Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional by Akkana Peck

By Akkana Peck

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You can view all the current keyboard shortcuts with the Configure Keyboard Shortcuts button in the Interface Preferences window, and you can also set them from there. Theme The Theme preference lets you apply a different look to the GIMP application. The GIMP comes with two themes: Default and Small (Figure 1-13). The Small theme makes the Toolbox and dialog windows smaller, so you have more screen space available to use for image windows. You can also use this preference to install new themes—for instance, to use a different set of icons for each of the tools, or a less colorful set of icons to distract less from the image being edited.

If you want indexed PNG, you must convert the image to indexed mode before saving it. That said, the Save as PNG dialog offers yet another set of options. • Interlacing is similar to GIF’s interlacing or JPEG’s progressive options. • Save background color relates to images with transparency. Since not all web browsers handle PNG transparency, those that don’t can use the GIMP’s current background color instead. • Save gamma saves information about your monitor. Some viewing programs can compensate for this, and try to adjust the PNG image so that it looks the same on the viewer’s monitor as it did on yours.

Figure 2-8. Convert Image to Indexed Colors dialog When converting an RGB image to indexed mode, you first need to choose a palette, the set of colors that will be represented in the final image. You can choose a predefined palette, such as a web-optimized palette, or one chosen from the custom palette menu; you can choose a black-and-white palette, if you know that the image contains only those two colors; or, the most common case, you can let the GIMP create a palette based on the colors actually in the image.

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