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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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Japanese font not found on GIMP's font list (despite being installed)

I'm using Windows 10 and I want to make a japanese logo on GIMP, and in order to create I downloaded free japanese fonts (both as otf and ttf). After installing the fonts, they don't appear in the ...
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How to fix resolution on a pasted image?

I'm using Gimp 2.10 and when I paste an image over another image and transform it, the clarity of the pasted image decreases dramatically. I'm completely new to all of this and am learning as I go. ...
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Gimp - how to make entire layer transparent

I'm trying to create watermark so I want my logo layer to be transparent. How do I achieve this? I tried all the existing guides but they aren't working. The layers are in JPG format by default when I ...
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How do I export a crisp icon from Illustrator?

I have created an icon in Illustrator that I would like to use as an emoji on Discord and Twitch. I exported it as a 2031 × 2002 image and uploaded it to Discord. When I use the emote on Discord (...
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How to tightly fit an image into a different image's frame using Gimp

I'm trying to fit a screenshot of an app onto this stock photo using Gimp 2.10.10. I know how to change the perspective and fit the screenshot onto the phone but I'm not sure how to select the finger ...
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Adjusting pixel density to compensate for a smaller image

I'm trying to increase the pixel density of an image so that when I shrink it, the image will keep the same resolution, except the pixels themselves are smaller. Its current dimensions are 1024x512 ...
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How can I make this GIF's BG transparent in GIMP? I feel like I've tried it all

Sorry in advance for the anime gif... So I want to make the below GIF's background transparent, but I feel like I've tried it all, but to no avail. I am fairly new to GIMP, so after trying ...
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Modifying fonts with Gimp

I am using the Papyrus font in a banner and I would like to make the font darker and thicker without going as dark as Papyrus Bold. Papyrus Bold seems to loose the feel of papyrus which is caused by ...
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GIMP eyedropper returning wrong colors [duplicate]

I seem to have an odd issue with GIMP. Since two days, if I try to pick a color with the color picker, GIMP returns a wrong (and seemingly arbitrary) color. The color selection tool already looks ...
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How to sweep an area with a color

What I am looking for is a way to create a path then move the endpoint on one side of the path and paint the area covered by the movement of the path. So for example, if I have a straight path then ...
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How to control Alignment tool vertical distribution in GIMP?

I have multiple objects copied onto separate layers, and I'm trying to align them and stack them up so they are spaced evenly to fit precisely within a given area. I made a selection to act as a ...
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Change text of old baptism register as part of a collage

Take the image below showing a page from an old baptism register, how can I change the image with a custom text or change some names (using GIMP on macOS preferably) while fitting/matching the overall ...
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How to change background to white in other software than Adobe products?

I have a bunch of black&white drawings (to be exact grayscale) and I took pictures of them. I want to change their backgrounds to white. I don't have a Photoshop license, so I was wondering if ...
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What do I need to reset to get clone and heal to not be prohibited?

I just downloaded Gimp, opened a few photos, and clone, heal, and perspective clone are prohibited (the little "no" circle). All other tools work. I read that I need to make sure two things are ...
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Moving a layer in Gimp

I am trying to move a layer in Gimp. However, it does not allow me to do so. Instead, I get this mouse pointer: What does that mean? Why doesn't it allow me to move the layer?
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Gimp: print gets reduced by a few mm in both dimensions

I am using GIMP 2.10.8 for making 36mm x 46mm photos. To achieve this size i am doing following: Fixing aspect ratio to 360:460 Cropping the selection and scaling it using following settings: ...
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How to delete a unit of measurement from the Units dialog?

In GIMP 2.10.6 there's a Units dialog (Edit > Units) where you can add your own units of measurement, but there is no obvious way to remove them. How can you remove custom made units of measurement?...
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How to remove an object in a photo in inkscape?

How to remove an object like stairs from a photo without leaving a missing part in the photo in Inkscape? I'm trying to remove stairs from a photo and then blend it so you can't tell that the stairs ...
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Upsampling Image for poster print

I'm looking to upscale the attached image so I can print it on a 90cm by 60cm canvas (36in x 24 in roughly). If I want the image to have 240 pixels per inch (is this too much?) Id have to get the ...
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Transform/scale multiple images onto the same position in GIMP

Just started to learn GIMP today. Here's my question. I have an image of a 3d-object in a certain perspective multiple images (all the same size) certain data GIMP I'd like to transform/scale the ...
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Make a border of symbols in Gimp

I am trying to bake a border pattern of images in Gimp. I am finding it to be a tedious task and am hoping there is a better way. I have a large image say 400x400. I have a small image, say 20x20. I ...
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Antialiasing on a transparent background, png exports as a fade to white instead of alpha

As noted in the zoomed snippets below, I'm able to get the antialiasing looking good in gimp (just by using the AA setting in the ellipse select tool). However, when I export it (as png, of course) ...
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GIMP Animation: How to merge a layer on top of all other layers?

I am creating gif banner animations with GIMP and I have a product animation ready. How could I apply a layer on top of all layers of the animation? The layer would have some image and some text, if ...
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How to convert a tiff image to vector scale format (PDF) in Inkscape?

