ITEC2110:Fall2010:Section12:Desiree’ Delgado:Bitmap Project with GIMP

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Part I: Image Modification in GIMP Steven Tyler

I chose a picture of Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, because his personality allowed me to do something fun when it got to the creative stage. The following are my modifications to this image of Steven Tyler:


Steventyleroriginal.jpgSteventylerblur.jpgSteventylerbw.jpg
Steventylerborder.jpgSteventylersignature.jpgSteventylercreative.jpg

Top Row (left to right): Original, Blurred Background, Black and White Background; Bottom Row (left to right): Border, Signature, Creative

Click on the images for a summary of what changes were done in each image with more detail. Image courtesy of: http://www.bittenandbound.com/2008/05/21/steven-tyler-checks-into-rehab/.

Project Reflections

What file extensions are most common to bitmap images? Name at least 3.

.jpg, .gif, and .png are a few of the more common bitmap image file extensions.

Are bitmap images easier to work on than vector? Why or Why not?

Bitmaps are harder to work on than vector because it is very difficult to edit something that is real and make it still look real after you are done. Additionally, you have to make sure the resolution is high enough on a bitmap that if you enlarge the image that it doesn't become pixelated.

Why are bitmap images more common in everyday usage? Include its advantages in your answer.

Bitmaps are used more because they are made for every day use by the common person, specifically through photography and photo editing software. Additionally, bitmaps are typically smaller in file size the vector even though they are harder to edit. The smaller file size would appeal to the every day user working on their own personal computer.

What were the most useful feature(s) used in GIMP that helped you with your project?

The features that helped me the most in GIMP were the eraser tool and the invert option. Between the two of them, I could pretty much get the base setup for me to go forward, without them it would have been extremely difficult to have gotten to the points that I did.

Part 2: Animation in GIMP

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