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Create a Large Image (172500x172500) in Paint or Similar Program

I need to create a large image .png with a resolution of 172500 pixels by 172500 pixels. I am using the image as a geographical map with different colours representing different heights and features. ...
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Design Using Gimp [on hold]

A gimp newbie. Does anyone know any tutorial that I can use to create an image like this?
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How to remove faces in GIMP?

I see other people do this, to make it look like a person has no facial features at all, akin to Slenderman. I'd like to do this on my own, but Google heeds no results. I know it has something to do ...
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SVG font scaling appears different depending on viewer application

I have created an SVG image using Inkscape which consists of a QR code, with some text below the QR code. Before I submit the image to the manufacturer that will be in charge of printing the image ...
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Get text font from an image using GIMP

I have an image which contains a text. I don't know the text font. Is there any way to find the text font from an image using GIMP? I need to know what font is used in this text image.
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Simulation of a light source in a scene?

I have photos of LEGO scenes with several objects, walls, surfaces etc. in them. Currently, there are no lights in the scenes, except for the lapms that light the scene from outside. The goal is to ...
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Gimp: Change a signature color from black to blue, preserving the tones

I have a scanned signature written in black pen. I have removed the white paper parts of the image using alpha transparency. After using it several times, it seems that it would look better if the ...
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Make text readable by reparing a image

I have a few pictures that contain some text. What is the best way to fix a low resolution photo, in order to make the text readable? I'm not an advanced user of photo editors, and I don't know any ...
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How to use custom brushes in Gimp?

I found a custom brushes menu in Gimp but I don't know how to use them. I'd like to draw some stars on a background. How can I create a brush to do this?
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How to draw a non-defect transparent line?

Gimp is pretty good to draw a straight lines. It is easy as 1) set first point with left click and 2) set second point with shift+left click: But when I set opaque to 30-70%, small defect is ...
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The simplest replacement of color in PNG icons

I need to replace the color of some PNG icons. Examples: shall become . shall become: . Only color replacement: orange → violet, orange → green, and no other actions. I never worked before with ...
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Is there any free software for use with printed documents (for accurate CMYK)?

I need to send redesigned business cards to a print shop. I've tried GIMP and Inkscape (cards presently designed with GIMP with an embedded CMYK profile; I didn't have the computer knowledge to make ...
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autoshrink with aspect ratio

Is there any simple way to autocrop/autoshrink a square image in GIMP, but without changing aspect ratio? Basically the autoshrinking would stop once it's no longer possible to maintain height and ...
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Gimp Image compression changes color

When I compress images in Gimp the photos seem to become noticeably more vibrant. Is there a way to fix this so that the color scheme remains close to the same? Ive uploaded the before and after ...
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GIMP How do i make 2 different colors the same

i Want to remove the black parts w/o removing the the dirt/realistic parts on the armor, if i remove the black parts so that the armor looks yellow and recolor it wont be the same, it will look '...
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How to effectively replace color from a range?

GIMP provides a very handy way of replace or rather Rotating color from one range to another but rotating the range of black is rather hard from this. The Gray option is a bit hard in a way that it ...
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How to recreate this Arctic Monkeys wallpaper?

This wallpaper: Looks like it is based of this image: How could this be recreated in a method that would work with other pictures as well, using Gimp?
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How to make fixed aspect ratio, highlight and rule of thirds enabled by default?

How can I enable Highlight, Rule of thirds and Fixed aspect ratio of 1080x1080 as default settings in GIMP for the selection tool?
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How should I make the background of a .gif transparent?

I'm trying to edit a .gif for one of my friend's live streaming channel. My issue is that the static background is not allowed, and I'm not sure how to make it transparent. I could go through frame by ...
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GIMP: Setting entire foreground to a particular colour

In GIMP version 2.8, I have an image with a black foreground, and a transparent background. I want to set the entire foreground to red, instead of black. What's the simplest way of doing this? I have ...
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Is it possible to make a 1 pixel diagonal line unbroken in GIMP?

Basically I need to draw a 1 pixel line but I want it so that the line is unbroken. Currently what happens is if I draw diagonally the pixels will touch corner to corner and I want it so they will ...
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Why does the whole Layer fill in when i try to fill in a section on Gimp?

I'm trying to do this texture for imvu but everytime I try to fill in this one section it fills in the whole layer can you please help me? (this is before i pressed cntrl ,) this is after I ...
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Pencil Size On Gimp 2.8.4 [duplicate]

I'm having some troubles is gimp 2.8.4. My pencil size is HUGE and I NEED it to be 1 pixel, because i am modding. Can anybody take me through a step by step tutorial? By the way, I am on a MacBook Air ...
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How do I duplicate/array a line in a circle using GIMP? [duplicate]

I am trying to draw a speedometer with GIMP. Is there a easy way duplicate the line by rotating it about the center?
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How to optimize JPEGs for retina displays?

I am trying to optimize a set of JPEGs photos (5120 x 2880 px) that will be used on the web for retina screens. The objective is to reduce file size as much as possible while keeping image quality ...
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How to slide a text, to position it, along a path?

