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Wednesday, October 25th, 2000

A user maintained FAQ concerning tml's Windows port of GIMP can be found at The FAQ is new and so relatively small at the moment but users can register and log on in order to add more posts to the list.

Tuesday, October 24th, 2000

New German GIMP book
Another German GIMP book hit the shelves. The author is Jürgen Osterberg and the book is published by dpunkt.verlag. It contains 546 pages, lots of pics, some of them in color.

The book comes with a CD-ROM containing the recent GIMP-Versions, both for Linux and Win32, all pictures from the book and over 200 textures from the dpunkt's digital design library.

Following the link: there is some more information, such as a table of contents and two chapters in PDF-format.

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Brief Summary Of ALS GIMP BOF interviewed Michael J. Hammel about the GIMP BOF at ALS earlier this month. It's a fluff piece, but hopefully a positive impact on the upcoming 1.2 release.

GIMP 1.1.28
GIMP 1.1.28 is
now available.

Nothing really new, it's mainly bugfixes. Please try it and report any bugs you find.

Thursday, October 12th, 2000

From Michael J. Hammel comes this news tidbit:

FYI - Gimp BOF at Atlanta Linux Symposium, Thursday October 12th @ 8PM in the Galleria room of the Cobb Galleria Convention Center. I'll be hosting it, along with Ivan Reyes of Federico Mena Quintero (Gradient Editor author) will be there as well to talk about "Bonobization of Gimp". Users and developers are invited.

Thursday, October 5th, 2000

GIMP 1.1.27
This is a bugfix release. Many people had difficulty with building the Perl parts of 1.1.26; this release shouldn't have that trouble.

Sunday, September 24th, 2000

GIMP 1.1.26 Released
GIMP 1.1.26 is now available. This is mainly a minor cleanup release.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2000

Sven On
Sven's got a writeup of GIMP 1.2's features on
O'Reilly's website. It won't be news to readers of his full 1.1 guide, but it's a nice gentle intro. It also has a link to the new English version of Gimp kurz & gut.

Monday, August 21st, 2000

GIMP 1.1.25 Available
GIMP 1.1.25 has just been released and is available from
the usual place. You can check the ChangeLog for information about changes.

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2000

New Tutorial: Aqua Pill
Chris Fofiu has a
new tutorial online that describes how to make a translucent colored blob that looks similar to MacOS "Aqua" user interface elements. His results look excellent.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2000

Frisch Aus Der Presse
German O'Reilly has published a new edition of Sven's reference, Gimp kurz und gut. There's also a short feature article about the past, present, and future of GIMP.

Friday, July 14th, 2000

New Script-Fu: Burn-In
Roland Berger wrote in to let me know about an amazing new script. I can't really describe it; just check out
his page or look at a locally mirrored demo image.

Monday, July 10th, 2000

New Plugin: Resynthesizer
Paul Harrison has written a plugin that does a fascinating range of image twisting and turning. It's so interesting that I broke my voluntary holiday to announce it. Go check out the
resynthesizer home page.

GIMP News Holiday
Well, I've been unofficially on holiday from GIMP news for a while now, but now I'm making it official. I probably won't update GIMP News again until I have some new server hardware, which will probably take about a month or so.

Sorry to all the faithful GIMP News readers. The current system is just too cumbersome even for the sparse amount of news I'm currently posting.

update Thanks to the people who have offered help, but I think what will help most will be when I can upgrade (and the GIMP News page) to the new website system I've been developing for It's just a matter of time.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2000

Animation Tutorials From Jimmac
Jimmac (aka Jakub Steiner) has created two new
tutorials explaining how to use GIMP to make animated images.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2000

Carey Bunks Interview
Carey Bunks, author of
Grokking the GIMP, has been interviewed on

Monday, June 19th, 2000

Sven Interview
Sven Neumann, one of the hardest working GIMP developers around, has been
interviewed on LinuxPower.

Sunday, June 18th, 2000

GIMPCON 2000 Residue
gimpcon 2000 page has been updated with some info and links that came about as a result of the conference. There's also a gimpcon 2000 review written up now.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2000

Free Textures
Over the weekend, I went out with my camera and
took some slides of various textures around the farm. I placed them in the public domain, you can use them for whatever you like.

If you see a texture you like, I can provide a higher-res (approximately 1650x1150) version of it on request.

GIMP 1.1.23
This is the third 1.2 pre-release. Go
download it, check it out, and report any bugs you find.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2000

There's going to be an insanely fun
GIMP meeting at this year's SIGGRAPH. If you're going to SIGGRAPH, be sure to check it out.

Friday, May 19th, 2000

Voluteers Needed For German Linux Fair
Simon Budig asked me to share his plea with the readers of GIMP News:

I am desperately searching for people, who can help me at the Gimp booth at the biggest Linux fair in Europe, the LinuxTag in Stuttgart. I got some sponsors for our booth so I am most likely able to provide flight and room for one person from US or maybe two persons from Europe. The most urgent need is at the weekend (1st and 2nd July 2000). Our booth will have two or three computers, lots of wacom tablets and maybe a projector. Probably a lot of people want to learn something about Gimp :-)

If you are a Gimp Power-User or a Gimp-Developer please mail me, you could help me a lot.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2000

GIMP Pipe Tutorial
Adrian, master of the GIMP image pipe, has created a
gimp image pipe tutorial.

GIMP 1.1.22 Released
GIMP 1.1.22 is
now available. Download this and test the heck out of it.

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