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GIMP/Inkscape Text Art from Image: Is there an easy way?

Hello All, is there an easy way to grab an image (or a shape I cut out with GIMP Free Select tool) and then just write text over it and let it fill the shape? I have tried searching for it but no ...
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GIMP - Unwanted white borders after applying transparency layer

I had this image: Which I applied a transparency background: However, the result isn't perfect at all, as letters still have white borders. You can see this in the following zoom: What wrong did I ...
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How do levels in gimp work?

How to input and output levels work in gimp? for example when we try to fix the color, brightness etc, using curves the vertical axis represents the output level and the horizontal axis represents the ...
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GIMP - edit mask layer to adjust visible region

What I want to do as following: use remove.bg tool to remove image (bg.jpg) background, I got a png file (bg_remove.png) with background removed (not perfect). use gimp to scale bg_remove.png to the ...
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How to get the coordinates for a selection bounding box in Gimp

I'll make a rectangle selection in image. I have to read the left, right, up and down dimensions of this selected region in full image. The following image is an example of this. Edit: Can we print ...
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GIMP converting #ffffff to #fdfffc in GIF

I have a GIF that I'm making in GIMP with some whites in the image. The color code before I turn the layers into a GIF is #ffffff. But when I open the image, the whites have been changed to #fdfffc. ...
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Tool that will do a circular blur/convolution

I'm primarily a gimp user, but I want something to blur an image similarly to the way a lens would blur an out of focus background. AFAIK this is essentially a circular blur/convolution (assuming ...
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Cut not working in Gimp

When I use the lasso tool and complete this by connecting it back to the starting point, the line stays solid and doesn't blink. Therefore it is not letting me cut the selected item. How can I fix ...
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GIMP; Transfer source tonal/color profile to a second image

In GIMP, is there a programmatic/algorithmic way to transfer the color/tonal profile of one image to another when they have similar subjects? I have this image: And then this image: Similar ...
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Gimp: cannot set gfig fill color?

Spent half an hour or so trying to draw a simple red rectangle as gfig. Whatever fill color I select, the rectangle remains black. Am I overlooking something?
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Tried making a gif transparent, unoptomized I got a trail, optomized I got a grainy effect

The first image is the gif unoptimized, the second image is the gif optimized when exported. Both images had the "replace layer" option selected. Any idea what I could do to get a middle ground with ...
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Creating Smooth and Clean Graphics

I'm interested in creating graphics on a computer rather than drawing them out. I draw out things by hand, copy them onto the computer, and then trace over them with tools in a program called Gimp. ...
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How do I make JPG the default format when exporting in GIMP?

Using GIMP 2.8.22 on Windows. When I export images, gimp usually makes PNG the default. How do I make JPG the default format when exporting?
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how to change the color of existing text present in jpg image?

I had tried using photoshop eye dropper tool and methods in GIMP but could not succeed.i have an jpeg image which has text in gray shade . i want to change the gray shade colored text to red colored ...
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How to record action for automatic repeat in GIMP?

I have repetitive actions I need to perform on images that are all consistent. For example I have 100 images with size 100 X 100 What I need to do on each one: 1. scale to 75 x 75 2. export as png ...
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GIMP path not using expected colors

I am making a dashed line in Gimp by making a new layer, drawing a path, clicking "Stroke Path" in the tool options, and then selecting the dashed line style in the Stroke Path window. My foreground ...
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GIMP cutting beyond selection

I like to use the path tool to create a selection and then cut out portions of the image. But for some reason lately, it's cutting sightly beyond my selection. This is only happening with the ...
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Why can't I change MyPaint Brush Tool's mode?

Please see the red underline. Am I correct that Mode is faded out? Why? I must change it.
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Gimp will not work with PNG from internet - Can not accurately change canvas or background color?

I took an image and simply changed the canvass size so that I could create more space. After increasing the canvass size with clear/alpha I exported to both .png and .jpg and set for the highest ...
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Duplicate Tool in GIMP

You can duplicate an object in tools like Inkscape to conserve memory and do edits on a single object to change multiple parts of an image. I'm working on an image which mostly uses the same 64x64 ...
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Gimp animations screws up transparency!

~I've attempted several tries at every option to have my transparent png's to become an animated gif. It either combines main pieces that remain the same as the rest are black and combining other ...
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How would I go about editing a render of a 3D model to look more realistic?

I have really got into the game, The Last of Us, and fancied doing some art, I have the software to do the rendering, but the output is not realistic in the slightest. At the moment I have been using ...
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GIMP Commands History per Layer in the XCF?

There is a feature so useful in a graphics editor that I cannot believe it cannot be found in GIMP. Maybe it's buried in some menus? Have a GIMP .xcf file with a few layers that was created some time ...
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How can I make a printable map for a spherical Earth globe?

Preferably, with a non professional free software, such as Gimp or Paint.net. In essence, I want to turn this: into this: How can I portion the image in multiple pieces with the same area? How ...
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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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Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp

I have some jpg images and I need for each of them to have a transparent background. I have GIMP as a graphic tool. I need to put them in a web page and I need to see just the main element and have ...
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How to fix resolution on a pasted image?

