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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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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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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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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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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 install a Python script in GIMP 2.7.2?

I am trying to install a python-fu script I downloaded from registry.gimp.org. I downloaded it, changed its extension to .py and moved it to ~/.gimp-2.7/plug-ins, but nothing happened. Am I doing ...
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Move a layer to specific X,Y position in Gimp

How do I move a layer to a specific XY position within the canvas in Gimp? Currently, the only way I can find is to just eyeball it with the guides and/or mouse position. I want to specify the exact ...
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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 → Paste as → New Image, but the pasted image is less than half-size (1280×800 down to 553×347). Pasting into an ...
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Gimp fill melt into borders

I want to fill an area in Gimp but I keep getting pixels on the border. I would like the color to melt together. See below. Left is what I got. Right is what I want. Update In both images there is ...
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Gimp play with scale without losing quality

In photoshop when I transform an image(layer) and make it smaller, then decide later that I want it bigger no quality is lost, however in gimp when I resize an image(layer) and make it smaller it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Slicing a huge image to parts with dimensions of more than 1000 pixels

I have 1,000 x 15,000 pixel image (that is, a super tall scroll), and I would like to split the image in parts with dimensions of 1,000 x 2,000 pixels (the scroll cut up vertically in 8 pieces). I ...
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Using Gimp to batch convert images to another format in Windows

As implied by the title, does anybody know how to use the gimp-console-[version].exe program to batch convert images between formats (with default settings) in Windows ?
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I want to change DPI with Imagemagick without changing the actual byte-size of the image data

I feel so horribly sorry that I have to ask this question here, but after hours of researching how to do an actually very simple task I'm still failing... In Gimp there is a very simple way to do ...
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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: 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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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 ...
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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 do I change the color of an anti aliased text with gimp

I am stuck changing the color of a text on a gif. Because the text is anti aliased I cannot use the bucket tool. How would I do that. It seems to me that there should be something into which I can ...
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Find name of fonts used within Gimp xcf file

Is there a way to find name of fonts used within Gimp .xcf file?
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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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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 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 do I draw a box in GIMP?

I want to draw a box around a portion of my graphic for the purpose of highlighting it. How can I do that?
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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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Use GIMP color curve with ImageMagick

I created a color curve with GIMP. It looks like this: ~/.gimp2.8/curves/selphy (Just the first lines) # GIMP curves tool settings (time 0) (channel value) (curve (curve-type smooth) ...
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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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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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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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Bucket fill to transparent in gimp

Is there a "bucket fill to transparent" tool in gimp? That is: something which is exactly the same as bucket fill(Shift+B) but which fill to 100% transparent, instead of to a color. And also: Is ...
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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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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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GIMP - change color of object preserving feathering

I have an .xcf image and I like to change the color of some objects within it. The objects are mostly one solid color with the edges feathered into transparency. I.e. all pixels in the object are ...
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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 ...