The GIMP at NERSC
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What is the GIMP?
The Gnu Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP, is a freely-available
application used to perform operations on raster image files. It is
a "paint" program, but is also useful for converting between raster
- Support for 8, 15, 16, & 24 bit displays.
- Ordered and Floyd-Steinberg Dithering for 8 bit displays.
- RGB, Grayscale, & Indexed color modes.
- Multiple views of same image to ease complex tasks.
- Fast zooming and panning on images.
- Full suite of selection tools - (rectangle, ellipse, freehand,
fuzzy, bezier, intelligent).
- Transform tools - (rotate, scale, shear, flip).
- Crop, color picker, bucket-fill, blend, & text tools.
- Paint tools - (paintbrush, airbrush, clone, blur, sharpen,
- Full set of brush masks and support for arbitrary brushes.
- File format support - (jpg, tif, gif, png, xpm).
- Numerous effects filters - (blur, edge detect, pixelize, ...).
- Channel operations - (add, composite, blend, ...).