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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 ...
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Which filter did I apply on my picture?

I seldom modify pictures, so I don't use the software very often. Last year, I modified a picture by only applying a GIMP filter on it but I cannot remember which filter I applied at the time nor the ...
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How to create an image map automatically without plotting the regions?

I have a base image which has some regions marked on it something like below: I want to be able to create an image map file as a part of our requirement using the base file. The image map output ...
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How do I fully extract this bicycle from the background, including the spokes, etc. using Gimp [duplicate]

I'd like to pull the bicycle out of the image, but can't seem to make any of the Gimp tutorials work.
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How to stop marching ants in Gimp after selection has been made?

In the image below, I traced around an object (the yellow-colored candy) using the Paths tool, then clicked on Selection from Path in the tool's dialog panel. However, the marching ants effect around ...
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How can I replicate Photoshop's content-aware fill in Gimp for Windows?

I want to remove an object from a photograph based on the surrounding patterns. In photoshop I could use the Content Aware Fill Tool, but there doesn't seem to be any built-in alternatives for Gimp on ...
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Perspective with google map or bing image

I have a common google map image and I would like to transform to a one-point perspective changing its shape to a trapezoid filled with the original map. The new map would have streets and building ...
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Achieving advanced colorization effects

The image on the right below is the colorized version of the one on the left (GIMP was used). In my opinion, the colorized version looks fake because, for example, the borders of the three lollipops ...
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GIMP Scaling image down but maintain readability

Ive got an image that is quite large. It's a black and white 4878x1497 image. I've finished modifying it but need to scale it down proportionally from 1497 to 72. What's the best way to go about ...
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Erase something from only one channel using GIMP

I am trying to make a RGB mask for game development purposes using GIMP. I am trying to add a gray scale mask to the red channel and then a different gray scale mask to the green channel. So that the ...
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clean up edges in lineart in gimp

I am working on this lineart as sort of a logo for my tshirt company. I was wondering how exactly to clean up the edges and smooth them out?i would just like it to look like a classic clean lineart ...