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Copying part of an image in GIMP

Using GIMP on Mac OS X (10.9.4), copying part of an image using the select tool ends up copying the whole image instead. I've selected the part of the image I want to copy with the Rectangle Select ...
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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts”

I load up GIMP and it gets stuck on "Loading Data Files: Fonts" every time. I have deleted my GIMP profile multiple times, I cleared my font cache, I even searched for corrupt fonts, (0kb font file ...
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Does GIMP support smart objects in .psd files?

Is it possible to open and edit Photoshop .psd files with GIMP that are using smart objects? (I'm asking because I would like to add a Android app screenshot into a "hand holding Android device" ...
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GIMP: Getting something from “Gfig” to the Image being edited?

For lines/boxes, I found an answer by k0pernikus on this site someone advised using Select Filters > Render > Gfig... From there you can draw boxes and other shapes boxes in various styles. I opened ...
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JPGs created with Imagemagick won't display on TV

I am trying to convert a free ebook from PNG to JPG, so I can read it on my Sony Bravia KDL-40R470. This is how I converted the PNG file: convert -density 117 -quality 80 progit.pdf progit.jpg ...
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Python-fu plugin not visible in Gimp

I have built and installed the Resynthesizer plugin for GIMP on Linux. The files appear correctly in the plug-in directory /usr/local/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/, but none of the Python plugins is ...
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Gimp won't allow me to copy and paste a transparent image

On the latest version of GIMP on my PC, whenever I try to copy a transparent image from the internet, GIMP will automatically fill in the transparent areas with the background color I have selected. ...
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Making An Image Background Transparent

I followed these two direction Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp and Gimp Tutorial – How to make an image background transparent You can find the image here on Bing Images. The ...
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How can I create a path with the brush tool in Gimp?

I know how to stroke a path (even with the brush tool). That is not the issue. My question is how can I create a path with something continuous instead of having to click to create a new support point ...
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How to put border around video to prevent clipping of content

My TV is old and for some reason clips some content off of the left edge. I'm trying to show a video on it in which the left edge is vital to the presentation. Is there some way (with ...
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Gimp reopens immediately after minimizing (Mac OSX)

When I press the minimize button, the program slides down into the dock, then instantaneously re-expands itself. Has anyone encountered this before, or does anyone have any idea as to what could be ...
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Converting a series of bitmap images to grey scale

I have a series of bmp image files containing RGB encoded data. I need to convert all of these images in to their greyscale equivalents. I have considered two approaches for this, both turned out to ...
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Can I merge, import, or combine 2 gimp projects into 1?

I have 2 gif files that open as 120 layers in gimp. I would like to place the 2 animations side by side, in 1 gimp project. Is this possible? Or can I copy 120 layers simultaneously?
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Is there a program to geometrically transform an image using a matrix?

I would like a program (or even a plugin to one) that will allow me to transform an image using a custom mathematical 2x2 matrix. I have searched on Google for GIMP plugins (as I know that it uses a ...
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How can I convert colors within range of color to a single color?

I want to select a color in my image, tell GIMP that "For all colors within 10% of this color, convert to this new similar color". So basically, i have shades of black in an image, but I want the ...
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Please help me change the text color in GIMP

In GIMP, I accidentally made my text pink and I need it to be black. How do I change it back? Please give me a step by step guide.
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In GIMP 2.8 how in the world to you edit a path?

As a very experienced Coreldraw user, in Corel there is something called a Pick Tool that let's you activate an object, like making a path you've previously created active so you can edit it. There ...
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How to move an inserted text box in GIMP

How do I move a selected text box (not a layer) in GIMP? I selected the box, but when I use the move tool, it moves the image (layer) instead of the box. I tried following the documentation here, but ...
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How to move the Gimp plugins folder to the D drive

How do I move the Gimp plugins folder to my D drive? I don't have room on my C drive for all of the plugins that I want to use.
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GIMP fails to load large image

I have an approximately 7 gigabyte .ppm image, which I wish to open with GIMP. My computer (Windows 8) has 16GB of RAM, so I figured that GIMP should be able to open it fairly easily, as I have set ...
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Installing GIMP on Mac OsX 10.8.5: There is no application to open the document

I'm trying to download and install GIMP on Mac OsX 10.8.5 from this page. I've tried both the "Download GIMP 2.8 from gimp.org" and "this link" hyperlinks under "native builds." The first downloaded ...
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How can I automate some simple steps within the GIMP?

I'm trying to use GIMP to automate 3 actions upon a user defined selection in the currently active image - Grow selection by 2 Add border to selection (width of 2, with feathered edges) Fill the ...
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Transfering objects between images in GIMP

When I mark and drag over and object from one picture to another it changes colors (to the other pictures palette) and that makes it look really bad. How can I prevent that?
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Gimp — Need help on creating transparency

I would like to create snake skin with some transparency added to each tile. I followed the instructions in this screencast to create a snake skin effect. My question is how do I add a bit of ...
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GIMP Close edited image without asking for confirmation

I was able to disable the confirmation dialog when closing an image. I successfully did so at a previous version of GIMP but apparently an update to GIMP 2.8.14 (on Arch Linux) disabled it and I can't ...
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how to swith the image viewer to black and white rapidly

experts how to view photos and to rapidly change the major categories i have several hundred images (photographs) taht i want to view on opensuse linux version 13.1 i want to view the images - and ...
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How to install GIMP on pendrive for OS X and Windows and make them share configurations?

