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RE: Is anyone using the image manipulation program GIMP?


From: Berg, Renee (Renee.Berg_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 07:09:18 PDT

T. Peters, This is my first year teaching a middle school art technology
class. I teach it out of a Dell lab. My students us PC paint which comes
with office 2000 and have used the lessons on Carolyn Roberts website.( site
listed below) I also ordered Photoshop Elements for my lab. I got it for
$27.00 a computer. I really like it. You can download a free 30 day trial
sample from the Adobe site. Harold Olejarz has some good ideas on his site
also. I will be posting some of my own lessons around Christmas on my site.
Listed below also.

-----Original Message-----
From: T. Peters []
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 10:06 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Is anyone using the image manipulation program GIMP?

  My tech support person here at school recommended a free-ware program
for image manipulation that is available on the net called GIMP. We do
not have a budget that can afford alot of graphics programs. If you
haven't ever hear of the program, it is amazing to say the least. It is
comparable if not better than Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator from waht I have
seen and read.
  I was wondering if anyone was using it the classroom. I am trying to
use it - but am wondering if someone has found a good way for students to
learn such a large program and what projects you are using to get them
started. The course I am teaching is Visual Communication and I am
struggling with specific lessons for them to learn about design and image
  If you have any help or have even used Adobe for any projects, please
let me know. You can e-mail me directly.
T. Peters