Scaling animation effect with the GIMP
Here is a animation to demonstrate the effects of scaling based on Alice in Wonderland, based on the GIMP version 2.8. Having drunk the magic potion Alice begins to shrink. Instead of Alice its more fun if you shrink yourself. All you need is a digital camera with a timer, a tripod and a basic knowledge of the GIMP. If you don't have a timer on your camera, or a tripod, then you'll need a friend to take a couple of pictures for you.
Graphic files - Adding colour
The picture on a computer monitor or Video Graphic Array (VGA) , is made up of an array of dots, or pixels and is known as a bitmap. A typically display might consist of a line of 800 horizontal dots, each line is repeated vertically 600 times to make a frame. The number of dots in a frame is referred to as the screen resolution.
GIMP animation - getting started
GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and is an open source software application covered by the General Public License [GPL]. The GPL provides users with the freedom to access and alter the source code that makes up computer programs. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, but in this article we'll concentrate on some of the basic animation facilities.
Solarization in GIMP - Howto
GIMP Ver 2.6 as a standard build lacks a solarization filter, putting a lot of people off in the process. However, it is easily installable as an extra from the Ubuntu repositories along with a shed load of other cool filters and work scripts.
To find more about Solarization visit the site below.
Rolf Steinort - Meet The Gimp Video Tutorials DVD
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Beryl Graphics Manager
If you are running Ubuntu Version 7.10 0r Ubuntu Version 8.10 Beryl has been replaced by Compizfusion this will have many of the features of Beryl if not more.