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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 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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Automating Export of an image where the only thing that changes is the text layer?

Good morning all... I am wondering if there is a way to automate export of an image that will have a variation for each state, where the only thing that changes on the image is the text layer that ...
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My layers will not ungroup

Using Gimp 2.10 In the layers panel, all layers cannot be rearranged. I am trying to remove some from a group but cannot do so. Dragging has no effect and using the "up" or "down" ...
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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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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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GIMP changes color upon export to all file types

I have an image that uses this color: But when I export to seemingly any file type (PNG, JPG, TIFF), it changes to this color: I have tried: Setting color management profile to GIMP sRGB Attempting ...
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Modifying fonts with Gimp

I am using the Papyrus font in a banner and I would like to make the font darker and thicker without going as dark as Papyrus Bold. Papyrus Bold seems to loose the feel of papyrus which is caused by ...
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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 - 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). ...
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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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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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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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How to create an image that is black on one side, and white on the other side, using Gimp?

I need a way to create a new image in Gimp which is completely black on one side, and completely white on the other. I've tried color to alpha but that did not seem to yield the correct results. I'm ...
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How to draw a curved banner in Gimp

I'm trying to create a curved banner like this in GIMP. I've tried the Paths Tool, but I couldn't get it exact. Is there another way, or was I using the Paths Tool incorrectly?
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GIMP transparency by brightness

At the moment I have a black and white texture image (e.g. of a paper texture), and want to turn the white area transparent. However, simply selecting by colour and making the whitest area transparent ...
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Stroke all paths in a GIMP File

I have been working on an image file which contains a lot of paths. The file is a flow field visualization picture, and I've traced the individual streamlines in the image with the path tool to ...
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Converting image from RGB color space to CMYK and removing ICC profile

I generated several figures for a manuscript using Lucidchart and exported these figures as PDF. Because the journal I am submitting to requires images to be in CMYK color space, I used GIMP and the ...
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Moving GIMP floats with arrow keys + Shift

Looking around it seems like the accelerated Shift + arrow keys movement default is 25 pixels. Somehow mine seems to be 2 pixels. Can this be customized?
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Gimp 2.10.18 does not highlight selection if it's all with alpha

When I select an area that contains a completely opaque color part and an alpha color part, after copying and pasting it, it highlights the selection for only a part of the selected area. Also, if the ...
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GIMP Technique to reduce blurred lines in old documents?

I'm aquequate at best using Gimp, so for all I know this may be something easy to do. I'm dealing with really old church documents that were photographed in black and white, then scanned. I cannot ...
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Gimp transparency isn't working, even when I export with png

I followed videos step by step to create my image in gimp, making the background transparent. I then exported my file as a .png file. Everything looks like it worked well, until I add the image into ...
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Warp transform in GIMP doesn't work on first layer

I was following a Youtube tutorial when suddenly the warp transform tool doesn't work. Specifically, it doesn't warp the first layer compared to other layers. How can I fix this?
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Wrap text around a whole circle as path

I want to take some text and have it wrap around the edge of a circle, with the top of the letters toward the center of the circle. Using a pair of tutorials (curve text, circle with text), I have ...
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Minor GIMP help

I'm making a custom poster for a Plex film collection in Gimp by loosy following this tutorial: How to make retro 80's chrome text in GIMP? ...but he said to do something that doesn't exist in ...
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What can I do for an image to appear during the entire GIF animation?

Quiero poner una imagen estática sobre un gif usando gimp pero cuando le doy guardar solo muestra la imagen al final del gif. I want to put a static image over a gif using gimp but when I give it save ...
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opacity not altering in for GIF in GIMP

I have got a water file for a game I am creating (its currently a gif), I import the GIF into GIMP by using import as layers. The GIF then appears as this: I then altered the opacity of each of the ...
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How to prevent edges of a layer without transparency from becoming semi-transparent when scaling up with Shift+S in GIMP?

If I open a JPG as a layer and scale it up 2x with the Shift+S tool, I notice that the edges of the scaled images are now semi-transparent, even though the JPG does not have transparency information ...
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Can GIMP be used to extract scribbled-out text?

A student of mine has submitted their exam paper with a large portion of text scribbled out beneath one of their answers. This is what it looks like: For context, their actual answer is written eight ...
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How do I use GIMP to change the black circle to red in this indexed-color png?

I have this .png These are the image properties from GIMP: I want to change the black background of the circle to red using GIMP. I have tried methods 2 and 3 mentioned in this guide. When I try ...
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How to convert an image to a specific pallette in Inkscape or Gimp

I have the following problem: I have a color palette as *.gpl from InkStitch "Ink/Stitch: Sulky Rayon" which represents the embroidery threads of a specific manufacturer. It has 280 ...
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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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Text Not Showing Up In Gimp (Mac)

I'm trying to add some text to a moderately complex layout, but the text tool is malfunctioning -- everything shows as blank no matter what I type. I have checked: Foreground color shows reasonable ...
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Saving .tiff files in Photoshop the tumbnail show a split image

I work in PS the stacked astrophotography images that coming in Raw 32 bit .tiff and then saved in 16bit when working in PS after the first streching on the stacked image. When I finish working on ...
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How do i fix the device status on it on Gimp 2.10.18 that says only Core Pointer?

I don't know what i did, but there is no information about the tool i am using now. The image is the device status, below the tool box. I am on the warp tool. It only says core pointer. https://i....
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Gimp: Adding watercolor transparency to an image

Example of what I would like to achieve: https://github.com/Krozark/RPG-LaTeX-Template/blob/master/img/art-top.pdf I would like to take a picture and add watercolor splashes of transparency, so the ...
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Gimp 2.10.14: How to make the panels bigger on 4K monitor?

I am using a 4K monitor with 200% system DPI. (200% is a little big for me and I would like to use 150%, but some applications did not scale well under 150%, so I had to choose 200% DPI.) Now, I am ...
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How to make Darktable work in GIMP?

When I open a RAW NEF (Nikon) image in GIMP, the dialog says: GIMP Message Opening '/path/to/file/_DSC0001.NEF' failed: There is no RAW loader installed to open 'Raw Nikon' files. GIMP currently ...
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Matting Levin foreground select not working in gimp 2.10

I'm trying to select a foreground object from a photo to remove the background using gimp 2.10.14. I am following these steps: rough outline of object using lasso tool press enter to enter ...
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How to tile an image with exact dimensions (any program)

I am trying to print tickets for my school and they need to be exactly 14.5 cm by 10.6 cm. How can I achieve this by tiling the image I have of the ticket so that they print out exactly at this size ...
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How can I align text to some curve?

How can I align text in GIMP so one of its sides “touches” some path or the text is placed inside path? Example: The text is aligned so right side of text line bounding box is at the number 4.
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GIMP - Search/filter single brush inside brush panel?

I am working with gimp-2.8, when we try to change Brush, we need to scroll all brushes or we can filter by group. Problem is that when we filter by group we can select only one group, and it takes too ...
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Grid and bucketfill are just off center/ have offset

When I apply a pattern with the render option or the bucketfill it doesn't completely fill the selection without being off center/ having a offset (I'm not good with GIMP terminology ☹️) I DID NOT ...
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How can I remove anti-aliasing color artifacts using Gimp?

I have been working on vectorizing a series of 604 photos for a very long time. After all that, I figured that the best way to vectorize such a photo is to: Turn it to solid colors (i.e. remove the ...
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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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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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GIMP Bitmap File Format

What is the difference between a windows saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 3.x format" and a gimp saved bitmap "PC bitmap, Windows 95/NT4 and newer format"? I have need to generate the former through ...
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