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       gimp - an image manipulation and paint program.


       gimp [-h] [--help] [--help-all] [--help-gtk] [-v] [--version] [--license] [--verbose] [-n]
       [--new-instance] [-a] [--as-new] [-i] [--no-interface] [-d] [--no-data] [-f]  [--no-fonts]
       [-s]  [--no-splash]   [--no-shm]  [--no-cpu-accel]  [--display display] [--session <name>]
       [-g] [--gimprc <gimprc>] [--system-gimprc <gimprc>]  [--dump-gimprc]  [--console-messages]
       [--debug-handlers]      [--stack-trace-mode     <mode>]     [--pdb-compat-mode     <mode>]
       [--batch-interpreter <procedure>] [-b] [--batch <command>] [filename] ...


       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,  intelligent
       scissors, and select by color.

       GIMP offers a variety of plug-ins 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.

       GIMP ships with a second binary called gimp-console. This binary is a console-only version
       and behaves as if gimp was called with the --no-interface command-line option.

       On  platforms with the D-Bus message bus system, GIMP will by default check if an instance
       is already running in this user session. If it detects that, it will  pass  all  filenames
       given on the command-line to the already running GIMP instance and quit.


       GIMP accepts the following options:

       -h, --help
               Show GIMP command-line options.

               Show all command-line options.

               Show GTK+ command-line options.

               Show GEGL command-line options.

       -v, --version
               Output  version  information  and  exit.  When combined with the --verbose option,
               version information about libraries used by GIMP is shown as well.

               Output license information and exit.

               Be verbose and create information on standard output.

       -n, --new-instance
               Do not attempt to reuse an already running GIMP instance. Always start a new one.

       -a, --as-new
               Open filenames passed on the command-line as new images, don't set the filename on

       -i, --no-interface
               Run without a user interface.

       -d, --no-data
               Do  not  load  patterns,  gradients,  palettes,  or  brushes. Often useful in non-
               interactive situations where startup time is to be minimized.

       -f, --no-fonts
               Do not load any fonts. No text functionality will be available if this  option  is

       --display display
               Use the designated X display.

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

               Do  not  use shared memory between GIMP and its plug-ins.  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 CPU accelerations such as MMX or SSE even if GIMP detects that your CPU
               provides this functionality.

       --session <name>
               Use a different sessionrc for  this  GIMP  session.  The  given  session  name  is
               appended to the default sessionrc filename.

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

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

               Output a gimprc file with default settings.

               Enable debugging signal handlers.

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

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

       --pdb-compat-mode {off|on|warn}
               If the PDB should provide aliases for deprecated functions.

       --batch-interpreter <procedure>
               Specifies  the  procedure  to  use  to process batch events. The default is to let
               Script-Fu evaluate the commands.

       -b, --batch <command>
               Execute <command> non-interactively. This option may appear multiple  times.   The
               <command> is passed to the batch interpreter. When <command> is - the commands are
               read from standard input.


       GIMP respects a number of environment variables.

       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

               to get the name of the personal GIMP directory. If unset .gimp-2.8  is  used.   If
               this is an absolute path, it is used as is.  If it is a relative path, it is taken
               to be a subdirectory of the home directory.

               to get the base location for data files such as brushes and  patterns.   If  unset
               ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0 is used.

               to get the base location for translations. If unset ${datarootdir}/locale is used.

               to    get    the    base   location   for   plug-ins   and   modules.   If   unset
               ${exec_prefix}/lib/gimp/2.0 is used.

               to get the location of configuration files. If unset /etc/gimp/2.0 is used.

               On Linux GIMP can be compiled with support for binary relocatibility.   This  will
               cause  data,  plug-ins  and  configuration  files  to  be searched relative to the
               location of  the  gimp  executable  file  unless  overridden  by  the  environment
               variables mentioned above.


       GIMP's  data  files  are stored in ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0, where ${datarootdir} is set on
       install, but is typically /usr/share. GIMP's system-wide configuration files are stored in
       /etc/gimp/2.0, where ${prefix} is typically /usr.

