At the risk of making my blog look like a product review site, I talk about yet another piece of software that I came across during my wanderings and found pretty useful.
This cool software is called Gimp, (GNU Imp I guess), It is a Graphics Bitmap Editor. Like most of GNU stuff, it is free. There's one catch, though: it needs GTK.
Like most Bitmap graphics editors, it allows multiple layers which can be cascaded to create the final image. I really like it for its ease of use. In spite of the fairly large number of transformations that it provides, it is very intuitive to use. And did I mention that it can convert to and from gzip on the fly?
The primary reason I ran into it was because I wanted to create some interesting GIF and JPEG images to test the Web server that students in the Computer Networks Class I TA for are writing. But its a bit more than that, I have always been interested in Computer Graphics. In fact, as part of the grad graphics course that I took, I have written a software which implements some of the image transformations and brushes..
Images coming soon...