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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, software support questions on Super User, and anything related to design on Graphic Design.

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Cutting out a puzzle piece from an image in GIMP

In GIMP I have a rectangular image (say PHOTO) from which I want to cut and use a piece in the shape of a puzzle piece. I have an image of the puzzle piece to scale as well but cannot find a way to ...
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Can't find GIMP brush folder on Linux?

I'm using GIMP 2.10.22 on Debian. I believe it was installed using the official Debian Bullseye Stable repo. All the tutorials and articles I've seen, up to now, say that GIMP 2.10 has its brushes ...
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Snap colour picker tool to the centre of an image in GIMP

The background to this query is that I want to retrieve the RGB value for a 200x200 square at the centre of a 1920x1080 bitmap image, for a number of images. I am using the Gimp colour picker. ...
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Gimp Pencil Mode to SET rgba value for target layer

While using the Pencil Tool with a 50% opacity, drawing over the same location twice will result in a greater than 50% opacity. I want a mode that would not increase the opacity. I tried every single ...
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When rotating an image in Gimp 2.10.30 it rotates fine however the tools.are also rotating

So I rotated my image about -15 degrees. Now when I go to use the crop tool, it too assumes that I want that tool to be used at a rotation of -15 degres. How can I tell Gimp to apply this rotation ...
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Because "Huge" is still too teeny, how can I enlarge Custom icon size manually?

I picked "Huge" as "Custom icon size". But my icons on GIMP are still too teensy. This comment counsels Add the following to your gtkrc file: gtk-icon-sizes = "gtk-menu=24,24&...
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How to highlight (draw a semi-transparent straight line) with Gimp without having the starting point visible?

I'd like to highlight parts of a screen capture with semi-transparent straight lines with Gimp. I know how to draw straight lines (click on a point, press and hold the shift key, and if needed the ...
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Problems adding expected GIMP file to 'New' Context Menu

I am trying to add 'GIMP image' to Window 10's 'New' context menu, as discussed here - New Menu Demo: How to Add Other File Types to the New Item Menu in Windows 10’s File Explorer - How-to-Geek (1/...
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Xsane hangs on an Epson XP-440 printer

I am frustrated with this issue because VueScan works fine, so clearly and obviously there's something wrong in the drivers or settings that cause this to fail. And until upgrading to Lubuntu 20....
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When opening HDR images with Gimp, why does Levels show no light and dark values?

I have some .HIF files taken using a Canon EOS R6 in HDR PQ mode. They are HEIC-encoded, HEIF-formatted files using the "heix" brand. When I open them in Gimp 2.10.24, I am asked whether to ...
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Using GIMP (v. 2.10.28, Windows 10)) to improve cropped picture

I cropped a picture and saved the small part of it that I needed. When I tried to print this picture, its very small. In GIMP, it shows up as 2.7" (W) X 1.8" (H) at a resolution of 96 X 96. ...
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Working on a single in channel in GIMP

I'm using GIMP 2.10.22. I have an RGB color image, and I want to do work on one of the channels, without affecting the others. How can I copy the channel into a new image, work on it there, then copy ...
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Can I change the compression ratio of a JPEG image on travel.state.gov?

When on travel.state.gov's photo editor, I get Image is overly compressed. Please use a compression ratio that is less than 20:1 Is there anyway to get past this screen in the application given a ...
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Windows 10 Fotos App quality improvements

i think it is commonly known that the Fotos App, the default Foto Viewer in Windows 10, does some improving algorithms to the picture temporarily when you open it. The picture looks clearer, deeper, ...
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Fake scan - flatten PDF to single image

I have a partner who has paper fetish. He must have stamped & signed paper for everything. Even when this paper will never meet him in real life. So he demands scans of these papers (and original ...
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How to apply gimp python scripts on a set of images?

I want to apply a my programmed python gimp scripts on a set of images. consider a set of images in a folder ./myFolder file1.jpg file2.jpg ... I created script myScript.py for gimp with ...
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How to batch edit images with specific editing task e.g. deleting a specific part?

