Tip: Open eps files with Gimp

For the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of work editing images in .eps format. Since I really like my Gimp, I spent weeks trying to find a nice way to edit these images with this program, instead of running to Photoshop. Well, I was finally able to find a solution I now share with you.

The steps you’ll need to follow are actually quite simple:

  1. Download Gimp and install it;
  2. Download Ghostscript and install it;
  3. Go to theĀ  /bin directory of where you installed Ghostscript
  4. copy all .exe files (may be 2 or 3) and paste in Gimp’s main directory (where gimp is installed);
  5. Start gimp and try opening eps files.

That should do it! If you’re on Linux, just make sure Ghostscript is installed, it should be easy to find in Synaptic for example.

Via: Gimptalk.

Tip: Upload images from Gimp to Flickr or Picasaweb

Gimp upload to flickr and picasawebAs mentioned previously, Gimp is a very good open source program for your image editing needs. What is even better about Gimp is its plug-in structure which allows for a greater usage of the program.

One of these plug-ins, called GimpPublishr, will allow you to upload your images to Flickr or Picasaweb automatically. It is quite simple to use, to install it just drop the extracted files inside your Gimp plug-in folder.

The developers have written a pretty good setup tutorial on the project’s page with lots of helpful screenshots.

GIMP – Image editor

gimp logoHave you hear of Photoshop? Who hasn’t, right?! Although this piece of software is incredibly good, it is too powerful for the vast majority of users. Why spend so much cash on such software if you’re only using about 10% of its real functions?

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) handles image manipulations task extremely well. It works for the newbies who just want to resize or convert an image file, up to more advanced users who would like to build complex images. The main principles of image editing are present in GIMP (layers, channels, and a lot more that I haven’t even explored). Another nice thing about GIMP is that it works with plug-ins so you can extend its functions.

Here you can cut, paste, convert, retouch, resize, build images, and take screenshots of your desktop. You can even open and edit PDF files with GIMP.

gimp on windows

This program is quite simple to use, as long as you are familiar with some concepts of image editing.

You can download GIMP to use on your Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux machine. If you want to go mobile, download GIMP for portable apps.