GIMP is a powerful raster image editing program, and commonly used for photo retouching, image composition, and general graphic design work. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
Install the package.
Tips and tricks
To caption an image follow these steps after inputting the desired text:
- Click Layer and Text to Path
- Click Select and From Path
- Click Select and Invert
- Click Edit and Stroke Path
Create a circle
To draw a circle in GIMP follow these steps:
- Select the Ellipse tool and hold Shift
- Click Edit and Fill with Color
- Click Select and Shrink
- Press Delete
Add the following to
~/.config/GIMP/2.10/fonts.conf if you see green tint around letters with antialiasing enabled:
<?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> <fontconfig> <match target="font"> <edit name="rgba" mode="assign"> <const>none</const> </edit> </match> </fontconfig>
GIMP requires thelibrary to open PDF files. Without this library GIMP will say that a PDF file is "unrecognized" when an attempt to open a PDF is made.
Since GIMP rasterizes PDF files right from the start, it will not exploit intrinsic PDF capabilities while editing them. Other programs (like LibreOffice Draw) can be used to better edit PDF files.