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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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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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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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Pixel perfect pen size in GIMP

When I use the pen and I put 1.0 size, it draws a 1x1 pixel square. But after that, it goes like this: At 2.0 size, 3x3 square. At 3.0 size, 3x3 square. At 4.0 size, 3x3 square. At 5.0 size, 5x5 ...
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Using imaging software to turn images into colouring-in activities

I am trying to prepare colouring-in pictures as children's activities. I have seen this question and attempted using this kind of technique. It works well for touching up existing line art, but isn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 batch resize and change levels

I have hundreds of images, of which I want to perform the following operations in Gimp: Scale it using Sinc (Lanczos3) Change the input levels to a certain value Save it My question is how do I ...
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Gimp: web preview is blurry

I'm scanning black and white drawings onto my computer and cleaning them up with GIMP so they are all crisp and clean but (after resizing them for the web -roughly 1000 pixels and 75dpi) they appear ...
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Editing a PSD using Gimp

I am totally new to this sort of thing. I have been sent a template of a banner (see below) that I need to edit. It is a simple four layer PSD file that I am going to open in Gimp as I can't justify ...
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Gimp - Adjusting color level values of layers in batch

I've scanned some book pages and imported them as layers to a single grey scale Gimp image. I need to do some identical Levels adjustments (primarily to correct white point) to each layer prior to ...
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What are the risks, if any, of upgrading GIMP from 2.8.16 to 2.9.x?

I am interested in going to 2.9.4 for the added utility & improvements. I have loads of custom scripts, UI, and so on that I use frequently, so these are my chief concerns - will they port ok? ...
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Issue with color profiles in grayscale images (compared to GIMP)

X-Post https://www.reddit.com/r/photoshop/comments/5v4zid/issue_with_color_profiles_in_grayscale_images/ (slightly edited) Hi everybody! I hope the language barrier will not be noticed (feel free to ...
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Resize Selection In Photoshop Like in GIMP

About 15 years ago, I was a Photoshop user. Then I stopped using it and exclusively used GIMP. Now I'm trying to get back into Photoshop and there is one thing that is driving me absolutely nuts. I ...
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Is there an automated way to draw pixel measures on an image in GIMP

Question Is there an existing plugin or script for GIMP that performs the same function as the pixelmeasure script described below? Background There is a JSX script for Photoshop (pixelmeasure.jsx) ...
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Convert a PSD Photoshop file for Gimp

I'm looking for a script or any another solution to convert a PSD file for Gimp because our developpers use to work with Linux. We've seen that some layers don't work, it is necessary to merge the ...
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How to create 9-patch images in gimp?

I would like to create nine-patch images for mobile and web. How can I do this in Gimp? Is there any plugin for creating nine-patch images in Gimp ?
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I need help with the color to alpha tool on gimp

So I used the color to alpha tool in gimp and it did what I wanted it to but when I saved and exported the picture it didn't apply. what I wanted is to take all the white values and make them ...
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how to get results of the node setup in gimp?

Here is a very easy node setup in blender: suppose if we want to see the results in gimp with the subtract mode set on the wave texture we get a result such as this: the results are quite different ...
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How to setup gimp to recognize input device changes inside of painting area?

Gimp only recognizes a change in input device (from pen to mouse) when the cursor leaves the painting area. If I paint with my pen, stop and then move my mouse it will move the cursor but the brush ...
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Which HSV-noise values do not cause artifacts on an LCD screen?

I have come to notice that certain HSV noise filter values applied to a uniform background colour look horrible when viewed on an LCD screen under certain viewing angles. This is more noticeable on (...
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Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 (...
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Gimp, script that iterates through several images and exports each one with different options

I'm quite new to gimp. Assuming I have N images I was wondering if it is possible do the following: For i = 1...N For each export options j = 1 .. N Export(img[i],option[j]); Basically what ...
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GIMP 2.10 - Bump Map not working

I'm trying to create a piece of beveled text. Here's what I'm doing: Create the text in a layer. Apply the bump map filter with the text layer selected, using the text layer as the AUX channel. ...
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Gimp - it possible temporary hide crop rectangle

It possible temporary hide crop rectangle like in Photoshop with Ctrl+H? I need it in some cases to review of crop borders more detailed.
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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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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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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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Are there any efficient and accurate alternatives to Photoshop's Refine Edge in GIMP?

