GIMP (short for the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software raster graphics editor. It is primarily employed as an image retouching and editing tool.

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Cannot install Gimp 64 bit

I am trying to install Gimp on a 64 bit PC with Ubuntu 14.10. I have added the dedicated PPA ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp but I am not able to install Gimp due to its reliance on a lot of 32 bit ...
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Gimp won't launch

When I start Gimp from the terminal it won't launch. I get the following error message: (gimp:17589): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to read the recently used resources file at ...
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GImP Plugin: unable to access GimpDrawble or Gimpimage resolution

 m trying to get image resulotion in a plugin I m writing. But when I call resolution function the plugin crashes saying image does not exist..... But I can access the drawble , plz tell if there us ...
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How to add a drop shadow effect in Gimp?

Can anyone tell me how to add a drop shadow effect in Gimp. I have seen it in a number of designs. EXAMPLES: and
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Export image as SVG in GIMP

I have a project I have been working on (an image) within GIMP and I would like to export it as an SVG. Is this possible, or am I going to have to stick with exporting multiple sizes of an image? I ...
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How to batch process JPG images to change its quality with Nautilus-Actions?

First of all: Thank you for taking the time to read this and provide some help. Any advices are appreciated. I am using Nautilus-Actions in order to add a custom context menu's action in order to ...
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GIMP: TIFF save cannot handle indexed images with alpha channel

When I wanted to save TIFF file, I got this message box: TIFF save cannot handle indexed images with alpha channel Although I had no alpha layer. Here is an example which cannot be exported to ...
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How to set default program to open specific file type

I wish to set the default program to open .jpg files and other image files to GIMP. To do this as said in one of the answers here, I went into this section (Right-click > Properties > Open ...
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In GIMP, how do I make part of image transparent manually?

How can I make part of the image transparent? I tried the "Color to alpha" option in GIMP, but it's not working. I know in Photoshop you can erase the part you don't like, and make it transparent. ...
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Gimp: I can't find any of the controls or toolbars that I used to be able to see

I used to use Gimp and really liked it but it's been awhile. Now when I want to use it again, the only thing I can see is the tiny little box with the image. I can't find any of the controls or ...
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Why doesn't GIMP support CMYK?

Why does GIMP not support CMYK? This is a feature that I really need as a user and I don't know why it is not supported in GIMP by default. Is there possibly a way of which I could add support for ...
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gimp source build error g_module_build_path

I m trying to build gimp 2.8 from source, all dependencies are me but now while if "make" on it it gives this error: /i386-linux-gnu/libgtk-x11-2.0.so: error: undefined reference to ...
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starting Gimp gives fatal error

I have installed gimp and get this message in terminal: gimp This is a development version of GIMP. Debug messages may appear here. gimp: fatal error: Segmentation fault gimp (pid:5024): [E]xit, ...
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How to install separate+ gimp-plugin for cmyk support?

In order to open CMYK photoshop files, I want to install the separate+ plugin for gimp. Since for building separate+ from sources it is required editing the makefile by hand(?), I was hoping for an ...
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Edit Gimp source code for personal requirements

I wanna edit gimp source code for my personal specific requirements that are custom printing related, is there any way i can download edit and compile gimp code for windows and ubuntu...?
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How to enable the thumbnail of gimp brushes on nautilus

I've recently install a box with ubuntu gnome 14.04 and I've noted that the gimp brushes don't have a thumbnail. The xcf is ok with a gnome app for that, but for the .gih and .gbr I don't find yet an ...
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how to reduce size of an image from 130 kb to between 20kb - 50 kb

As per a requirement mentioned here the size of photos submitted should be between 20kb-50kb. I have my scanned photos which have been cropped but the sizes are still ~139 kb. If I reduce the pixels ...
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Unity application running but not responding

I'm quite confused and not sure how to exactly describe the issue, but I'll start with the statement that everything was fine for over a week (since I actually started using Ubuntu) until 30 minutes ...
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GIMP 2.8 doesn't allow to save usual image file formats (jpg, png) via Save dialog

I used to save images as usual image file formats (jpg, png) by pressing Ctrl+S or Ctrl+Shift+S (Save or Save As dialog). Now in version 2.8 GIMP doesn't allow it anymore: you can Save only as .xcf ...
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Is there a way to fill an image with its background color to square size?

Let me describe my problem: I have a site where I post sponsors company logos. Once I'm sent the logo (or I've googled) they are usually in rectangle size - width and height are not equal. On my ...
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Gimp interface to change to black

I am using GIMP 2.6 on Ubuntu 11.10 and wish to chage GIMP's Interface to black. How do I do that.
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Is there a way to use Gimp without the toolbox?

I have been attempting to use Gimp but usually have to quit frustrated. Using Gimp tutorials do not help because the steps include opening up options I simply don't have. For example, trying to ...
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Green border around fonts in GIMP

I have a problem in the way text appears in GIMP, I think its related to hinting or antialiasing but I have no idea about the cause nor the solution for it.. the attached photo says it all.. please ...
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How to upgrade gimp version?

I have gimp 2.8.6 on Ubuntu 13.10 and i want to upgrade it to 2.8.8 but i don’t know how ? (if i add the 2.8.8 PPA it wil just upgrade it or it will download whole gimp 2.8.8 ?)(I don't want to waste ...
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How to make Gimp run as a single window?

