Thursday, January 6, 2011

GIMP (गिम्प)

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)  हे एक मोफत ओपनसोर्स इमेज एडिटर सॉफ्टवेअर आहे. यात तुम्ही bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm या आणि इतर अनेक फॉरमॅट मधिल फाईल्स एडिट करु शकता. याचा वापर तुमच्या गरजेनुसार साध्या पेंट प्रोग्राम सारखा होवू शकतो त्याच प्रमाणे उत्क्रुष्ट प्रतीचा photo retouching प्रोग्राम किंवा इमेज फॉरमॅट कर्न्व्हटर म्हणूनही होवु शकतो GIMP च्या पेंट सुविधेत महत्त्वाची अशी  clone, airbrush, pencil,gradient आणि blend टुल्स तर आहेतच शिवाय GIMP तुम्हाला तुमचे स्वतःचे ब्रश आणि पॅटर्न सुद्धा बनवू नंतर वापरता येण्यासाठी सेव्ह करु देते. GIMP वापरुन अ‍ॅनिमेशन्स सुधा लोड करता येतात आणि frame-as-layer फॉरमॅट मधे सेव्ह करता येतातसर्वात महत्वाचे म्हणजे अनेक अ‍ॅडव्हान्स सुविधा जसे   Foreground extraction tool, Multiple Undo/Redo, Transformable paths इत्यादी पुरविणारे GIMP; plug-ins आणि extensions वापरुन expand ( विस्तारीत ) करता येते.
फोटो एडिटरच्या मार्केटमधे विकत मिळणार्‍या सॉफ्टवेअरच्या सुविधांना तोडीस तोड सुविधा पुरविणारे GIMP, नवख्या त्याचप्रमाणे एक्सपर्ट फोटोग्राफर्स, वेब डझायनर्स तसेच इतरांसाठीही उत्तम मोफत पर्याय आहे.

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. It is a powerful piece of software with capabilities not found in any other free software product.
It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.
GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically the same code also runs on MS Windows andMac OS X.
GIMP Features
·          Painting
o    Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.
o    Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
o    Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
o    Supports custom brushes and patterns
·          System
o    Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
o    Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time
o    Advanced Manipulation
o    Full alpha channel support
o    Layers and channels
o    Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
o    Editable text layers
o    Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
o    Selection tools including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy
o    Foreground extraction tool
o    Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.
o    Transformable paths, transformable selections.
o    Quickmask to paint a selection.
·          Extensible
o    A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu
o    Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
o    Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
o    Over 100 plug-ins already available
·          Animation
o    Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format
o    MNG support
o    Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
o    Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
o    Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
·          File Handling
o    File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and any others
o    Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
o    SVG path import/export

Extremely powerful and easy to work with, GIMP is ideal for both amateur and pro photographers, Web designers, or anyone who wants to create and edit professional-quality digital images on a budget.

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