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Gimp is an open source raster (photograph) editing program. Gimp works on most operating systems and can accomplish most peoples photo editing needs. The lessons in this text are designed to help you become familiar with Gimp.

Rule of Thirds Cropping

The rule of thirds is a composition rule that helps you compose an image to make it more pleasing to the eye.


Use Gimp to crop an image using the rule of thirds.


Original Image

The original image was cropped so that the head of the fox is in the lower right third of the image.

Cropping a photo in Gimp

Lesson Objective:

  • Crop a picture


Uncropped example

The image above was cropped to create a the new image below with a more panoramic feel to it.


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