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Cleaning an image without destroying it

I looked for a physical map of Jordan and found this, which is exactly what I need except for the red lines. How can I remove the red lines? I tried in GIMP Select->By Color, selected all the red ...
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brightness-contrast does not operate on indexed layers

I want to darken a PNG image in GIMP. I open it and choose Colors | Brightness-Contrast. The application responds with the error message - "brightness-contrast does not operate on indexed layers". ...
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Recolour image based on lower resolution version

I want to recreate the following image at a much higher resolution, so it will be suitable for printing in large. I have found a place where I can purchase a high-resolution version of the ice ...
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How to move and align?

Can anyone explain how to move the star, so it is 64 pixels above the text and howto align the star horizontally with the text? When I use the Fuzzy Select tool on the black pixels, it only selects ...
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GIMP: How is this filter called?

I recently used this filter .. but I forgot its name, can you help me finding it out please? Here the screenshot of it: I mean the filter of the yellow and brown layer, how is it called? I can't ...
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Script for GIMP to make a certain area transparent for several images

I would like to have a script to process a set of image files in png format, lets's say inside of one directory. We can also assume the images have the same size. The processing should contain of the ...
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How to add a segment between two nodes? [closed]

Using path tool, I created four nodes, then in edit mode I connected the first and fourth nodes, and then stroked the path. All worked well. I have a rectangle. Now, I want to add a segment between ...
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filters don't work on a certain image

I found a PNG pixelated image on the net (16*16) and under the "Filters" blur effect are grayed out and unclickable. Even when I size it up it still doesn't get blurred (which happens by default). I'm ...
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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 transparency is not working

I followed this tutorial on GIMP to make an image transparent. Here is a snippet of the original image opened inside Windows Image Viewer (so the grey background is part of Windows Image Viewer, I ...
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How to draw icebergs like the following image?

I want to draw some icebergs in Gimp or Photoshop. In Gimp I tried Path Tool, and then I tried to fill in the colors with Bucket Fill, but this gave me a very bad result. So my question is if anyone ...
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How to create the drop shadow “We are Mozilla” effect?

The text "We are Mozilla" on this page: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/ seems to have something of a "white" drop shadow effect that makes it seem embedded onto the page, somewhat. How can we ...
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How can I achieve the light arcing background in this image

I've tried finding a tutorial without any luck. Even if someone could describe the effect so I could better search for tutorials myself. I am trying to achieve the following effect as seen in the ...
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Getting a triangular tear effect in Gimp?

I want to create a "tear" effect with regular triangular shapes to show I'm omitting part of the middle of a screenshot, something like: When I search for tear effects all I find is realistic ...
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How do I extend an image by adding blur to sides?

I need to make an image 1080 x 1920. But when I do, the image looks very distorted. Is there a way I can extend an image by adding this blur to the sides of it? Also, does anyone know what this is ...
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How to get GIMP to unselect the initial background?

How can I get GIMP to de-select the background in my attached picture? Everytime I try to use Select None...nothing happens.
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What is the method of cutting and stitching a set of images to together with Gimp? [closed]

I want to cut a cut and paste sections from different images and join them together in one rectangular image, for easy comparison. I want to be able to paste them into a single picture and use drag ...
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How to use GIMP to add a rippling effect on just a section of a picture

I want to add a rippling effect for a selection. But every time I select an area and add this animation, the entire picture is affected. How do I apply this effect just to the selection?
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Locating the coordinates of an element within a layer in Gimp?

I have a PSD which I've opened up in Gimp (because I currently don't have Photoshop) and I am having difficulty with locating any functionality on the Gimp UI that would help determine the positioning ...
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Loading Spinner Gif

I would like to create a loading spinner that looks like the one GitHub uses: Any tips on how to replicate this with another logo inside using Gimp? I am especially interested in this "interrupted" ...
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Can't make a png image that has transparent background

I want to make a transparent image, so I made image's background transparent like this. But exported PNG image was not transparent, it was kind of gray. What am I doing wrong?
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how could i make this look less vomit enducing? lines [closed]

maybe if i was radiating out some grey from the letters? to give them more shape, just like light grey emitating from the edges of the letters and dropping away to nothing within a few pixels, would ...
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Pixel Art in Gimp

I want to create some Pixel Art images with the help of gimp. when I wanted a pixel field of 8x8 I used to simply create an image with the width and height of 8 and used the pencil with the pixel ...
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Using GIMP, how do I fill the canvas with an image?

I have this in my canvas: What I want to do is cover the whole canvas with this image; the image is 250 px wide, so I want to add 3 more so the whole canvas looks like fire! How do I do that? ...
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Is selective blur (this GIMP's one) available in Photoshop?

