999 The Coriolis Group. All Rights Reserved.

This book may not be duplicated in any way without the express written consent of the publisher, except in the form of brief excerpts or quotations for the purposes of review. The information contained herein is for the personal use of the reader and may not be incorporated in any commercial programs, other books, databases, or any kind of software without written consent of the publisher. Making copies of this book or any portion for any purpose other than your own is a violation of United States copyright laws.

Limits Of Liability And Disclaimer Of Warranty

The author and publisher of this book have used their best efforts in preparing the book and the programs contained in it. These efforts include the development, research, and testing of the theories and programs to determine their effectiveness. The author and publisher make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to these programs or the documentation contained in this book.

The author and publisher shall not be liable in the event of incidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising out of, the furnishing, performance, or use of the programs, associated instructions, and/or claims of productivity gains.


Trademarked names appear throughout this book. Rather than list the names and entities that own the trademarks or insert a trademark symbol with each mention of the trademarked name, the publisher states that it is using the names for editorial purposes only and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringing upon that trademark.

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Library of  Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

      Kylander, Olof. 
      GIMP: The Official Handbook by Olof and Karin Kylander.
      p	 .  cm.
      ISBN 1-57610-520-2 	 
      1. Computer graphics.  2. GIMP (computer file) I. Kylander, Karin. II. Title.
      T385.K866  1999
      Printed in the United States of America
      10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1

GIMP: The Official Handbook

President, CEO: Keith Weiskamp

Publisher: Steve Sayre

Acquisitions Editor: Mariann Hansen Barsolo

Marketing Specialist: Beth Kohler

Project Editor: Toni Zuccarini

Production Coordinators: Jon Gabriel, April Nielsen

Production Artist: Christine Foley

Cover Design: Jody Winkler,
note: cover design reflects the cover on the printed book. The cover on this HTML version is made by Karin Kylander


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