GIMP – Adobe Photoshop for Open Source Community

GIMP Free Open Source Photo EditorI love open source software. My open source photo software review section would be incomplete without GIMP overview, an exemplary open source photo editor. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. At first sight, the engineering-sound name makes you feel that GIMP is not invented for shopping (photo shopping) or profit-making interest. On the contrary, open source GIMP is a pure brainchild of coding and high-tech.

Launched in the 90-s by university students as photo editing software with open code, GIMP was cordially welcomed by the whole open source community. Many freelancers contributed to GIMP code, translations and bug fixing. Now GIMP is acknowledged as the leader of open source photo software.

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Exif Data is a Gold Mine of Image Information

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EXIF stands for “exchangeable image file format”. It’s the additional information that includs camera settings and scene details, for example, date and time when a photo was taken, shutter speed, focal length, exposure compensation, whether a flash was used. Only images in JPEG and TIFF formats have exif data. However, it’s not a problem as most of modern digital cameras save shots in JPEG. (more…)

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5 Reasons Why GIMP Is The Right Photo-Editing Software For Beginners

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I wanted to talk to people about GIMP photo-editing software because it might stop them from wasting a lot of money on alternatives that are not right for them.

If you decide you want to take your photos to the next level you will have to acquire some photo-editing software. If you’re like most people you don’t have a clue what to go for, but you might be tempted to choose Photoshop because it’s the most popular software around.

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Sagelight Image Editor is a Serious Challenge to Adobe Lightroom

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Sagelight Image Editor is a professional 48-bit image editor. It was designed to meet the requirements of new digital era making photo editing really fast and fun. New technologies take advantage of the power of modern speedy computers and stand the specific needs of digital cameras. The program combines powerfully simple one-click photo enhancement tools with cutting-edge advanced controls. It is a true gem for beginners, amateurs and even professionals.

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RAW Image Format: 3 FAQs You Should Know

DSLR photo cameraUnlike ordinary digital cameras, advanced DSLR photo cameras shoot fabulous pictures. In order to get best quality of your images, professional photographers recommend to change photo saving settings from JPEG to RAW format. If you have just bought your first Nikon or Canon DSLR cam and feel puzzled over image formats dilemma, this post is for you.

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How to Lighten a Dark Photo

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I bet you have dark photos in your family albums or online photo collections. Usually images taken with digital cameras in an automatic mode come out too dark or too bright. All photo editing programs can brighten images no matter whether it is a desktop application, a web app or professional boxed photo software.

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What Is Your Favorite Photo Editor [POLL]

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There are so many great free photo editors – Photoscape, Picasa, GIMP, Loonapix, etc. We would like to learn favorite photo editors of Photo Software & Design Blog readers.

Share your opinion about best photo editors. Tell us what you think! Vote now!

 

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