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While filling ellipse shape in Gimp the whole rectangle gets filled

I'm not a grapgic designer and use tools like Gimp really occasionaly, forgive the stupid question. I need to fill a circle with gradient tool. The problem I get: instead of only the circle, the ...
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Render SVG to 16bit/channel raster

I have an SVG with gradients. Postprocessing it with GIMP 2.8 produced banding due to its rasterization which is only 8bit/channel. I downloaded Gimp 2.10, then set channel precision 16bit, imported ...
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GIMP (2.10) - Sections of Scaled Image Invisible

I'm working on a project in GIMP and am currently attempting to scale up a PNG that I've pasted onto the project. When I scaled up the image using the Scale Tool, it worked, but for some reason ...
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Remove a transparent colored line from image

I am far from a skilled artist, so sorry if the question has a common answer. I couldn't find anything, but perhaps my lack of knowledge on the subject prevents me from even knowing what to be ...
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How to flip only some parts of an image

I have several images with text on them. I would like to "ONLY" flip the texts in the images. Here is an example: I want to keep the image intact except the texts where I need to flip them ...
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How to crop images in Gimp 2.10?

When I use the crop tool to crop an image and then export the result, the output is uncropped, i.e., has the original size and includes content outside the cropping rectangle. For all intents and ...
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How can I bucket fill or path fill an area with a tiling texture?

I already have a tiling texture ready in GIMP to use, do I have to add a pattern to the the right folder in order to do this? Or can I just select the texture? I noticed that the image I want to tile ...
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How do you change anything that isn't transparent to black in gimp?

I have an Image, and I want to change anything that isn't transparent into black.
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Joining the Industry [closed]

I'm contemplating becoming a freelance graphic designer. I intend to use Inkscape and Gimp. My computer isn't the best, though I'll upgrade it as soon as I can afford to. I find myself to be fairly ...
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Basic Gimp brushes

Anyone knows some good downloadable Gimp brushes to replicate images similar to this one?
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Change color to white using GIMP

I'm trying to rotate a color in a photo of a house with quite a bit of shading to white (actually, a slight gray would be better). For example, in this photo taken from a website: How would I change ...
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GIMP 2.1 apply gradient to my brush layer

I used older version of GIMP and I was able to do this: https://youtu.be/LeHdoQI8xME?t=207 Now with newer version of GIMP, I can't seem to figure how to do that again. I drew abstract image with brush,...
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Set or group preferred fonts in GIMP

When I use the text tool in Gimp, I notice that the available fonts are all of the Windows fonts, though i only set one folder in Preferences. It is tiresome sifting through all these Windows fonts ...
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S-shaped(ish) Bezier curve control points? (GIMP)

New here, so let me know if I do something wrong! I've been sitting here researching Bezier curves for hours now, and I cannot seem to find the answer to what I would think would be a simple question.....
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Help with printer format settings

I don't know where else to turn with my problem, so I'll try here. I have an Epson ET-2710 and it's working fine... as long as I only print in the A4 format. I've told the printer in the settings to ...
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Size a (square) image so that the drawing is wholly contained in a circle

I’m having this problem with both GIMP (for bitmaps) and Inkscape (for vector drawings), so solutions for either are welcome, as I need both anyway. Many applications have started to crop user-...
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Is there a way to add keyboard shortcuts to the “Colors” menu?

I'd like to add keyboard shortcuts for Colors>Curves and Colors>Levels, which I use frequently. The "Colors" menu doesn't appear in under Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts that I can see. Is ...
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Can .jpg have transparency?

I have read everywhere that .jpg can't have transparency and you can't save it as transparent. But I have a .jpg picture with transparency. Link to the picture Can anyone explain how the picture I ...
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Remove text from black and white photo

How do I remove the text from this image please? I have tried using clone tool but it is very messy. I have Gimp on a Mac.
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Layer Mask is gone while creating clipping path

I have come up with a gimp plugin which is supposed to create a clipping path along with the layer mask. It does if we check the output in gimp 2.10.22. But when I open the output with photoshop cc ...
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GIMP induvidually rotating multiple layers at once

I have several layers that I all want to rotate by a certain degree. Not as a group all together around a common central point, but rather all around their individual center. Grouping or chaining the ...
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How to get rid of a color cast that covers part of a photo using gimp?

There is this color cast over the middle of the picture which was taken on film. In Gimp I have tried going to Colors> hue-chroma, and also Colors > colour-balance and adjusting color levels and ...
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Is there software that will turn image into a combination of squares?

I am working on a design where I would like to change a particular image into a combination of squares and rectangles to form a shape that resembles it. For example, lets take a look at the following ...
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Optical Mask creation

Hello I'm a newbie here.....I can't find much on this direct subject so hope it is ok to post a question. My problem may be more associated with not knowing how to search for what I am looking for.......
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How would I enhance this dimly lit picture?

