Questions tagged [gimp]

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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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How can I attain full solidity through using layer blending modes?

I have been working on vectorizing a photo for a very long time. After all that, I figured that the best way to vectorize it is to: 1) Turn it to solid colors (i.e. only one shape of each color) 2) ...
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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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Hard edges on bucket fill tool in Gimp

I am trying to fill a selected region using the bucket tool in Gimp. I want everything to have hard edges, no gradual shading unless I do it myself. However, when I fill the region I end up getting ...
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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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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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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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Clipping path in Tiff. How to make use of it?

I got a TIFF with an embedded clipping path according to the photographer. I do not know how to use this clipping path. When opening the TIFF with gimp I don't see any hints or elements concerning ...
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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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Drag to resize canvas size in GIMP the way I do it in MSPaint?

Any time I prefer Microsoft Paint over GIMP it's because in Paint you can simply and swiftly drag the canvas borders to enlarge it or crop it. I cannot understand why this feature is lacking in other ...
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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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Using Gimp to Chroma Key a low-resolution/pixel graphics image

I took a screenshot of a character from a game I'm playing, with a mod that adds blocks for chroma keying. What I'm stuck on is that even though the image has no shadows (fullbright enabled for the ...
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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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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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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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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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Resize part of image in GIMP

I have a photo that is 15360x5079 pixels. I want to load it into Marzipano, to make a panorama, but it requires that the file be in 1:2 aspect ratio. So the final height needs to be 7680 pixels. The ...
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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/Inkscape Text Art from Image: Is there an easy way?

Hello All, is there an easy way to grab an image (or a shape I cut out with GIMP Free Select tool) and then just write text over it and let it fill the shape? I have tried searching for it but no ...
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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 do levels in gimp work?

How to input and output levels work in gimp? for example when we try to fix the color, brightness etc, using curves the vertical axis represents the output level and the horizontal axis represents the ...
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GIMP fill gif canvas background with image background

Normally people would want to make the gif background transparent. But how to fill all the cavas background with the "grey-like color" background of the image and apply to all 90+ layers? I have ...
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Compatible Photoshop format for GIMP

I am using GIMP on my Ubuntu, and need to open a file some one else made with Photoshop. What file format preserves the layers, colors and preferably the text/fonts when exporting from Photoshop and ...
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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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How to use a linear workflow in GIMP?

This question is for those who use Blender together with Gimp for post-processing, texturing, etc. How to work in Gimp 2.10.8 as if you were working in Nuke or Blender Compositor? I'll explain: In ...
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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 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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Tool that will do a circular blur/convolution

I'm primarily a gimp user, but I want something to blur an image similarly to the way a lens would blur an out of focus background. AFAIK this is essentially a circular blur/convolution (assuming ...
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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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Cut not working in Gimp

When I use the lasso tool and complete this by connecting it back to the starting point, the line stays solid and doesn't blink. Therefore it is not letting me cut the selected item. How can I fix ...
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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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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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Merge two images and add a separator between them

I have two images of same width, how can I produce a third one, such that the first one is on top, and the second one is at the bottom , with an arrow between them ? Here's the result I want: I come ...
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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 ...
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Background gradient mask layer effect

I'm a newbie using gimp. I would like to make a banner like the picture below, a white color banner with some fade background color. Please advise. Thanks.
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Creating Smooth and Clean Graphics

I'm interested in creating graphics on a computer rather than drawing them out. I draw out things by hand, copy them onto the computer, and then trace over them with tools in a program called Gimp. ...
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How do I make JPG the default format when exporting in GIMP?

Using GIMP 2.8.22 on Windows. When I export images, gimp usually makes PNG the default. How do I make JPG the default format when exporting?
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how to change the color of existing text present in jpg image?

I had tried using photoshop eye dropper tool and methods in GIMP but could not succeed.i have an jpeg image which has text in gray shade . i want to change the gray shade colored text to red colored ...
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How to record action for automatic repeat in GIMP?

I have repetitive actions I need to perform on images that are all consistent. For example I have 100 images with size 100 X 100 What I need to do on each one: 1. scale to 75 x 75 2. export as png ...
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GIMP path not using expected colors

I am making a dashed line in Gimp by making a new layer, drawing a path, clicking "Stroke Path" in the tool options, and then selecting the dashed line style in the Stroke Path window. My foreground ...
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GIMP cutting beyond selection

I like to use the path tool to create a selection and then cut out portions of the image. But for some reason lately, it's cutting sightly beyond my selection. This is only happening with the ...
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Why can't I change MyPaint Brush Tool's mode?

Please see the red underline. Am I correct that Mode is faded out? Why? I must change it.
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How to write Japanese in GIMP text layer?

I am using mac 10.10. My keyboard input source is set to Hiragana, but when I type into a Gimp text layer, the regular latin characters appear and not the Japanese that I expected. How do I get this ...
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Synchronize tool settings between mouse and tablet

I am trying to use a drawing tablet with Gimp. But it appears each tool has a different setting for mouse and tablet, so say if you adjusted the brush size for the tablet it's not changed for the ...
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How can I import an image as a channel in Gimp?

I'm using Gimp because photoshop is too expensive. I was making a map for the game Zero-K and I need to add an image as a channel to use the texture, but I couldn't find a way to do this. There are no ...
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GIMP - GAP Extract Videorange Only Gets First Frame

What I am trying to do: I am trying to use Gimp (2.8) to convert an mp4 video to a gif. What I've done & The Problem: I downloaded and installed GAP (I pasted the resources I used below). ...