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GIMP changes name to appease users

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gimpmagazine.org: It’s finally official! We can now report from a reliable source at GIMP.org that GIMP software, which has been downloaded over 40 million times, is in the process of changing their name to CHIMP software.

'The Book of GIMP' Leaves No Detail Behind

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linuxinsider.com: The Book of GIMP is not a magical cure for overcoming the steep learning curve before you can use GIMP like a pro. However, its design takes readers a long way toward achieving success.

GIMP Magazine – Issue 2

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Introduction to GIMP image editing tool with simple demos

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techrepublic.com: Ryan Boudreaux offers an overview of the GIMP image editing features and uses some of them to demonstrate what you can do with this tool.

Book Review - Artist's Guide to GIMP, 2nd Edition

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linuxjournal.com: "One picture is worth a thousand words" stated Fred R. Barnard. No quote could be quite as memorable as this nearly hundred year old one when it comes to GIMP.

A Quick Look at Gimp3 (2.99) ..Yeap, 3 :)

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worldofgnome.org: What’s Gimp3? Simply the port of Gimp 2.8 in GTK 3, or if you prefer the version after the 2.10 version. Gimp on GTK3 won’t come any time soon, but oh well we can still try it from gtk-3 branch.

GIMP Looks Towards GEGL, High Bit Depths, GTK3

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phoronix.com: Back in May was the long-awaited release of GIMP 2.8, and while this release was great and packed in many new features, there's still more to look forward to in the future.

First Issue of New GIMP Magazine Released

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ostatic.com: GIMP is one of the most important applications for Linux users. It gives them some of the capabilities found in other popular image manipulation programs without the expense. Well, a group of enthusiasts have banded together to produce a new magazine just for GIMP users.

First Issue of GIMP Magazine Coming This Fall

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Despite the project being less than 3 months old all 50 pages in the user-contributed publication have been completed, creating a compelling list of contents aimed at casual and pro Gimp users alike.

Also: Sneak peek at Issue #1 of the all new GIMP Magazine

GIMP 2.8 on Linux: a Story of Pride and Pain

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: The latest stable GIMP 2.8 is great in many ways such as the sane integration of docks, speed and some nice addons. It installs like a charm on Windows 7 and the aging XP. But if you expect it to play nicely on your reliable CentOS 6.2 or Debian 6.0.5, forget it.

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