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Questions about GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Ask scripting questions on Stack Overflow, software support questions on Super User, and anything related to design here on Graphic Design.

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easiest way to create a GIMP PATH with handles out

I am a firm believer of GIMP, but sometimes find it hard to do things that seem to be simple. To create a path around a figure, I'd like to sprinkle some points and then move each point to the exact ...
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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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Changing some instances of a color to another

I have this: and would like to create this: My thinking is that it can be done through the following methods; 1. Find a way to replace some of the white to gray at random. 2. Manage to ...
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Limiting the Selection by Color to a Specific Area of an Image in Gimp

On this image, I'm trying to make the name in black letters transperent I have this image in Gimp where I need to select a specific color (namely the name circled in blue) to make transparent; ...
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Color management: how do I make Gimp handle gamma conversion in this png file?

This image is shown as an apple in Gimp, although if gamma is handled correctly it should show a pear. What steps should I take in Gimp to make it handle the gamma correctly? I've tried with the ...
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Gimp- how to switch/exchange photo

I'm new to gimp. I have created a graphic where I used patches to trace and cut shapes. I've attached the image. I want to be able to create duplicate files using different colour sparkle images. I ...
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How can I make the hard color transitions in this image less extreme while still keeping the image quality?

So I have this image. In the image, there are hard changes in color like this. In paint.net, how can I make those transitions less extreme without losing any of the image quality and tileability? I ...
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Gimp wrongly adding alpha to imported png

Some PNG images are not imported correctly. Is it something in the settings or is it a bug? Running GIMP 2.10.2 | Windows 10. Original png with alpha: GIMP print screen: GIMP Exported:
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How do you move just the selection box without moving the pixels in gimp?

I have a simple selection box around an icon. I want to keep the selection exactly the same size and move it to the right. How can I drag the selection box without moving the pixels with it? It's ...
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How do I change the color of a png image in GIMP?

I have a png image that I'm using with GIMP that is only one color. I would like to change this color to a different color. Is there an easy way of doing this?
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GIMP Bucket ignores saturation value

I need to fill the red area with white colour. As you can see the foreground is very very white shade of pure red. Why do I get fully saturated red instead (the left circle)? Only when I go to the ...
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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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How do I multiply colors in GIMP?

I have an image which is a white background with a black logo. The edges of the logo have a range of colors between black and white: If I want to change the foreground color to green, how do I do it ...
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How to mix all colours in a JPG to a single colour in GIMP

I have a grey floor tile with some colour texture. I want to mix all colours together so I get a single colour that I will paint my skirting board with. I intend to take a photo of the tile, mix it in ...
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Fade an image's bottom edge to white in GIMP? Current method results in far too “harsh” a gradient

I have a series of photos that I'd like to create the effect of them fading to white on the bottom edge in gimp. I have this working very nicely in CSS already with linear-gradient(to bottom, rgba(...
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Inverse crop in GIMP

I have an image that has blocks of useful content and blocks of useless content. I would like to remove the blocks of useless content without copy/pasting all of the useful content into another image. ...
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Clarifying text in low resolution image

I am desperately keen to be able to read the text in the attached image, in particular the description below the picture of each watch. I have tried but failed using GIMP. Does anyone have any ...
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How can I map colors of one (non-uniform) gradient to another?

I'm trying to recolor parts of an image to match another part of the image. As an example, consider this image of an anime character's arm wearing a black glove: I want to remove the glove, i.e. I ...
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Drawn lines have big jaws when using One by Wacom

As shown on image below, drawing in Gimp have big jaws in lines, only when using my graphic tablet, the One by Wacom. I'm also sure it is problem of Gimp because when using Paint Tool Sai, lines ...
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What's wrong with gimp alpha channel

My alpha channel for some reason is white instead of white and gray is there anyway I can change the solid color to multi color .
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How can I import an image as a channel in Gimp?

I'm using Gimp because photoshop is too expensive. I was making a map for the game Zero-K and I need to add an image as a channel to use the texture, but I couldn't find a way to do this. There are no ...
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How to create an arrow in GIMP, with a different colour outline?

I'd like to draw an arrow in GIMP (which was answered by How do I insert arrows into a picture in GIMP?), but the problem is I'd like a black outline (or stroke) for a red arrow. I somehow managed ...
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Adding text layer with white background to image by using gimp python-fu

I want to add a variable text (file name) to a photo and fill the background with a color (white) so that the text is clearly visible. How can I conveniently fill the already created text layer e.g. ...
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Editing a non-visible, active layer

I just started using Gimp 2.10, and I love it except for one small thing that is absolutely killing me right now. When I set the active layer as not visible and then try editing it (I do a lot of ...
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How do I achieve this effect in Gimp or Photoshop?

Anyways, please does anyone know how to achieve this "textured effect" (don't really know what its called. Featured on this banner. I know it's basically a transparent purple layer with some kind of ...
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32-bit float EXR with GIMP/Photoshop

I've modified UE4 to render in 32-bit float color depth, and to then grab the output and write it to an exr file also with 32-bit float color depth. I've set Unreal's gamma value to 1.0, so there ...
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Gimp: How to export images at a specific dimensional size

Does Gimp provide a way to export an image at a desirable dimensional size, and still preserve the original size while working in the UI? I need a scaled down version of a file I am currently working ...
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Cropping single layer crops entire cavas?

