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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 bucket fill area with a gradient in Gimp?

I have a very simple problem. In the following image I want the pinnacles and other parts of my (admittedly very awesome) castle filled with some color and other shapes or outlines filled with other ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I predefine brushes with color and size in Gimp?

I sometimes find myself using Gimp the way I would use paper. For example, I want to use blue ink size 1.4, anthracite 2-px pencil and size 20 eraser, to recreate the look of a school notebook. I don'...
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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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Is Photoshop worth the cost over alternatives? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if I should buy into the whole "Photoshop" and "Adobe way". I understand how to use the program quite well, and my trial is coming to an end fairly soon, I don't really know ...
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Gimp - Using an image as the transparency layer of another image

I have two images (For the sake of simplicity, Image1 and Image2). I want to use Image2 as a transparency for Image1. How can I do that? Assume I've done little more with Gimp than play with some ...
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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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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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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 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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Get difference between two images as transparent image in GIMP

I have two images A and B which are similar in many regions. I want to create an image C so that B = C on top of A where C should be as transparent as possible. on top of is the normal layer ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I modify a GIF that uses “cumulative layers”?

When you save a GIF in GIMP, you're given the option to use cumulative layers (combine) or one frame per layer (replace). Choosing cumulative layers causes the GIF's layers to only contain the pixels ...
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How do I get realistic distance representation using GIMP?

How do I get realistic distance representation using GIMP? Thanks for looking into my post. I am using GIMP 2.8. I am not an expert. I have two raw images (image1 & image 2). I have same object(...
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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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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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Why is the Gimp selection pane not going away?

I needed to move something so I copied it and pasted it to its new location and now where I have pasted it there is a selection pane that will not go away. I've tried to move the pane and tried the "...
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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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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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How to write Japanese in GIMP text layer?

I am using mac 10.10. My keyboard input source is set to Hiragana, but when I type into a Gimp text layer, the regular latin characters appear and not the Japanese that I expected. How do I get this ...
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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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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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How to create a one pixel pencil brush in Gimp?

I have googled this and found a number of answers and videos which all say that this can be done by setting the brush size slider in the brushes panel or brush editor panel. I'm either clicking on ...
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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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Is it possible to add a background image to all 'layers' of an animated gif?

I have an animated gif with transparent background, and I want to add a background image to all layers: How can I achieve it without adding it to every layer individually?
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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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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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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 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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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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Gimp: How to reverse the direction of gif image

How can i reverse Gif image with out affecting animation of the image and save it. I used Flip Tool and reversed image then after save it. Then i lost the animation effect of the image.
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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 can I change the opacity of a pasted gif in GIMP?

I have two gifs. I'd like to put one gif on top of the other, but with low opacity. This is what I did: open gif1. create a new layer paste gif2 onto the layer change the opacity of the layer The ...
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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 ...