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Why is my version of Gimp missing the palette to gradient tool? [closed]

For some reason my version of gimp is missing certain features/buttons I am trying to create a gradient from a palette but when I right click on the palette it is missing the option to do what is ...
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How to automatically draw the edge between two regions in GIMP?

I have an image that has areas with different colors in them similar to this I would like to draw a line at the boundary between the red and the blue regions using Gimp. So the end result might look ...
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How can I map a grey scale image to a specific color channel gimp?

I have a grey scale image, and I would like to map it to a specific color channel (red in may case), in gimp. That is, I would like to produce an image with only red channel, and that the red and non-...
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GIMP/PS - How to save selection as pixel (remap) table?

Using GIMP or Photoshop, either one of them. When selecting a part of the image using selection tool, how can i export this selection as a pixel map?
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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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gimp: undo tool, e.g. to erase pencil paths

I've drawn a few curves with the pencil, and now I want to edit one of them or at least delete it. There's the history, but you can only undo a sequence that ends with the last op. There's the path ...
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The proper way to apply a gradient to a selection in Gimp

In Gimp 2.10, I have initiated a bank canvas. I press R to use my rectangle tool to draw a rectangle. I then press G to apply a gradient over my selection. Scenario 1 From this point, if I select ...
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How to add notes to a Gimp project?

With the latest version of Gimp (2.10.x), is there a way we can quickly type notes? This will come very useful in instances where I am using the Measure Tool and simply need a place where I can ...
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How to really preview GIMP fonts?

I want to choose proper GIMP font for my purpose, so I would like to browse through all of them visually. But, having to choose GIMP font based on a single letter "Aa" (as provided by the text tool) ...
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How to undo changes to user preferences in GIMP

I was following this tutorial to add GAP (animation) to GIMP, so I can edit multiple layers at once: https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Installing-GAP-4-9-3-Gimp-GAP-Gimp-2-10 Before adding this, I ...
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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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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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Moving content of selection across multiple layers in GIMP

To be clear, I have a selection and I want to move its content, the content from multiple layers. I know In my version of GIMP that I can't actually select multiple layers, but I can chain and group ...
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Straight, dashed horizontal and vertical lines in GIMP

I need to create a horizontal and vertical dashed line. I used the paths tool and then I edit the line to do it dashed. The problem is that I set the two ends of the line manually and I cannot be sure ...
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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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128x128 png with crisp text

I am trying to create some buttons for a website I am building. There will be a number of buttons, they are circles that have one or two words written in them. Each button is 128x128 pixels. I am ...
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The gimp pen doesn't “over-paint”, but “under-paints”

What I mean by over-/under-paint is that, when painting over another pixel, instead of laying the selected color over the pixel's color (taking the opacity into consideration), it paints under the ...
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Using GIMP, how do I fill the canvas with an image?

I have this in my canvas: What I want to do is cover the whole canvas with this image; the image is 250 px wide, so I want to add 3 more so the whole canvas looks like fire! How do I do that? (I've ...
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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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Text not showing up on Gimp 2.8

I am trying to enter text on Gimp 2.8. However, when I try, a cursor just moves across the screen and no text is entered.
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Does Corel Paint Shop Pro have anything GIMP does not?

I was looking at the Humble Bundle of Corel software. I've always been unhappy with GIMP and I was looking at alternatives to improve workflow, and get better versions of stuff like GIMP's magic wand (...
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GIMP cant move layer

This is a common issue but none of the previous posts had the same thing, and none of the fixes worked. As the title said, I cant move the layers up and down the layer stack, and when I add a new ...
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brightness-contrast does not operate on indexed layers

I want to darken a PNG image in GIMP. I open it and choose Colors | Brightness-Contrast. The application responds with the error message - "brightness-contrast does not operate on indexed layers". ...
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How to zoom finely in GIMP?

Is there any tool for fine zoom in GIMP? I mean not 125% or 100% , something in between. Thanks.
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Gradient Border Using GIMP

I am starting with a blank canvas in GIMP. I want to create a gradient border around the entire perimeter of the image. I am not looking for fade to transparency or feathering the edges (which there ...
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Change colour of liquid in GIMP

Just wondering if it is possible to change the colour of a liquid in GIMP? I have followed this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn7rrMZ6TCA While it teaches us how to set a transparent ...
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Make fancy border in inkscape and gimp

I relatively new to GIMP and inkscape and trying to build posters but i couldn't find a any video or forum posts in which people create custom border images and use them as border (either they add ...
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How do you replace pixel color on all channels including alpha in GIMP?

