.TH GIMP 1 "31 May 1998" Version 1.0
Gimp - an image manipulation and paint program.
[\-h] [\-\-help] [-v] [\-\-version] [\-b] [\-\-batch \fI<commands>\fP] [\-n] [\-\-no\-interface]
[\-\-no\-data] [\-\-verbose] [\-\-no\-shm] [\-\-no\-xshm] [\-\-display \fIdisplay\fP]
[\-\-no\-splash] [\-\-no\-splash\-image] [\-\-debug\-handlers] [\-\-console\-messages]
The \fIGIMP\fP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is used to edit and
manipulate images. It can load and save a variety of image formats and can
be used to convert between formats.
Gimp can also be used as a paint program. It features a set of drawing and
painting tools such as airbrush, clone, pencil, and paint brush. Painting
and drawing tools can be applied to an image with a variety of paint modes.
It also offers an extensive array of selection tools like
rectangle, ellipse, fuzzy select, bezier select,
intelligent scissors, and select by color.
Gimp offers a variety of plugins that perform a variety of image manipulations.
Examples include bumpmap, edge detect, gaussian blur, and many others.
In addition, Gimp has several scripting extension which allow for advanced
non-interactive processing and creation of images.
The \fIgimp\fP accepts the following options:
.B \-h, \-\-help
Display a list of all commandline options.
.B \-v, \-\-version
Output the version info.
.B \-b, \-\-batch \fI<commands>\fP
Execute the set of \fI<commands>\fP non-interactively. The set
of \fI<commands>\fP is typically in the form of a script that
can be executed by one of the Gimp scripting extensions.
.B \-n, \-\-no-interface
Run without a user interface.
Do not load patterns, gradients, palettes, or brushes. Often useful
in non-interactive situations where startup time is to be minimized.
Show startup messages.
Do not use shared memory between GIMP and its plugins.
Instead of using shared memory, GIMP will send the data via pipe. This
will result in slower performance than using shared memory.
Do not use the X Shared Memory extension. If GIMP is being displayed
on a remote X server, this probably needs to be enabled. Also useful
for any X server that doesn't properly support the X shared memory extension.
This will result in slower performance than with X shared memory enabled.
.B \-\-display \fIdisplay\fP
Use the designated X display.
Do not show the splash screen.
Do not show the splash screen image as part of the splash screen.
Enable debugging signal handlers.
Do not popup dialog boxes on errors or warnings. Print the messages on
the console instead.
to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources
stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
Most gimp configuration is read in from the users init file,
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/gimprc. The system wide equivalent is in
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/gimprc. The system wide file is parsed first
and the user gimprc can override the sytem
settings. \fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/gimprc_user is the default gimprc
placed in users home directories the first time gimp is ran.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/gtkrc - users set of GTK config settings. Options
such as widget color and fonts sizes can be set here.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gtkrc - sytem wide default set of GTK config settings.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/menurc - user's set of keybindings.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/menurc - system wide set of keybindings.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/plug-ins - location of user installed plugins.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/pluginrc - plugin initialization values are stored
here. This file is parsed on startup and regenerated if need be.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/tmp - default location that gimp uses as temporary space.
Gimp's data files are stored in \fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp where
\fB$PREFIX\fP is set on install, but is typically /usr/local.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/brushes - system wide brush files.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/brushes - user created and installed brush
files. This files are in the .gbr (gimp brush) format.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/palettes - the system wide palette files. The
files are copied to the user palettes directory when gimp is first ran
to allow the user to modify the palettes. This directory is not searched
for palettes by default.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/palettes - copies of the system palette files as well as
user created and modified palette files.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/patterns - basic set of patterns for use in
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/patterns - user created and installed gimp pattern
files. This files are in the .pat format.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/gradients - standard system wide set of
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/gradients - user created and installed gradient
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/palettes - system wide palette files.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/palettes - user created and installed palette files.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/scripts - system wide directory of scripts
used in Script-Fu and other scripting extensions.
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/scripts - user created and installed scripts.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/gflares - system wide directory used by the gflare
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/gflares - user created and installed gflare files.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/gfig - system wide directory used by the gfig
\fB$HOME\fP/.gimp/gfig - user created and installed gfig files.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/gimp_splash.ppm - graphic file used for the
gimp splash screen.
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/gimp_logo.ppm - graphic file used in the gimp
\fB$PREFIX\fP/share/gimp/gimp_tips.txt - list of tips displayed in the
"Tip of the Day" dialog box.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR X (1)
Copyright \(co 1995 Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
.SH SUGGESTIONS AND BUG REPORTS
Any bugs found should be reported to the Gimp Developer mailing list
at email@example.com or you may want to make use
of the online bug-tracking system available on the web at
Before reporting bugs, please check to see if the bug is mentioned
in the FAQ's or the mailing list archive. See the section on Other
Info for locations of these.
When reporting Gimp bugs, it is important to include a
reliable way to reproduce the bug, version number of Gimp (and
probably GTK), OS name and version, and any relevant hardware
specs. It is also very important to include as much info as possible
about the Xserver the problem was found on including at least server
name, the visual, and the bit depth.
If a bug is causing a crash, it is very useful if a stack trace
can be provided. And of course, patches to rectify the bug are even
.SH OTHER INFO
The canonical place to find GIMP info is at http://www.gimp.org.
Here you can find links to just about every other gimp site, tutorials, data
sets, mailing list archives, and more.
There is also a Gimp User Manual available at
http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d95olofs/manual/ that goes into much more detail
about the interactive use of Gimp.
The latest version of Gimp and the gtk libs is always available at
Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis.
With patches, fixes, plugins, extensions, scripts and more from
lots and lots of people including but not limited to
Lauri Alanko, Shawn Amundson, John Beale, Zach Beane,
Tom Bech, Marc Bless, Edward Blevins, Roberto Boyd,
Seth Burgess, Brent Burton, Ed Connel, Andreas Dilger,
Larry Ewing, David Forsyth, Jim Geuther, Scott Goehring,
Heiko Goller, Michael Hammel, Christoph Hoegl,
Jan Hubicka, Simon Janes, Ben Jackson, Tim Janik,
Tuomas Kuosmanen, Peter Kirchgessner, Karl LaRocca,
Jens Lautenbacher, Laramie Leavitt, Raph Levien,
Adrian Likins, Ingo Luetkebohle, Josh MacDonald, Ed Mackey,
Marcelo Malheiros, Ian Main, Torsten Martinsen,
Federico Mena, Adam D. Moss, Shuji Narazaki,
Sven Neumann, Stephen Robert Norris, Erik Nygren,
Miles O'Neal, Jay Painter, Mike Phillips,
Raphael Quinet, James Robinson, Mike Schaeffer,
Tracy Scott, Manish Singh, Nathan Summers,
Mike Sweet, Eiichi Takamori, Tristan Tarrant,
Owen Taylor, Ian Tester, James Wang, Kris Wehner.