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Convert SVG to scalable and colorable Photoshop/GIMP shape?

I've created a logo which I'd like to use to burn over multiple background images. I've exported the shape from Inkscape as a SVG file and I'd like to convert this into a Photoshop and GIMP custom ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Is it possible to crop and resize in one step in GIMP?

The crop-and-resize tool in Photoshop is one of the few features that I use all the time but I haven't been able to figure out how to do it in GIMP. Photoshop allows you to set a size for the final ...
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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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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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How to check if a pixel is 100% transparent (transparency level)?

I have an image where a certain region must be 100% transparent. However, another tool reports that not all pixels are completely transparent. How can I check if a certain pixes is completely ...
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Wacom tablet problem with Gimp/GTK applications on Windows

I have a Wacom Bamboo tablet with associated pen and mouse. They work fine with most applications except Gimp. I have also noticed problems while using them with other GTK applications on Windows. Is ...
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Gimp record actions

I would like to execute some actions in Gimp and then apply this actions again to a new version of the file. Is it possible ? Edit: I would like to crop (and center the rest), resize. Maybe change ...
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Command line to automatically crop an image?

By using Gimp's menu, you can automatically crop the image (removing white borders). I have a lot of images with white borders of different sizes. I want to remove them using Gimp in command line but ...
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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 to open image map file (.map) in GIMP

I'm trying to create a large HTML image map in GIMP, using the Image Map tool (Filters > Web > Image Map). I started on it yesterday and saved the file, it saved as a .map file. I'm trying to open it ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Gimp reports huge file size (in the GB range) when trying to export to JPG

If I load a JPG file (2-4 MB in size) into Gimp for photo manipulation and try to export it, Gimp reports the file size will be in the region of 1.3 GB! I have to export it as PNG, which results in a ...
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Changing the color of the Pencil tool

I am new to GIMP and I do not understand how to change the color of the Pencil tool. The only options I see are: Mode Opacity Brush Dynamics Where is the option for the color that will be drawn?
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How do I select and move an object in GIMP?

I added a rectangle to my layer and colored it. I then unselected it and added an ellipse and colored that. Now I want to go back and select the rectangle again and change its size - but I can't ...
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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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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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Zoom preview for curve bend filter

Is there a way to zoom the preview image for the curve bend distortion filter in Gimp 2.8?
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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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Remove page margins fill entire page for print

I'm trying to print a image that I created using GIMP (A4 size) but there's a margin in page that cuts out part of image. It's a Epson L-210 printer. print settings and print preview:
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Installing separate plugin for GIMP on Mac os lion

I dont know if I am posting in the right forum, But I use GIMP for my editing and I needed to convert an rgb file into cmyk. I found that I can do that using a gimp plugin called separate. I followed ...
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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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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?
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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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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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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 — 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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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 ...