man gimp Command

Man page for apt-get gimp Command

Man Page for gimp in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man gimp

Man Gimp  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man gimp in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man gimp

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

GIMP(1)                                                                   GIMP Manual Pages                                                                  GIMP(1)

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 gim Äê
prc <gimprc>] [ dump gimprc] [ console messages] [ debug handlers] [ stack trace mode <mode>] [ pdb compat mode <mode>] [ batch interpreter <proce Äê
dure>] [ 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 con Äê
vert 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 com Äê
mand 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.

help all
Show all command line options.

help gtk
Show GTK+ command line options.

help gegl
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 them.

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 used.

display display
Use the designated X display.

s, no splash
Do not show the splash screen.

no shm
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.

no cpu accel
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.

dump gimprc
Output a gimprc file with default settings.

debug handlers
Enable debugging signal handlers.

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

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 2.6 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 configura Äê
tion 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 2.6/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 2.6/devicerc holds settings for input devices together with the tool, colors, brush, pattern and gradient associated to that device.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/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 sytem wide default set of GIMP specific GTK+ config settings.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/menurc user's set of keybindings.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/parasiterc Stores all persistent GIMP parasites. This file will be rewritten every time you quit GIMP.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/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 2.6/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 2.6/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 2.6/plug ins location of user installed plug ins.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/pluginrc plug in initialization values are stored here. This file is parsed on startup and regenerated if need be.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/modules location of user installed modules.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/tmp default location that GIMP uses as temporary space.

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

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/brushes user created and installed brush files. These files are in the .gbr, .gih or .vbr file formats.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/curves Curve profiles and presets as saved from the Curves tool.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/gimpressionist Presets and user created brushes and papers are stored here.

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/levels Level profiles and presets as saved from the Levels tool.

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

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/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 2.6/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 2.6/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 2.6/scripts user created and installed scripts.

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

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/gflares user created and installed gflare files.

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

$HOME/.gimp 2.6/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 $HOME/.gimp 2.6/splashes.

2. It then falls back to using $HOME/.gimp 2.6/gimp splash.png.

3. If the user didn't install any custom splash images, a random image is picked from ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/splashes.

4. As a last resort, GIMP uses the default splash image located at ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0/images/gimp splash.png.

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 more.

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

The latest version of GIMP and the GTK+ libs is 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.

gimprc(5), gimptool(1),

Version 2.6.8 March 23 2008 GIMP(1)-

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