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Difference between None, Linear, Cubic and Sinc(Lanczos3) interpolation in image scaling?

While scaling images in GIMP in the Quality section I was prompted to choose one of the following interpolations: None Linear Cubic Sinc(Lanczos3) What is the difference between these and which one ...
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Q: Gimp vs Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop since the beginning of time. Other than the infamous Paintshop Pro, it is the only image editor I have used. I am about to embark on an adventure of trying out GIMP as a ...
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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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How can I edit an .SVG file?

Wikipedia has an extensive set of anatomy SVGs, but I can't highlight different organs or parts dynamically, because there are no source files with layers I can manipulate in Photoshop or GIMP. How ...
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How to remove a specific color in an image in Photoshop?

I am not an expert photoshop user but have been trying to use more of it in what I currently do. I have a black and white image from which I am trying to remove all the white. I cannot use the ...
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Removing grain from handwritten signature

I've got a scanned signature that I'm trying to clean up. I was able to use levels to remove some of the grain surrounding the handwriting, but I cannot figure out how to remove the grain from the ...
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Generate close-up photo of laptop screen (with pixels)

Given a standard screenshot, would you know how to transform it into a close-up photo of laptop screen effect, in which you can see the pixels. Example: or even better, a more 3D image like this one.
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What's the best way to remove a white background when the Magic Wand tool doesn't cut it?

I'm having trouble removing a white background with complex images like these ones. When I use the Magic Wand tool on them I just end up cutting way too much stuff away or not enough and leaving white ...
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How to edit a ring-shaped image into a straight line?

I am looking for a way to make the image below straight - like in the line. To make it clear - it would be a tattoo template, which will be placed around my upper arm. Is there any solution of this, ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Lab color?

I often see suggestions of converting an image to the Lab color model when editing images in, for example, Photoshop. What are the pros and cons of doing this? Are there specific functions or tasks ...
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How do I replace the blue color with red in this image?

I'd like to replace the blue in the linked image with red. What is the easiest and best-looking way to do this? I had the idea of selecting the gold trim and colorizing the inverse, but that would ...
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How can I convert a QR code from JPG to SVG with perfect clean squares?

I have a QR code in jpg format with low quality and I need to convert it to SVG with perfect squares. I tried Trace Bitmap with Inkscape using Edge detection and all the other options, but I can't ...
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How to make scanned newspaper effect?

I want to make my good quality photos look like photos scanned from old newspaper. Maybe halftone in high resolution? Or just find an old laser printer and scanner? Here is few examples what i mean:
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How to get rid of greyscale in a photo of a black and white page?

This is a problem I often face and it feels like there should be a trivial solution to it, but I can't figure it out (it probably doesn't help that I'm not a graphics designer either). Step 1: Take a ...
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Adobe Fireworks - the best replacement?

Okay yes back in 2011 and 2014 similar questions were asked. But now that it is on the cusp of 2020, my question is who HAS FOUND a replacement to Fireworks that they LOVE and would highly recommend? ...
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Manually invert path fill for SVG

In short, I want to do the exact opposite of this question: Is it possible to "invert" an SVG file? Not the colours, but the actual areas/paths?. I have a monochrome SVG image that is a ...
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How can I modify an image to have colors that flow into each other and what is this effect called?

I have been trying to find the name of this effect in this image Specifically, how the image has been converted to white and a spectrum of colors that flow into each other. I would like to know how ...
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How to convert any fabric to look like leather / latex?

I am new to photoshop and I need a little help. How can I change the material of any dress to look like leather/latex? Ref pic: I tried using Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Plastic Wrap ...
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How to edit a pixel without modifying surrounding pixels

When working on a bitmap image in Photoshop, I often need to make changes to individual pixels, such as using the Paintbrush to change the colour. This would typically involve zooming into the ...
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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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How can I modify the point of view of this photo?

How can I modify this picture to make it seem like the pizza is shown from above?
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Why does image software typically use frames (x pixels by y pixels) instead of an infinite canvas?

If you open up your favorite drawing package and start a new image, you'll likely be asked to input the dimensions of the frame (width and height). For example, Pinta shows this: However, I recently ...
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Is there a way to remove lens flare?

I took a picture where the sun was just to the left of the subject with my mobile camera. Due to the sun I couldn't see my screen after I'd taken the photo and didn't realise there was a slight green ...
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How can moiré effects be diminished in clothing photographs?

I am almost ready to launch an e-commerce site for a client but some of the clothing images have a strong moiré that is quite disturbing: I know I could blur the photos to get rid of the moiré but: ...
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Difference between Cropping, Scaling, Resizing & Changing Aspect Ration of an Image?

