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gimp - how to round corners of shapes

How to round corners of shapes in Gimp? like this:
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Gimp on OSX - How can you move the frame of the selection area when in selection mode?

The official guide (https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tools-selection.html) says that you have to press Alt to move the selection frame, while creating it. However, on OSX pressing the Option key does ...
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How does compression of lossless images work in GIMP?

Compression level: Since compression is not lossy, the only reason to use a compression level less than 9 would be a too long time to compress file on a slow computer. Nothing to fear from ...
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How to achieve high-quality downscaling of diagrams (like in Firefox)?

I often need to downscale raster images consisting of thick straight lines and other thick curves, like this one. Using GIMP 2.8.16 and its various interpolation options to resize the image to 600×...
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using gimp 2.8.14 on mac book pro os x yosemite

I am trying to do two things. 1 - whether creating a NEW IMAGE from scratch and choosing a 200 dpi or Scaling an existing image to 200 dpi whether ticking Save Resolution or Not Save Resolution ...
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Inkscape clip and export - clip border visible?

I have a problem with clipping a bitmap in Inkscape. After I export a clipped bitmap into PNG it looks fine. However after I print this PNG into a PDF file, insert it into LibreOffice writer (and ...
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Why does my floating selection disappear when I move it within a pasted layer?

Suppose I have a background photo open in GIMP. I go into another photo and select and copy a small selection. If I paste this into the background image, it has the dotted border to indicate a ...
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Is there a way to select multiple layers and move them as one in GIMP?

I have an image I'm working on and it has a lot of layers in an area. I want to move all of these layers to another side of the image without merging them all or moving them individually. I know how ...
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Can I draw with the arrow keys in GIMP?

I'm looking for a plugin or something that will let me draw by pixel using the arrow keys. I want to be able to move the "Cursor" to around using the arrow keys instead of the mouse to improve ...
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GIMP or Paint.net: Repeat texture in background

I was trying to make some basic alpha-stage simple textures. I currently have no experience in that field, so I am not that good with the tools at hand. What I need is a way for Paint.Net (preferably)...
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How to conveniently save a plain image in GIMP?

Ever since the move to first class image editing file formats, it is always a pain when I am 100% sure I want to just crop one image and not care about it. I have already copied it and don't want the ...
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How to make rounded corners to a layer or selection in GIMP 2.8?

I would like to have a round cornered hexagon, but i don't know how to do it in GIMP 2.8. I know how to do a hexagon, but not a round cornered one. Is it even possible?
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Gimp, how to save defaults on some tool preferences?

Every single time i have opened an image in gimp to scale it down, I did so by percentage. Yet, the scale dialog always open up in Pixels. Is there any way to save/set some defaults of my own for ...
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How to change several images in gimp that are already open

normally i'd just use imagemagick's convert, but I had a bunch of scanned images that i had to crop the content which was all over the place. So i opened some 30 images on gimp, manually cropped them ...
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Use GIMP to import PDF as vector graphics rather than rasterized graphics

I need to use GIMP to measure the distance between sections of an image, but I noticed that GIMP seems to rasterize what I believe ought to be a vectorized PDF image. Adobe Reader has no problem ...
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A way to update gimp plugins on OSX all at once

I'm using GIMP 2.8.16 and py-slice.py keeps throwing errors for layered grouped psd files and its preventing me from exporting it to web. I am simply trying to send my sliced image to web with no ...
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Transposing Black to White in TIF & JPG Images

I have a large number of tif and jpg images with coloured lines (scope traces if it matters) on a black background. Only the background is black. I want a quick simple way to change the black pixels ...
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Changing GIMP 2 installation folder on Windows

I've just installed GIMP 2.8.16 on Windows XP (32-bit). The installer prompted me for everything -- which components to install, file associations, etc. -- except for the installation folder (which it ...
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GIMP : Changing BG Color of a pretty complex image

I want to replace the background color of a image [Attached below] with a lot of "stuff" in it. How will I go about doing this ? I want to take out the white and replace it with Black. Thanks In ...
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Installing xserver-xorg-input-wacom

I'm trying to get my wacom tablet (CTL-490) working with my current Ubuntu installation (14.04). I'm following the guide at http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Xf86-input-wacom and I'm ...
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How do I properly load a PSD in GIMP?

I wanted to load up free PSD's from TurboSquid.com, they are royalty free, and they encourage the downloads... But I CAN NOT, load them up in GIMP at all. All they show is a WHITE screen when i load ...
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How do you lock a layer in Gimp?

I would like to move a layer left or right, up or down without moving the layer(s) underneath. When I try to drag the top layer, the layer underneath often moves instead.
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configure error: GNU gettext tools not found; required for intltool

I am using Linux for the first 2 days. I am doing my best to learn the terminal commands etc. I am currently trying to install Gimp. After doing ./configure it gives me this error: configure: ...
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Fade to Transparent in Gimp

I've been using the gradient tool to horizontally fade some images to transparent in Gimp v2.8.14. I just select the layer that I want to fade (usually it's the only layer in the image), select the ...
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GIMP: How to hide top bar that shows opened images?

How to hide top bar that shows the tabs of opened images? I'm including a screenshot to show the navigation bar. It's wasting some of my screen area, so I want to hide it. How is it possible to do ...
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Split image to multiple pages

I have a large image (80cmx40cm) that I want to print on multiple pages of A4 paper (29,7x21 cm). Usually I use Gimp as my image processor and I could manually chunk the image, but that would be ...
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How to save gif's layers as separate files in GIMP 2.8.16?

