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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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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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Changing image color

I am by no means a Graphic Designer but try. I have an image I got from iconarchive and am trying to set the color to red (#840a0c) and setting transparent where there is white. I am using GIMP for ...
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Tool that will do a circular blur/convolution

I'm primarily a gimp user, but I want something to blur an image similarly to the way a lens would blur an out of focus background. AFAIK this is essentially a circular blur/convolution (assuming ...
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Gimp: Add text to Layer Mask?

I'd like to have a layer mask in Gimp that includes some text. I currently have a method of achieving this, but it's a little more crude than I'd like. In this image, the top text is a simple text ...
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Simple patterns fill in Gimp

I would like to do some simple pattern or polygon fills in Gimp, e.g. to represent different regions in a map without resorting to colors or grayscale tones. Some nice examples of what I seek are ...
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How to shrink logo without losing quality inkscape

I'm really not much of a graphic designer at all (programmer) but I have dabbled in some image editing using GIMP and Inkscape. Here's my situation: I have a nice, sharp image of my logo as an SVG ...
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Is there way to colorize by RGB in GIMP?

There is a colorize tool in GIMP. But it provide only with HSV. Most of time I want to colorize with RGB, so I'm using converter web site like http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/color/rgb-to-hsv.htm. ...
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Photo effects in Gimp: How to improve color, depth of field, etc

G' day dear Graphic-design-experts, I am new to Stackexchange's Graphic Design and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am ...
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What are useful brush dynamics and tool presets in GIMP 2.8?

In previous versions of GIMP only pressure was recognized by the brush tool. It wasn't much but it was simple. The new GIMP 2.8 introduces an all new brush dynamics system with a ton of customization ...
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Create rounded button with inset edge, gradient and inset text with Gimp

This is my first attempt at seriously using Gimp. I am more of a front end developer slash developer myself and I have only used Gimp or Photoshop for very basic stuff such as removing backgrounds, ...
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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: 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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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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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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How to make a symmetric gradient in GIMP?

I want to make a simple gradient in GIMP. The left edge and right edge should be white, the middle 100% transparent. The rate of change shouldn't be linear, I want the transparent part to be much ...
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How to select color with gimp

I am trying to select by color in Gimp this image: but when I select by the foreground color, also the antialiased pixels in the border are selected. How to select only the foreground color in ...
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode?

NOTE: I'm a systems administrator, not a graphic designer, so I'm a total n00b when it comes to image manipulation. That being said, I thought this would be the best forum to ask this question: I am ...
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Image loses transparency when added to another image

Please keep in mind that I have no idea what I’m doing with image editing. I have a watermark that I want to add to images, but it loses it’s transparency when I try to stick it on a picture. I’ve ...
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Making GIF in GIMP from set of PNG's, resulting in the screen filled with all layers

I have imported a set of PNG'S as layers by calling FILE > OPEN AS LAYERS And I get the result: All the layers are oddly cascaded on top of each other So when I got to export it, I get this: ...
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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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Optimizing a screenshot for adding in a document and printing

This question is not directly related to graphic design, but I think you guys can help. I am writing a thesis and I need to add several screenshots of the tools I have used and screenshots of web ...
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copying selection shape in gimp

I'd like to copy selection shape in gimp and then paste it somewhere else (I've got first half of the image and I'd like do make it's mirror reflection). Do you know how can I do it?
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Basics of macro implementation - missing components

I am going through GIMP manual and stuck for my shame at the beginning. How do I call that autoCommander? Is it example for the final result? And assume I wrote that pseudo code into ...
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gimp: pdf export introduces artifacts on edges where there is no background

This is a followup question to gimp: Background removal gives gray fringe, when exported as pdf: To reproduce the problem you have to follow these five steps: In gimp create a New File with ...
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Can I change the default Gimp transparent background to white?

I'm using Gimp 2. The default grid-style transparent background makes it incredibly difficult to get a sense of what the image will actually look like, when I finally display it over a background. Is ...
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Make a particular colour less bright

I'm trying to create a reference image for a greyscale drawing. In the original reference photo, the subject is wearing a brown jacket and grey pants which have pretty much the same brightness, 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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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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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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How can I prevent Gimp from automatically changing colors of a .png?

