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Aniversario GIMP

21 noviembre, 2023

El 21st de noviembre Peter Mattis anunció el lanzamiento GIMP en Usenet (acrónimo inicialmente de “General Image Manipulation Program” y posteriormenre cambiado a “GNU Image Manipulation Program”):

From: Peter Mattis
Date: 1995-11-21
Message-ID: <48s543$>
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.development.apps,comp.os.linux.misc,

The GIMP: the General Image Manipulation Program

The GIMP is designed to provide an intuitive graphical interface to a
variety of image editing operations. Here is a list of the GIMP’s
major features:

Image viewing

* Supports 8, 15, 16 and 24 bit color.
* Ordered and Floyd-Steinberg dithering for 8 bit displays.
* View images as rgb color, grayscale or indexed color.
* Simultaneously edit multiple images.
* Zoom and pan in real-time.
* GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and XPM support.

Image editing

* Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, bezier
and intelligent.
* Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip.
* Painting tools including bucket, brush, airbrush, clone, convolve,
blend and text.
* Effects filters (such as blur, edge detect).
* Channel & color operations (such as add, composite, decompose).
* Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and
new effect filters.
* Multiple undo/redo.


* The operating system must support shared memory.
* X11 R5 or R6\. (Actually, it may work on R4, but we have not had a
chance to test it).
* The X-server must support the X shared memory extension. (The
X-server does not actually need to support shared memory so this is
only a temporary situation until we integrate the configure
information with the source code).
* Motif 1.2 or above.

The GIMP has been tested (and developed) on the following operating
systems: Linux 1.2.13, Solaris 2.4, HPUX 9.05, SGI IRIX.

Currently, the biggest restriction to running the GIMP is the Motif
requirement. We will release a statically linked binary for several
systems soon (including Linux).


Brought to you by

Spencer Kimball (
Peter Mattis (


This software is currently a beta release. This means that we haven’t
implemented all of the features we think are required for a full,
unqualified release. There are undoubtedly bugs we haven’t found yet
just waiting to surface given the right conditions. If you run across
one of these, please send mail to with
precise details on how it can be reliably reproduced.

GIMP es una aplicación de retoque fotográfico (similar al archiconocido Adobe Photoshop y una alternativa gratuita (open source) y libre (free software) a este.

Personalmente vengo utilizando GIMP desde 2004 aproximadamente al ser esta en la fecha en la cual comencé a migrar mis equipos a sistemas operativos tipo GNU/Linux (Lignux), habiendo incluso impartido dos acciones formativas sobre esta herramienta, el primero cuando participé en el plan de formación de los dinamizadores de Guadalinfo y el segundo para un curso de formación programada por las empresas (bonificada o de demanda).

Larga vida a GIMP


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