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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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Can't change text box font size in GIMP on macOS

I added a text box to a GIMP project in a new layer. I can select it and a panel shows up with the text properties (here it's out of the main image, but there is text in it): But when I change the ...
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Any way for batch conversion from JPG to DDS with DXT1 compression

I have an "file.jpg" image, I open it with GIMP, then go to "File", "Export As...", choose "DDS image". I choose the compression - BC1/DXT1, other options are ...
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Gimp showing submenus in Greek characters

After I installed the Gimp on my machine running Windows 10 Enterprise, submenus such as the 'tool options' are shown with Greek characters (as far as I can tell the words are English): I had first ...
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How can I access the logo creation tools in GIMP?

Where is the extension menu in gimp 2.6 for windows?, over a decade ago, asked where to go to get GIMP's logo creation facilities. Its answer no longer holds, File -> Create has no option to create ...
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What is the name of font used in GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)?

What is the name of the font used on buttons and other elements of the GIMP GUI?
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GIMP: using mask extracted from a PDF file

I frequently use pdfimages to extract graphic images from pdf files. A lot of the time, I find that the extracted image seems to be in two parts - the original image and a grey-scale mask that screens ...
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Arithmetic addition of pixel intensities in superimposed layers

I want, in GIMP, to take two (grayscale) images (same size) and add, arithmetically, the corresponding pixel intensities of their superposition. I have attempted this by using Paste as.../New layer in ...
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Color rotation/correction help request for GIMP

I'm new to GIMP and am looking for help on color rotation. Some target colors don't always seem to be accessible, or I don't understand how to get to it. For example: Here I can rotate the color from ...
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GIMP 2.10.34 - How install compact installation silently

Hi i use now command for Full silent Installation: "gimp-2.10.34-setup.exe" /verysilent /allusers /norestart /dir="c:\programy\gimp" but this is Full Installation. How run silently ...
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GIMP Does Not Paint Consistently

I want to use the Paintbrush Tool in GIMP, but it does not apply paint in a consistent manner. Often the paint is applied very lightly, sometimes even hard to notice, or not at all (no Undo option ...
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GIMP: how to create new file when executing gimp from CLI?

(Sorry if this is too easy question, I'm just starting to use gimp). I'm looking for following behavior in gimp. When executing gimp a.png from shell: if a.png file exists, gimp opens a.png (Of ...
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Gimp - Mouse wheel scroll is not recognized: no zoom and no scroll

The problem: The mouse wheel scroll events don't seem to be recognized by Gimp: There is no scroll, and there is no zoom in or out when using the mouse wheel, either with or without the CTRL key. Some ...
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How do I move a section of an image to another part of that image, in batch? Macro Image editing?

Don't be confused by the title, my question is not overly complicated: I want move a section of an image to another place inside the image, but in batch (6000 images). Specifically, I want to move the ...
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Why is Tool Options always missing in GIMP? How do I quickly get it back?

For years and across platforms every time I open GIMP the Tool Options dialog is missing. To get it back I have to go through the menu: Windows > Dockable Dialogs > Tool Options. The dialog ...
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GIMP: how to combine images where one has transparent parts

I have an image where certain parts are deleted and are transparent. I would like paste another image onto this and would like to see it only covering those transparent sections of the original image. ...
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Icons too small, 2023-07-03 GIMP 2.10.34

2023-07-03 Windows 10 - up to date. Tags: Brush-icons-unreadable left-side-icons-excellent Windows10 Gimp2.10.34 Uniform-icon-size-not-respected After a fresh install of GIMP 2.10.34: The left icons ...
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GIMP advice on JPG to PDF conversion

When I convert JPG files to PDF using GIMP the result is usually a much bigger file. The first step upon importing is the dialog for a conversion that is titled "convert to RGB working space"...
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How do I use the gimp print plugin dialog instead of the windows 11 print dialog in gimp 2.10?

I want to set DPI and see what else gimp has to offer for printing images as sharp as possible. But after installing gimp 2.10.34 under Windows 11, it just opens the Windows default printing dialog (...
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gimp exports are about 50% bigger, how should I economize on space?

Suppose I'm satisfied with the quality of a JPEG photo but I just want to crop the edges without ending up with a bigger file. I use gimp to do the cropping. The JPEG photos are always photos of text ...
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Why does an inkjet printer use the color CMY cartridges to print black images?

I have observed that when an image is present within a Word document (or PDF) along with plain black text and the Color option is selected for printing, certain printers tend to use the cyan, magenta, ...
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Bucket fill different shades accrodingly to target area colour/alpha

In GIMP, I'm using the "Bucket Fill" tool to add colour to a black surface. The shape I am filling includes different shades of black/grey, with different alpha values, as can be seen in the ...
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How do I print an image to a fixed size over multiple pages?

I want to print an image that is 52x44 cm using letter sized pages in Windows 10. So it's similar to this question, but I need to print an image that is larger than one page. Presumably it will take ...
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Apply changes without closing dialogue?

How (if at all), do I apply changes (such as color selection on text) without closing the dialog to see the change? It's pretty standard UI to have "Apply" as well as "OK" and &...
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Remove Transparent Borders GIMP

I have an image of the Cosmic Cliffs (JWST) and I'd like to remove the transparent side borders. How can I do this? I had already tried to box select the image I wanted > Paste to New Layer > ...
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How to convert a selection to a channel in gimp?

Googling for that, I get a tremendous amount of hits to the opposite direction (converting a channel to a selection). However, this is exactly not what I want. I want to convert the current selection ...
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gimp 2.10.32-0build7 hangs at querying new plug ins on ubuntu 22.04.1 lts

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04.1 lts and now GIMP will not launch all the way. It hangs on querying new plug ins. On the previous version of Ubuntu I didn't have a problem with GIMP it worked ...
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How to open a raw image?

I've installed Gimp via brew on my Mac. This is the error when trying to open a raw image: I've installed ufraw (also via brew). That is supposed to integrate with Gimp, but I didn't notice any ...
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Assign linear colorspace to tiff image

I have a tiff image which I suspect should have a linear colorspace exiftool alps.tif ExifTool Version Number : 11.88 File Name : alps.tif Directory ...
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Reported PPI of jpeg image conflicts between Imagemagick & GIMP

I have a jpeg image and I wish to find out the image resolution in PPI before sending it to someone. I open it in GIMP 2 (on Ubuntu Studio 20.04) and look at the image properties. It reports a ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I change the compression ratio of a JPEG image on travel.state.gov (passport photo tool)?

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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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 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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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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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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