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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I access GIMP's “Alpha to Logo” with the working functionlity it used to have?

I am trying to make a book cover that uses GIMP to create stylized text via Cool Metal. In the past it has worked, but at present I haven't been able to find any way on two current systems to specify ...
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Scaling in Gimp 2.9 causes scaled object to whiten

Whenever I scale something up or down using Gimp 2.9, it causes the scaled object to whiten. Example: Original: Scaled: Is this a bug with Gimp 2.9, or a setting I have to change? Thank you ...
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How to move contents of selected area in GIMP? [duplicate]

I am trying to do something very basic in GIMP. I want to select an area and move that area’s contents. I have tried CtrlX, CtrlV (the selection box disappears), I have tried all kind of combinations ...
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Slicing image in Gimp based on other image form

I have two images. I'd like to slice one image based on the dimensions of the other image. E.g. I have a triangular image and a regular image, I want to put the triangle image over the regular image ...
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How can I change the speed of the “marching ants” in GIMP?

When I make a selection in GIMP, I would like to make the selection boundaries more prominent by changing marching ant speed, but I can't find the setting. Im using GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu and I have ...
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Batch convert images to ASCII art in GIMP

I want to convert a photoset of .png pictures to .txt files using the ASCII art generator of GIMP. I can do this individually just exporting the picture as .txt format, but I can't find any batch ...
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Can't change font style?

Gimp shows no button to select a different font in the text editing tool: Everything I saw in tutorials has a little button you click to choose the font style, but I do not see one.
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How do you tile an image in a checkerboard fashion on GIMP?

I'm currently trying to make a background in which an image is tiled (checkerboard style) across a white background. How should one go about doing this?
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Gimp indexed button not working

I worked a long time on an animated image and I went to save it as gif file and it says convert to indexed! So I went to image>mode and the RGB and Grayscale buttons were black and clickable, but the ...
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How to convert .bmp alpa uncompressed into .bmp compressed with alpha?

How to convert a 32 bit(A8R8G8B8) image(.bmp uncompressed /or .png) with alpha channel into .bmp RLE compressed with alpha channel using Gimp or ImageMagic or any other open source tool? Thanks, ...
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How do you make the GIMP toolbox have dropdown menus like photoshop? Also, how do you change the format of the splash screen?

I am not sure if this is possible, but if anyone knows how to make the gimp toolbox have dropdowns like photoshop, it would be helpful. An example is that the rectangle select and ellipse select are ...
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Crop a range of images to the same size

I have a series of images I would like to crop by having a 'cropping rectangle' of fixed size, that I can position slightly differently on each image to be cropped. If I resized them, they would all ...
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how do I re-edit text color in Gimp

I want to edit some of the existing text but for the life of me I can't figure out how. I, click on the text tool click into the image, which creates a text box, and type in my text this will ...
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How to add an SVG gradient to GIMP, in Windows 8?

Given the recent trend of Facebook avatars incorporating the rainbow flag, to reflect the recent Supreme Court of The United States' ruling that gay marriage is legal nationwide (in the US), I was ...
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Applying image filters before using ScanTailor

I am planning to scan images from microfilm of an old periodical (mostly text, occasional illustrations, all black and white), from which I would like to create a DjVu, perhaps with OCR. I would like ...
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How do I tell the dimensions of the current selection in GIMP?

Oftentimes, I need to measure the dimensions of part of an image (in pixels). In Photoshop, I can make a rectangular selection and see the dimensions in the "Info" window (or something like that). How ...
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Calibrating a flatbed scanner with an IT8 target?

I was trying to calibrate a flatbed scanner with an IT8 target. The problem is that most things turn noticeably greenish (by that I really mean a huge difference in the a* value of Lab*). More ...
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Remove left panel in GIMP

In GIMP, I prefer simply having a single panel on the right with my toolbox and docked stuff, leaving the left one empty. I realise that I can resize it and just drag it all the way to the left to ...
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how to apply a transparent background to png which adhere's to Technet specs?

Okay, so after fooling around with an image I can not figure out how to get this image: to be with a transparent background for usage with the TechNet documentation here which requires a certain ...
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How do I select/stroke multiple paths at once in GIMP?

Just as it says in the title. I have multiple paths and I'd like them all to have the same stroke.
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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. ...