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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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GIMP: script or macro to export cookie-cutter slices

I have a large image and I wish to define multiple disjoint regions to crop out and export to separate files. (to visualize the problem, imagine that you are printing sections of a quilt or tile wall, ...
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Given a printing of a monochrome bitmap image, how can I recover the bitmap?

I have a printout (scan, really) of what was originally a monochrome bitmap image. The pixels are clear enough that I can manually doodle in a reproduction of it in Paint or Gimp or some other image ...
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Huion 420 won't let me paint on GIMP

I've had my huion 420 tablet for about a year probably. Today I connected my tablet to my computer and opened GIMP and it won't let me use my tools. I can use the tools with the computer mouse just ...
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Gimp: paste image (from clipboard) as new layer, and crop document to that layer's size?

Using Gimp latest version (2.10) on macOS Catalina. I have an image in my clipboard. I switch to Gimp where I have a working document (image) open. How do I: paste the image from my clipboard as a ...
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Replace a color with a color based on adjacent colors

I'm modifying this heightmap in GIMP/Paint.Net: I'd like to replace all of the red with a grayscale color based on the pixels nearby. Converting the image to grayscale does not work because it keeps ...
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How to print elongated pages

I have an ESP 3200 Kodak printer. It does a great job at printing however I am making skateboards and using heat transfer vinyl, and printing it in sections rather than a single page. I have recently ...
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How to edit .webm files or convert them to good quality .gif, to edit in GIMP

I have a short scene from some TV show in a .webm format. I wanted to edit it, to create a simple funny animation/meme. I know how to edit .gif in a GIMP frame by frame, so I thought about converting ...
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inkscape, gimp user interface unreadable in Debian bullseye

Since a couple of days or updates in debian the user interface of gimp and inkscape displays only hexadecimal code (boxes with numbers) and is so unusable. Didn't find anything that helped like "fc-...
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Gimp repeating a cloud pattern

I am tryibg to create a website and I have found this awesome Image to use as the background: Background Imgage. The problem I am facing is that the image stops. I want the clouds to continue. And if ...
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GIMP crashes when I try to load OpenEXR Multilayer FLoat(full) files

I have exported OpenEXR Multilayer RGBA Float (full) in ZIP codec from BLender, but when I want to open them in Gimp, it gives me this error message(it is in german sorry): But when I export it as ...
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How to remove transparent background in GIMP?

I've recently started using GIMP and I have the picture of a players with the grey and white pixels, and I'd like to remove the background so only the player is left, so I could fit him in any picture?...
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GIMP: best way to turn greyscale image of printed sheet music into black-on-white

I've got a bunch of photos of some sheet music (taken by someone else under not-great conditions) which I want to turn into black-on-white. eg I've turned the photos into greyscale and put them all ...
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I have pictures of 2 graphs and I need to extract the curves, change colors and paste both on a same graph in order to compare them

so basically the title. Here's the graphs, so basically I need to compare both charts. I'd like to take the curve on one chart, change its color and paste it over the second one like on this chart ...
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Automate Gimp plug-in-lens-distortion correction

I performed a lens distortion filter, tuning it until I had the settings that would compensate for the wide angle lens. I want to automate this so that I can perform the correction from the command ...
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How do I manually transform an object with numbers in GIMP?

GIMP has a tool called the perspective tool, which allows you to drag handles around which then transform an object based on the transformation matrix. However, in my case, I already know the numbers ...
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GIMP/Imagemagick: Breaking single images into multiple images

I have pulled the image files from this Gregg Shorthand resource site with the intent of using the shorthand figures in Anki flashcards to complement my study of the system. You will note that the ...
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How to convert an image of a document into a high contrast black and white image? [closed]

What I mean is, let's imagine I take a photograph of a document, diagram or whatever. Now if I put this photo into a document it feels weird, even though the background color is white it's not as ...
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How do I select a different thing in Gimp so I can apply a different thing to it? [duplicate]

I have a picture. Created a text box on it. Created a second text box on it. Rotated it. Now I want to go back and select the other text box so I can rotate it, too. Move moves it, but then the ...
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How can I convert a HEIC file to a JPEG file, in Debian?

This question appears to address this https://askubuntu.com/questions/958355/any-app-on-ubuntu-to-open-and-or-convert-heif-pictures-heic-high-efficiency-i However, on Debian, adding the required ...
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How to enlarge Gimp UI font and icon size for HDPI screen?

I'm using Gimp for Mac on a 4k screen and the interface text and icons look tiny. How can I make it bigger?
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GIMP plugin crash

I'm trying to create a parchment-like image following this tutorial. Everything goes well until I reach step 8. I open Filters > Light and Shadow > Lightning effects... and set it up as required ...
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Is there any way to “Fit Layer to Canvas Size” in GIMP?

So after doing a bit of research, I am unable to find a command anywhere in Gimp 2.8.22 which will stretch my layer size to the size of my canvas, essentially the opposite of Image->Fit Canvas to ...
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why doesn't the move tool of gimp work?

This is the most frustrating thing ever! How can it be so hard to accomplish one of the most basic aspects of title design? I've tried everything posted here and nothing is working. All I want to do ...
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GIMP filters throwing permission denied errors

Using GIMP-2.10 on Manjaro KDE. The filters do work but throw this error whenever launched. Failed to open file “/home/*USERNAME*/.config/GIMP/2.10/filters/GimpGegl-gegl-emboss-config.settings”: open(...
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GIMP creates a folder on my desktop every time I open it

I'm on Windows 10, and GIMP 2.10.10. Bit weird so bear with me for a second. A few months ago I created a folder on my desktop named decode. Within the folder I placed a few files, including some ...
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How do Install and run python scripts for GIMP?