Gimp is nice, but the one thing that drives me nuts is that everything floats around in front of each other, often hiding the main window and forcing me to minimize all open windows until I find the ...
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Huion Tablets w/Gimp Guide?

The system won't allow me to comment on the Huion H610 Tablet question for lack of reputation, so I have to post a new question which may be beneficial to all. Between my wife and I we have two ...
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Installed custom fontface but some weights are not available in certain applications

I've installed an open source typeface, which comes with different weights from thin up to black. When browsing installed fonts with, say, Fontmatrix, all weights are properly shown. Same is true when ...
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Super Resolution in GIMP

Does anyone have any tips on how to apply Super Resolution techniques in GIMP? I have done a lot of reading but I could not find any examples for GIMP...
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Rectangle selection boundary is too thick in GIMP

When I make a rectangular selection with GIMP 2.8.10, the actual border of the rectangle is too wide (at least 4 pixels wide). Previous versions of the GIMP had a 1-pixel-wide selection. How do I get ...
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Centre, left and right align text in GIMP

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and GIMP 2.8. And I was wondering if there is any way of left aligning, right aligning, or centring text in GIMP? As this would be something very useful and is included in ...
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Auto rotate scanned text

How to automatically rotate a scanned image? Even if you insert the paper into the scanned carefully. About one degree rotation is left. Is here no way to automatically rotate the scanned image? I ...
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Gimp uses only one CPU when applying a Gaussian Blur

If I use "Selective Gaussian Blur" in Gimp, only one CPU gets used. My PC has four. Is there a way to tell Gimp to use all available CPUs? Some operations take quite long, and this would reduce the ...
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GIMP extended input devices settings problem

I have a Trust graphics tablet. Today I realized how to make GIMP use the tablet's sensitivity features: by going to Edit > Preferences > Input Devices > Configure Extended Input Devices, and there ...
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How do I recover unsaved files in Gimp?

I was working in Gimp on a cover for my new book and before I could finish it my computer crash and I lost all my info is there anyway for me to undo my computers history and retrieve my info?
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Gimp: How to change layer effects once added? For example change drop shadow values

I am on my long way to get totally rid of windows and only use ubuntu. One major reason to use windows is photoshop, but I am trying to get used to gimp although this is very hard for me with 10 years ...
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How to use Gimp Scripts?

I am interesting in using this gimp scripts When I threw them in my gimp script folder and started gimp version 2.8.10 I could not find any of this filters, So I have a question where can I find ...
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With GIMP, how do I hide all layers except the current one?

Is there a way to hide all other layers when you click on the 'eye' symbol ? It's like what Macormedia Flash does , display only the layer that you click on , all else is hidden. Is there a shortcut ...
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GIMP memory increasing problem

I have a problem with GIMP in Ubuntu 14.04. When starting GIMP it works perfectly at first, but as soon as I copy a selection of pixels value in "system monitoring > resources > memory and swap ...
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Docking floating text options window in GIMP 2.8.10?

Regarding on-canvas text editing in the GIMP: is there any way to dock, move, or eliminate the floating text options window? I use the text tool for captioning and labeling, and it gets in the way. ...
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How to find out what an action is called in gimp's Batch Image Manipulation?

I want to both zealous crop and remove image transparency for a bunch of files. I know how to start the batch job and I was able to find the action plug-in-zealouscrop for--duh--zeahlous crop. Yet I ...
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What would be a good way to scale and align various scanned images using common points?

I have a number of images of scanned maps. These maps all fit together in two dimensions. Is there a good tool I can use to specify points common to two overlapping images that'll then scale and ...
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Resize and arrange pictures automatically on a canvas

I want to make a template for printing 9 cards of 63 x 88 mm on a DIN A4 paper I want to load the images so that they re-size themselves and I can print them directly. How can I do that?
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gimp 2.8 install problem on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

In a terminal,i wrote this command: apt-get install gimp And it returns with this output: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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GIMP plugin to change ticket number and export image automatically

I have designed a ticket which includes a sequential ticket number (001,002,003...500) and now I have to export each and every ticket number as a separate PNG image. This is a lot of manual work and ...
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Why gimp 2.8 slow on ubuntu 12.04?

I am running ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on 4-core cpu and what i am facing is that when i open a .psd file or a heavy .xcf/.psd file my gimp sends me a "force quit" message. I am using gimp for professional ...
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How to set pressure sensitivity in GIMP to control line thickness?

My sister is moving from Windows and I just got her a new graphics tablet. However, the pressure sensitivity controls opacity rather than line thickness; she really needs this feature from ...
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How to compile deskew plugin for Gimp?

I'm interesting in using this Deskew plugin which appears somewhat old, with broken links in the gimp registry. https://github.com/prokoudine/gimp-deskew-plugin How do I go about installing it on ...
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GIMP: 2d or 3d texture

How do I make a 2d or 3d so that it looks like it is folding from a breeze and also add script as a banner above a logo?Honestly, I don't know what keywords to use to search Google/YouTube to find ...
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GIMP Separate RGB -> CMYK plugin - how to get output color profile

I use newest Ubuntu and newest GIMP, i have the plugin Separate installed. I try to convert image to CMYK. In a dialog in a drop-down list I have 16 RBG profiles to choose input profile, but none for ...
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Which version of GIMP should I install? [duplicate]

I have linox & want to download Gimp. Which version should I use?