I don't know what's going with my Gimp, but for some reason when I tried to crop a single layer it cropped the entire canvas. I know that this is abnormal because I've been using Gimp for about a ...
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Recreate water texture in Gimp

I found this simple tutorial on how to make a water texture. I quite like the look of the texture for the theme of the game I'm working on, but I can't figure out how to recreate it. I don't have the ...
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Generate colorful streamline pattern (using FOSS)

I found a very interesting pattern, which I would like to recreate: Source I tried to start with the RGB-Noise filter of Gimp, but didn't get a comparable pattern so far. I understood, that there ...
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What's the proper way to connect two gradients at an angle in GIMP?

I want to connect two gradients at a 45° angle: As you can see, the transition is not smooth. How can make the gradients blend properly?
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How to change background colour of an image in GIMP after increasing canvas size

I have expanded an image's canvas in GIMP and I'd like to change the background colour of the new area created by my increase of the canvas size. I've tried selecting this area but no matter what I ...
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Is it possible to create a grid in Gimp that is part of the image?

I want to make pixel art in Gimp, but the grid that I pull up is only a filter. I'd like to get a perfect fill for each pixel instead of having to measure the pixel and line it up each time. Is it ...
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gimp changed my image color after using color to alpha

I used color to alpha many times before with other images and it was perfect but when i try with this image it's give me a weird result that I don't know from where is the problem ? the original ...
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Tips how to draw circle with logo and lines

I'm a complete noob in graphics. I would like to draw something similar to this: I'm able to draw the circles but anything else is beyond my knowledge and Gimp is quite complex for me to understand. ...
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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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Hard drive contents not showing in GIMP (Windows 10) [closed]

I installed GIMP 2.10.0 yesterday. When I try to open files, there are a few folders listed, such as "Documents" and "Pictures" as well as the letters of the hard drives. When clicking on a listed ...
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Pixel perfect pen size in GIMP

When I use the pen and I put 1.0 size, it draws a 1x1 pixel square. But after that, it goes like this: At 2.0 size, 3x3 square. At 3.0 size, 3x3 square. At 4.0 size, 3x3 square. At 5.0 size, 5x5 ...
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How to create a script in GIMP?

I'm using GIMP to do a simple but tedious operation for many images so I'd like to know how I can make a script that will do it for me, or find some simpler way of doing this. I import an image file ...
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Gimp: How to create a selection from file in Python

I am using Gimp's non-interactive mode, since I want to process a big number of images and their masks. For every image file, I have a mask image file, which consists of 1 and 0s (1 means the pixel ...
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GIMP 2.8.16 - How to create an EXACT path using the 'Selection-to-Path Advanced Settings' dialog?

How can I create an EXACT path from a selection with as FEW anchor points as possible using the 'Selection-to-Path Advanced Settings' dialog (https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-selection-dialog.html)? I'...
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GIMP 2.8.22 How to SELECT ALL text objects in all layers and change font size of all at once? [duplicate]

(GIMP 2.8.22) I have several text objects labeling parts of the human body and I want to increase the font size of all of them to 20 pts. Each text object was automatically put into its own layer, ...
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How to edit a pdf and preserve hyperlinks

I was wondering if it is possible to edit (in my case I want to remove some text) a pdf page, while maintaining the hyperlinks on the page. I have tried using Inkscape, GIMP and LibreOffice (on ...
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How do I make a texture sheet with multiple textures for unwraps?

Can anyone point in in the right direction as to where I could learn how to make an image like this within gimp? I'm honestly in the dark as to what to even call it. I've searched texture map, uv map, ...
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Removing Off-white Background from White Image GIMP

I have been using threshold and layers to remove the background from my images. This has been working perfectly when my objects have been colorful. Now that I am trying to do this with an object ...
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Displaying 20 in x 600 in GIMP/Photoshop file as PDF in Acrobat Reader

I am preparing the art project which involves using characters to obtain a visual and not literary artwork. Something like concrete poetry. Project is supposed to be 20 inches of width and 15 - 20 ...
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How to change colour automatically with size?

Is there a way in GIMP to automatically associate a colour with a given brush size? The use case is that large objects are typically in the foreground, and should in general have a lighter tone than ...
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Editing product images in gimp or other free software [closed]

I am currently paying a Photoshop whizz to edit product photos for me (e.g, a lampshade), replacing the pattern with other patterns and colours, to use on my nursery décor website. I wondered if there ...
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How do I edit existing text in a design I created in Gimp

Using Gimp, I created a design with circular lettering. I increased the font size, and now the text is pixelated (blurry, lighter in color than the rest of the image). How do I select the existing ...
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Whats the best way to make the background of these light balls transparent? [duplicate]

Magic wands doesn't work. Tried using GIMP and zooming in to add to alpha channels but there must be a better way?