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Avoid jagged edges after size change

I have been given a PNG image of a simple logo and with a transparent background. Size needs to be reduced but the smaller image has jagged edges. I have tried to keep the resolution unchanged, and I ...
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Creating a pressure sensitive pencil style in Gimp

I am new to GIMP and illustration in general but am trying to draw my own map and am following this guide. The first part of the guide is to sketch out the layout of the plan on the map and the ...
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How can I extract and magnify video frames?

I am hoping this is the right area to post this. I have 1080p trail camera footage of someone stealing equipment. The truck plates are a little too far away in the video to clearly make out the ...
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Gimp turn all contiguous colored regions into selections

I have this image: I want to selectively fill in some of the contiguous white regions bounded by black lines. My plan for doing this so far was to somehow turn the regions into selections then use ...
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Beginner trying to place a person, minus the background color, on a book cover [duplicate]

I always seem to end up with black or white backgrounds instead of transparent ones. All I need to do is find a subject, make the background transparent, then paste it onto another picture for the ...
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How do I create true two-color images in GIMP?

I want to create a file with 1 bit color-depth, i.e. one bit per pixel. Which file formats are suitable for that, and how do I do this in GIMP? This is for self-created checkerboard for subsequent ...
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How do professional editors cut a portion of image precisely and paste it in another image

So, I'm not a graphics designer but I need some help with my science project on image tampering. so basically I want to know how do expert graphics software users actually crop a part precisely in an ...
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How to unlock the alpha channel lock in gimp?

In the layers dialog, there are two things you can lock and unlock: pixels (looks like a paintbrush icon), and the alpha channel (looks like a checkerboard next to the pixels icon). Supposedly, you ...
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Highlight region with a darkened background [closed]

I am struggling to do this in Gimp 2.8.22-1. https://s.natalian.org/2018-01-05/gimp.mp4 I used to be able to do this like so: http://dabase.com/blog/Highlighting_a_region_in_a_screenshot/ What am ...
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Gimp - fix distortion of old photos

I got some old photos to my hand. Unfortunately, I didn't have a possibility to make a direct scan of them and I could make a quick photo of them with my mobile phone. Their quality is acceptable, ...
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Is there a way to make the background of an image transparent?

Like explained here: Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp But via CLI! I'm using Gimp on Ubuntu, and I would like to do this on a bunch of images.. Even if it doesn't do a perfect ...
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What Is The Basic Procedure In Gimp? [closed]

Is it sensible to ask for a short statement of the basic operating procedure for GIMP? I am thinking something like this: For existing files: Open the file. Create a copy layer to work with keeping ...
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Gimp mouse wheel zoom resolution

Is there are way to change the amount a single increment on the mouse wheel zooms in the image when using Ctrl+Mouse_wheel_scroll to zoom. I find that Gimp zooms too much per mouse wheel increment ...
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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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Editing gifs in gimp

How do I open a .gif in gimp, edit the frames, and save it without the final product being a still image? I alredy know how to make a .gif but I want to be able to take a pre-existing .gif and just ...
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Gimp, “Color to Alpha” displays transparency in preview but not commiting change?

I am using GIMP 2.6.11. I have an image I am trying to convert to having a transparent background. I have done this many times. I use the select by color tool, and add layer to alpha channel. When I ...
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Gimp - How do you specify a maximum number of colors when using a custom palette?

In GIMP, when converting the color mode of an image into indexed, you are presented with the following dialog: When you let GIMP create the palette for you, you are able to specify the maximum number ...
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Edit a PDF while preserving quality

I have a PDF file I need to cut some parts out of for a presentation. I tried doing this with GIMP and saving the result as a PDF. However when I zoom in on the result, the quality is bad, even ...
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I'm looking for hierarchy-dependent logo version management

Ok so I'm a newb at graphic design for sure. I can hardly hack my way through GIMP/Inkscape/PS, but I want to solve this problem: Lets say you are working on a logo, you've got a few different types. ...
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Convert skewed rectangle back to original in GIMP

Consider this image: I know the aspect ratio. I would like to turn this skewed rectangle to rectangle with correct aspect ratio, as big as possible. I can use perspective transformation in GIMP, but ...
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How to create an (over)spray effect (in gimp)?

How to create an overspray effect? I tried fading out the selection and fill it with one color on a background layer and tried different brushes and tools, but without luck. It's mainly to geht the ...
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How can I make a selection in the shape of text with a given font in GIMP 2?

I'm trying to design a logo for my band. My idea is to have a fraction of a scenic image be duplicated in the shape of some text (my album name). I can't figure out how to do this. Like that, but ...
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How to apply a filter to a layer and its mask at the same time (in a single pass)?

I have a layer with a mask and I'd like to modify the contents of both using a filter (e.g. Filters -> Distorts -> IWarp). The problem is that I can only edit one of them at a time and reapplying that ...
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How to render text as brush stroke?