There's a way to slide a text along a path to position it in the wished place? In the image bellow GIMP has inserted the text at the middle of the ellipse, and the text asymmetric going toward its ...
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What exactly does gradient map actually do?

I'm trying to do the exact same thing as How can I map the colors in a greyscale image to a specific color "gradient"?, but am failing for unknown reasons. I think the real problem is that I ...
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Substract two images

Let's say I have 3 images A, B and d with B = A + d. Here, d is a semi-transparent image. If I have B and d, is there a way to get A? Example (images from Google Images): A: B: d: I've ...
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Easy and fast first steps to substantially enhance pictures [closed]

This question is meant to serve as a basis for (possibly) some follow-up questions. I will not be asking about any specific, just general methods of what to do rather than how to do it. A friend of ...
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Change background color in Gimp

I am as newbie in Gimp as in graphic design. For my first learning task I tried to change background color as in tutorial, but I think, I took rather challenging picture to do that. The picture i took ...
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How To Find The Vertical Midpoint of a Gimp Image or Canvas? (Solved)

New to Gimp. How can I locate the vertical midpoint of a gimp image? I searched online and found this post, but it didn't give me the simple, step-by-step solution I was looking for. Any help is ...
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I need help with the color to alpha tool on gimp

So I used the color to alpha tool in gimp and it did what I wanted it to but when I saved and exported the picture it didn't apply. what I wanted is to take all the white values and make them ...
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How can I change the preset color of a brush in GIMP?

For example, if I wanted to change the green pepper to red, could I do that?
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remove distinct points from an image by GIMP

I want to remove all distinct points from some images, for example like this one: You can see: points have different color so I can not use select by color tool. point are very close to main part ...
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In Gimp, how to resize a Selection after it's been used?

The question is probably not clear on one line! Here some details: made a circular selection (Ellipse Select Tool) to get a perfect circle just after, using the mouse, resized that selection by ...
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how to curve text in an arc using gimp

I have a small tea company and I'm trying to redesign our logo. What I would like is for the text to bend in a arc, as if on a coin. I would like to render the text as if it's "backbone" were ...
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GIMP : Stroke path equation

I am drawing rather complicated diagram in GIMP. There is number of curved lines. Is it possible to somehow get equation of stroked path? I am using that image in little program, where I need to check ...
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How can I “un-activate” the active layer in GIMP?

I like to use GIMP with the show layer boundary setting on so that when I'm working with a layer a dashed border appears around it. However, once I am finished working with the layer - and I'd ...
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how to display current colour values of pixel under cursor in gimp?

Is there a way to display the colour values of a pixel currently under the cursor? I've seen that in different other software. Why do I need that? I have to clone textured areas in a picture. But ...
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In GIMP, how to use an image as colormap (or gradient, or palette)?

I already have a reference colormap in the form of a raster image (basically, the vertical extrusion on a 1D colormap). How can I use it to colorise a grey-level image in GIMP ? If gradients or ...
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How to remove background in a scan of an old drawing

I have the following image which I would like to clean using GIMP. Usually, with B&W images one of the following methods works, see here or here. However, I have 3 additional problems in this case ...
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Gimp “transparent background” is exporting to jpg as white. I want transparent. did tutorials

Why is my transparent background with the checkerboard, showing as white when it gets exported to jpg?
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How do you square fit an image like PicsArt does using GIMP or MS Paint?

PicsArt has a very nifty tool called square fit that adds a enlarged blurred layer of your image in a now squared background Example I'm not trained in Graphic Design in any way and I confess at ...
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Photoshop: Is there any analog of the GIMP's Rect Select Tool “AUTO SHRINK” feature?

GIMP has a very useful feature for the Rect Select Tool: "Auto Shrink". It shrinks the rectangular selection to the rectangle of a smallest size which still contains all NON-TRANSPARENT PIXELS of the ...
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Batch combining images in latex or inDesign? [closed]

I'm making my print and play card game. Everything is ready: card frame which is common for all cards (svg), custom image for each one (svg or png) and text to be placed below image in the text field. ...
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Automating the reizing of different size images to a 300px by 200px image size

I have various size images, some tall and wide others wide and tall, all with different image dimensions. Is there a platform where I can dump all these images and they will be resized to fit into a ...
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GIMP: exporting as .png does not produce an image with the specified dimensions in “Scale image” or “Print size”

Let us say that I have a 600x600 pixels picture and I want to create a .png file with it that is 6x6 cm in size. What I do is to set the following in "Image->Scale image": I can check in "Image->...
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Gimp transparency not transparent

I have been using GIMP successfully for a little while, but had no trouble with it. Now my transparent backgrounds are not transparent anymore. I go to Layer and Transparencies then to Add Alpha ...
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How to scale one side of image

I know how to scale the width and height of an image in gimp. However I just want to change the width of one side of an image without changing the height. Is there any way to do this because whenever ...
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GIMP Alternative for Android

Is there any good photo editing software for Android, similar to GIMP? That software should have option for manipulating with layers, color editing and most important features that desktop version of ...