       Most  GIMP configuration is read in from the user's init file, $HOME/.gimp-2.8/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
       placed in users' home directories the first time GIMP is run.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/devicerc - holds settings  for  input  devices  together  with  the  tool,
       colors, brush, pattern and gradient associated to that device.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/gtkrc  -  users set of GIMP-specific GTK+ config settings. Options such as
       widget color and fonts sizes can be set here.

       /etc/gimp/2.0/gtkrc - system wide default set of GIMP-specific GTK+ config settings.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/menurc - user's set of keybindings.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/parasiterc - Stores all persistent  GIMP  parasites.  This  file  will  be
       rewritten every time you quit GIMP.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/sessionrc  - This file takes session-specific 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 GIMP. If this
       file isn't found, defaults are used.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/templaterc - Image templates  are  kept  in  this  file.  New  images  can
       conveniently created from these templates. If this file isn't found, defaults are used.

       /etc/gimp/2.0/unitrc  -  default  user unit database. It contains the unit definitions for
       centimeters, meters, feet, yards, typographic points and typographic picas and  is  placed
       in  users  home directories the first time GIMP is ran. If this file isn't found, defaults
       are used.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/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 GIMP.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins - location of user installed plug-ins.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/pluginrc - plug-in initialization values are stored  here.  This  file  is
       parsed on startup and regenerated if need be.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/modules - location of user installed modules.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/tmp - default location that GIMP uses as temporary space.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/brushes - system wide brush files.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/brushes  -  user created and installed brush files. These files are in the
       .gbr, .gih or .vbr file formats.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/curves - Curve profiles and presets as saved from the Curves tool.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/gimpressionist - Presets and user created brushes and  papers  are  stored

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/levels - Level profiles and presets as saved from the Levels tool.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/palettes - the system wide palette files.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/palettes  - user created and modified palette files. This files are in the
       .gpl format.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/patterns - basic set of patterns for use in GIMP.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/patterns - user created and installed gimp pattern files. This  files  are
       in the .pat format.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/gradients - standard system wide set of gradient files.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/gradients - user created and installed gradient files.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/scripts  -  system wide directory of scripts used in Script-Fu and
       other scripting extensions.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/scripts - user created and installed scripts.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/gflares - system wide directory used by the gflare plug-in.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/gflares - user created and installed gflare files.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/gfig - system wide directory used by the gfig plug-in.

       $HOME/.gimp-2.8/gfig - user created and installed gfig files.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/images/gimp-splash.png - the  default  image  used  for  the  GIMP
       splash screen.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/images/gimp-logo.png - image used in the GIMP about dialog.

       ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/tips/gimp-tips.xml  -  tips  as  displayed in the "Tip of the Day"
       dialog box.


       GIMP comes with a default image for the splash screen but it allows system  administrators
       and  users  to customize the splash screen by providing other images. The image to be used
       with the splash screen is chosen as follows:

       1.     GIMP   tries   to   load   a   random   splash   screen    from    the    directory

       2.     It then falls back to using $HOME/.gimp-2.8/gimp-splash.png.

       3.     If  the user didn't install any custom splash images, a random image is picked from

       4.     As  a  last   resort,   GIMP   uses   the   default   splash   image   located   at


       Any  bugs  found should be reported to the online bug-tracking system available on the web
       at Before reporting bugs, please check to see if the  bug  has
       already been reported.

       When  reporting GIMP bugs, it is important to include a reliable way to reproduce the bug,
       version number of GIMP (and probably GTK+), OS name and version, and any relevant hardware
       specs.  If  a  bug is causing a crash, it is very useful if a stack trace can be provided.
       And of course, patches to rectify the bug are even better.


       The canonical place to find GIMP info is at  Here you can find links
       to  just  about  many  other  GIMP sites, tutorials, data sets, mailing list archives, and

       There is also a GIMP User Manual available at that  goes  into  much
       more detail about the interactive use of GIMP.

       The latest versions of GIMP and the GTK+ libs are always available at


       Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team.

       With  patches,  fixes, plug-ins, extensions, scripts, translations, documentation and more
       from lots and lots of people all over the world.


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