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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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Gimp: Why does the threshold keep coming back? [closed]

I hit the threshold by accident (I have never used it before) and now it comes out on every single image. It has already ruined a map that I was making and now I can't get rid of it.
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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. ...
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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?