I want to edit a set of images. These edit consist of deleting a specific part (erasing a part e.g. making it transparent) adding a gradient at a certain area drawing on the images all images have ...
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GIMP: opening dicom files

I am trying to open a dicom file (.dcm). All files I tried yield an error saying transfer syntax 1.2.840.10008.1.2.4.70 is not supported. What can I do?
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Gimp does not delete section. (Why? How to resolve?)

I try to delete a selected area from a png picture in GIMP 2.10.24 (using Ubuntu Linux). (I've done that countless times, and it always worked! I don't know what makes the current png different...) ...
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Export multiple non-adjacent tiles with GIMP or ImageMagik or other tools

Tl;dr: looking for a tool or script that can export disjoint cookie-cutter squares from a larger image. Imagine that you want a set of tiles on your kitchen wall that make up a larger image. To be ...
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In Gimp program, I want to convert all the black and white pixels to silver grey pixels that used to appear when printing from b&w film negatives

I know how to use the gimp program to convert a color image to b&w. I used the desaturate>mono mixer to adjust the rgb channels. I have also seen many objects online that were colored with a ...
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move a text box in GIMP

Windows 10, Gimp 2.10.24 (rev3) I'm trying to move a text box in GIMP, including the text in it. I've just created the text box, and put some text in it. There's nothing else on the image. I've tried ...
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Gimp 2.10 crashes while looking for file data

When I open gimp 2.10(the latest version), it loads fine until it gets to "Looking for file data Modules", and it stops responding and crashes. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Gimp ...
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Context menu entry for .jpg files not showing anymore

My custom made context menu entry for .jpg files does not show up anymore in Windows 10. I did the steps correctly by going into the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell key, adding a new key there, give ...
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Re open all default panes in gimp?

I installed gimp some time ago and have lost some panes. I researched how to open the toolbox pane, but I am not sure what else should be open. Currently, I have two panes visible on screen, "...
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How to fix permissions on Gimp to save and export under user directories on Windows

I have a fresh install of GIMP on Windows 10. When I try to save an image in the native format in a folder under Users\username I get an error like: GIMP Message: Error creating 'C:\Users\nagev\...
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GIMP workflow to apply same change to a bunch of PNGs?

What I'm Trying To Do: I have about 80 pngs of "cards", and I want to paste first of all a black border with rounded corners over top of the images, and then have the outside parts of the ...
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Reducing cursor size in GIMP

Using GIMP 2.10.18 on Linux Mint. The cursor is huge as shown in the attached image, making it difficult to do work with any kind of precision. Is there a way to reduce the size? I've worked with GIMP ...
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Command-line copy of an image in Ubuntu suitable for virtualbox (Windows10) paste

I have Win10 in a Virtualbox at my Ubuntu desktop. Contrary to what many Q/A at this site say, image clipboard does work in Virtualbox. I can load an image into gimp, select and copy it (Ctrl-A, Ctrl-...
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I've accidentally hidden the menubar in GIMP. How do I get it back?

I unchecked "Show Menubar" in GIMP 2.10, and now I want to get it back. How do I do this? The official documentation states that I can do this through "View → Show Menubar", but ...
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How can I crop an image from the inside?

Cropping an image from the outside is easy in Gimp: Select a rectangular part of the image, Image > Crop to Selection. Is there an comparably easy way to crop out something? For example, when ...
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How to export all sliced images in gimp?

I am slicing an image using guides. But after slicing, i have to export all the files one by one which is a pain. Any way I can export them all at once?
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GIMP Selection Tool Select-To-Move 2.10

It seems like in 2.10 they reworked the selection tool in GIMP 2.10. I used to be able to use the rectangle selection tool, drag over an area and use the move tool to move that selection. When I try ...
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How to get GIMP to recognize Images or Pictures folder as the default folder for images?