I'm working on OS X and Windows day to day and I'd like to start using GIMP everywhere I am. I could install two versions of GIMP on one pendrive but those installations won't share configurations. ...
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Is it possible to create a chunky radial gradient with the blend tool?

Okay, I want to create a radial gradient (FG to transparent). Not a big deal. But the gradient shall be kinda chunky, blocky, minecraft-like - sorry I'm not a native english speaker and I'm not sure ...
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There's no drop shadow filter in Gimp

I'm in Gimp 2.8 in OSX and trying to use the drop shadow filter. But it doesn't appear in the menu. From all accounts it should be there by default. Do I need to do anything to install/enable it?
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Change style and color of text with text along path (gimp)

Having a frustrating problem with text along path. First I create a curved path, then I go to the text tool and type in some text, then right click the text box and select text along path. For some ...
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How do I increase the resolution of an existing image in Gimp?

I need to obtain a print quality image from an existing image. The image dimensions are 1024 x 768 pixels. The current resolution is 64, 64 Image --> Print Size --> X resolution, Y resolution ...
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GIMP slows down my Ubuntu 14.04 over time

I have some problems with my GIMP recently. When I start GIMP it runs perfectly fine, but over time, say about 15 minutes, it's starting to slow down my Ubuntu (14.04). After checking my system ...
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Gimp menu shortcuts and Toolbox

In most Gimp tools the ctrl key is used for some command. How can I use menu shortcuts, like ctrl + o", if some tool is selected?
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Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another

I am using Gimp, I have an RGB image on one layer (alpha unused), I then created another layer it now has the alpha I want (RGB) unused. I can not work out how to get the alpha to the other layer. ...
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Gimp won't use an updated font

We've been developing a custom font and are having a strange problem: Gimp won't recognize updates to the font and won't forget the first version of the font installed on the system (64-bit Windows 7) ...
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How to combine images using a batch plugin for GIMP

I have GIMP 2.8 and the BIMP plug-in that allows me to process many images at once. I would like to use it to add a transparent layer to several hundred PNG files. Unfortunately, the plugin does not ...
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How can I switch colors using keyboard shortcuts in GIMP?

I'm making screencasts (like the ones on Khan Academy) with GIMP as a virtual blackboard. Right now, switching foreground colors is a bit of a hassle--I have to move my pen over to the palette in my ...
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GIMP treats pen-down as right click

on my tablet, GIMP treats the pen tip being pressed down as a right click. I can't draw at all with it like this,and the configuration for it lists the pen tip being assigned to left-click. so why ...
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Gimp-Blend only selected Part Of color

i want To Modify image in Gimp,in which i want to blend only selected part of image and rest of the part i have to colorify with another color,,but dnt have any idea to do it..Can anybody help plz.. ...
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Unable to save images with GIMP

When I attempt to save an image with GIMP, the save fails and GIMP displays an error message Error while saving <filename>. Could not save image: The issue happens when I right click an image ...
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on gimp i have a picture which has a green effect i need to make it back to normal?

I have a picture where the image has a green shade to it. I think it has been done in the levels button. I need to get the image colours back to normal but can't get it right using the levels so was ...
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How can I get the colorize effect back to GIMP?

I used to choose the "colorize" option and automatically the image would tirn blue/greenish. When I last updated GIMP to its latest version, the colorize button no longer works. The same is ...
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Moving a copied layer group precisely in GIMP to make a paper of business cards?

Remember to read the whole post. I found a template with space for 10 business cards, without extra space anywhere. Using GIMP 2.8.10, I made the design in top left slot and now I need to get that to ...
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Resize/crop multiple files while preserving certain areas?

I have 176 JPEG images that are 450x800 in size, and was wondering if there was a way to essentially resize them, but while preserving their content in certain areas (currently I'm only hoping for the ...
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Prevent a layer to be moved out of the image

When moving layers, I'm often trying to fit layer to one of the sides of the image. The problem is, that there is nothing to stop the layer to be moved out of the image. Imagine pushing a furniture ...
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How do I stop GIMP flattening layers when exporting TIFF file

I have some psd files with layers that I would like to process in paint dot net. However, that program won't read .psd files. I do have GIMP, which I really hate using because of its idiosyncratic ...
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GIMP adding border upon printing

I have a image on gimp I am trying to print, The canvas size is A4 and should be printing correctly. However when clicking print, noticeable borders (about 10px) appear on each side. I have checked ...
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Calculate the hue difference between two colors

I'm using gimp 2.8.10 to try to change a color to another, or to be more specific R: 187 G: 139 B: 91 to R: 254 G: 225 B: 125. I have tried to do it on my own but haven't managed, so I wonder if it ...
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Linux install old version of gimp

I am using Fedora 17 64 bit. I would like to install the 2.6 version of gimp (current version is 2.8). I can't just use yum install gimp because that will install 2.8 I think gimp ruined the Ctrl-S ...
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How do I add a background to a transparent png in gimp?

I have a png file with a transparent background. I would like to add a non-transparent background from a jpg. I have tried: Open the transparent png file. I see the picture with the checkerboard ...