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Monday, November 23, 2015

Gimp - The Image Manipulation Program


Photo taking is becoming a habit for many people since it is readily available on mobile phones. Most people like photos as we are living in the “selfie era”. Teachers and students too are part and parcel of today's society.

Now when it comes to class, both teachers and students would like to change some aspects of the photo. They need an open source program which is not difficult to learn yet it makes it possible to manipulate photos according to their educational needs.

A picture says a million words somebody said one day.  They are a wonderful tool in the classroom. An example would be that of a conversation starter or else to help students write in a different way ie a series of photos from different angles of the same object would help them to avoid repeating the same ideas or sentences. A photo of a strange animal or plant would obviously break down any misunderstanding and would help the teacher immensely. A photo can help the students understand people of far away countries together with their lives, culture and experiences.

Teachers do understand that most resources did not originate from educational spheres so it's understandable the need to tune them in to educational needs. Hence image manipulation comes in very handy.
We present gimp, the program which has been going on for these last 20 years!!! If you need tutorials, documentation and to download it, one finds everything in one page. Just click on the link below.