So I am editing a .png file from a website that I am working on. I downloaded the image (.png) and it has a yellow/green color in one of the objects. This color is important because it matches with ...
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gimp - animation formats besides gif

Using Gimp 2.8.4 I am developing an animation for a game in gimp. The game does not require a gif animation - I load individual images as frames, usually pngs, and animate them in the game engine. ...
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How to quickly set GIMP selection aspect ratio to that of the image?

If I don't know the aspect ratio of an image, what is the most efficient method to set the selection aspect ratio to that of the image? The fastest I've found (not fast at all) is to look at the ...
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Can you view the layer mask in GIMP?

In GIMP, after adding a layer mask, and editing, is there a way (or even a plugin) to let you view the layer mask right on the canvas? I know that you can see a miniature copy of the layer mask in ...
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How do you change the default font of GIMP in Windows?

How do you change the default font used in GIMP 2.8 on Windows 7? The default font seems to be Sans Bold (which is used in a lot of applications that originated from Linux). I am not referring to the ...
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how can I collaborate using GIMP2?

most of the collab tools for drawing that I've seen so far cost too much, and lack features. GIMP does everything that I want, but unfortunately I don't know of a way to draw with 2 or more people ...
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Command line program for adding curves/levels to an image?

I have several JPG files (satellite images) that I need to have curves or levels (not auto!) added to them using shell scripting (cronjobs). Does anyone know of any tool for that? Maybe GIMP?
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How do I do Ctrl-Left-Click operations in GIMP on Mac OS X?

When you ctrl+ left-Click, it's like a right-click in Mac OS X and brings up a menu. I'm trying to clone a selected rectangle as shown here But if I ctrl+alt+ click, I just get a context menu ...
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GIMP: Using Channels Independently

I need to use GIMP instead of Photoshop, but I have a problem doing some things with transparency: I explain: I manipulate some tga files that have 4 channels, rgb and alpha. Using Photoshop I'm ...
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How to create a realistic wooden photoframe from images of blocks of the frame?

I want to create wooden rectangular photo frames of custom size for using it in an e-commerce project where we will be selling photos with wooden and plastic frames. But I don't have images of the ...
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Forcing transparency on layers below

I am pretty new at Gimp, so not sure if this is possible at all. Let's say I have two lines like this, and I give the impression one line is on top of the other by clipping at the intersection, like ...
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Gimp: Change coordinate system (where 0,0 is)

I use gimp for manipulating images for my software projects. I am used to working in a coordinate system where 0,0 is at the bottom left of the screen. Gimp uses 0,0 as the top left; Is there a ...
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Changing text with drop shadow over a radial gradient in GIMP

I want to change the text in the image below without modifying the background. I tried cutting the text and filling the gap with a new one, but it doesn't look nice. Is there a simpler way?
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Affect mutliple layers in gimp

Is it possible to apply things like brightness/contrast or hue saturation, or even filters to more than one layer at a time in gimp.
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GIMP: “Joined” arabic text

I'm trying to create an image which contains Arab text. This is the (HTML entities for the) text: العربية Raw, it is العربية When I paste the text into ...
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Why can I create layers, but not layer groups in the indexed color mode in gimp?

I'm making some pixel art in gimp and I so I figured I should use the indexed color mode since I won't be using very many colors. About halfway through my project I realized that I wanted to be able ...
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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 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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How to draw MS Paint like (aliased), 1px circle in GIMP

I was trying to draw some pixel are amd first thing is to try a circle via stroke path with miter set to 0, anti-alias off, 1 px line. Here is what I get in Gimp. Part of the circle are ok, others are ...
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Gimp: quick way to cycle through pencil/brush presets?

I have created 6 different pencil pre-sets with different diameters. What I want is to be able to cycle up and down from one pre-set to the next, preferably with a keyboard shortcut. How do I set this ...