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gimp-2.0


NAME
     gimp - an image manipulation and paint program.

SYNOPSIS
     gimp [-h] [--help] [-v] [--version]  [--verbose]  [--no-shm]
     [--no-cpu-accel]  [--display  display] [-d] [--no-data] [-f]
     [--no-fonts]  [-i]   [--no-interface]   [-s]   [--no-splash]
     [--session <name>] [-g] [--gimprc <gimprc>] [--system-gimprc
     <gimprc>]        [--dump-gimprc]        [--console-messages]
     [--debug-handlers] [-b] [--batch <commands>] [filename] ...


DESCRIPTION
     The GIMP 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, pen-
     cil, 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.


OPTIONS
     The gimp accepts the following options:

     -h, --help
             Display a list of all commandline options.

     -v, --version
             Output the version info.

     --verbose
             Show startup messages.

     --no-shm
             Do not use shared memory between GIMP and  its  plu-
             gins. Instead of using shared memory, GIMP will send
             the data via pipe. This will result in  slower  per-
             formance than using shared memory.

     --no-cpu-accel
             Do not use CPU accelerations such as MMX or SSE even
             if  GIMP  detects  that your CPU provides this func-
             tionality.

     -d, --no-data
             Do  not  load  patterns,  gradients,  palettes,   or
             brushes.  Often useful in non-interactive situations
             where startup time is to be minimized.

     -f, --no-fonts
             Do not load any fonts. No text functionality will be
             available if this option is used.

     -i, --no-interface
             Run without a user interface.

     --display display
             Use the designated X display.

     -s, --no-splash
             Do not show the splash screen.

     --session <name>
             Use a different sessionrc for this GIMP session. The
             given  session  name is appended to the default ses-
             sionrc filename.

     -g, --gimprc <gimprc>
             Use an alternative gimprc  instead  of  the  default
             one.  Useful in cases where plugins paths or machine
             specs may be different.

     --system-gimprc <gimprc>
             Use an alternate system gimprc file.

     --dump-gimprc
             Output a gimprc file with default settings.

     --debug-handlers
             Enable debugging signal handlers.

     -c, --console-messages
             Do not popup dialog boxes  on  errors  or  warnings.
             Print the messages on the console instead.

     --stack-trace-mode {never|query|always}
             If a stack-trace should  be  generated  in  case  of
             fatal signals.

     --pdb-compat-mode {off|on|warn}
             If the PDB should  provide  aliases  for  deprecated
             functions.

     -b, --batch <commands>
             Execute the set of <commands> non-interactively. The
             set  of  <commands>  is  typically  in the form of a
             script that can be  executed  by  one  of  the  GIMP
             scripting  extensions. When <commands> is - the com-
             mands are read from standard input.

     DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

     XENVIRONMENT
             to get the name of a resource  file  that  overrides
             the  global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER
             property.

FILES
     GIMP's data files are  stored  in  ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0,
     where   ${prefix}  is  set  on  install,  but  is  typically
     /usr/local.  GIMP's  system-wide  configuration  files   are
     stored in /etc/gimp/2.0.  Most GIMP configuration is read in
     from the user's init file, $HOME/.gimp-2.0/gimprc. The  sys-
     tem  wide equivalent is in /etc/gimprc. The system wide file
     is parsed first and the user gimprc can override the  system
     settings.  /etc/gimprc_user  is the default gimprc placed in
     users' home directories the first time GIMP is run.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/devicerc - holds settings for input  devices
     together  with the tool, colors, brush, pattern and gradient
     associated to that device.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/documents - lists all images that have  been
     opened or saved using GIMP.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/gtkrc - users set of gimp-specific GTK  con-
     fig  settings.  Options such as widget color and fonts sizes
     can be set here.

     /etc/gimp/2.0/gtkrc  -  sytem  wide  default  set  of  gimp-
     specific GTK+ config settings.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/menurc - user's set of keybindings.