The computer I'm currently using (Lenovo ThinkPad, Windows 10) doesn't have a DVD-ROM drive, so I can't install an old version of Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. I'm making do with GIMP 2.10.14....
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Gimp file and settings dialogues open extremely slow under Windows

It was pestering me for years that even though I have a pretty fast PC with SSD that every file dialogues (Open..., Save as..., Export as...) are brutally slow in Gimp. The Edit \ Settings dialogue ...
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How can I with Linux easily create a collage of passport photos?

I can easily crop a photo to the right dimensions or use an online tool, but I need to make it into a 4x6 because CVS charges $0.25 for a 4'' x 6'' but they charge $12.99 with a coupon for a 2'' x 2''....
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XSane and ImageMagick automatically installed in my PC

While I was using GIMP, XSane and ImageMagick were automatically installed in my PC? GIMP has probably done it. How did GIMP installed them? GIMP did not even asked my permission. Similarly, few ...
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Compress all files to the "9" level with gimp

I created the scripts from Using Gimp to batch convert images to another format in Windows tip made by @forrest-voight. Can anyone tell me how I can add options to this script so that the maximum ...
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How Can I Make GIMP Zoom In/Out When I Hold CTRL and Scroll My Mouse Wheel?

I am using Gimp on Linux, and everything works great ... except mousewheel zoom. For some reason that I don't understand, I can't make my mousewheel (when CTRL is held down) zoom. As you can see, it ...
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How to load in very large multipage Tiff files

Not sure if this is the right site to post this question in, but hope it fits in well here. I have some very large (think 50kx50k+ pixel) multipage Tiff images I want to load into a program and ...
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NASA uses a program that takes their black and photos turned into color using a shade of gray for one particular [closed]

I have a a black & photo and I want to convert the shades of gray into individual colors. For example a storm cloud with all different shades of gray, I want to assign a shade of gray to one color ...
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GIMP: Setting default DPI when creating an image from clipboard

Is there a way to change the default DPI when creating an image from clipboard? On my old version of GIMP, it used to be 300 DPI, which I quite liked. After updating GIMP, it creates images from the ...
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How do I fix when GIMP Pencil/Paintbrush tools only draw in a grayscale gradient and are unresponsive to colour changes?

So the problem is that the brush tools in GIMP ignore color, and instead always draw in a gradient, going from black to white and vice versa, like so (drawn bottom to top): The error in a set of ...
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Creating symbolic link of xsane to GIMP's plug-in folder does not let use it as plug-in

As it is stated by the official xsane documentation, I created a symbolic link by the following command (in my case the folders are a bit different): ln -s /usr/bin/xsane /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/ ...
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Gimp UI scaling on Windows: gtkrc menu background colour and icon sizes?

Gimp's default scaling on Windows sucks, so I have to manually scale it. I saw an existing answer, and tried to modify the "gtkrc" file of the dark theme. However, I could not find the ...
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How to measure length (in pixels) between multiple points on an image [closed]

I have a fairly high resolution map, with a known scale. How to measure the length in pixels between multiple points on an image? Straight line is simple, but how to do it when there are multiple ...
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Change colours of tools in GIMP 2.10

Is there a way to change to colours of the tool buttons in GIMP 2.10? I'm not keen on the grey buttons that do not contrast well with the gre background. I want to make them black so I can actually ...
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Automating Photo Editing: Cropping and resolution (GIMP as best option?) [duplicate]

For all of you that genuinely and kindly want to help, the next two paragraphs aren't for you. I thank you in advance for your helpfulness. The next two paragraphs are for moderators who are power ...
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Layer visibility toggle shortcut in Gimp

I have a lot of layers in my image. I need to go through them one by one and rename each one. When I'm on the Layers toolbox I can hit F2 or Enter to quickly rename a layer. I would like to then make ...
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GIMP controls, icons too small

I recently installed the latest GIMP for Windows 10: GIMP 2.10.20 (revision 1) The controls and icons are very small, to the point that they're hard to read. Is there a way to make them bigger?
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