GIMP/Glossary

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This is a glossary of the book.

Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

C[edit]

channel 
There are two types. 1. A grayscale layer of a primary color. Channels depend on the image type. Channels in an RGB image would contain a Red channel, a Green channel and a Blue channel. Channels in a CMYK image would contain a Cyan channel, a Magenta channel, a Yellow channel and a Black channel. A grayscale image would only have one channel, a Gray channel. 2. A user created channel is a grayscale layer. They are often used to save selections.

G[edit]

Gaussian blur 
A filter that blurs an image.
gradient 
A smooth blend from one color to another. They come in various shapes, but the most common is the linear gradient.

J[edit]

JPEG 
A lossy raster image format.

L[edit]

layer 
A part of an image, one which can be transparent, translucent or opaque, that, together with other layers, gets stacked up to form the image.

M[edit]

magic wand  
A tool for selecting areas of image or layer with the similar colour.

P[edit]

pixel 
A basic element of a raster image, having the shape of a single-colored square.
PNG 
A lossless raster image format.