Errata and Updates
No book is perfect. I tried (with lots of help from my excellent tech reviewer, Guillermo S. Romero) to make the book as accurate as possible. But if you find errors in it, I want to know about it! Please contact me and let me know of any errors or omissions you find.
I will maintain a list of errata here; they should also be available at Apress.com.
Errata for the Second EditionJanuary 2011: All of these are being corrected in the upcoming second printing.
See the Apress Errata page.
Chapter 1 and Appendix DPages 5 and 9, and page 536: The File>New menu was renamed to File>Create after the second edition went to press.
Page 6: In GIMP 2.6, dialogs are now in the image window's Windows > Dockable Dialogs submenu.
Chapter 8Page 305: Color Balance is in the top-level Colors menu, not Layers > Colors.
Errata for the First EditionMost of these were in the first printing, and were corrected for the second and later printings.
Page 21 See Chapter 8 for more information on color management.
Page 30, second paragraph: when using Percent as the unit in the Scale dialog, 200 and 50 are double and half size, not 2 and .5.
Page 56: The description is correct for GIMP 2.4. In GIMP 2.2 and earlier, Desaturate didn't offer a choice of desaturation methods.
Page 60: The Crop tool now has a clearer set of options for clipping:
- Keep the image size the same, but resize the layer as big as it needs to be. (Image->Fit Canvas to Layers will increase the canvas size to encompass the full layer.)
- Keep the image size the same, and clip the rotated layer's corners as needed to fit.
- Crop to Result
- Crop the rotated layer to eliminate any transparent corners.
- Crop to Aspect
- Same as Crop to Result except that it won't change the image's aspect ratio.
Page 65: In "if I decrease Amount to 4", Amount should be Radius.
Page 83: "The red arrow points...": the arrow is actually blue.
Page 88: In the Color Chooser dialog (Figure 3-16), in the color box, Value should increase to the right, Saturation increase toward the top.
Page 155, second paragraph: "click somewhere near the upper right of the box's right layer" should read "click somewhere near the upper right of the 'box right side' layer".
It's also a good idea to make sure nothing is selected (Select->None) before this step; otherwise, the perspective transform tool may complain that the selected region is empty, or may give surprising results.
Page 191: In the sidebar, the last sentence should begin, "The trick is to hold down the Control key when you start the drag," not the Shift key.
Page 194: The tip should reference Figure 5-25, not 5-26, showing a free selection about to be filled.
Page 457, near bottom: y should be followed by two minus signs, not a dash, in the line:
for (y = start; y > 0 && layerOffsetY + y > ymax; y--)