There appear to be 2 directories where GIMP looks for plugins. One is C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins and C:\Users\Sam\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins However, when I go look at the ...
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What information is needed within an XMP tag value?

I'm adding XMP metadata to a large number of TIFF files. Initially I was doing this with GIMP, but upon searching for a more efficient way to edit the metadata I found ExifTool. Looking at the tags ...
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It is possible to restrain/confine the pointer/cursor movement in GIMP to a particular axis?

I'm using the warp tool in Gimp. Using the mouse I need to move the pointer/cursor, while pressing the left button, to one side of the image to the other but only in the X axis, even if the mouse ...
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gegl is not piping anything to graphviz

So, I read about a parameter in the man and info pages, called --dot, for GeGL. It purportedly prints out GV data, which can be read by graphviz. However, I can't get the actual program to recognize ...
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The tools palette icons are not in color when opening GIMP 2.10.12

When I open GIMP 2.10.12 the tools palette icons are all in black and white and not displayed in color as shown on the user manuals. Do I need to do something to display the icons in color?
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“color to Alpha” not active in GIMP

I have an image and I want the background to be converted to transparent pixels. In Colors the option Color to Alpha is not activated. The option "Add Alpha channel" is as well gray (not active).
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Images that I create in Gimp when pasted into Gimp show up translucent

I created curved text on a transparent image using TEXT ALONG PATH and PATH TO SELECTION. I filled the text with background color BLACK. The resulting image was curved black text. When I tried to ...
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Gimp download for Mac Mojave 10.14

I have gimp installed but it does not open on my Macbook pro Mojave 10.14. Any help would be great, I have also tried adding to my application folder and approving the download.
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How to solve scrolling failure in GIMP in Mojave

Whenever I make zoom in any image in GIMP and try to use scrolling, the image gets fragmented in rectangles, any ideas?
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GIMP - Gmic's plugin on windows not working

With GIMP-2.8 I have installed Gmic's plugin. I tried both Installer for x64 bit and also tried zip. Not worked (Not showing Gmac's plugin in Filter Menu) any method after restart. Also not showing ...
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Difference between GIMP Indexed color mode and Imagemagick -colors or -remap

My task is to reduce size of scanned text document into .png with acceptable quality loss. My procedure consist of those steps: Raw images are scanned in tif format and processed by ScanTailor (...
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How to change image size without scaling in GIMP

For example, the original size is 800x800. I want to change it into 400x400, preserving only the upper left corner and discarding the data outside the new region. In mspaint I can do this via File->...
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Change font color of Gimp tool-tips - virtually unreadable

I am running GIMP 2.10.12 64-bit on Windows 10. The tool-tips font is virtually unreadable as it is a very light gray on a light yellow background. I know this can be fixed as I have previously found ...
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How to change a picture's PPI without changing the print size in GIMP

E.g. I have a picture with print size 10x20 cm and resolution 300 PPI. How can I change PPI to 200 and keep the print size 10x20 cm? Size in pixels should also change of course. GIMP always does vice ...
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How can I resize the content of an image in GIMP to a standard size?

I'm working with scanned forms in GIMP. Though the form is the same, they are often scanned at different magnifications. I would like to select the contents of the form (printed area excluding white ...
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How can I paste a selection to a pre-determined size in GIMP?

Basically trying to eliminate white space borders of a scanned image. I am able to select the image. Now I want to paste it so that it fills an 8.5" x 11" page so that there is no white space? ...
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TrueType font not displaying as expected in some desktop applications

So I have a TTF of the font "Woodcut" (you can get it here) and it works completely fine in HTML and SVGs, as you can see below. But when I try to view it in Gnome Font Viewer, it just shows black ...
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GIMP isn't running

GIMP isn't running on my windows 10 computer. it was working before, and i used it to edit multiple pictures multiple times. but now, i run gimp-2.10.exe, and it shows the loading icon next to the ...
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How do you create a border around the outside of a selection with GIMP?

How do you create a border around the outside of a selection using GIMP? When I create a border using the Selection tool and the Edit -> Stroke Selection... menu option, the border is centered on ...
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Can GIMP on Windows use BDF or PCF bitmap fonts?

I'm trying to use copies of the venerable misc-fixed bitmap fonts in a Windows 10 installation of GIMP 2.10.12. As far as I can tell, they should appear in the list of fonts after placing them in one ...
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GIMP layer only visible when I hide all others

I have a layer in GIMP, but I can only see it when I hide all others. They are transparent backgrounds, something as simple as stroke on a selection. I added alpha channels. Here's both layers shown: ...
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GIMP - Shift + Ctrl snaps to a weird angle

It used to behave correctly - snapping to 0 degrees, but when I hold shfit + ctrl it snaps to 359.58 degrees instead now, which is terrible because I do a lot of pixel art!
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“You can drop dockable dialogs here” in place of the image view

I clicked or double-clicked on something and now my Gimp looks like this when I start it: It also causes Gimp to crash if I try to open xcf images. Pasting screenshots into Gimp still works, but I ...
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How to change colors in GIMP's Python Console?

Having dark desktop theme gives some problems with Python colored output: Current green (or red) color values are good for light desktops, but are much too dark for dark desktops. Is there a way to ...
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Gimp on W10 install qmlexporter.py

Need you help: I installed GIMP 2.10 and wanted to also use the plugin qmlexporter.py but it will not work, just by putting into the plugin folder. Info states:https://doc.qt.io/qtcreator/quick-export-...

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