I finally made the switch from Adobe Photoshop to GIMP, and it was a success. Here are some beginner's how-tos and tutorials that I found useful and can help you start photo-editing with GIMP.
on 06/24/2009 – Made popular on 06/24/2009
The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an Open Source Graphic Editing Program. Although it’s not as powerful as Adobe Photoshop, it has one very big advantage over Photoshop – price. Photoshop CS5, the latest and greatest version, is retailing at $500+ American Dollars whereas The GIMP is FREE
GIMP 2.6.9 is released. For newbies, GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. As you can infer from the name, GIMP is completely open source and is also free as in free beer. GIMP is pitched as the open source alternative for Adobe Photoshop. GIMP is cross platform and yes, GIMP has a Windows version also.
GIMP is the free open source software for image manipulation.It can be used like any photo manipulation software for works like resizing, editing and cropping photos, combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create basic animated images in the GIF format. Motto for GIMP is to become [...]
This cheat sheet lists useful keyboard shortcuts for working on GIMP.
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free image editing and manipulation tool editor which is often tagged as a free Photoshop alternative.
GIMP is an awesome Free Open Source Software photo editing program which is arguably comparible Adobe's Photoshop.GIMP does not come preinstalled by default on Ubuntu 11.04 GNU/Linux anymore but you can easily add GIMP 2.6 by installing it from the Ubuntu Software Center.Despite the program's greatness, the "text tool to be clumsy and restrictive as compared to Photoshop" according to Tony Bradley
GIMP Magazine is a dedicated magazine for GIMP Image Editor! – It features design works and other GIMP related stuffs such as latest cool plugins (for GIMP), tutorials etc for GIMP users!
The first issue was available in digital format only but from the next issue there is even plan for printed edition (print on demand).
For people who has already used photoshop its always a challenge to learn GIMP. Atleast its for me. Inspite of the amazing capabilities of GIMP, things are a little complicated for a previous Photoshop user. Althought GIMP 2.8 will try to remove much of those complexity that have existed, but its still a long way to go.