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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Merge/Combine two 'overlay' layers in GIMP

Working on my image in GIMP, I have the following configuration: Top Layer (Normal) Layer 1 (Overlay) Layer 2 (Overlay) Background Since Layer 1 and Layer 2 are both of the same blend mode and ...
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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 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 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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I want to change DPI with ImageMagick without changing the actual byte-size of the image data

In GIMP there is a very simple way to do what I want. I only have the German dialog installed but I’ll try to translate it. I’m talking about going to Picture -> PrintingSize and then adjusting the ...
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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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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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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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Copying part of an image with GIMP (Mac) places the png logo on the clipboard instead?

Whenever I open a .png in GIMP and try to copy the current selection to the clipboard the png file icon image is inserted in the clipboard instead. Pasting does not seem to be a problem however. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...