Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, GIMP (The GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source photo editor, working on both Linux and Windows.
If you want to learn how to use Gimp, you can find useful information in both the Gimp magazine and the “Meet the Gimp” video presentations. While the Gimp Magazine has only four numbers, Gimp Magazine Issue 4 can be downloaded from here, “Meet the Gimp” has reached version 194, which has been released about yesterday.
It is a 28 minutes video and demonstrates the basics in DigiKam, a photo editor specially created for the KDE desktop environment. This is the first part of the DigiKam presentation, the second part will be released in the next episode.
Highlights of the current episode:
- Linux and the “Desktop Wars” (Gnome, KDE et al)
- Setting up digiKam
- Starting digiKam
- Declutter your screen
- Selecting a dark theme
- adding image collection paths
- templates for image meta data
- Kipi plugins
- Insert: the 100 day challenge and a confession
- Tagging images
- The timeline
- Fuzzy search – doesn’t work properly now
- Face recognition and tagging people – also not now
- Geographic search of geotagged images
- Nesting albums
- Selecting images with buttons – useful for tablets
- Rating images and attach colour labels
- Filtering images
- Good Bye!
Meet the Gimp Episode 194 can be either downloaded from the official site or previews directly on youtube.