I would like to convert a tiff image to the vector scale format for publishing my article in a scientific journal. I created the tiff file using Gimp.But the journal only accepts the figures in vector ...
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“Airbrush” effect

I'm copying a drawing in Inkscape to be able to enlarge it and use it to print a t-shirt. The original is this: And the one that I made is this (far from perfect, but the best I my abilities allow ...
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What are the main things that decreases the quality in GIMP?

I am relatively new to using GIMP. A few days ago I learned that rotating an image might downgrade the quality because of the anti-aliasing, and that surprised me, for I thought rotating an image is ...
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Newbie Help. How to create transparent layer from checked image?

I just bought this image from Shutterstock which comes as either a jpg or an eps. I use Gimp and am familiar with transparent layers ( which is what I want) but this comes as a flat image. I thought ...
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Cannot select the background layer in Gimp

I'm trying to delete the background layer but I cannot select or right click to it. I had been pasted a layer. How can I fix this ? Thanks.
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Automate layer comment insertion for animations?

I am reading this tutorial on how to create GIF animations in GIMP. https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/ The tutorial says, In GIMP you specify the delay as a layer comment. Just ...
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How to resize the background canvas size to the size of the layer in Gimp

How to reduce the background canvas size to the layer size. I used Image > Fit canvas to layers but it does not do this. In Fireworks there was a button named Fit To Canvas for doing this. I ...
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gimp: use modifiable layer as mask of another layer

I have text cutting out pieces (letters) from background layer using alpha to selection on the text and using that selection as mask for the background layer (like in this question how can i make ...
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How to move contour of selection instead of content of selection (GIMP)?

I was able to do so, but those buttons gone (probably compatability with new hardware issue) , but anyway I need some workaround - shortcut or using a menu bar. How I was doing it in the past: I ...
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How can I (using Gimp) accurately remove a red background from an image?

I've been designing some custom backgrounds for a game recently, although I have little to no skill with photo editing. I've usually only used MS paint, but this particular project required tools that ...
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Blurring the edges of a layer on Gimp?

I am trying to blur a layer on a Gimp photo. It's a pink layer called 'Capa 1'. I have tried inverting the layer, and feathering however it hasn't worked. I need to blur the edges so they are not ...
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Gimp - Level adjustment as layer, like photoshop?

Is there any way to adapt the levels of an image through a specific 'level' layer, like in photoshop ? I find it very handy to have it as a layer. See below, I'havent found a way to achieve that... ...
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GIMP Clone using different size, rotation, reflection, perspective transforms?

Is there a plugin for GIMP to enable cloning with transforms (size, rotation, reflection and/or perspective) performed automatically? Currently, the only way I can see to do these things is to ...
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Gimp color with pencil shading

How do I add color to a pencil drawing and leave the pen/pencil shading alone? ( color white under pen/ pencil shading and leave shading untouched on top)
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How to make transparent shape to make the color more bright

How to make a transparent shape for example a rectangle that increase the brightness of background color or other shape like image below. The background color is dark blue, the shape make the color ...
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How does tinypng.com minimize pictures?

I recently discovered tinypng.com, which helped me to minimize a picture on my website from over 60k to less than 20k by keeping the same quaility (for me personally at first sight, I'm not so into ...
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Normalizing heightmap image without creating ramping effect

I'm trying to get a real-world heightmap data for my game. I'm grabbing an image in GeoTIFF format from here and then converting it to png and cleaning up some errors. This is an example of a fjord ...
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GIMP is not combining layers the way that I expected

I have experience with image processing, but I am fairly new to GIMP. I was experimenting combining layers that have transparency, and the pixel values that GIMP computes do not agree with the ...
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Transform chained layers in Gimp like one same merged layer

How I can transform (Scale, Rotate..) chained layers in Gimp 2.10 simultaneously? For example, I set chain icon to 2 or more layers and want scale them like one merged layer.
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Select only image in layer around selection

Here is my current situation. I am trying to select the selection inside via CMD+SHIFT+L so I can move the gold coins around a bit. But I don't seem to be able to do so. Select -> Float seems not ...
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Gimp, script that iterates through several images and exports each one with different options

I'm quite new to gimp. Assuming I have N images I was wondering if it is possible do the following: For i = 1...N For each export options j = 1 .. N Export(img[i],option[j]); Basically what ...
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Filling overlapping paths

I have a text layer whose letter-spacing is set to a negative value, and thus letters overlap. This is my intention. I transform the text layer to path and hide the original text as I don't need it ...
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How to get a 1:1 scale print preview?

this question is actually a bit special, so I didn't know exactly how to formulate it. What I actually want is to see an image on the screen at same size (or as much close as possible) to the size it ...
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Resizing an SVG using GIMP

I exported an image from this site https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator and am trying to make it really big, but can't figure out how. The tutorial vid I found uses an iOS or ...
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Use of the maths in graphics programs

In relation to my activity as a teacher of Mathematics and Physics at an Art School, I would like how to connect in graphics programs, any arguments of the analytic geometry or trigonometry in ...
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How to create mock ups in GIMP using templates like PSD in Photoshop?

I am almost novice to graphic design. I need to know whether there is any way to create mock-ups in GIMP, people generally create in Photoshop with PSD format. Is there any format like PSD in GIMP, ...
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How can I create a grid that is a rectangle in GIMP?

How can I create a grid that is 150x50 pixels? The grid feature in Filters->Renderer->Pattern->Grid does not let me create grids other than a square.