I designed CV in GIMP. Today I had a call with my future employer. And she said that my CV is great but not useful because she can't select any text from my CV to copy it.

Maybe is there some way to export Gimp project as a PDF where I can normally select text ?

Ofc I have text as a text in gimp :

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Best regards.


GIMP's export as PDF rasterizes texts if the text layers are placed into a layer group folder. Export option "vectorize when possible" doesn't change that. If texts are as normal non-grouped layers, texts stay as text in the PDF.

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  • Thats the reason. But is there a way to group elements with text and keep it well in pdf? – Patryk Janik Jun 13 '17 at 18:56
  • @PatrykJanik I haven't found such way - except lifting manually one by one the texts out of their layer groups before exporting. A programmer might crush together an extension script for that. I believe your best bet is to leave GIMP for images and take some better fitting program for your documents. If you want to use freeware, check the Open Office collection and Scribus. As a first aid offer to send the texts separately. – user287001 Jun 13 '17 at 19:55
  • Yeah, but that's weird. Shouldn't it be a bug as there is different behaviour when text is in group and when not? – DevilaN Feb 3 '18 at 19:54

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