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Improving a photo's quality using gimp

I have this image which is already of poor quality for an image on AO paper. I was trying to sharpen the image but it doesnt help. I have no expertise in image editing so it was quite frustrating for ...
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Photoshop Layer Effects similar functionality with GIMP?

In photoshop there is a button on bottom of the layers panel,looking similar to this "(ƒx)" . How can I achieve similar effect on layers within GIMP?
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How to flip brush in GIMP?

How do I flip brush in Gimp? There is a option to rotate. But I want to flip Brush horizontally/vertically. Also is there any way to set keyboard shortcut for rotating brush while using it with tool(...
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How do I change specific channels with the curves tool in GIMP?

When I click the "Channel" dropdown in the Curves tool in GIMP, all of the channels are grayed out and I can only select "Value". What would cause them to be grayed out? What do I need to do to change ...
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How to apply the same levels adjustment to multiple images (or layers)

I have a timelapse recording where I need to do uniform levels adjustment. I can load them all in in one image as layers, but when I adjust levels it changes the selected layer only. So I basically ...
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How to make Gimp brush size pressure sensitive?

I've just downloaded Gimp and am trying to figure out how to change the brush dynamics so that the brush thickness changes relative to the pressure I apply to the stylus. There seems to be a way to ...
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How to make multiple random motion blur effect in GIMP?

There are three type of motion blur I found in gimp. Radial,linear and zoom. I need to use radial blur effect with random multiple distributed center. If I try to apply filter again and again changing ...
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In GIMP, how to stroke a selection or a path with gradient?

I need the edge of mask to be fuzzy. The ways i found to do this is either by feather a selection or by stroking a selection with a fuzzy brush. But i need to define the edge transition more ...
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Closing gaps between lines in GIMP

I have a bar chart, a selection of which looks like this: I'd like to fill in the white spaces between each bar such that the bars become a single uninterrupted color, which would look (roughly) like ...
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Is there anyway to mirror paths as you draw them in GIMP? (for symmetric shapes)

To draw symmetric shapes, is there anyway to mirror shapes just like the mirror modifier in Blender (i.e creating a completely symmetric half by just drawing one half of the path)? It is very ...
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How to resize icons without losing quality?

I have icons (in png format) with a resolution of about 500x500 pixels and want to use them in app development around size 30x30 pixels. But when I resize them, they become very aliased. How can I ...
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Achieving CSS border-image in GIMP

I am looking to emulate the CSS border-image property in GIMP. Essentially, given a source image, it can be sliced in 9 pieces, where the corners are maintained and the inner pieces are stretched to ...
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GIMP - How to use oilify and Emboss effect to make rubber material?

I am trying to make a plain looking rubber material, slightly polished as shown in the left image. What I tried is in the right image, using these steps: Used Oil brush to make basic shape. Applied ...
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GIMP - Gradient directed by curve drawn by path tool?

Is there a way to apply gradient effect to the path drawn by curve tool ? I am trying to make silky cloth shown as below. For that I need to draw gradient on path. How can I draw this in gimp ? Or ...
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GIMP - Gmic's plugin on windows not working [migrated]

With GIMP-2.8 I have installed Gmic's plugin. I tried both Installer for x64 bit and also tried zip. Not worked (Not showing Gmac's plugin in Filter Menu) any method after restart. Also not showing ...
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GIMP - Search/filter single brush inside brush panel?

I am working with gimp-2.8, when we try to change Brush, we need to scroll all brushes or we can filter by group. Problem is that when we filter by group we can select only one group, and it takes too ...
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How to edit metadata of an image in GIMP?

I am trying to edit Title, Description & meta tags of an image(.jpg) file. To do that, I am using GIMP 2.10.8. After opening the image file I am going to Image > Metadata > Edit Metadata. Then ...
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Gimp: distribute evenly by standard functionality?

I have experience working with Visio, where distribute is not same as align, distribute horizontally will make results like that: IsIsI (I - image, s - space). However, as I've read docs on Gimp about ...
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Gimp: multiply one photo into matrix (mosaic) of photos automatically (make several small size photos on page)

Maybe that is because I did not choose proper words for query, but I could not find via web-search how to do my task efficiently in Gimp. Here (on SE) I've found only Crop a big picture into several ...
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Change Gimp units from relative to absolute

Is there a way to change the guide units from relative to absolute when moving them on GIMP? Also is there a way to add a guide on the edge of the image? I can add a guide on 0,0 but not on (max,max) ...
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How to create a product mock-up template in GIMP (or another app)?

I'm trying to create product mockups for snowmobile vinyl wraps, and need a template to start from. Unfortunately nowhere I've looked has had templates ready. YelloImages said they could make some, ...
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Assign Ctrl+Tab as switch images in Gimp?

Is there a way to assign Next Image and Previous Image as Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab respectively? I've tried using the keyboard shortcuts dialogue but I can't seem to get it to work. I click on the ...
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Why is my 'FG to Transparent' gradient mostly black?

