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Copy and Paste in GIMP from one PNG to another is not in the same position

When I right click open a PNG in Gimp and select the upper left corner and copy it with Ctrl+C And then paste it with Ctrl+V in another PNG, which I also opened in Gimp, it doesn't get pasted in the ...
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Gimp project referencing another Gimp project

I'm kind of new to Gimp and I try to make a custom card game. I have made many cards in poker format that are made of multiple layers that i export as png. I now found a site where I could print them, ...
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How to change size by pressure on mac trackpad - GIMP

I am using a macbook air running MacOS Montery and I draw and paint with the trackpad - not a stylus. The trackpad is pressure sensitive since it's a macbook air and while messing around with more ...
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How to change the colour of a selection in Gimp

I have checked all the guides but i guess i'm missing something. I spent hours clicking around in the GIMP app. 😄 sooo...I was able to create my custom selection. I choose my desired colour using the ...
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how to automate the photo editing for a batch of photos on gimp?

For my research work i have to analyze some thousands of photos, manually it will take more time and human power but thanks to fiji I can easily carryout the analysis but for that the images should be ...
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gif-editing with GIMP: Color is spreaded all over the picture

I want to start creating .gifs. So I have gif here which consists four single pictures. I import it in GIMP 2.10.30 and can see these pictures. Now I add just one single brushstroke, but when I export ...
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How to add a transparent margin to a png file in Gimp

I have a png file in GIMP and I want to add a transparent margin 25% of the width around the figure. How can I do that?
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GIMP: Is there a way to specify Plugin Version when using the Scripting Interface?

Consider the following problem: Multiple images should be modified with the Cartoon filter. Therefor the following script my-test.scm is copied to gimp's Script path: (define (my-test filename ...
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I'm using GIMP to edit a black and white drawing, and I need to erase some blue pencil lines --can someone please explain how to do that?

I'm editing a scan of a black and white drawing using GIMP, and I need to remove some IRL blue pencil lines. They are only visible in white areas.
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how to change filter to all layers in GIMP?

Asking here cause GIMP IRC is almost dead and their nowhere else Theoretically or not: I'm making an animation with 50 or more scenes/images/layers and want to filter all layers at once by filter i ...
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How to make the arithmetic average of three images in GIMP?

With two images, it's easy to merge them together such that each image contributes an equal amount of Hue / Saturation / Value. I simply overlap the two layers, and set the above one to be at 50% ...
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What is the most effective way to swap/exchange colors in GIMP when I know the two colors that make up the image?

Bit of an odd question, so let me know if I need to elaborate further. I have a logo that consists of two colors: #d6202a and #ffffff. With that said, there is blending between these two colors, so I ...
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Using GIMP to Achieve Specific Fuzziness Around The Edges

Does anyone know how to achieve the fuzziness effect around the edges of an image as in the example: I may do this many times, so the simpler the solution the better. I have blurred out the artist ...
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Delete a background from a photo

I cannot select just the plate in this photo as the colours are so similar, I have put alpha on selection and tried colour and fuzzy select and path but I cannot do it well because of all the curves, ...
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GIMP copy & Paste not working well

i want to copy a texture into another but when i do it all becomes a solid color First one is what i copy Second is what gets pasted
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Determining Aspect Ratio for Perspective Transformations - GIMP Inkscape

I want to put an image on a wall. I can work out where the vanishing points are and do perspective transformations but how do I work out what the aspect ratio of my image looks like on the wall? What ...
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Non-uniform pixel distribution; two resolutions in one file in GIMP

Is there a way to achieve with GIMP to have two resolutions in one file? Say that I want a small area (filled rectangle below) inside a less sharp file. By this I mean, if I zoom really into the ...
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How can I stop GIMP from adding background color to my text when I convert file types?

When I add a text to my image in GIMP, it shows up with a transparent background (which I want). However when I convert the default GIMP file from xcf to a jpg, the text suddenly has a white ...
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Find similarities in two layers in Gimp (like opposite of difference)

I have two (actually more) images in layers, that share the background (an image of a book page), but differ in the text on the book page. The text is in english. I want to translate the text and ...
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create an svg starting from a png

how can i turn this image : into an svg to use in blender? I tried to use gimp to convert in in a black and white image, but then with inkscape I don't know hot to proceed
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Color on Only Alpha Channel in GIMP

I am trying to create a map of a building in GIMP . The building is color coded by section with 30% opacity, and the space between the colors is currently white because that is the color of the base ...
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How to expand an animated gif without affecting aspect ratio?

I am currently trying to turn a 35x75 pixel animated gif into a 75x75 animated gif while preserving the aspect ratio - in other words, I want to add 20 pixels of empty space on either side of the gif. ...
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How to compress an image with Gimp?

I took a picture with my phone device and it is a jpg image that weighs about 8 MB. I believe that compressing it will greatly reduce the file size. I can't compress it in tinyPNG because it's more ...
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How to batch insert images into a PSD smart object using GIMP?

Having this PSD file with a layer named "YOUR DESIGN | 5 x 7", what would be the GIMP command line (in Linux) to insert a picture into a smart object and produce the final graphic file (JPEG,...
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Best way to fit a near-regular shape with perfect regular shape?

I have an image of a curve that roughly consist of 4 straight line segments + 4 ellipse arcs (in theory it is a set of points with equal distance to a square, then compressed to a 2:1 aspect ratio). ...
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How to preserve vibrancy after inverted overlay correction?

