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In Gimp 2.10, how can we copy the selection shape from one image to another image?

This question may seem to be a duplicate of this one. However, both of the solutions shown there can't be applied to my problem. They both seem to be valid for situations where you want to copy the ...
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How to set GIMP Layer boundary size to be content-aware instead of the default canvas size?

Basically I would like to make the layer boundary size content-aware so it will always fit and never limit content to spread. Example A (Default GIMP Behavior): Here the layer "Layer" has ...
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How to change shape in GIMP

I would like to take any shape, and drag its edges wherever I want, distorting the image in the process. How do I achieve this ? Perspective isn't what I am looking for, nor is Filters>Distortions&...
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GIMP 2.10: PDF Export: How to export each layer GROUP as a new page?

GIMP can export each layer as a new page[*]… but is there a way to do it based on group layers instead? Alternative trick: Flatten each layer group before printing using Merge Layer Group… without ...
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Turn solid fill of image to outline

So for a wallpaper I'm making, I'm trying to edit this image so instead of a solid image like this, I am hoping to change this so it's just an 8-pixel outline. So the outside edges of the image is ...
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how to change transparency of a layer by a brush (GIMP)

I want to change transparency of a layer where the transparency can be changed by a brush ex: increase top layer transparency by 50% when I draw a line over a place. what I’m trying to do is have ...
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GIMP - shortcut / hotkey for OK button?

I use Linux, maybe in Windows dialogs are different, but on Linux e.g. when color is edited if I press Esc key changes are reverted back, I want to choose Ok w/out using the mouse. I was not able to ...
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How to connect two anchors of the same path in GIMP?

I have a path in GIMP, that is missing a single segment between two anchor points. How do I connect/join them?
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Replicate selection in Gimp

I'm trying to use gimp for pixel art. In a tutorial I saw someone making a selection in photoshop and then use the selection to draw. Not sure if I explain it right, so I clipped a couple of seconds ...
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How to replicate this vaporwave style image in GIMP?

I would like to use this image as a vertical wallpaper, but it's impossible to crop it so all the detail fits on the screen, so I'm looking to recreate the image from scratch, using GIMP. I found the ...
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Moving GIMP floats with arrow keys + Shift

Looking around it seems like the accelerated Shift + arrow keys movement default is 25 pixels. Somehow mine seems to be 2 pixels. Can this be customized?
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Free-hand erasures from a selection?

You might be working with a picture containing some detail that you want to eliminate or hide. Once upon a time, in a previous version of Gimp, it worked well to select some neutral area of the ...
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Gimp 2.10.18 does not highlight selection if it's all with alpha

When I select an area that contains a completely opaque color part and an alpha color part, after copying and pasting it, it highlights the selection for only a part of the selected area. Also, if the ...
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Zealous Crop that will arrange elements independent of each other

I'm trying to remove whitespace with a Zealous Crop. In both Gimp and XnView MP they'll crop the whitespace and move elements closer together, but whitespace remains above and below each element ...
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Resize/modify Arrows in Gimp

I have added the arrow.scm script to Gimp and can create arrows to my liking. I want to use arrows on my documentation which point to buttons, switches etc. so sometimes need to adjust the arrows at a ...
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Erase color from image in GIMP

I have layer1 with an image. And I have layer2 with a single solid color. Now I want to remove "something" (some color) via "some tool" from the whole image in layer1 (not just the ...
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How can GIMP's Blur Tool blur way more swiftly, effectually?

Apprise me if you know better examples. I trust obvious what boundary I'm trying to Blur — the two different hues of grass or water. And the forehead with the bad haircut, because the hair cut off ...
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How can I, most effortlessly, whiten or white out yellow or brown Tint?

Is Tint the correct term? These photos aren't mine. I can't retake them. Don't change anything except the yellowish Tint. In the first photo, the food pictures must NOT be DEsaturated or DEcolorized! ...
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In GIMP, how do I apply the Gradient Tool to just one part of a picture?

DON'T use the Blur/Sharpen tool in this post. When I click the Gradient Tool in GIMP, a new separate window pops up! But this isn't what I want! As an exercise, I merely need to apply the Gradient ...
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Saving work flow for print, web, original scan files in GIMP

How does everyone deal with work flow and xcf files - like if you need to make 3 versions of same image i.e. : save image for web save image for print save image as original scan Do you touch up the ...
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Why not use the Blur/Sharpen Tool to efface a boundary between two colors, in GIMP?

I'm trying to dissolve, subdue (What's the correct term?) that glaring, brazen, straight clear cut boundary between the blue and green. I want the blue and green to gradient and meld smoothly (What's ...
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How to achieve result of a 2 Layer setup(top one is Overlay blend) with a multiple default images combination?

Imagine we have a 2 layer setup like this: Top Layer + (Blend Mode: Overlay) this layer shows a half-transparent smoke cloud - very bright in the center starting at white with smooth color transitions ...
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GIMP: Applying filter from command line

Is it possible to apply filter through script or command line. I want to add a long shadow to about 50 files.
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Select all non-transparent pixels in a layer

I was going around trying to center the contents of a png image with anti-aliasing, and I imported the image into GIMP - but then I realised I didn't know how to select all the non-transparent pixels ...
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GIMP Technique to reduce blurred lines in old documents?

I'm aquequate at best using Gimp, so for all I know this may be something easy to do. I'm dealing with really old church documents that were photographed in black and white, then scanned. I cannot ...
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Marching ants not visible in GIMP -- Setting?