     /etc/gimp/2.0/menurc - system wide set of keybindings.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/parasiterc - Description  of  all  available
     GIMP  parasites.  This  is  file is recreated everytime GIMP
     starts up.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/sessionrc - This file takes session-specific
     info  (that  is  info,  you  want  to keep between two gimp-
     sessions). You are not supposed to edit it manually, but  of
     course  you  can  do.  This  file will be entirely rewritten
     every time you quit the GIMP.  If  this  file  isn't  found,
     defaults are used.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/templaterc - Image  templates  are  kept  in
     this  file.  New  images can conveniently created from these
     templates. If this file isn't found, defaults are used.

     /etc/gimp/2.0/unitrc - default user unit database.  It  con-
     tains  the  unit  definitions for centimeters, meters, feet,
     yards, typographic  points  and  typographic  picas  and  is
     placed  in users home directories the first time the GIMP is
     ran. If this file isn't found, defaults are used.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/unitrc - This file contains your  user  unit
     database. You can modify this list with the unit editor. You
     are not supposed to edit it manually, but of course you  can
     do.   This  file  will  be entirely rewritten every time you
     quit the GIMP.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/plug-ins - location of user  installed  plu-
     gins.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/pluginrc - plugin initialization values  are
     stored  here. This file is parsed on startup and regenerated
     if need be.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/modules  -  location   of   user   installed
     modules.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/tmp - default location  that  GIMP  uses  as
     temporary space.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/brushes - system wide brush files.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/brushes - user created and  installed  brush
     files.  These  files are in the .gbr, .gih or .vbr file for-
     mats.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/curves - Curve profiles and presets as saved
     from the Curves tool.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/gimpressionist - Presets  and  user  created
     brushes and papers are stored here.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/levels - Level profiles and presets as saved
     from the Levels tool.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/palettes - the system wide  palette
     files.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/palettes - user created and modified palette
     files. This files are in the .gpl format.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/patterns - basic  set  of  patterns
     for use in GIMP.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/patterns - user created and  installed  gimp
     pattern files. This files are in the .pat format.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/gradients -  standard  system  wide
     set of gradient files.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/gradients - user created and installed  gra-
     dient files.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/scripts - system wide directory  of
     scripts used in Script-Fu and other scripting extensions.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/scripts  -  user   created   and   installed
     scripts.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/gflares  -  system  wide  directory
     used by the gflare plug-in.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/gflares - user created and installed  gflare
     files.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/gfig - system wide  directory  used
     by the gfig plug-in.

     $HOME/.gimp-2.0/gfig  -  user  created  and  installed  gfig
     files.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/images/gimp_splash.png - image used
     for the GIMP splash screen.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/images/gimp_logo.png -  image  used
     in the GIMP about dialog.

     ${prefix}/share/gimp/2.0/tips/gimp-tips.xml   -   tips    as
     displayed in the "Tip of the Day" dialog box.


SUGGESTIONS AND BUG REPORTS
     Any bugs found should be reported to the online bug-tracking
     system  available  on the web at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/.
     Before reporting bugs, please check to see if  the  bug  has
     already been reported.

     When reporting GIMP bugs, it is important to include a reli-
     able  way  to reproduce the bug, version number of GIMP (and
     probably  GTK),  OS  name  and  version,  and  any  relevant
     hardware  specs.  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 better.


OTHER INFO
     The   canonical   place   to   find   GIMP   info   is    at
     http://www.gimp.org/.  Here you can find links to just about
     many other GIMP sites, tutorials, data  sets,  mailing  list
     archives, and more.

     There  is   also   a   GIMP   User   Manual   available   at
     http://manual.gimp.org/  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 ftp://ftp.gimp.org/.


AUTHORS
     Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis.

     With patches, fixes, plugins, extensions, scripts,  transla-
     tions,  documentation, and more from lots and lots of people
     all over the world.


SEE ALSO
     gimprc(5), gimptool(1), gimp-remote(1)










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