Picture Perfect

Learn how to edit images in GIMP with Vincent Design

Clients have let us know that working with images is one of the most common frustrations they face in maintaining their websites. 

Images are an important component of any website, from a photo to go along with a blog post to product shots. Figuring out how to consistently format, size and adjust the quality of your images on your own will save time and the expense of having to lean on a provider for assistance, although it is something we’re happy to do at Vincent Design, too!

For those who want to learn, we’ve got the tool and expert instruction to guide you along the way.

In our beginners GIMP Course, you’ll learn how to put GIMP to work for your needs.

What is GIMP?

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a free-to-use cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and many other operating systems. This free software is an alternative to a costly investment in Photoshop or other image-editing or design software. It is beginner-friendly and you’ll find a whole community of online users and resources offering tips and tricks to help you accomplish your projects.

What will I learn?

In this course, you’ll learn how to download and install GIMP. This will include learning the tool windows and settings, as well as setting your own preferences and shortcuts.

From there, you’ll learn how to import an image and how to crop, rotate, resize and adjust colour and contrast.

You’ll also learn about using layers. GIMP layers are like a stack of slides, with every layer containing a part of the image. The layers are used to manipulate a part of the image without affecting the other part, helpful for making composite images or adding text to images.

Finally, you will learn how to export the images you create so they are in the correct format and ready to add to your site, use on social media or in reports, presentations and wherever else you want to put them to work.

How long will it take?

The course can be scheduled according to your availability, with the instruction provided over a morning or afternoon session. We’ll also be available to answer any follow up questions you have as you begin to work independently with GIMP.

How much does it cost?

Pricing is dependent on the amount of sessions or time per session required to cover all the material desired, customized to your needs. We can provide pricing information for all inquiries sent to [email protected]

How do I get started?

Give us a call or send us a message. We’ll get back to you to work out the details.