Dear Eric: I desperately needed to make the background of my head shot out of focus, and I’d never worked with Photoshop or the Gimp before. The most experience I’d ever had messing with images has been cropping and adjusting the gamma and the contrast (so essentially, nothing).
So I downloaded and installed the Gimp, and even though some of the screens looked a little different, I managed to figure it out (I am using the Windows version). Thanks to your amazing tutorial on blurring the background, I DID IT! I am so proud of myself! So I wanted you to see for yourself that your efforts in making your web page are very useful and that you are helping people like me.
Thank you so much again!