GIMP Interview Preparation Guide
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GIMP Interview Questions and Answers to guide you that the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free software raster graphics editor. GIMP interview questions and answers will explain that the GIMP product vision sees GIMP as a high end program for the editing and creation of original Images, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements. Learn GIMP and get preparation for GIMP jobs with GIMP interview questions and answers.

26 GIMP Questions and Answers:

1 :: What is GIMP?

The GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP, is a raster graphics editor application with some support for vector graphics.GIMP is used to process digital graphics and photographs. Typical uses include creating graphics and logos, resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining multiple images, removing unwanted image features.

2 :: What GIMP can do?

GIMP can be used to:

* create layouts for websites,
* to generate pictures and enhance existing images,
* and everything else that has to do with 2D (bitmap based) graphics.

3 :: Where do we get GIMP?

Most (if not all) GNU/Linux distributions will support GIMP through their package management systems and may even come with GIMP preinstalled. You can follow links to GNU/Linux and UNIX, Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X for the latest binaries. Of course, this is free software so the source code is available to, along with instruction on how to compile it.

4 :: Is GIMP a GNOME application?

Not really. It doesn't use the GNOME application framework. The only thing it has in common is GTK+. GIMP can optionally use gnome-vfs, allowing you to load and edit images from remote servers.

6 :: Does GIMP have scanner support?

Yes. It's available on Windows and uses TWAIN, and on GNU/Linux you even have a choice between XSane and gnome-scan — both can be used as GIMP plug-ins.

7 :: Can GIMP install its own colormap?

In either the system-wide gimprc file or your personal gimprc file, uncomment the line that includes install-colormap.

8 :: What does "wire_read: unexpected EOF" mean in GIMP?

This error message should say something like "the plug-in (or the main GIMP app) I was talking to has exited before returning any results, so I assume that it has crashed."

9 :: Do we need an X server to run in batch mode for GIMP?

Yes, you have to have some form of X server (unless you're running Windows, of course). It needs an X server for image processing, and for font manipulation. However, if you wish to run in batch mode, you can run with a special, frame-buffer-less X server called Xvfb, which doesn't require a graphics card or mess with your screen:

10 :: What kind of system do we need to run GIMP?

Any system capable of running Gnome 2, KDE 3.2, Windows 2000, Mac OS X and later versions should be able to run GIMP. GIMP's biggest appetite is for memory and how much you will need will depend on the how many images you are working with, their resolution, size, the number of layers you use and so on. As a general rule, more is better, but 128MB should be enough to be getting started with.