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GIMP: do not move layer to top when transforming

Using GIMP 2.99, I'm trying to fit photographs into a photo frame with cutouts. I created the cutouts in a top layer, and am trying to visually scale the photos on the below layers so I can make a (...
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How do I view a JPEG's EXIF data in Gimp?

I would like to view a JPEG's EXIF data in Gimp, perhaps modifying it. How do I do this?
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GIMP opens JPG file with different colors

I have a JPG file (produced in Illustrator, from the EXIF tag) which, when opened with GIMP, displays the colors differently from any other program I have (e.g. Firefox, eog, gThumb, etc.). Here's ...
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How to create an 16× error/difference image using GIMP or Photoshop

I need to create a quality comparison between two rendering methods by showing the difference of the results akin to figure 6 in [Walter et al. 2005] (p. 5): (Image copyright by Walter et al. 2005). ...
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How do I create an 8 x 8 square brush in GIMP?

How do I create an 8x8 square brush, with no smoothing in GIMP? Do I actually have to create a custom brush? You'd think that the pencil brush would work but the size seemingly doesn't line up with ...
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Using GIMP to extract foreground objects using layers

I want to take some portrait shots and then replace the background. I don't have a green screen or anything I can use for chroma keying, so I had this idea that I could take a picture of a background, ...
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Gimp: fill with pattern, change pattern scale and threshold

I just filled an image with a pattern: Ain't there a simple way to change the scale and the threshold of the pattern so that the squares fit the edges of the house better?
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Gimp Non-square resize

I've been tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to get gimp to do a scale in the way I want. I think what I'm after is either a non-linear scale, or a trapezoid distort. I'm not sure I'm using ...
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How can I prevent Gimp from automatically changing colors of a .png?

So I am editing a .png file from a website that I am working on. I downloaded the image (.png) and it has a yellow/green color in one of the objects. This color is important because it matches with ...
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GIMP eyedropper returning wrong colors [duplicate]

I seem to have an odd issue with GIMP. Since two days, if I try to pick a color with the color picker, GIMP returns a wrong (and seemingly arbitrary) color. The color selection tool already looks ...
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GIMP: Background removal gives gray fringe, when exported as PDF

I cut a region out of this Wikimedia Commons picture: I simply used the free select tool to cut out the part (ctrl+x) and inserted it into another image without background. However, when I export ...
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Alternative to Photoshop's Stamp filter in GIMP

In Photoshop using Filter > Sketch > Stamp you can create an effect similar to the image below: Is there any plugin or any way to do this in GIMP? P.S: in GIMP Color > Desaturate is not helping.
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What is a good font for low resolution, black and white screen?

I'm looking for a good font to use on a small display (lower than 200x200px). The screen is black and white only, so I can't use anti-aliasing. I use several font sizes (between 14px and 24px), lower ...
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Remove transparency in bulk - GIMP

I have 3,337 PNG images which all have a transparent background. First of all, I don't know how to remove transparency... Second of all, I want to do this with all 3,337 images at the same time. I ...
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Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality?

Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality ? Like this: I've watched this tutorial : but the quality of the outcome is still far away from the one above. Is there a way to make ...
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Can I completely remove lens distortion from any image?

Let's say I have the following image: I want to completely remove lens distortion here, hence all straight lines of the real world must be straight at the image too. I'm trying to use filter "Lens ...
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Creating a realistic gold surface in GIMP

I'm fairly weak in my GIMP skills but I would really like to improve. I'm trying to create a realistic gold surface in GIMP. I've created a reasonable image here using the gold gradient, a curve shift ...
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Scale down an image in GIMP without losing resolution

How do I scale down an image to a smaller size in GIMP without an unnecessary loss of resolution? I know that I am losing too much image resolution because when I downscale the same image using HTML ...
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How to open a file the fast way in Gimp?

The classical way to open a file is not followed in Gimp. There is no browse button, nor there is a textbox where one can paste the path to the file. I do not edit images everyday and I always have to ...
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How did they design the Flash logo?

I am just interested to know how was the Flash logo shown bellow designed? How can something similar can be created using GIMP? sorry I can't afford Photoshop. [edit] In addition to GIMP, is it ...
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In GIMP, how can I change one solid colors to multiple color variations?

I'm not really sure how to ask this in words, but I used to use a program along time ago that would change one solid color into multiple variations. Say I have a solid red square, but I want it to be ...
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What sort of structure does the slice tool generate when exported as HTML?

When I used the slice tool on each part and export as HTML, does it generate a skeletal HTML code where it consists of frame layouts? I would like to know for both Photoshop CS4 and GIMP.
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How do I convert images of a page of text to pure Black & White and sharpen the text?

I'm a research student working with large numbers of archival documents. For speed when at the archives, I photograph the documents (with a decent but not fancy digital camera), producing colour .jpg ...
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Removing shadows in a white background photo

How do I remove the shadow in this photo? I tried fuzzy select on my actual image, the object has grey elements that make it difficult to distinguish properly. I can do by parts, but the real ...
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Plugin or brush for transforming a photo to a fractal in gimp?

