Using G’MIC to Create Vignettes

In late 2009, I wrote a post about adding a vignette to a photo. I was never really happy with that post, and it has bothered me now for a year and half that I never wrote about a better option. Then, almost exactly a year later, I posted about the FIL Script [...]

Gimp Script Showcase: FIL

If you’re looking for a way to produce all kinds of old film photography looks in Gimp, then FIL (Film Imitation Lab) is the set of scripts for you.
There are a lot of things I love about these scripts (and one thing I don’t like, but I’ll get to that later), and the first is [...]

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Gimp Script Showcase: Warming and Cooling Filter

I’ve talked about using solid color layers to warm or cool your photos, but there’s also a Gimp script out there if you’re not interested in going the Do-It-Yourself route. Plus it offers a few more options than just simple solid-color layers do. You can find the script here. Once again, if [...]

Gimp Script Showcase: National Geographic

I’ve been really excited to show you guys this script for a while, but writing this entry kept getting pushed back for various reasons (some of which I mentioned in my quick update last week). But, I’m finally getting around to it, and I hope you think it’s worth the wait. It’s all [...]

Gimp Script Showcase: 300 Movie

First off, I just wanted to mention that my Weekend Links post was not posted because Easter just kinda threw everything off. Expect lots’o’links this upcoming weekend.
Second, I’m going to go through the March Mono photos in the Monthly Themes group on flickr sometime this week, so if you haven’t yet uploaded all your [...]

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Gimp Script Showcase: Photochrom

I used to review Gimp scripts on this site, and it feels like it’s been a while since I did that. I’m changing the title of these entries now to Gimp Script Showcase, because I’m really not reviewing the scripts, I’m just showing off all the possibilities of them! So, I thought I’d let [...]

Introduction to using UFRaw to edit Raw files

I love Gimp – I think you might have all realized that by now. But there’s one thing Gimp can’t do all on its own. And that’s editing RAW files. The good news is, though, that there are other options. The first option is that your camera probably came with some [...]

Easy ways to crop after rotating in Gimp

When I posted the entry about editing the boots photo, I got a few comments about how I rotated the image.
One of the things that has always bothered me about rotating images in Gimp is that I have to manually crop the image after in order to get rid of all the transparent pieces that [...]

FX-Foundry’s Dynamic Range Extender: Fixing photos with bright skies

I recently discovered something really cool in the FX-Foundry plug-in pack for Gimp. Have you ever taken a photo that was exposed properly for the sky, but then everything in the foreground was really dark? Or you exposed properly for your subject but the sky was blown out? Like… say, this photo:
This [...]

Sharpening: Unsharp Mask vs High Pass Filter

One thing that all photographers really strive for are sharp photos – crisp edges that take your breath way. Obviously things like tripods and fast shutter speeds help give you sharp photos, but sometimes we all need a little help getting a sharper photo after-the-fact.
The most popular way of sharpening photos in Gimp is [...]