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Why can't the GIMP align tool select some layers?

When I try to align various layers in GIMP 2.8, sometimes the align tool selects the entire image, not the layer I clicked on. It doesn't matter how many times I try, and closing/reopening doesn't ...
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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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The image gets blurred after zoom or scale action in GIMP. How to get clear image?

Since I am a beginner, I don’t have much knowledge of designing tools. I am trying to resize the image using GIMP but it gets blurred. Please tell me how to get clear image after resize?
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Exporting GIMP image to pdf with specific page size

I need to use GIMP to generate a particular .pdf with a specific page size, namely, A1. For this question, I did a minimal working example with A4 page size, since I believe the specific format ...
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How does one align two maps with different projections in GIMP or a similar program?

I am trying to take a modern world map and transpose historical borders taken from various snippets of other maps onto it. Unfortunately these maps are all of different perspectives and thus no amount ...
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How to batch convert RAW NEF to JPEG in GIMP?

I have dozens of pictures in RAW .NEF format from a Nikon camera that I want to convert to JPEG. I found this page with a Script-fu plugin that has a batch mode. I installed GIMP and UFRAW with: brew ...
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Newbie Help. How to create transparent layer from checked image?

I just bought this image from Shutterstock which comes as either a jpg or an eps. I use Gimp and am familiar with transparent layers ( which is what I want) but this comes as a flat image. I thought ...
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What are some techniques for designing realistic-looking planets and moons?

I have had this problem for years now. I know what I want for my fictional planet or moon, and yet when it comes to creating an image of it, I continue to fail. How can I break down the task of ...
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Gimp Tools Bugged

my some of my tools not working anymore like I can change their settings like size or shape but they're not actually drawing anything its like drawing transparent and the brush cursor stuck at the ...
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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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Where Can I Find Blend Mode Math Accurate to Photoshop?

Most results from Google offer equations/formulas for blend modes that aren't reproducible in Photoshop, especially those that involve division such as Color Burn and Color Dodge. For example, RGB(255,...
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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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An opensource equivalent to Photoshop that has Lasso and Warp tools?

Using Photoshop, I can edit the image by using the lasso tool and warp tool, but Photoshop is not open source, I need an open source software to edit the image by using the same tools. I tried GIMP ...
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How can I select the convex hull of an existing selection?

I'm trying to remove blue skies with clouds quickly from many images. I've used gimp's Color Selection Tool, which selects the sky but not the clouds. Since all clouds are in the sky, if I could ...
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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 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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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 move contour of selection instead of content of selection (GIMP)?

I was able to do so, but those buttons gone (probably compatability with new hardware issue) , but anyway I need some workaround - shortcut or using a menu bar. How I was doing it in the past: I ...
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Transform is limited to border which I can't change

I have an object which is limited by black-yellow border Then I surround it with cage transform markers Then when I move those markers to do the transformation, the object is still limited by the ...
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Rectangle Select Tool moves the image instead of creating a selection in GIMP

I'm a reasonably seasoned user of PhotoShop but a newbie to GIMP. I need to take Print Screens and fuse/crop them together to create images that display full views of the pages on a certain site. To ...
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Is there a way to create a brush working as a pattern?

I have a pattern that I use to draw arbitrary-shaped curves like this: To achieve that I create a layer filled with my pattern and a blank layer, then I "draw" my line erasing the second one. A brush ...
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Gimp: why can't I edit an image when I open it the first time [closed]

When I open Gimp on Windows and then open any image e.g. jpg, png I can't do anything with it. I've been using Gimp for 10 years+ and this problem started occurring in the past two years with all ...
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How to convert old scanned documents into black and white

I have some old documents that have been scanned, and I want to convert them to black and white. Content should be always black, and background white: I use Photoshop.
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How do you get a gimp plugin/script to appear in menu [closed]

I am using Gimp 2.8.16 on Ubuntu I am following the tutorial here I have created the script hello_world.py and saved it to ~/.gimp-2.8/scripts.hello_world.py I restart Gimp, but there is no sign ...
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How can I (using Gimp) accurately remove a red background from an image?

