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       gimp - an image manipulation and paint program.

       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] ...

       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.

       The gimp accepts the following options:

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

       -v, --version
	       Output the version info.

	       Show startup messages.

	       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.

	       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.

	       Output a gimprc file with default settings.

	       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.


       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

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

       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

       $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

       /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

       $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

       $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-

       $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

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

       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

       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

       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.

       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

       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.

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

Version 2.2.13			 March 23 2004			       GIMP(1)