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New Group - "The GIMP" Answered

Hey everybody, I just wanted to create a little publicity for a new group I made for the GIMP. The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program, an open source program that has also the same capabilities as Photoshop, but its free to download. :-D

My new group - The GIMP

Photoshop is a popular subject of instructables, but GIMP is just as capable for the average user's needs, and it fits much better with the DIY spirit of Instructables,so I would love to see more instructables for GIMP to show you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars for a quality image editing program. Feel free to join and start making some projects

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Black Jelly (author)2007-03-05

hey anderw546 i loved your 3d edditing lesson but when i tried to install GIMP i had to go threw a hole bunch of downlaoding, moving files crap(srry) can you plz explain step-by-step instrucions for installing GIMP and making it work? plz that would be very nice of you... and since you seem to know alot about computers, do you know how to make your computer stop automaticly downloading something without "me" saying were to save it? it just starts saving i use reguler internet explorer. well thanx for your help if you can. very nice instructables by the way, very impressed

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Andrew546 (author)Black Jelly2007-03-05

Well, I'm assuming you have Windows, so go to this page and download the program itself as well as the GTK+ 2 file. These are automated installers, so it'll be just like installing something from a CD.

Once you download the files, you'll need to unzip them to a folder where you'll be able to find them, then click on the installation file. It should then bring up the installation wizard that will guide you through the rest like any other program.

Sorry, I don't know what to do about the download folder. :-/

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Black Jelly (author)Andrew5462007-03-05

OMG ok thanx i didnt know i had to dl the GTk+ 2 file so thanx look forward to making some cool pictures

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zachninme (author)2007-03-05

Every Instructable so far using PS can be done on GIMP. :-)

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Andrew546 (author)zachninme2007-03-05

True, but this is more about letting people know about GIMP and its capabilities, and to show people its really not that hard to use, and you don't need to spend tons of money (or use pirated software) to create the sort of effect they might be interested in.

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