The winner of our Donate to Win program is Phillip W. who received the Desktop Publishing Course (using Scribus). This was great news for Phillip as he is embarking on creating a full book using free and open source Scribus as the layout editing software.
I want to sincerely thank everyone who has donated to GIMP Magazine! We have reached our initial goal of covering our costs for 2015 so we will not ask for donations until needed again. We have a Patreon goal that is designed to offer payment for content submissions (i.e. cover contests) and another goal to give back to our volunteers, but this is above and beyond our operating costs. Your gracious donations also tell us that you value our magazine and we greatly appreciate this the most. A special thanks to the team at http://gimp.org for helping with the awareness of our magazine – this means so much to us. You can read about some amazing advancements the GIMP team are making at https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-user-list/2015-January/msg00012.html
Issue 8, featuring the photography master class from Ian Muttoo, is complete and planned for release on Wednesday January 14th 2015. Please join us next Wednesday to make it a success. Issue 9 is already written and in the final editing stage, awaiting layout. We are also working on stories beyond Issue 9. There is so much going on at GIMP Magazine.
We do need your submissions, so get your stories on the cover of GIMP Magazine by visiting http://gimpmagazine.org/submissions. Please don’t feel that the stories should be limited to just amazing photography or digital arts. They can be stories about how you have used GIMP to achieve an outcome, or perhaps you are a teacher using GIMP at your school and would like to write about that. We would also love to hear from GIMP developers who have created amazing extensions or core developments and they want to spread the word about their software. We are open to just about anything!
I would also like to mention the Libra Graphics Meeting 2015. This is a multi-day conference dedicated to open source graphic arts software such as GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Blender and many others. This year it will be held in Toronto (UofT campus) so I will definitely plan to attend. I urge everyone to check out the conference details at http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2015/lgm-2015-call-for-participation-released/ A special thanks to Ginger Coons for pulling this together!
The GIMP Magazine Team