I'm sometimes using a trick to bring out darker areas: Duplicate layer. Colours -> Invert. Set mode to "Overlay" for the new layer, play with opacity for it. But sometimes this results ...
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is it possible to get same colour for the FG and BG?

I have imported a black and white picture and applied a layer mask to it with some gradients and soft brush applications. Unfortunately, there is too much difference in colour between the 2. Is there ...
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Is it possible to add a 1 pixel black border to a selection in GIMP?

I have a map with countries of unique colours, I want to add a 1 pixel thick black border between them, I use gimp is this possible. Alternatively is there a free program I can achieve this in? Thanks ...
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multiple gradients in GIMP

I am struggling to get multiple gradients in GIMP as shown in this youtube video @2min 18seconds. This idea is to have the background of my smaller/inset picture completely removed. https://www....
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GIMP: How to hide all parts of an image that are not covered by a shape?

I have two layers, A (a fancy shape) and B (an image). I want all the parts of B that are covered by A to be visible, and all the parts of B that are not covered by A to not be visible. Put another ...
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I would like to fill characters in an image with solid black

I have an image that contains a few characters that are currently various shades of gradient gray. They start out dark on one edge and the rest of the character is a gradient of grays. Each ...
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How do we delete custom presets in GIMP

I've made some custom presets that I no longer need to use. For example under the Colorize panel, you will see a list like this... How can I remove some of these presets I no longer need?
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Gimp clears the clipboard of character data

When attempting to paste from the clipboard into GIMP 2.10.36 the statusbar says there's no image data in the clipboard to paste. There's no image data, true, but there is character data there that ...
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How to save the "Undo History" in GIMP (even though it's not actually possible)?

I'm shocked that this isn't done by default: https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-concepts-undo.html Even though the Undo History is a component of an image, it is not saved when you save the image ...
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How to perform a "selective color adjustment" (a Photoshop feature) in GIMP?

Cf. How to perform a "selective color adjustment" (a Photoshop feature) in Darktable? Photoshop lets you pick one of the nine colors (which are the main colors of the three color systems ...
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Using Results of GIMP Background Remover to Stretch the Background

I would like to add the GIMP BG Remover to my repertoire for converting portraits to landscapes (yes I know about outpainting and online bg and fg generators). I remove the background, then take the ...
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How do I make a .py plugin run on GIMP?

I am not sure if here is the right place to ask this question. If not, I would appreciate if anyone could point in the right direction. I am trying to run a .py plugin in gimp, but it is not showing ...
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I think GIMP has glitched out, I can't remove this grid

I had to reinstall windows 10 recently after a computer upgrade and after adding GIMP I noticed it has this grid constantly active, even if I put new layers over it. I genuinely do not know how to ...
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Replacing adjacent pixels with different colours

I have drawn an outline in a distinct colour and filled in everything I wanted. All that is left to do is to replace the outline inbetween and fill it with the adjacent colours. As there are many ...
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How to do artifical intelligence "upscaling" to a pixelated or smeared image?

I have used the following Mermaid editor to create the following Mermaid chart as a PNG image by using the following Mermaid code. Mermaid editor https://mermaid.live Mermaid chart Mermaid code ...
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Gimp How can I prevent folder loading in Export Window?

Sequence of events: Export As... Export Image window opens, and begins loading the file's location folder. This takes forever because the folder is huge. Is there a way to tell gimp "do not ...
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How can I fix colors in an image using target colors? (GIMP)

Say I have an image (this, specifically) which, for whatever reason, has poor color reproduction. (In this case, what should be a medium pure red is sort of rust, and what should be a medium pure ...
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how do i add gradient fill across text in gimp

how do i add gradient fill across text in gimp
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Change white gold to Yellow gold and vica verca, picture all black and white except jewelry and green and brown

First thing I guess I should say is I don't do graphics much at all... I've done a few decent little things (like my profile picture), but I'm still very well a beginner... I'm super duper broke so I ...
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Can a brush in gimp have different opacity

In GIMP, I want to save a custom brush that has different levels of opacity like this: So when I use the brush I want those two lower layers to still be slightly transparent. Does gimp allow this?
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How to achieve textured color gradients?

Some examples are below (source: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JazzberryBlue). How do I achieve gradients like this in Gimp? Or if not Gimp, what is the general process for creating gradients that blend ...
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Photo manipulation for systemspace/Tsuki Project/cyberpunk aesthetic

"Systemspace", or The Tsuki Project, was an alternate reality game (ARG) which ran from 2017-2020. The history of the site, along with archive, is currently maintained at https://www....
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PDFs made in GIMP - Transparent background comes out red

I'm trying to make PDF with a transparent background. It's just a PAID stamp: i'm using PDFTK to make a receipt from an invoice by overlaying the PDF which just has the stamp graphic over the PDF of ...
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GIMP - export to PNG changes the color completely

I have problem very similar to GIMP - export to PNG changes the color completely (from RGB to GRAY). i.e. colors in exported images are changed to gray. What I am doing wrong? here https://www.dropbox....
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Cannot cut layer selection in Mac VEntura 13.16 with GIMP 2.10.34 (rev3)

That's it. Select with magic wand, hit mac Backspace or Fn+Backspace for delete does nothing. Also cut is greyed out on the contextual menu after opening it from the selection. The correct layer is ...
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