Beginning GIMP pp 219-253 | Cite as

Erasing and Touching Up


By now you should have a fairly good collection of tools for touching up any problems you might see in your photos.

You can dim bright highlights, and enhance areas that are too dark. You can sharpen or blur specific points, or large regions of an image. You know how to paint unwanted objects out of a photograph or copy patterns from another part of the image (or even from a different image). If a photograph has an odd color cast, you’ve seen several ways to correct it.

These techniques can keep you busy for quite a while, especially if you have a large collection of photographs that could use some minor touch-up work of one sort or another.

But this is only a tiny sample of the toys the GIMP has to offer! In the next chapter, let’s explore some of the other filters, plug-ins, and tools buried within the GIMP.


Source Region Mouse Button Gaussian Blur Hard Edge Unsharp Mask 
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