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GIMP 'select color' tool - color turns out wrong

I have this pixel graphic in which I want to turn blue parts into red. So I use the "select color" tool to select the blue part of the image, drag the brightest red possible onto the selected area and ...
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Merge two images and add a separator between them

I have two images of same width, how can I produce a third one, such that the first one is on top, and the second one is at the bottom , with an arrow between them ? Here's the result I want: I come ...
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What is the equivalent to shift-drag in MS Paint for Gimp?

In MS Paint, if you press Shift and drag a selection you will be able to "duplicate" your selection in "drag mode" (excuse my french). My goal is to extend the edge of an image to create a wallpaper....
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How to move or transform mask except layer which we will add a mask to?

I added mask to the layer: Then I want move or scale\transform it: But any attempt leads to the fact that the mask is transformed simultaneously with the layer: But I need: I redraw mask to to fit ...
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Background gradient mask layer effect

I'm a newbie using gimp. I would like to make a banner like the picture below, a white color banner with some fade background color. Please advise. Thanks.
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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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Change speckly black background of screen photo to solid black

Is there any way to change the speckly black background of this screen photo to solid black? This is a photo of a rectangular selection of a black screen that appears when a computer is booting. ...
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Gimp - scale object with ignoring transparent layer border

I create simple example and try scale yellow rectangle: The yellow rectangle is obtained by duplicating the green. Moved and filled with pattern.. When I press the Shift+S (Scale), I expect that ...
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PNG doesn't have white background in GIMP

I am attempting to create a PNG with a white background in Gimp. Here is the result: How can I fix this so that the images is grey on white?
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Gimp - it possible temporary hide crop rectangle

It possible temporary hide crop rectangle like in Photoshop with Ctrl+H? I need it in some cases to review of crop borders more detailed.
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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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GIMP: if change size of something in layer beyond the canvas size, how do you change canvas size to match the new larger size?

I take a graphic into gimp (so one layer), and canvas and layer size match. Then I do a transformation on the graphic (in this case filters->distorts->curve-bend), that results in it going beyond the ...
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Remove black background of a shape with blurred edges

I am trying to change the background colour of the image https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0728c/ from black to white with gimp. To do this I'm following the suggestion from this answer: https://...
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Inverted layer mask not working as expected [duplicate]

Consider the following gradient: Now I create a solid color layer and copy-paste the gradient as its layer mask. Where the mask is white I got 100% opacity and where the mask is black I got 0% ...
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How can I center text vertically and horizontally within an image in Gimp?

I would like to center text vertically and horizontally in an image within Gimp. I have the image, I have added the text, I have been able to use the alignment tool to center the text horizontally, ...
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Plotting points from external file in GIMP

I've got to believe someone has written a SCRIPT-FU scriptor or simple plug-in that reads a file of (x,y) points (in GIMP's coordinate system) and plots small circles of specified color and diameter ...
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Affinity Photo/ Gimp - Photoshop Liquify filter alternative

What's the alternative for Photoshop "Liquify" (Shift+Ctrl+X) filter in Affinity Photo, or Gimp?
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How to simulate a better lens blur, i.e. in linear space, with Gimp?

Human perception of intensity is proportional to the logarithm of the physical intensity. When light from an image enters our eyes, we do not perceive the changes in brightness proportionally, but ...
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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 do I create a palette file that I can use in Krita, in GIMP, from an image? [closed]

I want to use GIMP to create the palette automatically from a series of colors in squares that I have ready, but I can't find the option in this series of instructions: Import a New Palette ...
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Exporting Image to PNG causes it to be semi-transparent

I'm trying to create an image with a transparent alpha channel. After clipping image, I've removed white rectangular background using the 'Color to Alpha' tool. It seems to work fine by converting ...
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how to create a custom graphic border from a path?

I would like to create some custom graphical border painted along paths, but I don't knew how or where to start. I Knew how to use gimp and other graphical softwares but mostly I only do photo ...
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Export preview in Gimp

Is there some solution for Gimp to preview exported result image when i change some export settings like quality for jpg or amount colors for gif? Like in Photoshop Export interface.
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Gimp - single operation to crop and resize to fit to specific size

This solution is already done in Photoshop: I set result image specific size. Select crop area (in this case crop area rectangle have a proportional resizing ratio to result image size). Make crop ...
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Exporting colour image from GIMP turns grey

I have a gif image that I want to use as a background on a web site, but it's a bit too colourfull and when text is laid over the top of it, there's not enough contrast, so I want to knock it back a ...
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How do I add a custom button with arbitrary function to GIMP?

