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Questions tagged [gimp]

Questions about GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Ask scripting questions on Stack Overflow, software support questions on Super User, and anything related to design here on Graphic Design.

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Using Gimp to Chroma Key a low-resolution/pixel graphics image

I took a screenshot of a character from a game I'm playing, with a mod that adds blocks for chroma keying. What I'm stuck on is that even though the image has no shadows (fullbright enabled for the ...
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GIMP decreases quality of image after every saving

I used GIMP to draw and after couple of weeks I noticed that image isn't as sharp as it was before. It seems GIMP can't save a file without quality loss: the more times you save file, the less and ...
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Gimp adjust brightness not applying to image

I have a strange behavior, I'm using GIMP 2.10.8 on Ubuntu 18.10, Sorry I'm newbie. I copied one image and pasted to new layer. I changed the color using Colors -> Colorize I wanted to increase ...
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Is there a filter to 'reverse Emboss'?

I'm starting from a photograph of a relief, lit from above, something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UnfinishedStele-NefertitiPouringWineIntoAkhenatensCup.png I want to extract the ...
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Gimp - better resolution with less pixelized edge

I have this low res picture: I would like to print it, so I need it in higher resolution, but the edge are all 'pixelized': I tried the gaussian blur, but the result is to 'blur': I would like ...
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Gimp Python-Fu how to copy a channel

Suppose I want to copy the red channel of an image (thus creating a new channel). How do I do that with Python-Fu? EDIT: basically, I need to create luminosity masks. So far, I tryed the following ...
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Copy/Paste in Gimp not working properly [closed]

I am using Gimp to create a skin for a 3D model of a building. I am currently placing different styles of windows in my model. To do this, I am opening a window file, copy the image and paste it ...
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GIMP fill gif canvas background with image background

Normally people would want to make the gif background transparent. But how to fill all the cavas background with the "grey-like color" background of the image and apply to all 90+ layers? I have ...
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Delete selection outside canvas sized

So, I'll make my best effort in explaining the behaviour I am seeing in Gimp so you can understand what's what I'm looking for. Let's say I have a canvas of 800x600 and I create a new layer and paste ...
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Compatible Photoshop format for GIMP

I am using GIMP on my Ubuntu, and need to open a file some one else made with Photoshop. What file format preserves the layers, colors and preferably the text/fonts when exporting from Photoshop and ...
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GIMP 2.10 - Bump Map not working

I'm trying to create a piece of beveled text. Here's what I'm doing: Create the text in a layer. Apply the bump map filter with the text layer selected, using the text layer as the AUX channel. ...
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GIMP Graphic export

I have created a graphic in GIMP with a number of layers. I have exported this image as both a .png and .jpg. When opening the image I can see there are a number of white areas and speckles that do ...
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GIMP 'select color' tool - color turns out wrong

I have this pixel graphic in which I want to turn blue parts into red. So I use the "select color" tool to select the blue part of the image, drag the brightest red possible onto the selected area and ...
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Merge two images and add a separator between them

I have two images of same width, how can I produce a third one, such that the first one is on top, and the second one is at the bottom , with an arrow between them ? Here's the result I want: I come ...
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What is the equivalent to shift-drag in MS Paint for Gimp?

In MS Paint, if you press Shift and drag a selection you will be able to "duplicate" your selection in "drag mode" (excuse my french). My goal is to extend the edge of an image to create a wallpaper....
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How to move or transform mask except layer which we will add a mask to?

I added mask to the layer: Then I want move or scale\transform it: But any attempt leads to the fact that the mask is transformed simultaneously with the layer: But I need: I redraw mask to to fit ...
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Background gradient mask layer effect

I'm a newbie using gimp. I would like to make a banner like the picture below, a white color banner with some fade background color. Please advise. Thanks.
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How to make a video of a counter e.g.100-1,000,000?

I'm developing a website and want a counter upon start up to go from 1,000-1,000,000 So we decided the best way to do it would be to put a video on the cover that would play on start up. Now how do I ...
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Change speckly black background of screen photo to solid black

Is there any way to change the speckly black background of this screen photo to solid black? This is a photo of a rectangular selection of a black screen that appears when a computer is booting. ...
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Gimp - scale object with ignoring transparent layer border

I create simple example and try scale yellow rectangle: The yellow rectangle is obtained by duplicating the green. Moved and filled with pattern.. When I press the Shift+S (Scale), I expect that ...
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PNG doesn't have white background in GIMP

I am attempting to create a PNG with a white background in Gimp. Here is the result: How can I fix this so that the images is grey on white?
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Gimp - it possible temporary hide crop rectangle

It possible temporary hide crop rectangle like in Photoshop with Ctrl+H? I need it in some cases to review of crop borders more detailed.
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How to draw arrows in GIMP 2.10?

I'd like a plugin that allows me to click 2 points to draw an arrow in between. All the options mentioned in different posts work for GIMP 2.8 but are broken in 2.10 (such as the arrow.scm file ...
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GIMP: if change size of something in layer beyond the canvas size, how do you change canvas size to match the new larger size?

