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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. Scripting questions on Stack Overflow, installing questions on Super User, how to use the program on Graphic Design.

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How do I remove the GIMP logo from main window background?

Is there a way to remove the GIMP logo from the background of the main window? Instructions not found at gimp.org .
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Qt 2.3.2 Make Issues

I am in the process of setting up Qt version 2.3.2 on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine. This version is necessary for a GIMP plugin that I wish to try out. I got up to the part where I run make. It starts out ...
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Is there a way to attach the color picker to the toolbox in gimp?

I don't know how to lock the color picker to the toolbox or if there is a way to do so, if someone could tell me id appreciate it, I'm not used to gimp and hate dragging the window everywhere. thanks :...
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How to prevent losing transparency when pasting an image [duplicate]

I noticed that when I paste a transparent image like this example image in GIMP, it loses it's trasparency and is given a black background. Is there any way to disable that behaviour or at least ...
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Copy-Paste text area in GIMP

I'm trying to copy-paste a text area into the same image to duplicate it. I don't really mind if it gets pasted into the same layer or another one. I select the text area, then Ctrl+C, then Ctrl+V. ...
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Gimp - I don't seem to be able to arbitrarity move the edges of a selection anymore

I'm certain I used to be able to arbitrarily move any of the four sides of a selection without the other sides changing, but I can't anymore. When I click inside the selection and get the sizing bars ...
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How can I enhance the gray text on scanned crumpled receipts?

Consider the following snippet of a receipt I've scanned: usually when I scan receipts I manage to separate the text and the background using something like a color-range selection tool, selection ...
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How to center canvas in GIMP

When I create a new document in GIMP, the default canvas is not centered and is aligned to top: This creates problems because, if by a slight mistake I go above the canvas, the menus are clicked ...
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Combining multiple images one on new Image in GIMP

I have multiple PNG images and I need to combine them all to form a new image. Each PNG image stores an offset which describes its position in the main big image. How can I do this with GIMP? When ...
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view a PNG file in 24 pixel monochrome

I want to make a monochrome bitmap from a PNG image. I will manually convert the monochrome image into bits which is easy to do. For example if a row of pixels is supposed to be on, off, on, off, on, ...
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Turning dotted lines in an image to solid

I have an image with some dotted lines and I have to convert them to solid. The image is grayscaled with binary values for pixels (0 for black 255 for white) How can I achieve this task? I need to do ...
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How open Gstreamer raw file?

I want to capture RAW picture from webcam, But I do not want to use JPG, Because it makes the picture bad and full of noise. I can shoot a RAW video using this code, and also can open the file ...
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How do I turn this blue themed image into a red one? Gimp

Here is the image. How do i turn it into a red themed image? Maybe white to gold and dark blue gradient to red??
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Tool Options Controls Don't Respond

My tool options controls suddenly grayed out when I was using the clone tool for gimp 2.10 on my mac. The clone tool still works but I can't change any of the settings, such as the brush size etc. ...
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Cannot access handle in Gimp

I have a path with some nodes whose handles are at the same position as the nodes. So if I want to use handles the node is moved. Has anyone experienced the same problem. Is there a shortcut in Gimp ...
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Can I directly communicate over usb to inputs like keyboard and mouse?

Set mouse or keyboard button to simulate left click and hold or rapid left click repeating in Windows? I had this tripleClicker idea in a dream and my implementation is more like a turbo button for ...
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gimp - print - fit whole page

I use gimp an an all-purpose image viewing/editing/printing software (which it was not designed for). Now I have a picture and want to upscale it and print it in the largest possible size on an A4 ...
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Blur a selection in Gimp without bleed

I want to blur a selected area of my image using Gimp, however the standard filters sample from outside the selected pixels to calculate the new shade. e.g. Starting with the image on the left, I ...
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GIMP: Set All New Images to Default Transparent Background?

Is there a way in GIMP to set an option so that all new images are created with a transparent background? Currently, when I Ctrl+N (New Image), I have to click "Advanced Options", then open the ...
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How to colorize with specific color / change color without losing details on the edges

I have a very simple image that consists of 1 color and text cut out of it (the text is transparent). I now want to change the colored part to a different color, but on the edges the color is not ...
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GIMP 2.10.6 hangs when querying plugins on initial startup

I am running Debian buster and recently upgraded gimp to version 2.10.6. Upon starting gimp (I removed my gimp profile folder so it should be a fresh start), gimp hangs when starting to query plugins....
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Gimp 2.10 wont launch - Gegl related?

On Debian Buster , I couldn't start Gimp from the installed apt package as it stuck without no failure. Tried deleting the .config/GIMP directory : still stucked Tried verbose mode : $ gimp-2.10 --...
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Unable to click in image and video editing sofware after lost focus

As the title says, when I'm using a image or video editing software like Premiere, Illustrator or GIMP and have it continue to run in the background when playing games the software crashes in a ...
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In GIMP, how can I change the color of the intersection between text layers?

In GIMP, I have 2 text blocks that overlap slightly. How can I change the colour of the overlapping section so that the higher text cuts out the lower layer ? Is there an easy trick to select the ...
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Quick way to make animated gif ?

I want to make an animated gif of a van png moving from one point on a google maps map to another point on the map. I could add each point, separarely, but it would take hours. Is there an ...
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Helpers that are not horizontal or vertical

In Gimp, I can create helpers (those dashed lines) by pulling them out of the pixel scales at the sides. Sometimes, it would be very much helpful if I was able to rotate those lines to make them not ...
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Is there a way to tile from a selection in GIMP?