Is this possible to render a text as a certain brush stroke, so that the text seem to look like painted with a brush? Not looking for any generic paintbrush-effect or fonts. It has to be a brush from ...
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How can I resize my image without rasterizing the text layers?

I am trying to make a pixelart comic. The way I'm doing it is by drawing the pixel art on low resolution so I can place individual pixels and when I want to add the text I upscale the image 10 times ...
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gimp : move a curved text layer, not just only borders of selection

I would like to move a curved text with Gimp. Here's below the current text to move (zoomed) : For instant, I can move it but after, the old text remains (filled in white) and I can just have the ...
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Should I upload 1 file or 3?

I just discovered digital prints on etsy about a month ago and I've been scrambling for the last 3 weeks to learn everything i can about PPI/DPI, Resizing images, GIMP, pixel wxh, file formats, ...
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GIMP will only fill with black

I have a black arrow png icon/image (with transparent background) which I'm trying to paint another color (which I sample from another image). However the bucket fill tool will only fill with black, ...
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Add alpha channel selection is not available on gimp , why?

I can not select the option add alpha channel on gimp, why? What can I do to correct that error?
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Create an isometric projection of a Landscape image

I have an image of my college, how can I convert this image to an isometric projection like effect using Gimp or Inkscape. Source Image: Desired Effect:
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Create engraving in GIMP/Inkscape

I want to turn a photo in a engraving style picture, like for example this one using GIMP and, if possible, then make an SVG out of it with Inkscape. Can you recommend any filters/tools/plugins/...
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In Gimp, how can I add a link to a body of text.

I have a text field (created using the Text tool), and I'm trying to add a link to the body of the text. This document will primarily be exported as a pdf. I'm looking for a way to add a hyperlink so ...
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How to transition to Gimp as a Photoshop user

I apologize for the very general nature of this question but I do think it's something a lot of people could use tips on. I've used Photoshop for about 10 years and don't have access to it now, so I'...
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How do I operate on multiple layers at once in GIMP?

I have a image file which has a large number of card images, each in its own layer. I would like to crop these images to the proper size with rounded-rectangle corners. (I got the images as formatted ...
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How to export a layer without cropping my entire image

I often take screenshots, but then only want to export a portion of the screenshot instead of the entire thing. I know I can crop the image, but I was wondering if there was a way I could export a ...
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GIMP: Remove half-transparency from an image and add leave full transparency-part untouched

I have the following image of a yellow marker. Everything around the marker is fully transparent. But the yellow and the white part inside the marker is half-transparent. I do not want any ...
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Convert monochrome image to alpha mask

I currently have this simple image that is meant to be used as a background for a desktop program. How do I change this image into a sort of mask? (e.g. The lighter areas [75% opacity] are more see-...
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How to remove coloured degradation from old photo in GIMP

I have a lot of old photos in my family history file. The one I'm looking at has obviously suffered from some kind of degradation of the silver/silver chemicals: It has a sort of haze over parts of ...
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How to stretch the middle section of an image to a new width in Gimp

First off, I don't use Gimp that often, so what I'm asking may be simple and I've missed something obvious. But... I'm trying to modify the following image in Gimp. The image size is 489x63 however I ...
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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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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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What do I need to manipulate in GIMP to follow these specific color patterns I'm working with?

I am using GIMP and my images are appearing darker in an app I'm using, specifically OOTP 18. For example, my blue #0054a4 displays as a darker blue #003184, when I need it to appear as blue #004295 ...
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Create straight horizontal line

Straight lines can be created by holding the shift key. Is there a way to snap to horizontal (or vertical)?
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Help straightening out intelligent scissor lines in GIMP

I am new to GIMP, I'm trying to trace around an object with the intelligent scissor tool and cut out an object from its background. The scissor points aren't coming out right though, and when I try to ...
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GIMP: annulus of increasing radius?

How would I go about creating an animation in GIMP which gives the following result: The animation starts with an annulus at the centre of a transparent background, which then enlarges until it ...
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Make “Snap to Canvas Edges” the default?

Using GIMP 2.8.22 on Windows. More often than not, I like to have View -> Snap to Canvas Edges checked. How can I make this the default? The only thing I could find is a forum post from 2007 ...
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Why does GIMP ignore the font field in Tool Options for Text?

All the other fields work as intended, except for the text setting, which seems to do nothing. Why? How to fix this? Using GIMP 2.8.18.
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Gimp fill exact selection

I want to fill a selection in gimp with one color and only that color. No color mixing between neighbor pixels. How can I do that? When I fill a selection, gimp does it like in the image below on the ...
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How to create a tube from a shape?

I have a text which is similar to this font: Font link: http://www.dafont.com/october-twilight.font I'm trying to create a text effect with the shape similar in curves to the font above. Here's ...
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GIMP - Adding new layer blocks image below

I have a JPG image, then I add a new layer on top, with Mode: Color, and fill with color red. I get what I want, where the image below shows through: But when I do the exact same thing on another ...