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Export layer to png file in gimp

Is there a simple way to export the current selected layer as a png/jpg file in Gimp 2.8.4 ? I did some searching in google, and the export should do it in gimp 2.6 if the layer is the only visible ...
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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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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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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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How can I swap colors with GIMP?

I have made an image with three colors: RGB I want to swap each channel to a specific color. Is there a way to do that efficiently with GIMP? Example: I would like: Blue: #434343 Red: #EEEEEE ...
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Word to GIMP pasted image too small

I paste an image from Microsoft Word 2010 into GIMP 2.6.10 using Edit โ†’ Paste as โ†’ New Image, but the pasted image is less than half-size (1280×800 down to 553×347). Pasting into an ...
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How to find layer dimensions in Gimp

In Gimp, what is the easiest (fewest clicks/keyboard shortcut/setting change) way to find the dimensions of a given layer in a PSD file? Is "Layers window"→<right click>→"Scale ...
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Gimp โ€” 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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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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Copy and Paste Selection in Gimp is copying empty space, instead of image?

I have the following image, which I open in gimp: Image That I'm Using I then use the rectangle selection tool to select a character and copy the selection. When I use paste new image, I get a new ...
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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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Where do I put plugins for Gimp 2.8 on Windows?

I am currently using a Windows XP 32-bit machine, and I am trying to make some gimp plugins. I just learned Python yesterday, and I saved a sample script here: C:\Program ...
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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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Change an image in Gimp with a gradient like a shiny button or sticker tab

I have this image with a gradient as below: I need to change it to the color #D21108 (type of RED). Of course, I do not want to paint it to this color, but to change the color to #D21108 and its ...
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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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Gimp has no xtns menu in Windows?

I'm trying to follow the instructions here and cannot find the xtns menu in the version I'm running of GIMP 2.0: ...
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What does the GEGL Operation in GIMP do?

I see it under the Tools menu, but I've never used it before. What does it do?
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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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How do I use the Selection tool to move things in GIMP?

Using GIMP 2.6.11 My previous image-editing software of choice was Microsoft Paint, which was very intuitive: make a rectangle, click + drag to move the contents of the rectangle around. How do I ...
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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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Is there a tool I can use for editing css image sprites?

Is there something I can use to divide an image sprite up into individual images, combine images into the composite, etc? The tool doesn't have to do editing itself. Ideally a plugin for Paint.NET, ...
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Floating small view of image in GIMP single-window mode?

If I'm editing a small image in GIMP, I'd zoom in as far as I need to, with a separate view (creating through View > New View) at 1x zoom level so that I could see what it looks like at normal size as ...
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How to setup GIMP add-ons

I'm trying to setup androidicon.py file after I downloaded it from internet, but I can not find the menu item Android Icon batch mode and Android Icon even though I reboot it. What I did as follows: ...
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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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How can I remove the timestamp/date embedded in the photo taken from a digital camera?

I used my digital camera to take photo, but I forget to switch off the timestamp function. Now every of my photos have the timestamp in it....How or Can I remove it using GIMP/Photoshop?
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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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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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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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Using a CMYK .psd file with The Gimp

Is there a way to convert CMYK .psd files to an RGB .psd or to an .xcf (gimp format) on a linux computer (and without photoshop)? This question had no answers that helped me. XnView (installed in ...
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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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GIMP tricks to make an image that looks like an old code printout

I want to create an image in GIMP that looks like a code printout from an old line printer or dot matrix printer. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'd like to find a monospace dot matrix font ...
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Is it possible to view objects within a layer in Inkscape?

In Fireworks, or Photoshop, or GIMP your layer list also includes the objects within each layer. I've just started exploring Inkscape and can't seem to find this functionality. Some googling reveals a ...
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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 ...
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What's the shortcut to delete selected layer in GIMP?

In my old image editing program, hitting the delete key would delete the currently selected layer. Apparently not so in GIMP - what's GIMP's shortcut to delete the selected layer?
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GIMP: change one colour to another?

In GIMP, I have a green button GIF image: it shades from dark green to light green, against a transparent background. I would like to change it to blue, and keep the shading, so it shades from dark ...
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Is it possible to make a .png (or other) image that does NOT have rectangular dimensions?

This might be a dumb question, but is it possible to make a .png file that isn't square? If so, how can one do this in Gimp? Ideally I'd like one in the shape of an X.
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Convert a show's end sequence background panel into a single image

There is a particular old show in wich the end credits feature a long scene scrolling through the sequence, while the credits lettering jitter go on their way. The background image they used is not ...
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How to form a mosaic picture by using GIMP or another app. by using other pictures?

How can I create a mosaic picture by using GIMP or another app. by using other pictures like below?
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Gimp script does not have permission to write a jpeg file

I'm trying to run a GIMP script to perform Error Level Analysis. I've downloaded the script (a `.scm file) from here. It does show up in the menu (Image -> Error Level Analysis), shows a dialog, ...
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Flatten transparent pdf image in linux using command line

I'm using R to generate graphics with many transparent layers. I want the output as a pdf, but filesizes explode when there are so many transparent layers. I can manually open each one in GIMP and ...
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How do I stroke a path in GIMP (or, just draw a line)?

I want to just draw a simple line in GIMP. The usual method, which I'm sure worked before, is to use a path then stroke it. I selected the path tool, then clicked 2 points to make a straight line ...
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How to convert PSD to JPG or PNG on Linux with Gimp CLI/batch mode (or other server-side tool)?

I've been working on a theoretically simple web service to convert PSD or AI files to jpeg, png or some web-compatible format. I was able to successfully use ImageMagic's convert -flatten sample.ai ...
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Convert dotted fill to solid color

For various reasons, certain images may have areas filled with dots instead of solid colors. This is most common when the number of colors is limited, as in scans of images printed by old printers, or ...
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Tranforming a Rectangle to an Ellipse in Gimp

I have a world map: It is rectangular. I want a world map that looks like this: Now normally I would just use the second map, but I want to change the latitude the map is centered on. ...
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transparenting selection

How can I make selection transparent as value of selection by quick mask? I mean I made quick mask, made selection and now want these selected parts to be as transparent as much selected are.