Editing a Scanned Image

To help you practice the editing steps that follow, you'll find an image called miami.tif in the Sampieimages folder on the accompanying DVD. Open the file (choose File > Open in GIMP's Toolbox) and save it as miami-impro in an exercise folder on your hard disk. Save the image in a high-quality file format, such as XCF or TIFF.

After you open the file, you may notice a few defects. The image tilts to the right because it wasn't inserted properly in the scanner.

In addition, the borders of the image jut out because it wasn't properly cut, so it needs to be cropped.

The image also suffers from the moiré effect caused by an interference of the print screen with the scanner screen. This particular image was captured from a newspaper; this type of moiré effect does not occur in scanned photographs.

Figure 2.40

GIMP's image window displaying the miami.tif image. (Photo by Claudius Seidl)

Miami Tif Gimp

Figure 2.40

GIMP's image window displaying the miami.tif image. (Photo by Claudius Seidl)

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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