Here's my goal. I have a texture sheet containing 256x256 textures, with "tile seamless" applied. However, each cell in the sheet is 512x512 so that the texture has 128 pixels of space on each side. I ...
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TGA files corrupted after software install

I've been looking into editing some game graphics, which are stored as .tga files. Windows Explorer could preview the files, as shown below, but I didn't have anything installed that could edit them. ...
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How to create this smudgy text effect on Gimp/PS?

I've been trying for the past hour to understand how to do the following effect on Gimp, but I can't figure it out. I thought that I should create 2 copies of the text layer, move them (one up and ...
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Gimp Unicode in Text Editor doesn't work

Linux Mint 18.3 (= Ubuntu Xenial), Gimp 2.8.16 In Gimp Text Editor (something you can show when you're entering text using Text Tool) you are meant to be able to go Ctrl-Shift-U + Unicode code... and ...
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How can I make a droppable dialog item in Gimp visible again after I accidentally removed it?

I have a problem with my GIMP program: As you can see, I accidentally made the default brush dialog disappear from that empty spot in the bottom-left corner of the screen. It contained variable slides ...
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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts” after XQuartz and Inkscape install

I have a Mac running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. I have used GIMP without any trouble despite having lots of fonts downloaded. However, I was trying to open a vector graphic and in the process downloaded ...
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How to load an image in gimp from the terminal and exiting afterwards?

I want to non-interactively load an image into gimp from the command line without opening any window and exiting afterwards in Linux. I have read gimp basic batch but still I am confusing. I ...
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GIMP and Clipping Magic Tool or Plugin

I know photoshop has this algo. Is it available in GIMP or another open source tool? https://clippingmagic.com Just to clarify, this will be the tool where you highlight what you want in green and ...
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How to show fullscreen preview in GIMP?

I sometimes need to preview the image I edit in GIMP full screen. I could do this by exporting current image and opening it in a viewer like Geeqie, but that's quite inconvenient. Is there a better ...
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How can I show the GEGL node window in GIMP 2.10?

I heard that GIMP 2.1 is entirely based on GEGL and that each pixel manipulation is recorded in a GEGL graph. How can I show and edit this graph? Can I do this within gimp or do I have to install a ...
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Changing colours in Gimp 2.10

I have been supplied a logo sitting on a white background. It is all one layer. I want to change the logo so that it has a transparent background. It is not possible to go back to the person who ...
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GIMP - how to view the DICOM header of DICOM images?

I can open a DICOM image file using GIMP but unfortunately I cannot find a way to view it's DICOM header. I have tried the "Image -> View Metadata" with no avail (I can see there only the Exif, XMP ...
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Trying to implement plug-in-palettemap of gimp for command line for batch processing

I am trying to implement plug-in-palettemap (This plug-in maps the contents of the specified drawable with the active palette.) in gimp for use in command line. Gimp GUI Menu Option: Colors-> Map-> ...
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How to draw two lines with GIMP?

With most programs the answer would be: Same way you draw one line. But not with GIMP. GIMP wants to start the 2nd line where the first line ended. But that's not what I want. I want two lines with ...
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Gimp 2.10 preview doesn't work

The preview function does not work when opening a new file. Click "open" choose the file to open. Then choose from a long list of photos in that file. The "preview" function does not show the photo ...
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How do I deselect a tool in GIMP?

I've finished rotating and am trying to deselect the Rotate Tool. If I click on the image, the Rotate box reappears, undesiredly. If I click anywhere else, nothing happens. The Select > None tool is ...
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In GIMP 2.0 can you set new layers to be created at the bottom of the image instead of the top?

Currently, when I create a new layer, it's at the very top of a rather tall canvas. All of my new layers need to be at the bottom (to make use of the "growth chart" background layer). Is there a way ...
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GIMP: how to print on larger paper than A3?

I used to be able to print on "A3+" sheets via GIMP, but after upgrading to GIMP 2.10 I lost that possibility. And downgrading to 2.8.22 didn't fix it. The dialog to choose paper size is limited to ...
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Gimp produces hundreds of subprocesses running gimpgpui2.exe

I installed gimp 2.8.22 on Windows 10, 64-bit. When I run gimp, I get the initialization window, which queries fonts, then plugins. Gimp gets stuck at the plugin gimpgpui2.exe, producing hundreds of ...
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GIMP how can I do what I used to do? Cut and paste or move a selection, delete a selection, and write into a selection near an area I've just moved

This used to be fairly simple, I could do what I wanted and didn't have any problems. Now I have downloaded a chart with circles and numbers under the circles. I want to: Delete some circles and ...
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How can I choose what path node handle I am selecting?

Is there a way to choose which path control handle you are selecting without first moving another handle out the way? For example: I have 3 points: A, B, and C. I want to adjust the line between A ...
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GIMP only sometimes allows me to select areas to delete or change

I have Windows 8.1, and the 2.8.22 version of GIMP. I am currently trying to customize a chart for my paint colors. Sometimes GIMP works fine but much of the time when I select an area it won't allow ...
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CySCA2014 Random

I am doing a research regarding the Cyber Security Challenge Australia 2014. Since there are provide solution on their official website, I am just follow their steps to complete each the of the ...
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Incorrect color getting filled

I got an image from here: https://i1.wp.com/www.digitalstreetsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/eskomsepush-logo.png?resize=256%2C256&ssl=1 I am trying to fill the red area with a lightgreen shade....