My GIMP application is in an odd state, possibly due to a setting that got messed up/corrupted? When I make a selection with any of the selection tools, there is no visual indication of where the ...
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Normalize function in GIMP

I used to have a Normalize function under Colors->Auto in version 2.8 of GIMP. I recently upgraded to 2.10 and the function disappeared. This thread has one answer where the author attached a ...
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Gimp Keep selecting text on another layer

Layer 4 is base image. Layer 3 has text box. Layer 2 is blank. top layer 1 is blank. I select top layer one and try to draw a text box, but Gimp selects the text box on layer 3 as if I want to edit ...
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How to create transparent strokes in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am trying to make all the lines that are pink become transparent. How would I do this in Illustrator? I can not just make the strokes transparent because there are objects underneath. To make the ...
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Pixel values in an image

I created a grayscale image using lodepng library. In windows explorer, when I right click the image and go to Properties->Details, the field "Bit depth" has a value of 16. However, when ...
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How Do I Create a "Network Glow" Effect in Inkscape?

Trying to create a glow effect similar to the following image on Freepik using Inkscape: https://www.freepik.com/free-vector/polygonal-wireframe-business-strategy-composition-with-glittering-images-...
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GIMP 2.1 - Align does not work

Hi, I've been trying to figure out to align stuff in gimp. As you can see I have cropped this layer to its contents, selected it, and set align relative to image, but the align tool does not do ...
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Gimp transparency isn't working, even when I export with png

I followed videos step by step to create my image in gimp, making the background transparent. I then exported my file as a .png file. Everything looks like it worked well, until I add the image into ...
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How can I crop a layer in GIMP without shrinking the canvas?

A very simple exercise in GIMP: create a new (blank) image, open a .jpg image as a new layer, and crop that layer. What should happen: the canvas should stay the same size, regardless of how much or ...
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How to create a tileable natural stone texture?

How can I make below natural stone wall tileable ? Preferred solution would be to generate above wall in GIMP, but using a photo and making that tileable would also be acceptable-
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How to create a wooden slat pattern in GIMP?

I need to make a texture for a 3D model of a house. Parts of the house are covered with wooden slats, like this: How can I recreate the area circled in red in GIMP ? I have tried to do this by ...
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Break auto-symmetry with GIMP Paths Tool

This question is the same as this one for Photoshop, however using GIMP and the exception that my Alt key is working, however Alt does not work in GIMP like in Photoshop. To quote the previous ...
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How transform a square image into a triangle (by scaling the height with a factor linearly decreasing from left to right)?

Suppose I have a square image in GIMP. I want the height to be scaled non-uniformly in a specific way. The left-most column of pixels should not be affected at all. The right-most column of pixels ...
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Crop Set of Images to Largest Area in Set

Pardon the title not making any sense. I have a set of images (the total number of images varies), all square (i.e. usually 200 × 200 or 1000 × 1000) They're sprites for a game, and I need to crop all ...
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set a ONE pixel image's alpha value using gimp

i have gimp 2.10.22 on Kubuntu. I want a one pixel png image with r=102 g=127 b=128 a=128 I know about "add alpha channel". I have played with "add layer mask", setting opacity on ...
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GIMP 2.10.24 : Modify or remove selection's border after closing *.xcf file

With GIMP, I want to draw a rectangle so I follow the documentation: 14.2. Creating a Basic Shape. I get the expected result. Then I close the *.xcf file and re-open it. The selection is still active (...
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How do I create 3D wireframe lettering?

I have this album of Garbage, and very curious about this design (mesh, delaunay, triangle, processing, GIMP, Inkscape?)
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My layers will not ungroup

Using Gimp 2.10 In the layers panel, all layers cannot be rearranged. I am trying to remove some from a group but cannot do so. Dragging has no effect and using the "up" or "down" ...
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Perspective warp in one dimension only

I am looking for a perspective warp that is able to distort an image in a single direction, i.e. gradually changing the scale and positions of objects within the image vertically while maintaining ...
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Warp transform in GIMP doesn't work on first layer

I was following a Youtube tutorial when suddenly the warp transform tool doesn't work. Specifically, it doesn't warp the first layer compared to other layers. How can I fix this?
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GIMP transparency does not work on cut/paste

Transparency does not seem to be working with cut/paste within GIMP. I have used GIMP on Windows before without this issue, but I'm wondering if this is an issue with with GIMP on Linux (on a ...
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Using GIMP pencil doesn't update where the highlight is

I find that when using the pencil in GIMP, the pencil highlight (The part that is going to be painted) doesn't always move. The Highlight will update if I draw but it often freezes. This wouldn't be ...
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Wrap text around a whole circle as path

I want to take some text and have it wrap around the edge of a circle, with the top of the letters toward the center of the circle. Using a pair of tutorials (curve text, circle with text), I have ...
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Help with this vague-ish Gimp tutorial for chrome text?

I hope you're having a nice day. (This tutorial is out-of-date, and very vague, so I'm struggling with it since I'm a noob. I'm open to an alternate 80s chrome text Gimp tutorial as long as it looks ...
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Minor GIMP help

I'm making a custom poster for a Plex film collection in Gimp by loosy following this tutorial: How to make retro 80's chrome text in GIMP? ...but he said to do something that doesn't exist in ...

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