I'm using Gimp 2.10 and when I paste an image over another image and transform it, the clarity of the pasted image decreases dramatically. I'm completely new to all of this and am learning as I go. ...
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Gimp - how to make entire layer transparent

I'm trying to create watermark so I want my logo layer to be transparent. How do I achieve this? I tried all the existing guides but they aren't working. The layers are in JPG format by default when I ...
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Is there a way to lock guides in GIMP?

I have tried increasing the Snap distance, but even then, sometimes I accidentally move a guide when I'm trying to do a lot of repetitive tasks quickly. Is there a way to lock guides in GIMP?
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How do I export a crisp icon from Illustrator?

I have created an icon in Illustrator that I would like to use as an emoji on Discord and Twitch. I exported it as a 2031 × 2002 image and uploaded it to Discord. When I use the emote on Discord (...
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How to tightly fit an image into a different image's frame using Gimp

I'm trying to fit a screenshot of an app onto this stock photo using Gimp 2.10.10. I know how to change the perspective and fit the screenshot onto the phone but I'm not sure how to select the finger ...
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GIMP copy paste is empty

In GIMP, I use the following sequence: select a layer with an image make a selection and copy it with Ctrl+C create a new layer with transparency fill type paste selection with Ctrl+V Problem: The ...
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Adjusting pixel density to compensate for a smaller image

I'm trying to increase the pixel density of an image so that when I shrink it, the image will keep the same resolution, except the pixels themselves are smaller. Its current dimensions are 1024x512 ...
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Resizing an SVG using GIMP

I exported an image from this site https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator and am trying to make it really big, but can't figure out how. The tutorial vid I found uses an iOS or ...
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How can I make this GIF's BG transparent in GIMP? I feel like I've tried it all

Sorry in advance for the anime gif... So I want to make the below GIF's background transparent, but I feel like I've tried it all, but to no avail. I am fairly new to GIMP, so after trying ...
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How can I add a custom button to the GIMP toolbar?

I'd like to be able to add custom buttons to the GIMP toolbar. For example to be able to add the "Hue-Saturation Tool". There is a youtube video (GIMP Tutorial: Customizing Main Tool Bar) that shows ...
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how to curve text in an arc using gimp

I have a small tea company and I'm trying to redesign our logo. What I would like is for the text to bend in a arc, as if on a coin. I would like to render the text as if it's "backbone" were ...
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GIMP - Mode/Opacity VS Brightness/Contrast

In GIMP, is adjusting the opacity of a layer directly above a white layer identical to making some combination of adjustments to brightness and contrast, or do the two achieve different ends? If they ...
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Gimp - Using an image as the transparency layer of another image

I have two images (For the sake of simplicity, Image1 and Image2). I want to use Image2 as a transparency for Image1. How can I do that? Assume I've done little more with Gimp than play with some ...
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How to draw arrows in GIMP 2.10?

I'd like a plugin that allows me to click 2 points to draw an arrow in between. All the options mentioned in different posts work for GIMP 2.8 but are broken in 2.10 (such as the arrow.scm file ...
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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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Gimp: how to combine two images side-by-side

I've recently drawn 2 images and for the final product I need to combine half of each images, one on the left and one on the right, into a single image.
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GIMP eyedropper returning wrong colors [duplicate]

I seem to have an odd issue with GIMP. Since two days, if I try to pick a color with the color picker, GIMP returns a wrong (and seemingly arbitrary) color. The color selection tool already looks ...
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How to sweep an area with a color

What I am looking for is a way to create a path then move the endpoint on one side of the path and paint the area covered by the movement of the path. So for example, if I have a straight path then ...
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How do I insert arrows into a picture in GIMP?

I'd like to insert perfect arrows (the sort you can make using Inkscape: straight, symmetric tips, of customizable width and length, etc.) into images in GIMP. At the moment the closest thing to this ...
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How to control Alignment tool vertical distribution in GIMP?

I have multiple objects copied onto separate layers, and I'm trying to align them and stack them up so they are spaced evenly to fit precisely within a given area. I made a selection to act as a ...
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Compress png images with Gimp

I'm getting a message from PageSpeed Insights that recommends to compress some png images. E.g: If compressing .../logo.png without loosing information, you would save 1.014 B (12% redcuction). ...
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What do I need to reset to get clone and heal to not be prohibited?

I just downloaded Gimp, opened a few photos, and clone, heal, and perspective clone are prohibited (the little "no" circle). All other tools work. I read that I need to make sure two things are ...
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Change text of old baptism register as part of a collage

Take the image below showing a page from an old baptism register, how can I change the image with a custom text or change some names (using GIMP on macOS preferably) while fitting/matching the overall ...
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How to change background to white in other software than Adobe products?

I have a bunch of black&white drawings (to be exact grayscale) and I took pictures of them. I want to change their backgrounds to white. I don't have a Photoshop license, so I was wondering if ...