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peter sikking says: I must say that this is not exactly a “get users to know GIMP better” tip. so it does not set a precedent for other ‘meta-tips.’ but I included it anyway...
Friday, December 18, 2009
If you need to copy a portion of the image to another portion in such a way that the selection shape matches the target, you can draw the selection on the target first, and then move only the selection (not the content) upon the source are using the move tool in "move selection" mode.
Python programmers rejoice: Python bindings for GIMP allow you to write plugins, use Python console to interact directly with GIMP and to exploring the bindings . In the console, check out "gimp" and "pdb" modules. *Any* other module is importable, pushing the boundaries on the possibilities with GIMP.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Photographing a sheet of paper (poster,photograph, etc.), usually doesn't align the sheet with the photo. To correct this, you can use the "Perspective" tool in corrective mode. Just drag the 4 handles of the perspective tool to the 4 corners of the sheet.