GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. gimp is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It is an extremely capable piece of software with many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, a expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, a image format converter, etc.
gimp-1.2.5: description + notes
GIMP is extremely expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plugins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. The GIMP Homepage has more information, including documentation, links to plugins, web sites, clip art, etc.
Optional products that can be installed include:
- Free Fonts, a collection of 77 Type1 fonts, which can be found at these places:
- Share Fonts, another set of fonts, available at:
If gimp displays corrupt images you might try starting it with the "
--no-xshm" switch. Please report any cases where this helps!
Note: printing support has been moved to a separate package,
To auto-install this package, go back and click on the respective install icon.