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gimp-1.3



SYNOPSIS

       gimp  [-h]  [--help]  [-v] [--version] [-b] [--batch <com­
       mands>] [-g]  [--gimprc  <gimprc>]  [-n]  [--no-interface]
       [-r]     [--restore-session]    [--no-data]    [--verbose]
       [--no-shm] [--no-mmx]  [--display  display]  [--no-splash]
       [--no-splash-image]   [--debug-handlers]   [--console-mes­
       sages] [--system-gimprc <gimprc>] [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,  intelli­
       gent scissors, and select by color.

       GIMP offers a variety of plugins that perform a variety of
       image  manipulations.   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.

       -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.

       -g, --gimprc <gimprc>
               Use an alternative gimprc instead of  the  default
               one.  Useful  in  cases  where  plugins  paths  or
               machine specs may be different.

       --no-shm
               Do not use shared memory between GIMP and its plu­
               gins.   Instead  of using shared memory, GIMP will
               send the data via pipe. This will result in slower
               performance than using shared memory.

       --no-mmx
               Do  not  use MMX routines even if GIMP detects the
               availability of MMX.

       --display display
               Use the designated X display.

       -s, --no-splash
               Do not show the splash screen.

       -S, --no-splash-image
               Do not show the splash screen image as part of the
               splash screen.

       --debug-handlers
               Enable debugging signal handlers.

       -c, --console-messages
               Do  not  popup dialog boxes on errors or warnings.
               Print the messages on the console instead.

       --enable-stack-trace {never|query|always}
               If a stack-trace should be generated  in  case  of
               fatal signals.

       --system-gimprc <gimprc>
               Use an alternate system gimprc file.


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_MAN­
               AGER property.


FILES

       GIMP's  data files are stored in ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3,
       where ${prefix}  is  set  on  install,  but  is  typically
       /usr/local.  GIMP's  system-wide  configuration  files are
       stored in /etc/gimp/1.3.  Most GIMP configuration is  read
       in  from the user's init file, $HOME/.gimp-1.3/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
       /etc/gimp/1.3/gtkrc  - sytem wide default set of gimp-spe­
       cific GTK config settings.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/menurc - user's set of keybindings.

       /etc/gimp/1.3/menurc - system wide set of keybindings.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/parasiterc - Description of all  available
       GIMP  parasites.  This is file is recreated everytime GIMP
       starts up.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/sessionrc - This file  takes  session-spe­
       cific  info  (that  is  info, you want to keep between two
       gimp-sessions). 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. If this file isn't
       found, defaults are used.

       /etc/gimp/1.3/unitrc - default user unit database. It con­
       tains 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.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/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-1.3/plug-ins - location of user installed plu­
       gins.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/pluginrc -  plugin  initialization  values
       are stored here. This file is parsed on startup and regen­
       erated if need be.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/modules - location of user installed  mod­
       ules.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/tmp  -  default location that GIMP uses as
       temporary space.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/brushes  -  system   wide   brush
       files.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/brushes - user created and installed brush
       files. These files are in the .gbr (gimp brush) format.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/generated_brushes - Brushes generated  and
       saved  from  the brush dialog. These files are in the .vbr
       (gimp vector brush) format.
       palettes by default.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/palettes  -  copies  of the system palette
       files as well as user created and modified palette  files.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/patterns  - basic set of patterns
       for use in GIMP.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/patterns - user created and installed gimp
       pattern files. This files are in the .pat format.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/gradients  - standard system wide
       set of gradient files.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/gradients -  user  created  and  installed
       gradient files.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/scripts  -  system wide directory
       of scripts used in Script-Fu and  other  scripting  exten­
       sions.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/scripts   -  user  created  and  installed
       scripts.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/gflares - system  wide  directory
       used by the gflare plug-in.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/gflares   -  user  created  and  installed
       gflare files.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/gfig - system wide directory used
       by the gfig plug-in.

       $HOME/.gimp-1.3/gfig  -  user  created  and installed gfig
       files.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/gimp_splash.ppm  -  graphic  file
       used for the GIMP splash screen.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/gimp_logo.ppm - graphic file used
       in the GIMP about dialog.

       ${prefix}/share/gimp/1.3/tips/gimp_tips.txt - list of tips
       displayed  in the "Tip of the Day" dialog box. At the same
       place you will find files with tips in other languages.


SUGGESTIONS AND BUG REPORTS

       Any bugs found should be reported to the online bug-track­
       ing     system     available     on     the     web     at
       http://bugzilla.gnome.org/. Before reporting bugs,  please
       check to see if the bug has already been reported.

       There  is also a GIMP User Manual available at http://man­
       ual.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,  trans­
       lations,  documentation,  and  more  from lots and lots of
       people all over the world.


SEE ALSO

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

Version 1.3.20             23 June 2000                   GIMP(1)
  
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