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How do I cut out feathered edges of transparent text in GIMP?

I am trying to create an overlay of a black background with transparent text so that a video can show through the transparency. I have been selecting text on the image by color and then cutting it ...
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Gimp color picker is wrong [on hold]

I'm new to Gimp and it seems the color picker does take a color brighter than it is supposed, i have to get the hexa color from another app using screenshot. is there any settings that will make it ...
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Is there a way to save the current GIMP edit history as a script?

Is there a way to export the edit history so I can use it in a script-fu?
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Draw on layer larger than canvas?

I'm new on Gimp and i would like to know if there is a way to use multiple canvas used as layer. I have a background layer where the canvas is. I created a new transparent layer which is 5% larger ...
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Gimp Gif transparency issue

I found this gif online and I loved it but it had a white background. I've managed to get Most of it off, but now it is leaving behind a trail of each frame. I'm not sure why. That's the Gif after I ...
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Animated GIF not fading in

I created an image that's kind of in three parts. The left piece, a plus sign, the right piece. The idea was that I'd create an animated GIF and start with the left piece, then fade in the plus sign, ...
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GIMP - Mode/Opacity VS Brightness/Contrast

In GIMP, is adjusting the opacity of a layer directly above a white layer identical to making some combination of adjustments to brightness and contrast, or do the two achieve different ends? If they ...
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Crop image pattern 300x300 in Gimp/PS

I have a huge image file with more than 1200 objects on it. I need to crop one by one with 300x300 pixels. I can do it manually by selecting the area of object with crop tool, and crop it and save it. ...
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Loaded png into GIMP looks wierd

(Not an experienced designer / GIMP user) When loading the Kubernetes png logo into GIMP, I get a weird result. How can I solve this? Logo file: https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/blob/master/...
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GIMP - Pythonfu PDB Code For Colors>Desaturate>Color To Gray

I'm using GIMP 2.10.2 and there is an option here for Colors>Desaturate>Color To Gray which works nicely by removing unnecessary gray shades from the photo. However, I have about 200 photos which ...
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GIMP toolbox seems totally different between windows and linux

I recently started using GIMP in linux more often and more thoroughly. In the past months I used to use GIMP in windows. My question is why the buttons in the toolbox are so different between those ...
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Gimp Brushes Glitch

Hi I faced a problem that when I draw with any brush the result is just filled shape of the brush, there are no shadows and details tried to fix it by changing the setting but it didn't work
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How do I convert images of a page of text to pure Black & White and sharpen the text?

I'm a research student working with large numbers of archival documents. For speed when at the archives, I photograph the documents (with a decent but not fancy digital camera), producing colour .jpg ...
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Why does it seem like difference and addition modes aren't complimentary?

I followed most of the instructions on this question about getting the difference between two similar images, using an image with text, where I removed the text and recreated the object it was written ...
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How to join separate scans of same object

Am scanning game maps using an A4 scanner, so typically they are more than one file. Is there a semi-automatic or automatic way to join them properly? For example, take two images that might overlap ...
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How to draw perfect rectangle using paths tool in GIMP?

I want to draw rectangle (perpendicular edges) using paths tool. I tried using grid, but it does not give precision. Also tried "snap to grid" option seems to not work with Paths tool. In pencil tool,...
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How to simulate weather conditions over a group of images

I'm working on a machine vision project and work with a sequence of recorded stock images to test my algorithms with. They are city images that were recorded in relatively good weather conditions. Now ...
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Q: Gimp vs Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop since the beginning of time. Other than Paintshop Pro, it is the only image editor I have used. I am about to embark on an adventure of trying out GIMP as a lot of people ...
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Gradient Fill disappears when I save image

I am having trouble using the gradient fill in GIMP. Sometimes it stays, but sometimes is disappears when I save the file. What am I missing? I have tried doing it on the same layer as where I made ...
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Problem with GIMP text tool

There's something wrong happening when I try to use the text tool. Drag image. Add a transparent layer on top of image. Select the transparent layer. Select text tool Select colors. Select text ...
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GIMP: do not move layer to top when transforming

Using GIMP 2.99, I'm trying to fit photographs into a photo frame with cutouts. I created the cutouts in a top layer, and am trying to visually scale the photos on the below layers so I can make a (...
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Heal edges between shapes

Using GIMP, I used the fuzzy selection tool to fill in colors. Now between shapes there are some white pixels, see the pixels between the hexagon and the exterior black color: Using GIMP, or another ...
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How can I turn partially selected areas into fully selected areas in Gimp?

In Gimp, I have one large selection that resulted from attaching multiple smaller selections to each other. Unfortunately, some of these selections were mistakenly created with feathering applied, ...
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GIF - How to make a specified area of an existing GIF transparent [duplicate]

I got this GIF: I want to make the same as in this posting, but I only want to make the background without the white checkmark transparent(and with a clean border).
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how to bring part of a layer to the top layer?

I want to bring the point of the crown in front of the heart while leaving the rest behind.
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How to quickly insert sequential numbers?

