Why I Love GIMP Photo Editing Tool

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

As you may know, I love to use GIMP to edit my photos. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Tool. I find it clear and user friendly, but mostly I enjoy playing around with the different scripts which you can employ to change the look of your pictures - essentially the cheat's way to achieving effects that you would otherwise have to spend a lot of time layering up to get what you want. New scripts are often uploaded to the site, so there's always something different to try.

The other thing I like a lot is that GIMP has a nifty little portable app that you can download to a USB and use on whichever computer you're working on - no need to clog up your Dad's, boyfriend's, work computer with the full GIMP programme - so it keeps you in other people's good books! The icing on the cake is that it's free to download - what's not to like really?

Here's a quick showcase of some of my favourite scripts - if there are others which you particularly enjoy using, I'd be interested to hear about them.

Original Uneditted Photo
National Geographic
Make Wonderful
Lomo Effect
Urban Acid
Vintage Look
Gothic Glow
Fake HDR Look
Bercovich Lomo
Desaturated (Luminosity) 
Desaturated (Lightness)

And just for fun...
Quick Sketch

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this programme before, but the results are great so I'm looking forward to checking it out... thanks for the tip!

    Catherine @ The Spring


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