… today did I come across a new image manipulation program as they call it themselves. “GIMP” and it’s free download. Have always wanted to be able to add a splash of color to a black and white photo – and with the programs I have – that hasn’t been possible .. photoshop is far to expensive, at least I think so.
So I downloaded the program and it wasn’t that easy to figure out how to add the splash – but on Youtube there is a couple of videos who show how to do it. This video I posted here is the one I learned by – and it’s silent …. no talking.
“GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an image retouching and editing tool and is released under the GPLv3 (or later) license as free and open-source software. There are versions of GIMP tailored for most operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.” – text- en.wikipedia.org
I must say it’s very exciting and there is so much to play around with – I have only concentrated on the splash of color. I don’t know if it does photo pages yet. Read that media are comparing it with Photoshop, but as I said it’s all for free. Only back draw is the it doesn’t save the images in JPG format – but that is very easy to do manual.
Here is one of my old pictures from Landskrona – one in full color (original photo) and the splash of color that done this evening – it took about 12 min from that I figure out how do it.
I think it came out pretty amazing – never done it before – and in less then 15 min I manage to create this. Can see I have missed some small areas, but for being the first time – I’m pleased. So now will I able do magic …. too!
“Photography is the beauty of life, captured.”
Download and photos provided by gimp.org – thanks a million.