Nathan Carl Summers ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> We have decided to do this in two parts. First, we will issue a Call for
> Questions. Please send in all questions you would like to have in the new
> Gimp User FAQ to [EMAIL PROTECTED], and CC them to the lists for discussion.
Hmm. Looking at the impressive list of questions I get the impression
that this is a synthetic FAQ - someone has thought a lot about what
questions might get asked frequently.
While this is a valid approach I think it tends to be duplicate work
when compared to the regular documentation. We should consider to
just add the questions that really get asked.
I sifted through the questions and have marked them where I think they
Of course a synthetic FAQ is fine also, but we should be aware that
we doing a synthetic FAQ then and might have more work with it.
> 1. What is the GIMP?
> 2. What does GIMP stand for?
> 3. What features does it have?
> 3a. Does it support CMYK? 16-bit per channel images? Floating-point
> 4. What are the minimum system requirements?
> 4a. What operating systems is it available for?
> 5. Where can I get it?
> 5a. There are some binary versions on the GIMP website. Should I download
> them or build GIMP myself?
> 5b. Where can I get non-official gimp packages for foo?
> 6. What version should I get?
> 7. What documentation is available?
> 8. Where can I find other GIMP stuff?
> 9. Is GIMP a true GNU program?
> 10. What is the history of GIMP?
> 11. What is the relationship between GNOME and GIMP?
> 12. Easter eggs are fun. Does GIMP have any?
-> FAQ (please don't list them...)
> 13. Does GIMP support digital cameras?
> 14. Does GIMP support scanners?
> 15. Does GIMP support Wacom tablets?
> 15a.How about other drawing tablets?
(not sure if it is useful to single out Wacom here)
> 16. Is there a GIMP mailing list?
> 17. How about an IRC channel?
-> Web (maybe FAQ, but I am not sure if that really gets asked)
> 18. Ok, I'm trying to compile gimp, and this `./configure' program
> complains about missing or old libraries. What gives?
> 18a.But I know I have the right version of libfoo! Why can't configure
> find it?
> 19. How do layers work?
> 20. Channels?
> 21. Paths?
> 22. Selections?
> 23. How can I draw basic shapes (straight line, circle, square, etc.)?
> 24. How can I change the color I draw in?
> 25. How can I make what I have selected into a separate image?
> 26. How can I add what I have selected into a new image?
> 27. How can I make part of my image transparent?
> 28. How can I change keybindings?
> 29. How can I do gamma correction?
Uh, no real idea, maybe FAQ. Does 24 really get asked?
I'd add "27a. How can I make a certain color transparent"
> 30. What are plug-ins?
> 31. Where can I find new plug-ins?
> 32a.How can I add them to my GIMP?
> 33. EEEK! I downloaded the latest version of gimp, and my favorite plug-in
> has dissappeared!
> 34. Are Photoshop Filters/Plugins supported?
> 35. What is Script-Fu?
> 36. Where can I learn more about it?
> 37. How can I call a plug-in in Script-Fu? How about another script?
> 38. What in the world is a "Procedural Database Error?"
> 39. Is there a macro recorder that automagically creates Script-Fu scripts
> for me?
> 40. Can I add my own brushes?
> 41. Can I add my own patterns?
> 42. Can I give a copy of this gradient or palette I've created to a
> 43. My fonts are ugly.
> 44. What font formats does GIMP support?
> 45. Where can I get more fonts?
> 46. The font that the GIMP uses for its menu text is nappy. How can I
> change it?
-> FAQ (what is "nappy"?)
> 47. What is this "XCF" file format? Why should I use it?
Isn't the real question "How can I keep all information in my image" or
sthg. like that?
> 48. What other formats does GIMP support?
> 49. I can't save my file as a GIF or TIFF.
> 50. I can't save my file as some other file format.
> 51. How can I add support for the foo file format to GIMP?
> 52. What languages does GIMP support?
> 53. Does GIMP support XInput?
This probably should be close to the question for tablet support.
> 54. Why doesn't text in my native language render correctly with the Text
> 55. Does GIMP support bidirectional output?
> 56. How do I use batch mode?
> 57. Do I have to use an X server to run GIMP even in batch mode?
> 58. How can I call a Script-Fu script using batch mode?
> 59. How can I connect my web server to GIMP like flamingtext.com?
> 60. GIMP is slow. How can I speed it up?
> 61. How can I see which bugs have been reported?
> 62. How can I report a bug I've found which hasn't been reported yet?
> 63. I get an error about "MIT-SHM" or "XShmAttach." (does this still
> 64. I'm using <pick os and distribution>. What problems specific to it do
> you know about?
> 65. I'm using <pick X Server>. What problems specific to it do you
> know about?
> 66. Who wrote GIMP?
> 67. Who has contributed to the FAQ?
> 68. Who wrote the included plug-ins?
> 69. Who wrote the Script-Fu scripts?
> 70. Who made the brushes and patterns included with the GIMP?
> 71. Who made the gradients and palettes incluced with the GIMP?
> 72. Who created the artwork?
> 73. Who is the GIMP FAQ team?
> 74. Who has contributed to the FAQ?
Ok. I am not subscribed to gimp-user so I might have missed questions
that really get asked frequently - IMHO these should be added to the FAQ
- maybe just give a link in the Gimp Docs.
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