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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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Convert Background to Alpha - Subject is Moss

I am using GIMP as a graphic editing tool and I am trying to take a picture I took of some hanging moss on a tree, and eradicate the tree from the picture. It's literally a clump of hanging moss just ...
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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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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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Is there a program similar to Adobe Capture for Linux? [migrated]

I love the shape capturing feature in the Adobe Capture mobile app. I use it all the time to convert images and drawings into clip art. On my computer, I use GIMP and there is no official way to get ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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In Gimp 2.8 I added a font to the font file but can't find it when trying to create text

In Gimp 2.8 I added a font (Aunt Judy a ttf) to the font file but can not find it when trying to insert/create text layer
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Remove only background objects from a png image using GIMP

I have an image with me. I want to remove only the window curtains from the above image using only GIMP. I tried to remove the curtains, but along with curtains the are glasses also removed. How ...
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Erasing lines inside polygons

In following image: I want to make the lines inside the colorful polygons disappear, but leave the line between colorful polygons. For example, inside the green polygon at the right, there are two ...
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Print a .svg document without a black background on imported image

I am using GIMP 2.8.10 and inkscape 0.91 on Windows. I want to: Manipulate a photo in GIMP's .xcf format by removing the background -- it should be transparent. Export the image in .png format. ...
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Cannot small tile an image

I am making a background for my website and I want to tile an image but maintain its resolution. It has to be done in Gimp. When I load up the image and go to Filters > Map, none of the options are ...
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Add a layer on top of all the others to specifically add transparency in GIMP

I have hundreds of layers on an image. I would like to add a layer especially dedicated on transparency - so that I can add transparency to the areas of the image, without modifying the other layers. ...
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Is there a way to delete built in Dynamics in GIMP?

As states the title, I could delete only user crafted dynamics, not the built in. Am I missing anything or should I go looking for some files to delete? I menaged to tag the one I'd like to keep and ...
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Add vectors to Gimp, like brushes and fonts?

I downloaded many folders with decorative elements within them, mainly with files ending with .ems. I want to add them into my GIMP software but where do I add them? There is a folder for adding ...
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Creating a default (master) filter to be applied to images

I am applying same filter settings to my images 1 by 1. (Example: brightness +60, filter blur pixelization 2, Contrast -20). So instead of making the same settings for each of my designs, how can I ...
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Reducing Image Quality in GIMP without changing size [closed]

I use a design on a t-shirt, but the designs looks very clear, which may mislead the customer. So without changing the size of the design, I need to reduce it's quality. Reducing the contrast not ...
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Gimp Jagged Borders

I'm trying to create a bordered, transparent circle. I created a circle with the ellipsis tool, then Select->Border, then Edit->Fill with FG Color. The result is a terribly jagged border. I tried ...
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how to trim an image in Gimp [closed]

I wanna trim all white spaces surrounding an image's content using Gimp. Is there some straightforward method, or any trick?
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How can I perfectly justify text in Gimp 2?

How can I perfectly justify text in GIMP 2. I tried but the result is this. Thank you
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How to convert color images to black & white in GIMP?

I've a color image and want to print on my black and white printer. So, How do I convert it to black & white using GIMP?
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GIMP 2.8.16, weird bug cursor aligning to grid, windows 7 [closed]

Whenever I am trying to draw/paint in gimp my cursor seems to be snapping to every other pixel or two? Brush size of 4px, I would like it to be smooth when I draw. I should note, this only appears ...
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How to edit palette in an indexed image in GIMP 2.8?

I remember in GIMP 2.4 editing palette in an indexed image was as easy as changing the foreground color but I'm a little lost in GIMP 2.8 as there is no Dialog menu. So, I played around a little and ...
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How to apply function only to selected area in Gimp 2?

i have just a simple question, but i cant google right answer for me. My point is, how i apply function (invert colors, fill, etc) in GIMP 2 to only area which i have selected. Some time ago i found ...
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How to add color value decreasing layer in Gimp

I have an image of a house where the walls have 0 alpha. So when I use the image on a website and change the background color, the walls will be transparent and have the color of the background. That ...
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Sharp edges of drawing in Gimp

I want to draw some cool-looking fishes, kinda like material; here's what came out: How can I make the edges "sharp"?
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In GIMP, how do I colorify an black-and-white image knowing outcome color for specific greyscale?

I have a black-and-white image, which I want to colorize. I have a little bit of the outcome image and I know, that R = G = B = 134 grayscale color should turn into rgb(92, 200, 66) and a few more ...
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How to create a repeating texture?

I want to create something like this: In this German tutorial, they explain how to do so in GIMP. My problem is, that I need exactly this but so that it is repeating itself. So that I have an ...
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How to color pictures to pastel?

I wanted to ask you how I can (re-)color pictures. I use Gimp, but I guess the functions of Photoshop/Paint Tool Sai/etc. aren't that different, just easier to find. First, as an example, this is the ...
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registering a simple gimp python script [closed]

I'm a bit puzzled because I'm not able to register any python script in Gimp (2.8). I've tried to follow the docs there are two complete examples, clothify and echo, I've tried to put both on my ...
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Auto-crop multiple images to get same frame

I have multiple pictures of the same subject but unfortunately the camera was slightly moved while capturing. So these pics have all the same size but they have a small offset, that means that if I ...
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How to detect freely-drawn shape on Inkscape or GIMP?

I would like to have the functionality shown in the following video on Inkscape (preferrably) or GIMP: https://youtu.be/rsFaQZAIZZI?t=18s The user should be able to draw a rough circle, square, ...
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How do i change the font type of an existing text in a image?

I have certain text in a image and i would like to change the font type to a specific font type such as Sans for OCR processing. Can anyone suggest me any software which can help me do that? The image ...
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How to make a watermark like this? [closed]

If possible I want to make it in paint.net/gimp because I don't have access to PS. I have tried a few programs for massive watemarking but none of them had the option for the text to look like that. ...
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Make a selection of image transparent in GIMP [closed]

I have a picture and I want to have one specific rectangle of this picture appear 50% opaque. The rest remains as it was. How do I do this in GIMP?
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With GIMP, how to crop a layer to the size of a different layer?

I have multiple layers in my project. I need to crop one (call it layer A) to the size of another (layer B). Neither has the full size of the image. I thought I would switch to B, Select All, switch ...
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Gimp: Creating Transparent Backgrounds

I have Gimp 2.8.16. I have repeatedly attempted to create a transparent background for a simple image with a white background. I have tried this tutorial ...
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Scale down an image in GIMP without losing resolution

How do I scale down an image to a smaller size in GIMP without an unnecessary loss of resolution? I know that I am losing too much image resolution because when I downscale the same image using HTML ...
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Gimp, OSX: PNG file seem to be saved without the alpha channel

I have followed the instructions in this question in order to cut our the paper-white background from an image and turn it into a transparent alpha surface. The original image (alpha_orig.jpg) ...
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how to calculate the rate of loss of colors?

JPEG is said to be a lossy quality image format so most people prefer PNG. When JPEGs are edited it seems the quality does degrade(it's demonstrated well in the documentation of GIMP). How can we ...