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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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How do add clip art to an online-version of gimp?

I'm very new at this, I just started using GIMP about 2 weeks ago, and I'm using it as a Firefox extension on Android in desktop site. I downloaded purple floral border clip art with a transparent ...
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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 ...
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What's the difference between “Pixel” and “RGB” in GIMP's Pointer Information dialog?

The following dialog (in GIMP 2.10) shows two different R, G, B values for "Pixel" and "RGB" settings: Why are they different? I assume that "Pixel" means the pixel value as stored in the image (in ...
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Can I completely remove lens distortion from any image?

Let's say I have the following image: I want to completely remove lens distortion here, hence all straight lines of the real world must be straight at the image too. I'm trying to use filter "Lens ...
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Can I fill based on the color of a lower layer?

I'd like to use the bucket fill tool to fill shapes based on the color of the layer below. Ideally totally automatically, like filtering the image. For example: create a new image. Use Filter -> ...
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What specific limitations does GIMP have compared to Photoshop?

I am considering switching to GIMP. I would like to know how GIMP compares to Photoshop in terms of functions overall. Are there things that Photoshop can do, that GIMP cannot?
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Gaussian blur leaves hard edges in GIMP

I am using GIMP version 2.10.06. I am trying to blur text in the color 36ffaa (RGB: 54, 255, 170) on a transparent background and for this, I am following this tutorial. When I try to make the large ...
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Where Can I Find Blend Mode Math Accurate to Photoshop?

Most results from Google offer equations/formulas for blend modes that aren't reproducible in Photoshop, especially those that involve division such as Color Burn and Color Dodge. For example, RGB(255,...
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Text-only image tabs in GIMP?

Is there a way to make image tabs in GIMP ver 2.10.12 only contain text (e.g. image file name, etc.)? I couldn`t find anything on the topic in GIMP preferences.
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Gimp: Add border to half elliptical section

I am trying to add a colored border to only the half elliptical seen in the image. Is there any way to do this? I have been trying everything possible and have looked all over online. I originally cut ...
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How can I remove anti-aliasing color artifacts using Gimp?

I have been working on vectorizing a series of 604 photos for a very long time. After all that, I figured that the best way to vectorize such a photo is to: Turn it to solid colors (i.e. remove the ...
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Cropping a PDF and scaling part of a PDF

I have an 8.5×11 PDF which has some stuff on it and an image I want to crop turn it into a 4×6 format. I used GIMP to crop the image, made a new template, pasted it (it just sits in the center, but I ...
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Gimp does not allow me to select any format other than A0 for new image

I am want to create a new image in Gimp in A4 size. When I click on template, I can’t choose A4 or any other format except A0. Before, it allowed me to choose any format. How can I fix this?
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Dithering with GIMP python-fu

I'm using GIMP 2.10.6 on Ubuntu 18.10. I'm trying to script an automatic image manipulation, and for part of the workflow I need to dither a layer in my image. I can't find anything in the script-fu/...
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Edge quality goes down when exporting with Gimp (no compression, any format)

This image looks pretty in Gimp’s native XCF format: : After exporting to any internet format without compression it looks like this: What’s the reason for this loss of quality, and how can I avoid ...
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Changing DPI in GIMP

I'd like to open a PNG image in GIMP, change its DPI, and save it (overwrite the original file). I only want to change the DPI and nothing else. I mean size, colors, transparency, compression etc. ...
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how to get a gradient (not color!) effect in paint.net or gimp

Is it possible to obtain a gradient (aka gradual) distort (or other) effect in paint.net or gimp? How? I mean, for example: 1) pixelate: start on the left with pixels 2x2, and end on the right with ...
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GIMP Change color of black icon with transparent background

I have a black icon and I want to change the color of this icon with GIMP: Now I trying to turn the black color into red: Colors → Map → Color Exchange (From color 'black' to color 'red'). But GIMP ...
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How do I configure GIMP to use a tablet to select options, not just draw on the canvas

I have the wacom Intuos 5 touch (M) tablet installed on Windows 10, and GIMP verson 2.10.8. When I follow these instructions to enable the pen in GIMP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J198Mx75pJE), I ...
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Tile from selection does not repeat the selection using filters → map → tile

In Gimp I created an image which supposed to be a part of a 80 x 80 px tile set, the image size is 16 x 16 pixels. I try to use the map → tile filter as every one is suggesting, but it doesn't work. ...
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When I try to change a color everything become purple

I'm trying to change RGB color in GIMP, simple open "Change Foreground Color" and setting new RGB values, but when I set the number in the R field the color become purple, why is this?
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Why is the same image being scaled differently by photoshop and Gimp

Heyo, I'm learning web optimization. I needed to scale a large image down from over a thousand pixels... ...to 51x72 pixels. I used GIMP, and simply changed the resolution to 72 ppi (naturally, no ...
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How to align textboxed on left and right sides

I want to create a shirt design using the same message like this shirt: Therefor I need to align both text box edges and the edges of both red blocks. I tried to do this in GIMP, however only ...
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How can I heal an area of an image on a different layer?

Using GIMP, I'd like to use the HEAL tool to remove some text from an image. How can I isolate the modifications made by the heal tool to a separate layer, so that I can easily toggle the text on/off ...
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How to distort an image inside a shape

I want to introduce an image (left) to a shape (right). I mean you would have to deform the image so that it enters the whole shape. I know it can be with liquify or warp, but I would like to know if ...
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GIMP - Unwanted white borders after applying transparency layer

I had this image: Which I applied a transparency background: However, the result isn't perfect at all, as letters still have white borders. You can see this in the following zoom: What wrong did I ...
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How to make things opaque using GIMP?

I followed this walkthrough on how to select colors with anti-aliasing, and when I finished, everything that hadn't been deleted was not opaque. Yet the layer was at 100% Opacity. How do I fix this?? ...
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GIMP - edit mask layer to adjust visible region

What I want to do as following: use remove.bg tool to remove image (bg.jpg) background, I got a png file (bg_remove.png) with background removed (not perfect). use gimp to scale bg_remove.png to the ...
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GIMP converting #ffffff to #fdfffc in GIF

I have a GIF that I'm making in GIMP with some whites in the image. The color code before I turn the layers into a GIF is #ffffff. But when I open the image, the whites have been changed to #fdfffc. ...
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Using Gimp 2 to color to alpha still leaves a slight background color in image

How do you remove the background completely using the color to alpha method ? it looks like it detects the edges well and puts the transparency background boxes in the background, but upon further ...
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How to get the coordinates for a selection bounding box in Gimp

I'll make a rectangle selection in image. I have to read the left, right, up and down dimensions of this selected region in full image. The following image is an example of this. Edit: Can we print ...
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GIMP; Transfer source tonal/color profile to a second image

In GIMP, is there a programmatic/algorithmic way to transfer the color/tonal profile of one image to another when they have similar subjects? I have this image: And then this image: Similar ...
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How to add blur / round corners to only white rectangle layers

I want to add a blur or rounded rectangle to only the white rectangle layers, which are behind the text. Trying rounded rectangle with the layer selected, only modifies the main layer. I have tried ...
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Gimp: cannot set gfig fill color?

Spent half an hour or so trying to draw a simple red rectangle as gfig. Whatever fill color I select, the rectangle remains black. Am I overlooking something?
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Tried making a gif transparent, unoptomized I got a trail, optomized I got a grainy effect

The first image is the gif unoptimized, the second image is the gif optimized when exported. Both images had the "replace layer" option selected. Any idea what I could do to get a middle ground with ...