The edited image also replaces the image stored on your computer. Ensure that you save a copy of the image before editing it.
GNU Image Manipulation Programme (GIMP) is the default graphic application in Ubuntu, licensed under the GNU General Public License. It is an open-source multi-platform image manipulation tool, available in many languages. You can use GIMP to perform tasks such as re-touch photos, compose and author images, re-size and crop images, manipulate colours and convert image formats.
GIMP has a number of useful features:
• A full suite of painting tools, including brushes, a pencil and an airbrush
• Selection tools such as rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy and bezier
• Transformation tools such as rotate, scale, shear and flip
• Tile-based memory management so that the image size is limited only by available disk space
• Multiple undo/re-do operations limited only by disk space
• Advanced scripting capabilities
• Layers and channels for complex drawings
• Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools to minimise distortion while representing high-resolution images in lower resolution or stretched mode
• Full alpha channel support to simulate transparency in images
• Support for multiple file formats, including GIF, JPEG, PNG, XPM, TIFF, TGA, MPEG, PS, PDF, PCX and BMP
To launch GIMP from the desktop:
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