Working in Gimp, I frequently need to label different parts of a diagram with sequential numbers (say, 1 to 30 or so). Is there any tool in Gimp which can make this more efficient (ideally 1-click on ...
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Snap to canvas midpoints in Gimp

What's the best approach if I want to snap to the canvas' horizontal and vertical centre points? Let's say I want to place a guide in the center of both directions for example.
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Copying and pasting directly from GIMP has black background

Sometimes I edit an image in GIMP with transparency and copy the entire canvas and paste it directly into another application, such as a tweet on Twitter or a message on Discord. The image pastes with ...
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In Gimp, how to replace an image with the same dimensions and position?

I have got a Layer in Gimp with an image that I manually scaled down, many times I want to just replace that image with a different image file but with exactly the same coordinates and size. Basically ...
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How to make lines thinner one one or both ends in gimp

So I started playing with gimp not so long ago and I can't figure out how draw line which is thinner on one end or even both kinda I want it to look like pencil sharp end see image and you will ...
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Adding a black-white mask image as an alpha channel to other image

I have a BMP image without an alpha channel. For a game texture, I would like to add a "mask map" which is a black / white image which tells which regions should be transparent. To do this, I first ...
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Erase part of selected object

I have duplicated an object. In the attached screenshot, this object is outlined with a dashed white line. I would now like to use the Eraser to delete a part of that object. However, GIMP doesn't ...
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GIMP smooth brush doesn't draw smooth

I'm trying to paint a smooth dot with the 50% smooth brush. However, GIMP draws it sharp instead of smooth. What am I doing wrong here? "View->Snap to Grid" is turned off. Thank you.
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How to use- “color to alpha” in GIMP when it is grayed out?

While you try to change the background to transparent- the filter "color to alpha" is not selectable. How to get that changed.
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Wish to make a GIMP layer visible to me, but “hidden” to GIMP

I am attempting to create a color-coded grid diagram for a cross-stitch pattern. As shown in the attached image (sorry it is a little blurry, this is just my test run), I have a white "background" ...
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How to add ability to scale your skills in your resume/CV

I would like to implement a skills bar chart into a resume template. I am using Gimp for this project and am trying to find ways to implement this feature. Example below.
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GIMP Gradient Tool Issue

I can't use the gradient tool at all. I have a certain area selected, and try to use the shape gradient in that area, but I just can't! There's a circleslash on the icon. I tried every shape, ...
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Gimp: Draw border around selection using the corresponding colors

If I select a specific area, I want to increase that selection by one pixel in all directions. I know that I can do that through the Grow function. But I also want to fill in the pixels that have been ...
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Wrap image to other side of canvas

I'm working on a project where I'd like to be able to move an layer on a canvas, but have that layer wrap around to the other side if it goes off the edge of the canvas. So if I had this originally: ...
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easiest way to create a GIMP PATH with handles out

I am a firm believer of GIMP, but sometimes find it hard to do things that seem to be simple. To create a path around a figure, I'd like to sprinkle some points and then move each point to the exact ...
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How to reduce enormous GIMP (XCF) file size for simple photo correction

Thank you in advance for your help. I am a fairly new GIMP user with no Photoshop experience, so bear with me. A batch of 600 images was ruined by something inside the camera that caused a smudge to ...
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Changing some instances of a color to another

I have this: and would like to create this: My thinking is that it can be done through the following methods; 1. Find a way to replace some of the white to gray at random. 2. Manage to ...
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Limiting the Selection by Color to a Specific Area of an Image in Gimp

On this image, I'm trying to make the name in black letters transperent I have this image in Gimp where I need to select a specific color (namely the name circled in blue) to make transparent; ...
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Color management: how do I make Gimp handle gamma conversion in this png file?

This image is shown as an apple in Gimp, although if gamma is handled correctly it should show a pear. What steps should I take in Gimp to make it handle the gamma correctly? I've tried with the ...
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Make an image look like printed on T-shirt with GIMP

I would like to put a logo on a T-Shirt mockup with GIMP. The problem is I don't want the logo look flat on the T-Shirt that is a little bit worn. How do I make the logo printed realistically on the T-...
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Gimp- how to switch/exchange photo

I'm new to gimp. I have created a graphic where I used patches to trace and cut shapes. I've attached the image. I want to be able to create duplicate files using different colour sparkle images. I ...
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How can I make the hard color transitions in this image less extreme while still keeping the image quality?

So I have this image. In the image, there are hard changes in color like this. In paint.net, how can I make those transitions less extreme without losing any of the image quality and tileability? I ...
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Gimp wrongly adding alpha to imported png

Some PNG images are not imported correctly. Is it something in the settings or is it a bug? Running GIMP 2.10.2 | Windows 10. Original png with alpha: GIMP print screen: GIMP Exported:
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How do you move just the selection box without moving the pixels in gimp?

I have a simple selection box around an icon. I want to keep the selection exactly the same size and move it to the right. How can I drag the selection box without moving the pixels with it? It's ...
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How do I change the color of a png image in GIMP?

I have a png image that I'm using with GIMP that is only one color. I would like to change this color to a different color. Is there an easy way of doing this?