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GIMP(1)			       GIMP Manual Pages		       GIMP(1)



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]  [--con-
       sole-messages]	[--debug-handlers]  [--batch-interpreter  <procedure>]
       [-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, 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 manip-
       ulations.  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 plugins.  Instead
	       of  using shared memory, GIMP will send the data via pipe. This
	       will result in slower performance 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 functionality.

       -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 ses-
	       sion name is appended to the default sessionrc 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 mes-
	       sages 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.

       --batch-interpreter <procedure>
	       Specifies the procedure to use to  process  batch  events.  The
	       default is to let Script-Fu evaluate the commands.

       -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 <com-
	       mands> is - the commands are read from standard input.




       ENVIRONMENT


       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 /usr/share/gimp/2.0, where ${dataroot-
       dir} is set on install, but is typically /usr/share. GIMP's system-wide
       configuration  files  are  stored  in /etc/gimp/2.0, where ${prefix} is
       typically /usr.

       Most  GIMP  configuration  is  read  in	from  the  user's  init	 file,
       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/gimprc.	The  system 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-2.2/devicerc - holds settings for  input  devices  together
       with  the  tool, colors, brush, pattern and gradient associated to that
       device.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/documents - lists all images that have been  opened  or
       saved using GIMP.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/gtkrc - users set of GIMP-specific GTK config 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+ con-
       fig settings.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/menurc - user's set of keybindings.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/parasiterc - Stores all persistent GIMP parasites. This
       file will be rewritten every time you quit the GIMP.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/sessionrc - This file takes session-specific info (that
       is  info, you want to keep between two GIMP sessions). You are not sup-
       posed 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-2.2/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 contains 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-2.2/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-2.2/plug-ins - location of user installed plugins.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/pluginrc -  plugin  initialization  values  are	stored
       here. This file is parsed on startup and regenerated if need be.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/modules - location of user installed modules.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/tmp  -  default	location  that	GIMP uses as temporary
       space.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes - system wide brush files.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/brushes - user created and installed brush files. These
       files are in the .gbr, .gih or .vbr file formats.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/curves  -  Curve profiles and presets as saved from the
       Curves tool.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/gimpressionist - Presets and user created  brushes  and
       papers are stored here.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/levels  -  Level profiles and presets as saved from the
       Levels tool.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/palettes - the system wide palette files.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/palettes - user created	and  modified  palette	files.
       This files are in the .gpl format.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/patterns - basic set of patterns for use in GIMP.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/patterns	 -  user  created  and	installed gimp pattern
       files. This files are in the .pat format.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/gradients - standard system wide  set  of  gradient
       files.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/gradients  - user created and installed gradient files.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/scripts - system wide directory of scripts used  in
       Script-Fu and other scripting extensions.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/scripts - user created and installed scripts.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/gflares  - system wide directory used by the gflare
       plug-in.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/gflares - user created and installed gflare files.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/gfig - system wide directory used by the gfig plug-
       in.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.2/gfig - user created and installed gfig files.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/images/gimp-splash.png - the default image used for
       the GIMP splash screen.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/images/gimp-logo.png - image used in the GIMP about
       dialog.

       /usr/share/gimp/2.0/tips/gimp-tips.xml  - tips as displayed in the "Tip
       of the Day" dialog box.



SPLASH IMAGES
       GIMP comes with a default image for the splash  screen  but  it	allows
       system  administrators and users to customize the splash screen by pro-
       viding other images. The image to be used with  the  splash  screen  is
       chosen as follows:


       1.     GIMP  tries  to  load  a random splash screen from the directory
	      $HOME/.gimp-2.2/splashes.

       2.     It then falls back to using $HOME/.gimp-2.2/gimp-splash.png.

       3.     If the user didn't install any custom splash  images,  a	random
	      image is picked from /usr/share/gimp/2.0/splashes.

       4.     As  a last resort, GIMP uses the default splash image located at
	      /usr/share/gimp/2.0/images/gimp-splash.png.



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 reliable 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, translations,	 docu-
       mentation, and more from lots and lots of people all over the world.



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



Version 2.2.13			 March 23 2004			       GIMP(1)
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