The GIMP can load an image directly from an HTTP or FTP server. The image can be in any of the formats that The GIMP recognizes. To open the file, simply type the full URL (Uniform Resource Locator) as the selection, e.g. http://www.gimp.org/wilber.jpg. You can either specify the file type as URL or Automatic, and click OK. The GIMP will display its progress as it downloads the image to a temporary directory.