GIMP is an amazing image editing software package similar to Adobe Photoshop, but licensed as free and open source. The latest version of GIMP (2.8) has been downloaded over 6.5 Million times in just two months, so this is a huge community of skilled & dedicated users.
However, there is no professional grade magazine to help developers, photographers and designers to make best out of this open source image editing software. Steve Czajka recognized the potential market in this space and announced the launch of GIMP magazine recently. Issue #1 is complete and will launch in the Fall 2012.
What Is GIMP Magazine?
GIMP Magazine features the amazing works created from this world wide community. Photography, digital arts, graphic arts, design, tips & tricks, step by step tutorials, master classes, help desk questions, book and product reviews and so much more are showcased and explored in this quarterly publication. This publication is available for free and is licensed Creative Commons CC-AT-SA 2.5.
Talking about the first issue Steve said, "We are quite pleased with how this issue turned out and we look forward to publishing on a quarterly basis. Issue #1 is exactly 50 pages using a traditional 8.125" x 10.75" magazine style layout that is best viewed using facing page mode. We will be releasing a standard screen resolution PDF, an elegant PDF viewing experience through GIMPMagazine and we also have an ePub version already in the works."