There are many powerful F/OSS (free and open source software) tools that can be used for professional level photo retouching, GIMP being one of them. GIMP is more than capable of handling tasks that high level retouching requires. It even includes some capabilities that don’t exist in commercial software. This tutorial focuses on portrait retouching using a combination of RawTherapee, GIMP, and an incredibly useful plugin—Wavelet Decompose.
ABOUT PATRICK DAVID
Patrick David is a hobbyist photographer, digital tinkerer, and open source software advocate. He blogs (semi) regularly about using GIMP and F/OSS tools for high quality photographic retouching on his website under “Getting Around in GIMP”. You can find him at these online sites:
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