On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 11:58:45PM -0700, Nathan Carl Summers wrote:
> Here is my suggestion for a rewrite. Changes are marked and commentary
> explaining the change is written at the bottom.
> GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely
> distributed piece of software that is useful  for graphics-related
> tasks  such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
> GIMP is extremely capable. While it can be used as a simple paint program,
> it is also used  as an expert quality photo retouching program, an
> online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image
> format converter, and many other functions.
> GIMP is extremely  customizable and extensible. The advanced scripting
> interface  allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex
> image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. For new  special
> effects and other advanced custom features, GIMP is designed so that
> plug-ins and extensions can be written to do just about anything.
> Plug-ins can also be developed to allow the reading and writing of new
> file formats.
> GIMP was originally written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms, and
> the UNIX version is usually the most recent and stable. There are also
> OS/2,  MacOS X, and Windows versions available.
[ gratuitous snippery ]
I'd like to point out, if I may be so bold as to do so, that it should
be "The GIMP" where possible. Nitpicky I know, but that's one of the
issues we need to address when writing help and I can't see any reason
for core developers to feel differently ;)
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