Folks, I've been looking all over for a plugin or brush that will help me take a photo and reduce it to that 'electric look' (or fractal?) that i'm seeing in various places. I'd vastly prefer one for ...
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How to edit a closed shape drawn by Path Tool in GIMP?

I created a custom shape with custom pattern with the following steps: Drawing the border lines with Path Tool Making a closed shape by Selection from Path Selecting the closed shape with Magic Wand ...
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how do I import a vector path from Inkscape into Gimp?

I'd like to take an SVG clipart, pull out particular paths from it, and bring them into Gimp and use them to create selections and/or to stroke. Nothing I've tried seems to work -- even though Gimp ...
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GIMP - Flat image to round ball surface (sphere)

Using GIMP 2.8. Trying to map an image to a sphere. The idea is to make custom Christmas balls. In addition to map to sphere, I have tried perspective and cage transform, but with limited success. ...
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How to draw a non-defect transparent line?

Gimp is pretty good to draw a straight lines. It is easy as 1) set first point with left click and 2) set second point with shift+left click: But when I set opaque to 30-70%, small defect is appeared ...
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Using GIMP, how do I fill the canvas with an image?

I have this in my canvas: What I want to do is cover the whole canvas with this image; the image is 250 px wide, so I want to add 3 more so the whole canvas looks like fire! How do I do that? (I've ...
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GIMP: Paint a selection and maintain various levels of opacity

I'm trying to recolor a png file using GIMP. The image I want to recolor is a solid color, but the edges are feathered with varying degrees of opacity to make the final image look smoother. is there ...
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How can I apply realistic brush marks on an image?

I wonder how brush marks are applied to images. For example, there are some good marks on the sun graphic below. Are they textural, or do they require some special painting tricks? Any keyword that ...
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How to add a shadow border to an image in GIMP

I prepared a square and a triangle in Gimp but I am unable to get a shadow around it. I want it exactly like the image below. I tried with filter --> lights and shadow --> Drop shadow but it ...
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How to colorize a layer with semi transparent borders to a specific color in GIMP?

I have an white icon that needs to be colorized to a specific color. How do I do it in GIMP? Keep in mind that it has semi transparent borders and transparent background, so using the bucket or ...
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In GIMP how to scale up image without scaling layers?

I am trying to scale images without scaling layers. I tackled the problem of scaling down the images by selecting the largest visible layer and the cropping the image to that layer. This way none of ...
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Gimp: Select and vertically swap a pair of horizontal segments

I need to easily select and swap full-width horizontal sections of an image, e.g. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc ...
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Gimp: how to combine two images side-by-side

I've recently drawn 2 images and for the final product I need to combine half of each images, one on the left and one on the right, into a single image.
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Gimp: Add text to Layer Mask?

I'd like to have a layer mask in Gimp that includes some text. I currently have a method of achieving this, but it's a little more crude than I'd like. In this image, the top text is a simple text ...
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An opensource equivalent to Photoshop that has Lasso and Warp tools?

Using Photoshop, I can edit the image by using the lasso tool and warp tool, but Photoshop is not open source, I need an open source software to edit the image by using the same tools. I tried GIMP ...
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How to have numerous text items on one layer in Gimp?

I'm making a map in Gimp. I want to have the following layers: background cities rivers mountains So I want, say, 30 cities on one layer so that I can turn it off and on. However, every time I ...
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Scaling image in gimp without losing definition of characters

I'm working with a .png (a logo with text) found here. When I import to gimp and try to scale it down, to fit my canvas, the text above "DON DAVIS LECTURESHIP... etc" becomes illegible from ...
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How can I change the opacity of a pasted gif in GIMP?

I have two gifs. I'd like to put one gif on top of the other, but with low opacity. This is what I did: open gif1. create a new layer paste gif2 onto the layer change the opacity of the layer The ...
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How to tightly fit an image into a different image's frame using Gimp

I'm trying to fit a screenshot of an app onto this stock photo using Gimp 2.10.10. I know how to change the perspective and fit the screenshot onto the phone but I'm not sure how to select the finger ...
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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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Batch Processing

I need to batch process 100's of images in one go, these are largely product photographs for my e-commerce store & the task are repetitive such as white background , image resizing,and compressing ...
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In GIMP is there a way to make selection start from the canvas border?

In GIMP when I want to crop a rectangular image down to a square there's something frustrating about how the Rectangle Select Tool behaves. Even though I can constrain the proportions of the selection ...
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How to color pictures to pastel?

I wanted to ask you how I can (re-)color pictures. I use Gimp, but I guess the functions of Photoshop/Paint Tool Sai/etc. aren't that different, just easier to find. First, as an example, this is the ...
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Quickly resizing canvas using “border pixels” to fill up new space in Gimp

I noticed that one of the tasks I often perform in Gimp comes down to making a different aspect ratio version of a simple PNG (an icon with a simple gradient background for example). They can be ...
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editing several hundred images - GIMP

I'm working on a project that requires me to change several hundred images(somewhere around 550). They're all the same size and type. Each image needs several color corrections. Initially I use color ...
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What is the correct name of this filter?

Normally, this is what would you would see if you magnified older newspaper images printed in color. (check the background of the attached image) What is this filter called? How can I recreate this ...