How to Import Pictures Into GIMP 2.6


If you want to use the free photo manipulation application GIMP 2.6, also known as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, you'll need to import pictures before you can work on them. GIMP runs on a variety of computer operating systems, including Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X. Use it to retouch photos and to compose and construct images. GIMP 2.6 has painting tools such as an airbrush and a pencil, and transformation tools such as flip, scale and rotate. You can easily import a variety of image formats, including JPEG, TIFF and GIF.

  • Launch GIMP 2.6 on your computer.

  • Click "File" in the GIMP 2.6 menu, then click "Open." The "Open Image" dialog box appears.

  • Click on the folder on the computer's hard drive that contains the picture you want to import. Click on the picture file to select it.

  • Click "Open." GIMP imports the file. You can now manipulate and edit the image.

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