UPDATE 06/27/2020: Am reclaiming Media Library space by deleting old pics.


Busy downloading morning (new releases of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Feren OS) as this is my ISP HughesNet’s last day for this month, and I was wanting to use up some freebie Bonus Bytes before 8:00 AM EST (got about 6GB+ downloaded). Had GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) on my Mint machine, and only recently used it for the first time. Was trying to create a new background for WIN 10 on my main machine, but graphic editing tools in WIN 10 were not going to work – was trying to ‘merge’ two dark background (main was grayish ‘n black w/ pin-holes and a Windows 10 stamped across it). Managed to cover the “Windows 10” part of the background with a ‘Band-Aid’ edited strip from the top of same background, then copied that over the “Windows 10” portion. Don’t remember how I actually did it – other than I dragged one over the other and it worked. Just tried the same thing in WIN 10 and couldn’t get it to work…!?!


Was that … now this:


Black ‘n simple…

Anyway, GIMP is a powerful, free and open-source “raster graphics editor” that works on Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. It will take me some time to figure out how to use it, even basic use, probably. Here’s an article from Lifewire on GIMP:

GIMP Free, Open-Source, Multi-Platform Image Editor Review

GIMP is arguably the most powerful free photo editor available today. With that comes the Photoshop comparisons. Often lauded as the “free Photoshop,” GIMP does offer many features similar to Photoshop, but it has a steep learning curve to match.

“Steep learning curve” …?!? … ‘Hit ‘n Miss’ worked first time in the Linux Mint version, so I’ll skip the “steep learning curve” and stick to the ‘Hit ‘n Miss’ for at least awhile. Looks handy, even if difficult and powerful.