I take a graphic into gimp (so one layer), and canvas and layer size match. Then I do a transformation on the graphic (in this case filters->distorts->curve-bend), that results in it going beyond the ...
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Remove black background of a shape with blurred edges

I am trying to change the background colour of the image https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0728c/ from black to white with gimp. To do this I'm following the suggestion from this answer: https://...
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Inverted layer mask not working as expected [duplicate]

Consider the following gradient: Now I create a solid color layer and copy-paste the gradient as its layer mask. Where the mask is white I got 100% opacity and where the mask is black I got 0% ...
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How can I center text vertically and horizontally within an image in Gimp?

I would like to center text vertically and horizontally in an image within Gimp. I have the image, I have added the text, I have been able to use the alignment tool to center the text horizontally, ...
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Plotting points from external file in GIMP

I've got to believe someone has written a SCRIPT-FU scriptor or simple plug-in that reads a file of (x,y) points (in GIMP's coordinate system) and plots small circles of specified color and diameter ...
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Affinity Photo/ Gimp - Photoshop Liquify filter alternative

What's the alternative for Photoshop "Liquify" (Shift+Ctrl+X) filter in Affinity Photo, or Gimp?
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How to simulate a better lens blur, i.e. in linear space, with Gimp?

Human perception of intensity is proportional to the logarithm of the physical intensity. When light from an image enters our eyes, we do not perceive the changes in brightness proportionally, but ...
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How to really preview GIMP fonts?

I want to choose proper GIMP font for my purpose, so I would like to browse through all of them visually. But, having to choose GIMP font based on a single letter "Aa" (as provided by the text tool) ...
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How do I create a palette file that I can use in Krita, in GIMP, from an image? [closed]

I want to use GIMP to create the palette automatically from a series of colors in squares that I have ready, but I can't find the option in this series of instructions: Import a New Palette ...
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Exporting Image to PNG causes it to be semi-transparent

I'm trying to create an image with a transparent alpha channel. After clipping image, I've removed white rectangular background using the 'Color to Alpha' tool. It seems to work fine by converting ...
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how to create a custom graphic border from a path?

I would like to create some custom graphical border painted along paths, but I don't knew how or where to start. I Knew how to use gimp and other graphical softwares but mostly I only do photo ...
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Export preview in Gimp

Is there some solution for Gimp to preview exported result image when i change some export settings like quality for jpg or amount colors for gif? Like in Photoshop Export interface.
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Gimp - single operation to crop and resize to fit to specific size

This solution is already done in Photoshop: I set result image specific size. Select crop area (in this case crop area rectangle have a proportional resizing ratio to result image size). Make crop ...
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Exporting colour image from GIMP turns grey

I have a gif image that I want to use as a background on a web site, but it's a bit too colourfull and when text is laid over the top of it, there's not enough contrast, so I want to knock it back a ...
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How do I add a custom button with arbitrary function to GIMP?

I'd like to know how to add a custom button somewhere in the gimp interface that could do some arbitrary function. Examples: click button and it creates a rectangular selection 10% smaller than ...
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How can I add a custom button to the GIMP toolbar?

I'd like to be able to add custom buttons to the GIMP toolbar. For example to be able to add the "Hue-Saturation Tool". There is a youtube video (GIMP Tutorial: Customizing Main Tool Bar) that shows ...
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Copy area of an image into transparent area on same image

I would like to copy an area into a transparent area in the same image using GIMP. I have drawn a rectangle around the area that I want to copy, then I select "Edit" -> "Copy visible". Then I clear ...
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How to resize a layer in GIMP keeping the layer transparent while resizing?

For some reason every time I start resizing a layer gimp turns the opacity back to 100, how can I resize a layer so that it stays at it's opacity while I'm in resizing mode? Actually the same ...
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getting text to be horizontal as opposed to vertical

I just downloaded GIMP and am trying to work with text on a photo. What I write appears vertically, how do I get it to display horizontally?
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learning how to create a label for a bottle of vodka [closed]

What would be the best dimensions and I guess overall way to go about my task? Currently using gimp. Do you recommend any websites I should check out. By the way I am very new at this but learning ...
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Gimp scale tool always defaults to 'Dont preserve aspect ratio'

Whenever i pick the scale tool and click on a selected region, the scale tool defaults to "dont preserve aspect ratio". If I jerk the mouse slightly when I first click on the selection with the scale ...
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GIMP Bitmap File Format

What is the difference between a windows saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 3.x format" and a gimp saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 95/NT4 and newer format"? I have need to generate the former through ...
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How to fully change a border colour in GIMP?

I did the whole select colour -> fill colour thing but all the edges are frayed, how to fix this. Also tried the colour exchange mapping, didn't work so well.
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Color responsive patterns in GIMP?

When using the Bucket Fill tool in GIMP, is it possible to create a custom pattern which will be responsive to the current color choice the way a custom brush (when made correctly) will respond to the ...
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Change color area with different transparencies

I have a picture which I need to edit, but everything I tried didn't work. My picture has different transparencies but everything is the same color. I just want to change the color but the ...
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Synchronize tool settings between mouse and tablet

I am trying to use a drawing tablet with Gimp. But it appears each tool has a different setting for mouse and tablet, so say if you adjusted the brush size for the tablet it's not changed for the ...
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How do I make one border of a selection be a shared border with another selection?

I'm using GIMP to label data in an image, for a machine learning application. I simply want to divide the image into five colors, and I'm using the selection tool (Scissors Select) to outline the ...