I am too confused in understanding different terms used with sizing of an image. What is the difference between: Cropping an image Resizing an image Scaling an image Changing Aspect-ratio of an image ...
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How to properly brighten a very dark image

I work at a cabinet shop and I'm a software developer. My manager and I (Team of 2 Devs) created a program for our sales team to be able to layout and design kitchens, select color and species and ...
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Remove graph/grid background from a ECG-like readout in inkscape/ImageJ

I have this graph below, which shows a readout for an experiment on a graph background like this; I would like to remove this graph background, leaving just the black line, so that it is formatted ...
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How to Create effect of dynamic image by using a red acetate in Photoshop?

✨ I'm a design student and I'm currently working on my thesis project. For the the cover I want to create an effect similar to the cover of "made you look" by Sagmeister. The cover uses an ...
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How to resize images for best view in Word and PDF document?

Note: I've asked this question in Super User but I couldn't get an answer. Later on, I noticed this community. I have prepared some vectoral and python/matplotlib high resolution images. As you can ...
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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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BW image - make all black areas blue?

I have a black and white image, a scanned signature, where I want to change the colour of the black lines to blue (or red or something else). How do I do this? Preferably with freeware (I have Mac, ...
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Is this considered graphic design?

I know the photos look weird, But are they considered graphic design or not?
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How to apply dodge tool to a secondary layer that can affect all layers in Photoshop?

For more precaution, I always use of a secondary layer for my works. For example, use of a layer for stamping (sample all layers) or brushing, so that I can simply edit or remove that layer. I also ...
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Removing checkered background baked onto image

I have an image as follows: The checkered pattern is not the transparency, it is impressed directly on the image, and runs across the whole graphic. I would like to know if there is a way to remove ...
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Metallic effect on picture

I have the clock hands below (cf. photo). they look very flat. i would now like to process them so that they get a slight metallic-black effect and become slightly three-dimensional if possible. The ...
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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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How to increase line thickness in an existing raster image?

I received an image with colored lines that I need to include in a report. However, the image will be scaled down and the lines will be thin making it hard to see what color they are (especially in ...
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How to automate four-up photo creation

I've got a large number (about 300) of 4x6 photos that I want to reformat by making each into a 2x3 photo, and making one 4x6 composite image from 4 of these. (I want to make them smaller because ...
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How to convert color gradient to grayscale?

This is an image of the gravity of earth. I need it in grayscale with the white areas representing max gravity and black areas representing the minimum gravity so I can get a displacement map to use ...
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GIMP: A code to edit a whole folder of images

[GIMP 2.8.16] EDITED: See below. Hi, I am new to python, and I need to ask the community to please help me find where is this code failing. I am having trouble. This is version 1.0, following this ...
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Imitate a photo realistic rendering of a book cover

I have the image of a front cover of a book, for example, that I would like to use (along with the image of the spine) to produce the image on the right, which is, a sideways view of the same book. ...
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Which interpolation do I use in this situation?

I'm not well versed at all in using things like Photoshop or GIMP, so just putting that out there. I figured this would be a good place to ask. I apologize in advance if I say anything dumb. Anyway, ...
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What's the difference between Brightness / Contrast / Color Balance / Gamma Correction & Saturation?

Can someone explain the differences between these 5 terms, as if I were 5 years old?
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How Do I Make an Image Look Lower Quality?

I notice that when I first load up an image in Photos or some other image viewing application, it seems blurrier for a short amount of time before sharpening. How do I deliberately replicate this ...
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Processing "clean" text to simulate "old-fashioned" printing

I am hoping to start a project to train Tesseract for a certain kind of image that is a very common problem for open-source OCR-assisted transcription of old texts: ~1700s printing presses and paper ...
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How to clone/duplicate gradient transparent pixels?

I've been searching for hours and couldn’t find any tutorial on the web... Unbelievable. Am I the only one to face this?? I'm just looking for a method to clone some gradient transparent pixels (or ...
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CYMK to RGB conversion for repro

I'm a photographer and I recently shot a food cook book. We did over 100+ shots. The client asked me for CYMK files with a specific colour profile. We processed them as CYMK and my assistant spent a ...
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How to cut some of the overlapping images in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to cut the overlapping hands and legs from the circle but want to keep the head part. Any idea on how to do this? This is my second day on Illustrator, sorry if the questions sounds kinda dumb.
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How to subtract differences from similar images in order to obtain the background

I have 4 images, all with the same original background, every single one of them has writing somewhere in the picture, if compared 1 to 1, the only difference would be the writing, I wan't to extract ...
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Overlay to make image look dusty with fragmented text

I might be utilising the wrong terms, for I was unable to find any relevant images on both Pinterest and Google Images. I am looking for an illustration with transparent background and here and there ...
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