Rocky Nook Releases GIMP 2 for Photographers

Santa Barbara, CA, November 7, 2006–Before investing hundreds of dollars on expensive software, you want to make sure that editing digital photographs is something you truly enjoy. That’s where “The GIMP 2″–a free digital image editing program–comes in. After you have explored the GIMP and learned how to use it, you may not need–nor want–to buy another image editing program.

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“GIMP 2 for Photographers” by Klaus Goelker is designed to facilitate your entry into the world of digital image editing with the help of the GIMP.

Image editing has become a key element in the digital photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications–and fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful multiplatform system, running on Linux, as well as OS X and Windows.

The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops.

In “GIMP 2 for Photographers” you will learn:

The basics of image editing
The many functions and tools of the GIMP
How to make simple adjustments
Working with advanced techniques
How to work with layers and masks
Stitching of panoramic images
Preparation of high-quality black and white images
Author, Klaus Goelker is an architect and photographer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. He also teaches courses on image editing at a local art school. He uses the GIMP to teach this class because it is free and yet powerful enough to do serious photographic image editing. This beginner’s guide to the GIMP has evolved from the classroom materials the author developed and used in courses and workshops on image editing.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book and about Rocky Nook, see:

“GIMP 2 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software”
Klaus Goelker
ISBN 1-933952-03-2, 186 pages, $29.95 US, $38.95 CA
1-800-998-9938 (to order books)

About Rocky Nook
Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and we are 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.

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