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How to make PNG-quality animations in GIF format?

I've noticed more and more sites using animated GIFs that have PNG quality. You'd think they're the latter if you didn't check the image info. The lines are crisp, the colors look great, there's none ...
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Gimp 2.6.12: modify alpha channel while preserving color

This is for a video game in which a specularity mask is in the alpha channel of the normalmap. I need to create an image where the alpha value for some pixels are 0 (to indicate no specularity,) but ...
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Gimp paintbrush blendmodes usage

While I can understand singularly every blend mode of the paintbrush from the math point of view, I cannot find a use for most of them (the only ones I used are for drawing a castle and these were ...
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Change the blue shades to white shades

I have an image of many different colors. I want to turn anything that is predominantly blue into being predominantly white, while leaving the other colors unchanged. So if the RGB of the image has ...
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How Can I View Applied Filters in Gimp

I would like to see the filters that are applied to a (text or image) layer in GIMP. Is this possible? Thanks in advance
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Gimp reopens immediately after minimizing (Mac OSX) [migrated]

When I press the minimize button, the program slides down into the dock, then instantaneously re-expands itself. Has anyone encountered this before, or does anyone have any idea as to what could be ...
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Erase a single pixel in GIMP

I am trying to illustrate in GIMP 2.8 with pixel-perfect precision. The pencil tool allows me to fill in a single pixel without any fuzzy edges or anti-aliasing. However, the eraser tool operates more ...
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Is there any tool that gives the percentage occupied by an area in an image?

Is there any tool that gives the percentage occupied by an area in a image? Given the following image: Is there any kind of tool I can use to know the width in percent of the green and blue areas? ...
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GIMP: Ellipse position from center

I know that I can create an ellipse from the center. However, inside the tool properties panel, "Position" refers to the top-left corner. How could I change its position based on its center point? I ...
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GIMP: Toggle show/hide all non print extras

In GIMP, is there a way to quickly toggle all visible guides, grids, selection boxes, etc that are cluttering the display? I'm hoping there's something that's one key stroke instead of the way I ...
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How can I beat the browser when it comes to reducing image size?

Can't get my head around this. I tried several ways to reduce the pixel size of a logo in Gimp. However, the browser (either safari, firefox or chrome on my iMac) is always amazingly better reducing ...
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How to create an 16× error/difference image using GIMP or Photoshop

I need to create a quality comparison between two rendering methods by showing the difference of the results akin to figure 6 in [Walter et al. 2005] (p. 5): (Image copyright by Walter et al. 2005). ...
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How to have multiple views in single window mode using GIMP?

I'd like a real-time preview while editing icons in GIMP. I know that you can press View > New View to get a real-time preview window, however in single window mode gimp puts the preview in a ...
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How to do material design effects in GIMP

I have been trying like crazy to get the material design shadowing right. Below is the image I created using GIMP. I have the drop shadow, but I think it kind-of needs to go all around the circles and ...
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Gimp - How to loop a gif seamlessly?

So I'm new at editing and I'm trying to insert gifs but somehow it always ends up with a gap after the gif ends and looks weird, I have no idea how can I change that :/ can anyone help me please?
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Export PNG image without alpha channel in GIMP

How do I export a PNG image without alpha channel in GIMP? I have checked a lot, but I can’t find this. I found an option to export PNG images without alpha channel in Inkscape, but I am not familiar ...
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how do I import an eps into GIMP with a different background color?

I'd like to import an image into GIMP and have it antialiaed with a custom background color. I don;t see a way to import an eps that doesn;t automatically set the color to anti-alias against as white. ...
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Gimp – blend between layers controlled by a heightmap

Suppose, I have a gray-scaled height map and ten layers with different diffuse textures or solid color textures. I would like to blend these texture layers in a way determined by the heightmap, as ...
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Round sharp edges of icon using GIMP or PIXLR

I am trying to make icon and small clip-arts to use in my app but the artwork I import has very sharp edges and they screw up the cleanliness of the app. How to buffer the edges I am using Pixlr ...
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Editing PNG in GIMP: is it possible to remove lines (used as arrows) and extrapolate the now blank squares?

I'm using GIMP to prepare this PNG file for vectorization in Inkscape. I've noticed that the vectorization process makes removing these lines far more tedious after the vectorization than before. ...
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Gimp always displays the wrong color for transparent layers

I have a problem (which I had previously on completely another Ubuntu and older versions of Gimp [now I have the latest - 2.8.10]). When I open PSDs with transparent layers, they get displayed in a ...
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How do I unselect items in GIMP?

I'm currently using GIMP to add text captions and lines into a screenshot. The problem is that once I finished one caption I couldn't add any more lines (using the Paint Brush tool). If I close the ...
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How do I insert arrows into a picture in GIMP?

I'd like to insert perfect arrows (the sort you can make using Inkscape: straight, symmetric tips, of customizable width and length, etc.) into images in GIMP. At the moment the closest thing to this ...
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Using GIMP to extract a background from a set of pictures

I've got a set of pictures of a group of people that were taken on a tripod. Some of the people moved between pictures, and I want to extract a common background so I can combine the backgrounds to ...
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GIMP: 'move layer' stops working

I'm having intermittent problems with GIMP, where the 'move layer' command suddenly stops working. The mouse pointer changes to the one below: When I make an explicit selection, e.g. CTRL-A on a ...
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Creating this 3d map perspective?

