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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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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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Installing separate plugin for GIMP on Mac os lion

I use GIMP for my editing and I needed to convert an RGB file into CMTK. I found that I can do that using a GIMP plug-in called Separate. I followed all instructions for MAC as specified in the ...
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Where to find additional languages for Gimp?

I installed Gimp 2.8 with "Translations" option checked in in "Select Components" window during setup. In Preferences › Interface, “System Language” is selected by default. The only other option ...
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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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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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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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Viewing DICOM images with GIMP

I have the latest version if GIMP which is able to open up the DICOM images, but the images are not clear and not reconstructed properly. Is there any specific plugin which can help me?
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Installing Font to GIMP 2.8

I am trying to download a Google Web Font to Gimp 2.8. I copied and pasted the TTF file to the fonts library, restarted Gimp, but the font still does not show up. I am working on Windows Vista. Am I ...
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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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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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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 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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Printing JPG files with GIMP 2.8

I used to print my (with GIMP 2.6.11) modified images on my Canon Selphy CP780 printer without any problems. But now I use GIMP 2.8.2 and the modified and exported JPG files won't print anymore. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to geometrically transform an image using a matrix

How can I transform an image using a custom mathematical 2x2 matrix? To be clear, the math is not the issue; I already have the matrix I want. I just want to know how I can use software to apply the ...
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I accidentally closed my GIMP toolbox. Can I get it back?

While trying to quit the GIMP image editor, I inadvertently clicked the cross on the main toolbox (the one with selection/painting tools, etc). Now, the toolbox seems to be permanently lost, even ...
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Why does GIMP start up so slow on my machine?

Is there any way to speed up GIMP's startup time on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit 1.6 [Dual] Intel Processors? On XP [different computer], it loads in less than 3 seconds. On Vista, it takes 20 ...
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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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Take a psd and export all the layers into separate image files without using Photoshop

This is my first question here and I'm not sure if this is the appropriate site for my question, but here it goes. If this is not the correct site, please direct me to the correct one. I have a psd ...
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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 find the JPG quality?

When I save a JPG file with GIMP, I can adjust the quality I save it at, from 0-100 (I use 89). It seems like I've used an app to see what this number was on saved file but if I did I can't for the ...
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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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How to slice images in gimp?

I need to slice tool in gimp to create tables on an image and eventually hyperlink the table cell. I need it in order to make a table on image, to be send as a visual email. I don't want to use image ...
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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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PDFs open in GIMP on Linux system

I installed evince on my Arch Linux system as a PDF reader, and everything was fine for a while. And then I installed GIMP. Since then, PDF files have been opening in GIMP. I've tried reinstalling ...
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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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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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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, and the print size is 12 inches x 8 inches. The current resolution is 64 x 64 pixels per ...
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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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Can the Gimp split an image into multiple images?

I've been scanning a lot of photos recently, more than one at a time. I now have multiple jpegs, each containing multiple photos. Can I, using Gimp, "split" a jpg into 3 smaller files ? What I used ...