I'm trying to edit a simple theme icon, which has full RGB colors and variable transparency in different places. I also know what color and alpha values specific pixels should have, and want to set ...
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Removing an added filter on GIMP

completely new to GIMP and I am wondering how to remove a filter I've added to an image. I used one of the light and shadow filters and I can't undo it. Is there a remove filter or delete filter ...
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Alterations not being picked up when overwriting file

I have a bunch of png images that I'm editing to add rounded corners on my mac, to do this I'm going through the length process of:- Opening a file Adding an alpha channel Selecting a rounded ...
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How to create and manipulate a slinky style spring

Background Im writing a book on music theory and I need to create some diagrams and illustrations to explain some key points. Im currently writing a section about sound waves and I would like to ...
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How to drag layers from one document to another with Gimp 2.10.12

GIMP 2.10.12; With older versions of Gimp one was be able to drag a layer from one open document to another open document. You would select the layer in layers tab, and just drag it to any ...
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Font style getting reset to default/random in GIMP

I have various text layers in GIMP, all with different formatting (boldness, size, font). If I write additional text in the middle/end of any of them, it keeps the original formatting that layer has. ...
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Gimp: How to recover selection, if wrong mode has been chosen on commit?

Is it possible to recover a selection path if the wrong mode (e.g. subtract) has been chosen when committing? It has now happened several times to me that I have spent quite some time tracing details ...
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GIMP - why is my previous layer image turn blurry when pasting new image?

I'm working on a picture with several different image layers. Everytime I paste a new image, the previous image goes fuzzy. Why?
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Is there a good free replacement for the “Foliage” brush in Corel's Bob Ross “Mystic Mountain” toolset?

I recently acquired a copy of Corel Essentials 6 from the Bob Ross Humble Bundle as well as what was billed as the "Corel Painter Essentials Mystic Mountain Essentials Brush Pack". Much to my chagrin, ...
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GIMP - How to get selection info?

How would I get pixels information based on a selection using GIMP (or any other software)? For example, just like in PS I want to select a specific region of the image and have information about its ...
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Inset a closed vector shape or path in any graphics application

I used a text vector only because I was too lazy to draw a vector shape on my own. But this is NOT about text; I want a general way that can be applied to any closed vector shape. If I have a closed ...
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GIMP: how to edit a sngle-layer transparency using a white background?

I'm trying to edit an image that is just one layer which is transparent. It's hard to see the content because of the default gray-black checkered background. How can this be configured to white? I'm ...
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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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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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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 change recurring pattern across image in Gimp?

I have this image in Gimp: Each red square has the same width, height, color and layer. I want to make all red squares half blue like this: To do this I'd make the first square half blue then copy ...
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stroke outside selection on a [new] layer in gimp

Create document with transparent background. Add the word 'word' as text. Create selection from alpha channel. create new layer. select new layer. (edit menu) stroke selection. How do I control ...
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Varying Images per Print

I want to send out a postcard to several thousand people with a specific image on each just for the recipient. I have designed the common background in GIMP and have my series of specific images. ...
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How can I get GIMP to remember my brush on a per tool basis?

I'm using a Wacom tablet. I want to use a thin brush for painting, and when I flip over to erase, I want a fat brush. However brush are not switched when I switch tools. How do I do this?
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using gimp 2.10 on a mac--selection challenges

looking for a way to perform an operation that works so beautifully in photoshop; on an 8x10 canvas (with content), deselect everything expand to 9x10 canvas so that content is at bottom (already did ...
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How do I deselect a tool in GIMP?

I've finished rotating, and now wish to move the handheld eyedropper under the eye. So I'm trying to deselect the Rotate Tool. If I click on the image, the Rotate box reappears, undesiredly. If I ...
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Save selected portion of image in GIMP as PNG

I have an image that was masked in photoshop that I have now imported into GIMP. I would like to export only the head as a PNG with background transparency. I can successfully export the image as a ...
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Gimp 2.10.14 : drawing tools suddenly stopped to work

My drawing tools have stopped working and I don't understand why. Even after uninstalling and installing again, resetting the tool's presets, the problem still here on every single picture that I open ...

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