I am trying to create a custom image overlay on leaflet.js. For sake of learning something new, I am trying to lay over the co-ordinates on a 3D-looking map. For example (the map inside the red ...
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Getting GIMP to recognize content outside old borders

I've been trying to create an image showing mitoxantrone (a chemo drug) intercalating DNA, as part of this I've had to combine two structures -- a DNA strand with the molecule found therein and the ...
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Importing eps files as layers in Gimp

I have been trying to create an animation using 300 eps files. When I try to open all the 300 files as layers (File -> open As Layers), a dialog box appears for each file with the heading "Import from ...
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GIMP: Paint a selection and maintain various levels of opacity

I'm trying to recolor a png file using GIMP. The image I want to recolor is a solid color, but the edges are feathered with varying degrees of opacity to make the final image look smoother. is there ...
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Gimp exports blank png image!

I'm trying to use Gimp to export a small line-style icon with a transparent background. It looks good in Gimp (black icon on the checkerboard of transparency), but the image disappears when exported ...
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Hard edges on bucket fill tool in Gimp

I am trying to fill a selected region using the bucket tool in Gimp. I want everything to have hard edges, no gradual shading unless I do it myself. However, when I fill the region I end up getting ...
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Forget alpha instead of blending it in Gimp

It's now second time I need this so I'm posting it as a question: When a layer has alpha channel, some pixels may be transparent. I want to totally forget about the transparency. That means, render ...
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How to match brightness between two different images using GIMP (Mac OSX)?

I took two pictures with my iPhone, one during the day and one at night. How do I make it such that the two images look like they were taken at the same time of day? Is there a compare two images ...
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Transform/resize image for label printer using Gimp

Starting from an image like this one, how do I resize and transform it into something a label printer can use? That means a black and white bmp about 1/3 of this size. The best result I have so far ...
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Exporting square tiles from a stripe - in Inkscape or Gimp

I am using Inkscape and Gimp to create assets for a word game and am looking for an advice from more experienced users of these great tools. In Inkscape I have created a stripe with 26 letters and ...
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How to create a patterned image from existing shape in Gimp

I am hoping to create a simple logo for a new website using Gimp. I am working with two images and a short line of text. I have the following images: The map will be the background/filler of the ...
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How do you describe the color characteristics of this gif palette and how do you change it?

Substrate by Jared Tarbell is a procedural art work in the Processing language that I'm discovering again. Here is a screenshot of the program's execution on my computer: The program uses a .gif ...
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How do I create an 8 x 8 square brush in GIMP?

How do I create an 8x8 square brush, with no smoothing in GIMP? Do I actually have to create a custom brush? You'd think that the pencil brush would work but the size seemingly doesn't line up with ...
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Gimp smooth edges coloring

I have a PNG image with transparency. It is an icon of single color and I want to change its color. What I have done so far is, Select the area I want, either by Fuzzy select or the color select ...
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Next Tool Preset Shortcut Key in GIMP

Is there a way to quickly select with a key the next/previous tool present in GIMP? When the tool present window is open, I can do it with arrow keys. I can also assign key for tool preset window, ...
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Is there a way to select multiple sprites from a sprite sheet in GIMP?

After you've made the background transparent, color selected the background and inverted the selection to outline all the character sprites: Is there a shortcut or some quicker method/program/tool to ...
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GIMP: Open as a layer reducing the size

I'm trying to create a single image from using different single images I already have. I'm creating a new A4 document, but, when I try to open one of the images I want to add, it's smaller than the ...
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How can I modify text/shapes created early and have effects previously built on those elements propagate automatically?

I have an image with the effect of wooden text inlaid within another species of wood. I would now like to change the text. However, I would then need to reapply all of the layer masking, resizing ...
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Make a random dispersion of images

I got a lot of unique images, so my goal is distribute all that images randomly and apply randomly scale and rotation transformations. Like these So which is the best way to achieve these ? I use ...
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How to setup gimp to recognize input device changes inside of painting area?

Gimp only recognizes a change in input device (from pen to mouse) when the cursor leaves the painting area. If I paint with my pen, stop and then move my mouse it will move the cursor but the brush ...
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How do I further remove this background?

So, I have removed the background of the logo for my site, but the background of my site is a dark grey. As a result, the logo has a white border around it that looks messy. I use GIMP for editing and ...
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How do I get rid of the information in a photo in GIMP or Photoshop? [duplicate]

I have an image of an alarm clock that I want to use for my IOS app as an app icon but when displayed in the app it only shows a square that encompasses the photo. I want to know how to make it so ...
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How to convert GIMP gradient to Photoshop compatible Gradient?

I want to convert GIMP Gradient to Photoshop compatible gradient (importable)
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Should there be “seams” at the edge of the “tiles” when I fill using an image as a pattern in Gimp?

I want to visualize what an image(768x1024) looks like when it's scaled down and tiled. I use Gimp, so I select, ctrl-scale to something small (whateverx180), select, copy, edit/paste as../new pattern ...
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How to prevent font blurring when scaling an image down

I'm creating a logo for a Youtube channel and it's a text logo. Youtube suggests you upload the logo at 800x800, so that's what I've been designing at in GIMP and it looks fine: However, the actual ...