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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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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?
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GIMP Bucket ignores saturation value

I need to fill the red area with white colour. As you can see the foreground is very very white shade of pure red. Why do I get fully saturated red instead (the left circle)? Only when I go to the ...
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Evenly distribute text diagonally along the whole image in Gimp

How can I use the alignment and distribute tool in Gimp 2.10 to achieve something like this: |-----------| | A | | B | | C | |-----------| Where "B" is text that is the exact ...
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How do I multiply colors in GIMP?

I have an image which is a white background with a black logo. The edges of the logo have a range of colors between black and white: If I want to change the foreground color to green, how do I do it ...
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How to mix all colours in a JPG to a single colour in GIMP

I have a grey floor tile with some colour texture. I want to mix all colours together so I get a single colour that I will paint my skirting board with. I intend to take a photo of the tile, mix it in ...
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Why can't I import an image with a transparent background in GIMP properly? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to import/paste an image with a transparent background in GIMP, it's transparency is automatically replaced with Black color. I'm currently using GIMP 2.10.
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Fade an image's bottom edge to white in GIMP? Current method results in far too “harsh” a gradient

I have a series of photos that I'd like to create the effect of them fading to white on the bottom edge in gimp. I have this working very nicely in CSS already with linear-gradient(to bottom, rgba(...
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Inverse crop in GIMP

I have an image that has blocks of useful content and blocks of useless content. I would like to remove the blocks of useless content without copy/pasting all of the useful content into another image. ...
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Made a mistake, can I still remove the background of my image in GIMP 2

While removing the background of my image I've selected black by mistake and forgot to click on quick toggle mask so I've selected the whole image with black instead of red. Can I still cut the image ...
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Clarifying text in low resolution image

I am desperately keen to be able to read the text in the attached image, in particular the description below the picture of each watch. I have tried but failed using GIMP. Does anyone have any ...
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How can I map colors of one (non-uniform) gradient to another?

I'm trying to recolor parts of an image to match another part of the image. As an example, consider this image of an anime character's arm wearing a black glove: I want to remove the glove, i.e. I ...
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Drawn lines have big jaws when using One by Wacom

As shown on image below, drawing in Gimp have big jaws in lines, only when using my graphic tablet, the One by Wacom. I'm also sure it is problem of Gimp because when using Paint Tool Sai, lines ...
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What's wrong with gimp alpha channel

My alpha channel for some reason is white instead of white and gray is there anyway I can change the solid color to multi color .
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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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How to create an arrow in GIMP, with a different colour outline?

I'd like to draw an arrow in GIMP (which was answered by How do I insert arrows into a picture in GIMP?), but the problem is I'd like a black outline (or stroke) for a red arrow. I somehow managed ...
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Adding text layer with white background to image by using gimp python-fu

I want to add a variable text (file name) to a photo and fill the background with a color (white) so that the text is clearly visible. How can I conveniently fill the already created text layer e.g. ...
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Editing a non-visible, active layer

I just started using Gimp 2.10, and I love it except for one small thing that is absolutely killing me right now. When I set the active layer as not visible and then try editing it (I do a lot of ...
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How do I achieve this effect in Gimp or Photoshop?

Anyways, please does anyone know how to achieve this "textured effect" (don't really know what its called. Featured on this banner. I know it's basically a transparent purple layer with some kind of ...
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32-bit float EXR with GIMP/Photoshop

I've modified UE4 to render in 32-bit float color depth, and to then grab the output and write it to an exr file also with 32-bit float color depth. I've set Unreal's gamma value to 1.0, so there ...
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Gimp: How to export images at a specific dimensional size

Does Gimp provide a way to export an image at a desirable dimensional size, and still preserve the original size while working in the UI? I need a scaled down version of a file I am currently working ...
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Cropping single layer crops entire cavas?

I don't know what's going with my Gimp, but for some reason when I tried to crop a single layer it cropped the entire canvas. I know that this is abnormal because I've been using Gimp for about a ...
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Remove overlay of an image with a highres image with overlay and a lowres version without overlay

What I have: A high resolution image with some transparent overlayed text/icons The same image without the overlayed text/icons but in a lower resolution What I want: The image in high resolution ...
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Recreate water texture in Gimp

I found this simple tutorial on how to make a water texture. I quite like the look of the texture for the theme of the game I'm working on, but I can't figure out how to recreate it. I don't have the ...
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Generate colorful streamline pattern (using FOSS)

I found a very interesting pattern, which I would like to recreate: Source I tried to start with the RGB-Noise filter of Gimp, but didn't get a comparable pattern so far. I understood, that there ...
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What's the proper way to connect two gradients at an angle in GIMP?

I want to connect two gradients at a 45° angle: As you can see, the transition is not smooth. How can make the gradients blend properly?