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GIMP basics: Best tips and tricks for beginners

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), like so many other open source programs, started out as a student project at the University of California, Berkeley. It was developed by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis in 1995, and the first version (0.54) was released in 1996. As of the current version (2.10) …

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WhatsApp refugee author leaves island 'prison'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Behrouz Boochani was held in detention after trying to claim asylum in Australia An asylum seeker who wrote a book via Whatsapp from inside a detention centre has finally left the island where he was held for six years by Australia. Behrouz Boochani, an …

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'Charlie's Angels' isn't enough fun to earn its wings

“Charlie’s Angels” has just enough fun with the premise to be tolerable, and not enough to justify a reboot that nobody really needed. This latest big-screen spin on the 1970s TV series brings playfulness and a stronger feminist streak courtesy of writer-director-co-star Elizabeth Banks, but it lacks the consistency to …

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