Open source software, also known as free software, now offers a creative platform with world-class programs. Crafting Digital Media is your foundation course in photographic manipulation, illustration, animation, making music, video editing, and more using open source software.
Beginning Photo Retouching & Restoration Using GIMP teaches readers how to digitally retouch and restore damaged photographs with GIMP 2.8-the free high end alternative to expensive image editing programs. The exercise photos in the book are available to download for the reader to follow along.
In this fully-updated second edition, author and long-time member of the GIMP community Akkana Peck introduces the GIMP and shows you everything about it that you'll want to knowincluding how to prepare images for display on web pages, touch up digital photos, tap into powerful filters, effects, and plug-ins, and automate tasks using scripts.