I've been designing some custom backgrounds for a game recently, although I have little to no skill with photo editing. I've usually only used MS paint, but this particular project required tools that ...
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Restore transparency to a part of an image

I have this image: Downloadable here. I need to isolate the libellula and "restore" the transparency of its wings, the areas highlighted here: I haven't problems to isolate it but how can I restore ...
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Show name of custom patterns in GIMP

I'm creating a set of custom patterns with GIMP. When I import them I would like to have their names below the filter field, as the default ones have: However, GIMP only shows a #1-like string: I ...
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How to create light cone and haze effect

I have an image with stage lights in it. I am trying to add an effect so that it looks like the room is filled with haze and therefore there would be a cone coming from the light sources. Here is my ...
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Can not fill or paint on layers in Gimp [closed]

I am working on an image in gimp that has multiple layers. I just added a new layer, and am now observing some odd behavior. I have three layers, A , B , C. C is the newly created layer. For some ...
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GIMP Clone using different size, rotation, reflection, perspective transforms?

Is there a plugin for GIMP to enable cloning with transforms (size, rotation, reflection and/or perspective) performed automatically? Currently, the only way I can see to do these things is to ...
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How to Fill Edges of a Selected Area in GIMP

Is there a way to select an area in GIMP, then fill every part of the selected that is a certain distance or more from the edges of the selection other than doing it manually? So a black circle like ...
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GIMP - How copy/paste shape- in my case, a rectangle?

I know I can using the rectangle selector then using edit=>stroke selection to make my selection's shape a solid rectangle's shape. Now I would copy the exact same selection's rectangle to variate ...
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How to remove background with Gimp?

How to remove background from an image with Gimp?
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Is there a function to “merge all layers” in GIMP?

It would be more effective. Currently I have to merge them one by one. In some cases it can be a time consuming process.
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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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How to make a video of a counter e.g.100-1,000,000?

I'm developing a website and want a counter upon start up to go from 1,000-1,000,000 So we decided the best way to do it would be to put a video on the cover that would play on start up. Now how do I ...
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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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How to edit an EPS with GIMP or Inkscape

Newbie here. I wanted to design a wallpaper, (I was starting with a 1280x1024 size), so I downloaded this graphic from freepik [ see link below ] but I cannot figure out how to edit it. First I ...
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GIMP, can I make selections where the selection line has 'zero-width'?

I have a PNG file of, for example, a person with arms and legs. I want to select an 'arm' and copy it into a new layer. I then want to delete the 'arm' from the original image. So I would have one ...
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How to remove floating text options whenever I create a text box?

Every time I use Text tool to create a textbox in gimp 2.8, the textbox has an attached translucent options menu that is seriously annoying. How do I get rid of it? I'm used to editing text in gimp ...
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GIMP - How do I change UI DPI?

This is a problem I have been having recently. My screen size has a pretty high pixel density and, as a result, all of GIMP's icons are criminally small and very difficult to look at. I've tried ...
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode?

NOTE: I'm a systems administrator, not a graphic designer, so I'm a total n00b when it comes to image manipulation. That being said, I thought this would be the best forum to ask this question: I am ...
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Gimp - How do I make a selection transparent

I am using GIMP. This seems like such a simple thing, yet I just can't get it to work. I did "color to alpha" on a selection, but it only made it partially transparent, very annoying. So I have ...
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How do I crop a layer in GIMP?

Sometimes, I'll have several layers on an image and I want to crop one of them. NOT resize it, crop it. Every technique I've tried simply crops EVERYTHING, not just the layer I'm working on. I have to ...
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Allign 3 B&W layers to make an RGB picture

I'm trying to process a picture of Jupiter from Junocam and I'm trying to align 3 B&W picture to make an RGB picture but it's not working, I tried differents opacity but it still not working, I ...
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Does corel-paint-shop-pro have anything gimp does not?

Was looking at the humble bundle of corel software. I've always been unhappy with gimp and was looking at alternatives to improve workflow, and get better versions of stuff like gimps magic wand (i ...
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GIMP - Gradient directed by curve drawn by path tool?

Is there a way to apply gradient effect to the path drawn by curve tool ? I am trying to make silky cloth shown as below. For that I need to draw gradient on path. How can I draw this in gimp ? Or ...
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Controlling transparency in GIMP?

I have a question. Can you make it half transparent? Or any other percentage? I’m making a Minecraft Resource Pack and I am trying to make the stained glass. Thanks!
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Gimp: How to warp an image to take shape of path?

I am new to Gimp. I would like to warp an image such that it fills the closed path (closed path and imported image is shown in the image below). The given closed path has a shape of truncated pie. The ...
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Move selected pixels on multiple layers simultaneously on GIMP

I have several images of the same brick texture but with different color values for different purposes like this: They are in reality much bigger and there are 10 images in total. For my project ...

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