Welcome to Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial
"The place where you learn linux"
Linux Tracker

 Create an AccountHome | Submit News | Your Account  

Tutorial Menu
Linux Tutorial Home
Table of Contents

· Introduction to Operating Systems
· Linux Basics
· Working with the System
· Shells and Utilities
· Editing Files
· Basic Administration
· The Operating System
· The X Windowing System
· The Computer Itself
· Networking
· System Monitoring
· Solving Problems
· Security
· Installing and Upgrading
· Linux and Windows

Man Pages
Linux Topics
Test Your Knowledge

Site Menu
Site Map
Copyright Info
Terms of Use
Privacy Info
Masthead / Impressum
Your Account

Private Messages

News Archive
Submit News
User Articles
Web Links


The Web

Who's Online
There are currently, 126 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are an Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here




       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]...


       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.


       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.

               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.

               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.

               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.


       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_MAN­
               AGER property.


       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

       $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

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

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

       $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

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

       ${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

       ${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.


       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/.


       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.


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

Version 1.3.20             23 June 2000                   GIMP(1)



Security Code
Security Code
Type Security Code

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

Help if you can!

Amazon Wish List

Did You Know?
You can choose larger fonts by selecting a different themes.


Tell a Friend About Us

Bookmark and Share

Web site powered by PHP-Nuke

Is this information useful? At the very least you can help by spreading the word to your favorite newsgroups, mailing lists and forums.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. Articles are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated in the body of the article, article content (C) 1994-2013 by James Mohr. All rights reserved. The stylized page/paper, as well as the terms "The Linux Tutorial", "The Linux Server Tutorial", "The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial" and "The place where you learn Linux" are service marks of James Mohr. All rights reserved.
The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial may contain links to sites on the Internet, which are owned and operated by third parties. The Linux Tutorial is not responsible for the content of any such third-party site. By viewing/utilizing this web site, you have agreed to our disclaimer, terms of use and privacy policy. Use of automated download software ("harvesters") such as wget, httrack, etc. causes the site to quickly exceed its bandwidth limitation and are therefore expressly prohibited. For more details on this, take a look here

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Page Generation: 0.09 Seconds