Add your own GIMP features
Dive into the code base of the GNU Image Manipulation Program
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Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: July 20, 2010
The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a robust application for editing and manipulating digital images. Because it's open source software, any developer is allowed to modify and extend it with even more features. In this article, you will learn how to get started with the GIMP code, how to build the project from the Git repositories, and how to find your way around the code tree. And you will build an example application that creates a whole new painting tool for the program.
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