I'm having some trouble with gradients here, can anybody help me? I'm currently trying to follow this tutorial... How to make retro 80's chrome text in GIMP? I'm in the Text Shading section, and ...
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Changing layer fill opacity in GIMP

I am following this map-making tutorial (which uses Photoshop) and I would like to "set the fill opacity of the layer to 20% (not the overall layer opacity)". (See point 3 of the tutorial) How can I ...
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Adding transparency to ink drawing

I would like to add transparency to the following image I simply want anything not inked to become transparent. I have gimp and I can also use some online tools, if available. I tried using gimp and ...
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GIMP 2.0 custom brushes do not work as intended

I've had this problem now with any of my custom made brushes, that they look completely different when applied from as I originally designed them. As you can see in the screenshot I'll attach, the ...
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GIMP: How do I “step to previous frame” in Animation Playback?

GIMP has the tool Animation Playback (found under Filters/Animation) to help with creating animations. When creating an animation, it is very useful to be able to manually "scrub" through the frames. ...
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Gimp 2.10.12 not loading Python plugins

I recently installed Kubuntu 19.04 and installed the latest Gimp (v2.10.12) with apt. I moved my plugins into the folder ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins and made sure the python files are set to be ...
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Outer border of selection in GIMP

How I make outer border of selection in GIMP ? I tried stroke selection, but the half of the border covers the selection area and half is out of the selected area. I want the border to be ...
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How can I color a logo to make it bright at the top, and dark at the bottom?

I'm trying to create a logo with a background that is bright at the top, and darker at the bottom, like the following: I tried some tools under "Colors" in GIMP but couldn't get what I wanted. I ...
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Quick replacements of corrupted characters for scanned pages

1. Summary I have third-party poor quality scanned PDF's, where start characters of the lines are highlighted. I have numerous bad scanned PDF's, manually alignment of characters for replacements ...
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how to de-activate gradient tool in gimp to draw solid lines

I want to draw straight solid lines in Gimp but whenever I hold shift and create a straight line, the end is faded. I want to deactive this gradient effect but don't know how. Even if I set the front ...
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Highlighed areas on scanned images

1. Summary I have some third-party poor-scanned grayscale images with highlight areas. Is it any chance to turn these images into normal? 2. Data Example image with highlighted area — ...
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Gimp 2.10.10 plugins for Windows 10

I'm looking for one or more reliable sources where I can find plugins, brushes etc. I'm using Gimp 2.10.10. Often I get rid of the objects, I used "content aware fill" with Photoshop and it was very ...
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Change default modfier keys in GIMP

Is it possible to change the modifier keys for the selection tools in GIMP? https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tools-selection.html Default setting is Shift = Add to the current selection CTRL = Subtract ...
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Different image depending on background color

I'm trying to replicate this answer in gimp 2.10, but the results are very different. Right in the first step the result deviates. Subtracting the two images in gimp 2.10: And in gimp 2.8: In gimp ...
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Why is my brush width changing for no apparent reason?

My paintbrush tool on Gimp has recently started to act up to the point where it’s frustrating to use. I have reinstalled the program but it did not resolve the problem. I checked to see if it was a ...
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Is it possible to create a cross-linking network of nodes using the paths tool in gimp?

ShutterStock Royalty-free stock vector ID: 1018653055 By Kundra Using such a network of nodes would be very useful and quick, using which, one could make a stroke out of the path and then making a ...
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Crop a big image into several small size pictures using GIMP 2.10.10?

Crop a big image into several small size pictures using GIMP 2.10.10? I tried the steps suggested in this forum to do the above. Iam not able to find this one working for recent GIMP 2.10 tool. I ...
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Creating a realistic foil effect on black/white images in gimp or photoshop

I would like to transform images like this one: Into effect similar to something like here But the best I could do was this (don't mind picture frame and scenery, irrelevant) I did it by uploading ...
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Grid and bucketfill are just off center/ have offset

When I apply a pattern with the render option or the bucketfill it doesn't completely fill the selection without being off center/ having a offset (I'm not good with GIMP terminology ☹️) I DID NOT ...
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Increase opacity for PNG in GIMP

I have an image already at 100% opacity but the whole image is partially transparent (with a transparent background). Is there some way to uniformly increase the opacity (effectively going beyond the ...
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Limit wacom tablet to drawing area?

I've recently bought a Wacom tablet and tried using it with Gimp. Everything works fine so far, I'm just tweaking some things here and there to make it more comfortable for myself. Something I do for ...
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GIMP: How can I control the “tolerance” of a tool?

On this image: When I choose the "Select by Color Tool," it highlights all the black regions, I only want it to choose the "slightly" black regions (which is the background), in another painting ...
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Examples of very basic GIMP scripts?

I want to write some simple scripts to use in batch mode, such as doing a resolution resize, or converting from rgb to grayscale. The old scripts repository seems to have been taken down. I am ...
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GIMP changes color upon export to all file types

I have an image that uses this color: But when I export to seemingly any file type (PNG, JPG, TIFF), it changes to this color: I have tried: Setting color management profile to GIMP sRGB Attempting ...
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How to cut along guides to form layers in an image

I have an image that I need to split up into multiple smaller tile pieces. Each tile piece should be in its own layer. While I could manually create each layer, this would take a very long time, ...
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In gimp, why does dotted line box show up on my print where I selected and deleted content?

It happens only sometimes. It happened today when I opened a pdf as a layer, drew selection box around some content, deleted content, exported to pdf. Printed pdf and all the selection boxes are ...
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using pencil with 1 pixel in GIMP has no effect cannot draw on any layer

I wanted to start trying to make some pixel art characters. I tried 128x128 and even 16x16 image. I have grid enabled and snap to grid enabled (even though the cursor doesn't appear to snap to the ...