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Press Release- Gimp 2.8 for Photographers

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Contact: Rocky Nook, Inc. — (805) 687-8727 — Press@rockynook.com

Santa Barbara, CA— June 5, 2013

Image editing is a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image-editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated applications that are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has been developed into a powerful multiplatform system that runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. The GIMP is a no-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner’s guide to the GIMP; topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops. A bonus section on the included DVD describes special techniques for web graphics.

Author Klaus Goelker developed GIMP 2.8 for Photographers as classroom material for courses and workshops he teaches on image editing with the GIMP.

About the authors:

Klaus Goelker is a lecturer, designer and photographer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. He teaches courses on image editing at a local art school. He chose the GIMP to teach these classes because it is free, and yet powerful enough to do serious photographic image editing.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers

Klaus Goelker
Published by Rocky Nook

978-1-937538-26-2, 400 pages, $39.95 US, $41.95 CA Soft Cover 8″x10″

About Rocky Nook

Rocky Nook’s books are distributed worldwide by O’Reilly Media.

Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology, based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook’s publications is on digital photography. However, other areas related to modern photography, such as imaging and computer technology, are also important to us. Our mission is to demystify the cutting-edge developments in digital photography, providing practical instruction to enhance the skills of amateur and professional photographers. Our books offer in-depth information on technological advances in the digital photography workflow. We strive to support the efficiency and creativity of our readers, with the ultimate goal of fostering outstanding image quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the authors:

 

Klaus Goelker is a lecturer, designer and photographer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. He teaches courses on image editing at a local art school. He chose the GIMP to teach these classes because it is free, and yet powerful enough to do serious photographic image editing.

 

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers

 

Klaus Goelker
Published by Rocky Nook

978-1-937538-26-2, 400 pages, $39.95 US, $41.95 CA Soft Cover 8″x10″

 

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About Rocky Nook

 

Rocky Nook’s books are distributed worldwide by O’Reilly Media.

 

Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology, based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook’s publications is on digital photography. However, other areas related to modern photography, such as imaging and computer technology, are also important to us. Our mission is to demystify the cutting-edge developments in digital photography, providing practical instruction to enhance the skills of amateur and professional photographers. Our books offer in-depth information on technological advances in the digital photography workflow. We strive to support the efficiency and creativity of our readers, with the ultimate goal of fostering outstanding image quality.