I tried to google but what it tells is no longer adequate. There are no Export Layers option in menu file.
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Why is PDF with just one image quite bigger than the image?

I would like to embed a scanned document into a PDF document. The source picture is about 300 kB. If I use the convert command, the PDF has a size of 30 MB, and with GIMP, 3 MB. Here the resulting ...
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Color transparency in Inkscape palette (.gpl)

I am using color palette in Inkscape, through the .gpl file format (GIMP uses the same format, according to DuckDuckGo) : GIMP Palette Name: Character/Dragon/Magma Columns: 3 # 241 33 33 Body 253 ...
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Gimp Problems With Toolbox

I'm using gimp 2.8 and weird things are happening to the toolbox. I don't have the size options. I also don't have the option with the Layers - Brushes that is not brushes and gradients. Do you know ...
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I can't paste an image to GIMP from my desktop

I can't paste an image that I copied from my desktop to GIMP 2. It always says that There is no image data in the clipboard to paste. But whenever I copy a picture from the internet or from ...
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how to merge two similar image's differences into one image in terminal?

I don't know if this has been done before, can we merge two pictures in terminal. when I say merge I mean merge their differences and keep the common parts and NOT merge them into a bigger size ...
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GIMP photo effects

Is there a function on GIMP that will "Kaleidoscope" an image or fractalize, it if you will. I want to be able to do this to my photographs. I used to be able to do it on PrintShop Pro but the ...
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Is there a command-line method to replace a layer in a PSD and save to a JPG? (the goal is to automate compositing)

I have a lot of PSD files that have a Replace Me layer. It'd be nice if I could figure out how to replace that layer and render it to a JPG automatically. The solution doesn't have to use Photoshop......
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How can I remove the pre-installed fonts in GIMP?

When using the text tool and fonts in GIMP the dropdown menu contains hundreds of pre-installed fonts (that I have never used). I have trouble finding the fonts I personally have installed ...
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Gimp Keeps Crashing

I can do 2 maybe 3 things in Gimp then it crashes. Most of the time it just closes, and I have to reopen. After it crashes 3 times then when I reopen it the third time, the wheel on my cursor just ...
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Deleting several frames from an animated GIF file at once in GIMP

When opening an animated GIF file in GIMP, it lists all frames: How to delete several frames from an animated GIF file at once in GIMP? To deleted one frame, one can right click, then "delete ...
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GIMP: Change image color with different shades

How I can change the colour shaded here to green, dark green, and light green in Gimp?
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How do I edit a JPEG's EXIF data with Gimp?

I would like to edit a JPG EXIF data in Gimp. Perhaps I need a plugin or something, but I don't know how to search for and download the plugin. Plus, when Gimp opens a JPG it converts it to XCF format....
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How do I open an EPS file in GIMP 2? “Could not interpret PostScript file”

I've created some EPS files in GIMP 2, but I can't open them back up. When I try, the "Import from PostScript" dialog comes up, but no matter what I do, when I proceed I get an error "could not ...
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GIMP save PNG in 16 and 24 bit

I have a .png image which I need to save in 24 and 16bit using gimp. I went to Image -> Mode -> Indexed, but maximum value is 256 colors. I tried to paste in 16777216 colors for 24bit, but it did ...
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ffmpeg .mpg to DVD (via DVDAUTHOR) 4:3 aspect ratio wrong

I have tried to get a 4:3 aspect ratio correct for DVD-TV presentation, but nothing seems to get it right. So, I made a TEST 448x336 px T.MKV movie that has a white background and two squares of ...
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Swap RGBA channels around in Gimp?

I have a weird texture format of a game which stores the RGB color and alpha channel in an uncommon way like this: Real R maps to game's R Real G maps to game's R Real B maps to game's R Real A maps ...
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Why doesn't GIMP open on Mac OS X10.8.5 work?

I recently installed OS X 10.8.5 in my mac book pro. I was using GIMP without any problems with 10.7. NOw I installed GIMP 2.8.14p2 and X Quartz 2.7.7 but it doesn't open. HOw can I get it work? ...
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GIMP, why 'Layer Boundary Size' always returns offsets as zero

I use GIMP (2.8.14), in PSD file when I select a layer its boundaries are highlighted by yellow line. The tool Layer Boundary Size returns (correct) width and height, but offsets are always zeros. ...
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list all keyboard shortcuts currently assigned in Gimp

Is there a way to list all keyboard shortcuts currently assigned in Gimp (2.8.10) ? Note that I'm not asking to be pointed to a website containing a list. The reason for the question: To make it ...
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Exchange colors to grey scale (height map)

I found this highres moon height map. http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/451 Sorry, you need to scroll down then theres the image with the scale. It's the last image before the scale. However 3D ...
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Cannot run gimp on macbook

Downloaded gimp via macports onto a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite (10.10.5). In the ton of output from macports, I saw no obvious problems. I tried to run without success, however. It just ...
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How to save image as DDS: “AL 16bpp | alpha/luminance” -format

If you were to save the image in photoshop in that kind of dds format your dds export screen would look like this: How do you save an image in that format in gimp?
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How do you use the alternate color?

How do you toggle, switch, or use the alternate color in Gimp without jumping over to the toolbox and clicking the little toggle arrows? Is there a keyboard shortcut? I expected there to be a keyboard-...