Here's how it looks like: http://docs.gimp.org/en/plug-in-sel-gauss.html It automatically blurs blurred parts of image, but preserving crisp edges and contrast. Is it available in Photoshop?
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Given an image modification on Gimp, how to obtain the convolution matrix

In Gimp, there is a convolution matrix tool which lets the user define his own convolution matrix, and then see the result on the image. I am writing software for image classification, and I need to ...
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Map borders on GIMP

I'm trying to create a map for Risk. I found an image scouring the Internet that fits what I want perfectly, except instead of having borders, each province is just a different color. I would like to ...
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GIMP: Possible to remove middle in picture? [duplicate]

As an example, is there an easy way to crop away the o's in the Google logo using Gimp? The result should then be "Ggle" with a smaller image width than the original because the o's are missing.
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How to make an image with transparent text on an opaque background?

For my blog, I would like to create something like this logo: However, where the text on the image above is white, I would like to have a transparent hole instead, so that the background of the ...
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How can I set opacity for an image in GIMP 2.6.x?

I've searched and found advice to use a GIMP layers dialogue in e.g. How do you get transparent colour on Gimp? However, in my version of GIMP (2.6.8 for Mac), Layers doesn't seem to be set up to ...
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How to keep the resolution of an image when scaling it in Gimp

I want to copy and paste one picture into another one using Gimp. I have a picture with 200x200 pixels and 72dpi. The 72dpi are not enough to print the image in the size specified in its header. ...
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Handling layers in GIMP

I'm a first time GIMP user. I have an image that contains a design that'd I like to copy on to a transparent background. therefore, I started tracing the design using the paint/pencil tool. now that ...
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Mathematical operations such as “Reflection in Line” with FOSS Linux tools such as Inkscape, Gimp or Blender?

In Gimp, I could do this by "Layer/Transform/180 rotation" and then "Layer/Transform/Flip vertically" -- and then with some mouse, putting things together but it is slow. I am now looking for simpler ...
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How do I create a rectangle with a trapezoid bottom in gimp?

Using gimp 2.6.11 on Windows. How do I create a rectangle with a trapezoid bottom? I understand to make shapes I should make a selection and then stroke it, but how do I make a selection of this ...
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How does the GIMP function “perspective” work?

The function "perspective" looks like a 3*3-matrix with sine och cosines and is it translation, scaling, rotation, some combination or other? How does it work? Is "perspective" the real proper name ...
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How to mimic this text in Gimp?

I found this really cool text, and would like to use the style but for a different word. How can I do it in GIMP or pixlr.com?
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Fixing fuzzy text in an icon?

I have an icon that looks like it was shrunk from a larger image. How can I easily clean up the text to make it look sharper?
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Layer transparency in GIMP

When you create a layer in Photoshop you can create a new layer and select the transparency when you do it. How does one go about doing this same thing in GIMP? I've seen other answers about adding ...
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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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Filling in lines on scanned line art GIMP

Is there an easier way to fill in the lines in a scanned drawing. Easier than just tracing the whole thing with the brush tool. I scanned in my drawing and then used threshold to get rid of the paper ...
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GIMP: Can I see other layers while playing with the iWarp filter

It's useful to have the IWarp filter, interactively smooshing parts of a layer around. But often I need to see the layers underneath it while I'm doing that, so I can check that my distortions look ...
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GIMP - how to make transparent brush from an image layer?

I would like to make a (semi-)transparent brush in GIMP. Starting from an image of marble with white background and veins in shades of grey, using various layers I selected the white to alpha and ...
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GIMP: Indexed (Gif), change white to transparent

I have a 1-bit black-and-white GIF, I need to change the white into transparent. How do I do it in GIMP?
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How to change all pixels in Gimp that are not one of two colors to white?

I was trying to submit an app to the Windows Phone app store. Here all pixels need to be white (#FFFFFF) or transparant (#FF####). I had a black logo on a white background. To make the background ...
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Modify Yellow Dotted Line in GIMP

How do I remove or resize the marching ants from around the apple? It appeared when I used the move tool to move the position of the apple. It is in its own layer. I need to modify the image/layer ...
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In gimp, anyone know how to remove the background of text logo with image inside it? create a watermark

I've created a simple text logo in gimp with an image inside of it. I don't know how to delete the black background I have and only have the text with the word left in it. When I go to delete the ...
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Is Photoshop worth the cost over alternatives? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out weather 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 ...
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Gimp shadow text not working

I am trying to shadow some text in Gimp. However, whenever I go to filter drop down shadow it gives a shadow to the region I previously selected with the selection tool on another layer. I have ...
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How can I add a melting effect towards a specific part of my picture in GIMP?

I want to make something horror-like, but the only thing that comes to mind is "Melting of skin". So I experimented with GIMP but couldn't find anything. What specifically I want it to look like, is ...
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How can I change the color of a text that is part of an image in GIMP?

Please excuse the simplicity of my question as I'm new to image editing: I have an image with some text and I would like to change the color of that text. I don't have the original file; I only have ...