I'd like to know how to add a custom button somewhere in the gimp interface that could do some arbitrary function. Examples: click button and it creates a rectangular selection 10% smaller than ...
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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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Copy area of an image into transparent area on same image

I would like to copy an area into a transparent area in the same image using GIMP. I have drawn a rectangle around the area that I want to copy, then I select "Edit" -> "Copy visible". Then I clear ...
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How to resize a layer in GIMP keeping the layer transparent while resizing?

For some reason every time I start resizing a layer gimp turns the opacity back to 100, how can I resize a layer so that it stays at it's opacity while I'm in resizing mode? Actually the same ...
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getting text to be horizontal as opposed to vertical

I just downloaded GIMP and am trying to work with text on a photo. What I write appears vertically, how do I get it to display horizontally?
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learning how to create a label for a bottle of vodka [closed]

What would be the best dimensions and I guess overall way to go about my task? Currently using gimp. Do you recommend any websites I should check out. By the way I am very new at this but learning ...
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Gimp scale tool always defaults to 'Dont preserve aspect ratio'

Whenever i pick the scale tool and click on a selected region, the scale tool defaults to "dont preserve aspect ratio". If I jerk the mouse slightly when I first click on the selection with the scale ...
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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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How to fully change a border colour in GIMP?

I did the whole select colour -> fill colour thing but all the edges are frayed, how to fix this. Also tried the colour exchange mapping, didn't work so well.
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Color responsive patterns in GIMP?

When using the Bucket Fill tool in GIMP, is it possible to create a custom pattern which will be responsive to the current color choice the way a custom brush (when made correctly) will respond to the ...
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Change color area with different transparencies

I have a picture which I need to edit, but everything I tried didn't work. My picture has different transparencies but everything is the same color. I just want to change the color but the ...
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Synchronize tool settings between mouse and tablet

I am trying to use a drawing tablet with Gimp. But it appears each tool has a different setting for mouse and tablet, so say if you adjusted the brush size for the tablet it's not changed for the ...
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How do I make one border of a selection be a shared border with another selection?

I'm using GIMP to label data in an image, for a machine learning application. I simply want to divide the image into five colors, and I'm using the selection tool (Scissors Select) to outline the ...
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Is there any way to get GIMP make the “Keep Aspect Ratio” option a default option for scaling?

Only asking this question because no one else appears to have done so. In GIMP, when using Transform > Scale, the option to keep the aspect ratio (hidden away in the primary toolbox rather than the ...
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How do I map from a cylinder to a plane? (tree bark texture)

I have a photograph of a tree bark texture, and I'd like to flatten it out to use as a generic bark texture. It's fairly "flat" now but there's a noticeable curve to the edges of the texture. I'd ...
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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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Use 16x16 bitmap as palette

I have a 16x16 bitmap containing 256 pixels of distinct colours that I want to use as a palette for 8-bit indexed mode. Is there a way to convert this bitmap into one that GIMP can use as a custom ...
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How can I check if a JPEG image has layers?

So I have received a logo in JPEG format with a white background to be used on a website. That does not look good as the color does not fit well with the header color. The person who provided me with ...
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Gimp Clone Tool Glitch

I guess I'm getting a glitch in the newest version of gimp, when I'm trying to use the clone tool it's not just working fine, it's not cloning at all its just draw other things
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Transparent GIF is forming grainy, transparent static and I don't know how to fix it.(GIMP)

So, I'm trying to make this gif for a meme but no matter what I do I guess this swiss cheese looking error and I can't even figure out what the term is to google!
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How do I cut out feathered edges of transparent text in GIMP?

I am trying to create an overlay of a black background with transparent text so that a video can show through the transparency. I have been selecting text on the image by color and then cutting it ...
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Gimp color picker is wrong [closed]

I'm new to Gimp and it seems the color picker does take a color brighter than it is supposed, i have to get the hexa color from another app using screenshot. is there any settings that will make it ...
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Is there a way to save the current GIMP edit history as a script?

Is there a way to export the edit history so I can use it in a script-fu?
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Draw on layer larger than canvas?

I'm new on Gimp and i would like to know if there is a way to use multiple canvas used as layer. I have a background layer where the canvas is. I created a new transparent layer which is 5% larger ...
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Gimp Gif transparency issue

I found this gif online and I loved it but it had a white background. I've managed to get Most of it off, but now it is leaving behind a trail of each frame. I'm not sure why. That's the Gif after I ...