Main Window, Toolbox, and Layers/Channels

This section provides information on launching GIMP and identifying the main window, the Toolbox window and the Layers/Channels window.

After installing GIMP, you should try to run it:

1. Click Start > All Programs > GIMP > GIMP 2. The GIMP main window shows up:
GIMP Main Window and Toolbox

2. The main window will hold the image being editing with menu items like: File, Edit, Select, View, Image, Layer, Colors, Tools, Filters, Windows and Help.

3. The Toolbox window shows up on the left of the main window. It allows you to pick different tools for image editing.

3. The "Layers, Channels, Paths, ..." shows up on the right of the main window. It contains information related to image layers, channels, paths, etc.

Last update: 2008.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 Introduction to GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

 Downloading and Installing GIMP 2.6.3

Main Window, Toolbox, and Layers/Channels

 Red Gradient Spiral - My First GIMP Image

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version