In Photoshop, hair can be easily removed accurately from a photo using refine edge, to easily remove the background. However, I have not found a function like this in GIMP. Sometimes, making a layer ...
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Cannot open EPS files in Gimp on OSX

I have been struggling to open some vector graphics in Gimp on OSX. I am running Gimp 2.8 on Mac OSX High Sierra. I have installed Ghostscript v.9.22. I have set the GS_PROG environment variable which ...
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Added Text Not Visible In GIMP

I am working on a multiple-layered image in GIMP 2.8.16 on a Mac. I add a new transparent layer on top, and it is visible. The only other layers visible are a background fill of a contrasting color ...
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Is there a way to make it so that a brush using directional color dynamics can use 2 different gradients at the same time?

So I made these two gradients that cover every direction of a normal map and they work pretty well with directional color dynamics, but the problem here is that I'm painting with a mouse and creating ...
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Resizing images

I'm a beginner using Gimp 2.8. I am resizing images to be used in an access database. A template has already been setup for me to create the images, and allow me to resize jpg files so that each image ...
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Normal Maps - Banding Problems

Today I painted a 2048px lava texture in Krita, using various brushes and adjusting all the colours after finishing the painting. I then exported the image as a PNG file to GIMP, and used a plug-in ...
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Foreground color changing automatically in Gimp

I have file with a transparent background in Gimp. A hand is drawn on file and I would like to place concentric circles on different layers below the hand layer. I create a layer on top of hand layer, ...
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GIMP .xcf to .svg conversion

I've got some old GIMP xcf files that I'd like to convert to SVGs. No this converter does not work. Is there any other way to convert these into some vector format so I can eventually export as SVGs?
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How to apply function only to selected area in Gimp 2?

i have just a simple question, but i cant google right answer for me. My point is, how i apply function (invert colors, fill, etc) in GIMP 2 to only area which i have selected. Some time ago i found ...
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Why is the anti-aliasing so bad in this text with GIMP?

I am trying to use Gimp to create a logo. I have the fonts that I need already. No matter what font I use in GIMP I see really obvious anti-aliasing on the text. I suspect this is caused by GIMP and ...
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Blend mode for adjusting opacity

I have created a new layer X which I wish to apply to the lower layers with a blend mode such that the resulting image takes its alpha channel from layer X but all other channels from the lower layers....
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How to scale Bucket Fill into GIMP?

I'm new with GIMP and I have lot of images for doing patterns with them. The problem is that they are different sizes and I need secific size for specific piece of work. In other applications I could ...
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enforce identical scale between two objects saved in .png files

I have two characters like this: But the white ones and the black ones are stored in different files, and the relative size of them, the scale of the object, although it has the same shape, is ...
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Scale up image inside layer in PSD loses quality?

I'm an Android developer who knows not much about getting assets (pngs) from a psd or ai file to multiple resolutions that the Android platform needs. With Inkscape it's pretty straightforward. ...
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.dds File Loses Color When Viewed in Layers

I have three .dss photo files from a video game that are textures. A lot of the separate maps (diffuse/specular/normal) are on different layers of these photos so I need some layers individually to ...
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scan/fax with text & numbers in black & white - how to improve/cleanup/enhance using Photoshop/GIMP?

I do not have a lot of experience with Photoshop or GIMP. I have a scanned or faxed document of an invoice/receipt that I am trying to submit to get reimbursed. I was mailed a copy with text that is ...
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Gimp always displays the wrong color for transparent layers

I have a problem (which I had previously on completely another Ubuntu and older versions of Gimp [now I have the latest - 2.8.10]). When I open PSDs with transparent layers, they get displayed in a ...
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I am trying to cut the background out of a gif, but, even with RGB mode on, it still won't let me do so. How do I get pass this?

I have been trying to separate the frames of this gif from its background. At first, I tried using the paths tool to achieve this, and it did work on the first two frames. However, as I went on to the ...
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Gimp: Image changes after exporting to png

I am using gimp for some image editing. I am working on multiple layers and achieved a desirable effect which I need to export as a png or jpg image. But, after exporting the image, it looks ...
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Pencil tool has no color on gimp 2.9.5 dev version

This is may be simple problem, but I cannot figure out. I try to use the pencil tool, when I draw something. I don't see any color. It looks transparent. Any idea?