Initiation GIMP and Inkscape

Trainer Christof De Bo
BITS Courses TRAINING AT VIB

Goal

This course aims at introducing GIMP and Inkscape to prepare images for publication, annotate plots and images, and create figures (diagrams, schemes, ...). It is also a prerequisite for the Essentials of Image Editing course. This course is available for all scientists (PhD?s, Postdocs, lab technicians).

Summary

Introduction

  • Bitmap vs vector images
  • Image resolution
  • PPI and DPI
  • File formats and compression
  • VIB guidelines on image editing

GIMP

prepare images for publication

  • Installation and documentation
  • User Interface
  • Import image files
  • Image Properties
  • Selection tools and options
  • Transforming options
  • Scaling and cropping
  • Using Layers
  • Contrast and brightness
  • Undo/redo
  • Image print size
  • Saving/Exporting images
  • Exercises

Inkscape

annotate plots and images, create figures (diagrams, schemes, ...), design posters

  • Installation and documentation
  • User interface
  • Import image/vector files
  • Drawing lines
  • Creating paths
  • Drawing objects
  • Fill and stroke
  • Aligning and distributing objects/nodes
  • Z-order
  • Adding text and text options
  • Path effects
  • Live path effects
  • Diagrams
  • Exporting images
  • Exercises

Prerequisites

None

Schedule

No schedule available for this course.

Training material

Links

Scientific topics Image format, SVG
Target audience Life Science Researchers, PhD students, post-docs