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I opened a .png file I had in GIMP and started editing it. The image was only black and some transparency. I selected the paint bucket tool, chose white as my color but when I fill in anything it is black.

  • Unfortunately, this makes not the slightest difference. I have this 'black only' problem when editing anything at all in 2.8, image mode IS RGB. this is not the first nonworking experience with gimp, which is aptly named. – jcch Sep 4 at 16:54
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Turns out the image was somehow using Indexed color mode. The solution was to go to Image > Mode > RGB.

  • Hello Liron Yahdav, welcome to GDSE. We're glad you've found the answer to your own question. After a period of 24h, giving others the opportunity to answer, you can accept your own answer (by clicking the checkmark underneath the up- and downvote buttons). This informs the system the question can be considered closed. Thanks for your time and efforts, keep helping make this site great! PS: you can always see help center if you have any questions or get in touch via Graphic Design Chat – PieBie Feb 22 '17 at 8:06
  • The same thing happened to me. What is indexed mode, and do you know how I suddenly switched to it? (perhaps I hit some short cut?) – Ralph Nov 30 '18 at 2:47
  • Sorry I'm not sure. You might get an answer if you ask as a separate question. – Liron Yahdav Nov 30 '18 at 5:50

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