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How to convert a tiff image to vector scale format (PDF) in Inkscape?

I would like to convert a tiff image to the vector scale format for publishing my article in a scientific journal. I created the tiff file using Gimp.But the journal only accepts the figures in vector ...
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“Airbrush” effect

I'm copying a drawing in Inkscape to be able to enlarge it and use it to print a t-shirt. The original is this: And the one that I made is this (far from perfect, but the best I my abilities allow ...
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What are the main things that decreases the quality in GIMP?

I am relatively new to using GIMP. A few days ago I learned that rotating an image might downgrade the quality because of the anti-aliasing, and that surprised me, for I thought rotating an image is ...
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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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Cannot select the background layer in Gimp

I'm trying to delete the background layer but I cannot select or right click to it. I had been pasted a layer. How can I fix this ? Thanks.
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Automate layer comment insertion for animations?

I am reading this tutorial on how to create GIF animations in GIMP. https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/ The tutorial says, In GIMP you specify the delay as a layer comment. Just ...
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How to resize the background canvas size to the size of the layer in Gimp

How to reduce the background canvas size to the layer size. I used Image > Fit canvas to layers but it does not do this. In Fireworks there was a button named Fit To Canvas for doing this. I ...
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gimp: use modifiable layer as mask of another layer

I have text cutting out pieces (letters) from background layer using alpha to selection on the text and using that selection as mask for the background layer (like in this question how can i make ...
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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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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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Blurring the edges of a layer on Gimp?

I am trying to blur a layer on a Gimp photo. It's a pink layer called 'Capa 1'. I have tried inverting the layer, and feathering however it hasn't worked. I need to blur the edges so they are not ...
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Gimp - Level adjustment as layer, like photoshop?

Is there any way to adapt the levels of an image through a specific 'level' layer, like in photoshop ? I find it very handy to have it as a layer. See below, I'havent found a way to achieve that... ...
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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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Gimp color with pencil shading

How do I add color to a pencil drawing and leave the pen/pencil shading alone? ( color white under pen/ pencil shading and leave shading untouched on top)
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How to make transparent shape to make the color more bright

How to make a transparent shape for example a rectangle that increase the brightness of background color or other shape like image below. The background color is dark blue, the shape make the color ...
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How does tinypng.com minimize pictures?

I recently discovered tinypng.com, which helped me to minimize a picture on my website from over 60k to less than 20k by keeping the same quaility (for me personally at first sight, I'm not so into ...
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Normalizing heightmap image without creating ramping effect

I'm trying to get a real-world heightmap data for my game. I'm grabbing an image in GeoTIFF format from here and then converting it to png and cleaning up some errors. This is an example of a fjord ...
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GIMP is not combining layers the way that I expected

I have experience with image processing, but I am fairly new to GIMP. I was experimenting combining layers that have transparency, and the pixel values that GIMP computes do not agree with the ...
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Transform chained layers in Gimp like one same merged layer

How I can transform (Scale, Rotate..) chained layers in Gimp 2.10 simultaneously? For example, I set chain icon to 2 or more layers and want scale them like one merged layer.
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Select only image in layer around selection

Here is my current situation. I am trying to select the selection inside via CMD+SHIFT+L so I can move the gold coins around a bit. But I don't seem to be able to do so. Select -> Float seems not ...
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Gimp, script that iterates through several images and exports each one with different options

I'm quite new to gimp. Assuming I have N images I was wondering if it is possible do the following: For i = 1...N For each export options j = 1 .. N Export(img[i],option[j]); Basically what ...
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Filling overlapping paths

I have a text layer whose letter-spacing is set to a negative value, and thus letters overlap. This is my intention. I transform the text layer to path and hide the original text as I don't need it ...
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How to get a 1:1 scale print preview?

this question is actually a bit special, so I didn't know exactly how to formulate it. What I actually want is to see an image on the screen at same size (or as much close as possible) to the size it ...
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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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Use of the maths in graphics programs

In relation to my activity as a teacher of Mathematics and Physics at an Art School, I would like how to connect in graphics programs, any arguments of the analytic geometry or trigonometry in ...
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How to create mock ups in GIMP using templates like PSD in Photoshop?

I am almost novice to graphic design. I need to know whether there is any way to create mock-ups in GIMP, people generally create in Photoshop with PSD format. Is there any format like PSD in GIMP, ...
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How can I create a grid that is a rectangle in GIMP?

How can I create a grid that is 150x50 pixels? The grid feature in Filters->Renderer->Pattern->Grid does not let me create grids other than a square.
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How to add an object inside another

I wonder if it possible to add an object inside another. My project is to add bottles inside a six pack bottle. So I have an empty six pack and I have a bottle. I want to put some bottles inside ...
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Edited images different in Mac and PC

I am a total amateur at using image editing programs. I have been scanning pages from a book to my Mac (High Sierra) using Image Capture and saving it in png format. I have then used Gimp to edit ...
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Text tool menu obstructed when used at top of image

When I need to add text to the very top of an image, the text tool menu is obstructed by the top of the window. How can I get the entire menu into view?
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Using Gimp to Chroma Key a low-resolution/pixel graphics image

I took a screenshot of a character from a game I'm playing, with a mod that adds blocks for chroma keying. What I'm stuck on is that even though the image has no shadows (fullbright enabled for the ...
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GIMP decreases quality of image after every saving

I used GIMP to draw and after couple of weeks I noticed that image isn't as sharp as it was before. It seems GIMP can't save a file without quality loss: the more times you save file, the less and ...
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Gimp adjust brightness not applying to image

I have a strange behavior, I'm using GIMP 2.10.8 on Ubuntu 18.10, Sorry I'm newbie. I copied one image and pasted to new layer. I changed the color using Colors -> Colorize I wanted to increase ...
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Is there a filter to 'reverse Emboss'?

I'm starting from a photograph of a relief, lit from above, something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UnfinishedStele-NefertitiPouringWineIntoAkhenatensCup.png I want to extract the ...
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Gimp - better resolution with less pixelized edge

I have this low res picture: I would like to print it, so I need it in higher resolution, but the edge are all 'pixelized': I tried the gaussian blur, but the result is to 'blur': I would like ...
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Gimp Python-Fu how to copy a channel

Suppose I want to copy the red channel of an image (thus creating a new channel). How do I do that with Python-Fu? EDIT: basically, I need to create luminosity masks. So far, I tryed the following ...
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Copy/Paste in Gimp not working properly [closed]

I am using Gimp to create a skin for a 3D model of a building. I am currently placing different styles of windows in my model. To do this, I am opening a window file, copy the image and paste it ...
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GIMP fill gif canvas background with image background

Normally people would want to make the gif background transparent. But how to fill all the cavas background with the "grey-like color" background of the image and apply to all 90+ layers? I have ...
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Delete selection outside canvas sized

So, I'll make my best effort in explaining the behaviour I am seeing in Gimp so you can understand what's what I'm looking for. Let's say I have a canvas of 800x600 and I create a new layer and paste ...
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Compatible Photoshop format for GIMP

I am using GIMP on my Ubuntu, and need to open a file some one else made with Photoshop. What file format preserves the layers, colors and preferably the text/fonts when exporting from Photoshop and ...
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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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GIMP Graphic export

I have created a graphic in GIMP with a number of layers. I have exported this image as both a .png and .jpg. When opening the image I can see there are a number of white areas and speckles that do ...
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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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