My friend took this photograph of me at a resort. However, as it was night and dimly lit the picture is not pleasing (Thanks to my friend's lack of pro photography skills) ! I downloaded GIMP in order ...
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Gimp, scale a layer and Snap to Guide

Is it possible to Enable Snap to Guide for Scaling in Gimp? Currently moving a layer and Snapping to Guides works fine but Scaling and Snaping doesn't.
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When I transform a selection in gimp, it disappears

whenever I transform a selection it disappears becoming a floating selection which I cannot see and when i try to link it to a layer it just disappears from the layers tab and nothing happens.
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Is it possible to work similar way with GIMP for GIF data?

I would like to put different size of borders for GIF data. With the help of Photoshop works fine and it is faster, but with GIMP it looks tedious task. After some research, I found FAnim plugin for ...
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GIMP Stroke selection is desabled?

I am working to make a border for a GIF. May I ask please how to enable the stroke selection for a new layer in GIMP?
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pdb.gimp_image_insert_channel is not working at all in gimp 2.10

Here goes my code to generate new tiff with clipping path. Everything works fine, but the new channel does not propagate. ...I am trying to add a new channel because the alpha channel goes off when ...
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How to export selection as an image in GIMP?

I am new to GIMP. Imported an image, selected the relevant part using scissor tool, created a new channel out of this selection but how to export it? Right clicking on the channel does not give an ...
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Lost my Pixelize settings in Gimp?

I'm on Windows 10, and just an hour ago, I did a Filters/Blur/Pixelize... on a PNG image succesfully; at that time, I did get this dialog for the Pixelize filter options - taken from https://docs.gimp....
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Unable to select multiple layers and/or use Align tool in Gimp

I'm trying to align some layers in Gimp. I cannot select more than 1 layer at a time. The Align tool is also greyed out (presumably because I have only selected one object). I have seen some Google ...
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GIMP - How to change tool ui size

How can I increase the size of the sliders, the are far too small
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Insert transparent circle into gimp

I have this .png image in Gimp with transparent borders: Now I'd like to make the center circle transparent but I'm at a loss and can't find any instructions on-line. Any solution?
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How to separate the colors of an image as if they were channels

Sample input Sample output ("Yellow channel") Sample use case (Color exchanging) This should not be RGB/CMYK-related but color-related. I want to generate a color channel of the specific ...
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GIMP (GTK): Jump to corner / Move viewport to corner

I manually edit lot of images in GIMP: scrolling to corners, sometimes making small changes, but always "circling" more than few times. (Top-left, top-right, bottom-right, bottom-left... top-...
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How to open two instances of gimp?

I'm looking for a way to open two instances of Gimp 2.10.22. I know you can toggle off "Single-Window Mode" but I don't want to detach the sidebars.
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Gimp: How to remove those line with GIMP?

How to remove those lines (I dont know what those line named) from the PNG image using GIMP. I am very new to GIMP.
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How can I ensure that gimp exports the right (solid) color?

Steps to reproduce issue: create a new document fill layer with solid color (#4b4b6b) export as jpg (File > Export) New JPG color is #4b4c6b (i.e. not the same, notice the 3rd character) When ...
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How do I enhance the text from the back side of a scanned page?

I was reading the post and solutions over at: How do I convert images of a page of text to pure Black & White and sharpen the text? Which had some great tips for isolating the text that was on the ...
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How to import a group of layers from a XCF to another XCF in GIMP?

I have an XCF file that contains a group of layers, full of layers and of others groups of layers. I have another XCF file in which I would want to put the contents of the first one, keeping it ...
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GIMP: Gradient paintbrush

Is there any way, in GIMP, to set the color of a paintbrush to be a gradient, the first color at the beginning of the stroke and the second color as the end of the stroke? I found a help page from 2.2 ...
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How can I paste/move selection at specific exact coordinates?

I'd like to paste (or move) rectangular selection at exact cordinates, lets say: top left corner at 100,50. I'm clicking and googling for a while but found nothing. I was hoping for simple dialog box ...
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How to blacken all pixels below certain brightness level in a grayscale image in Gimp?

I have a grayscale image in Gimp. I need to blacken all the least bright parts and only keep those that are above certain brightness threshold. For example, initially all grayscale pixels lie within 0-...
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Gimp: Apply gradient only on colored parts (not on transparent spaces) of a layer/image

I have an image that I've put into a new layer. This image has a lot of transparent empty spaces. I have colorized the non-transparent spaces in black. The transparent parts are still transparent. I ...
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GIMP: Lock layers to be identical

I have a file I'm setting up to essentially split a background image into three parts which I can apply transformations to independently; I'm doing this by setting up three layer groups, each of which ...
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GIMP: Convert Layer to Mask

I have an .xcf with several layer groups, each of which has a background image (from an outside source) and then a blackout layer on top of it which covers up everything from the background that I don'...
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How to use the heal with current layer and below in Gimp

I want use the healing tool on a separate, above layer of my picture. Is there a option to use the healing tool with 'Current & Below' layers?
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Gimp: How can I only keep shades of yellow in an image?

I have a spectrogram of a sound Darker colors mean quieter parts, brighter colors - louder ones. I need to erase all "quiet" parts from an image and keep all "loud" ones. Loudest ...

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