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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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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Gimp not working after ubuntu 16.04 update

I installed gimp while on version 15.10 and it worked fine and now after a long time when I tried to open it after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, it fails to open and a pop comes saying it has crashed. I ...
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Is there an easy way to add a text layer to many frames for a gif using GIMP?

I'm new to this and have zero education with computers. I can't seem to figure out how to add the text to my gif without placing it in the wrong place and it seems to bounce everywhere. Any help would ...
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Why doesn't Gimp show in Unity Dash?

Gimp doesn't show in the Unity Dash, despite having it installed, and having the appropriate desktop file (shown below) in /usr/share/applications. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application ...
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There is no menu buttons for GIMP 2.8 in Ubuntu 16.04?

There is no menu buttons in the top menu bar when opening GIMP 2.8 as seen in the image here; even if I hover over or make them permanently be displayed. For other applications seem to work, but not ...
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Why did Canonical drop support for Gimp and how to recover from it?

I was offered an upgrade to 16.04. During the upgrade, I saw this: I can kinda see why Expect and w3m are being dropped, but why Gimp? More importantly, how to do I find pre-built packages that I ...
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Can I make a screenshot and directly open it in Gimp?

Common use case for me and printscreen: Hit printscreen and save .png Open up Gimp Find file I've saved Edit file (crop and highlight regions) It seems like the first three steps could be combined ...
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Gimp image editor isn't starting at all

I've installed gimp image editor on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. If I start it from the terminal it only says: Segmentation fault (core dumped) I've already tried to uninstall and reinstall it ...
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Gimp: Export every layer as a separate PNG image

I have come to a situation where I have an image in Gimp with multiple layers. Now, I want to export every single layer as an individual image (PNG format preferably) automatically to a folder ...
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gimp bucket fill, fills wrong color

I've made sprite sheets many times before, but now gimp is messing up. Bucket fill, colours a space gray rather than teal. I cant figure out how to fix it, (I havent tried purging gimp yet). I made a ...
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Gimp Numix incompatibility?

I know this will sound crazy, but my U15.10 and latest Gimp 2.8 crashes when I'm using the Numix theme/icons. Switching to something else makes Gimp work. Here's the tail of the errors: ...
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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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Can't install gimp on ubuntu 14 - 64 bit

I am trying to install GIMP on Ubuntu 14.04 - 64 bit. But, I got this error message : The following packages have unmet dependencies: gimp: Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.24.1) but ...
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How to outline a polygonal area and cut it out so the lower layer shows through? [closed]

How do I outline (determine/specify) a polygonal area, and then cut it out (eliminate it) so the lower layer shows through?
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Ubuntu 15.10 inkscape,gimp,libre…all app top drop-down menu icons missing

This is inkscape: This is gimp: I tried few days but It is still not works. I hope you can help .thank you guys
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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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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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Latex equations in GIMP?

I want to use GIMP to design a scientific poster. Is there a plugin or something to insert and edit latex equations in GIMP?
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Is there a better way to redact a PDF?

I had to print a couple of PDFs recently to send to someone, but I wanted to redact (black out) a couple small bits of text. A quick google search didn't turn up any tools for this specific purpose, ...
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Gimp does not open on Ubuntu 14.04

How to open gimp , i have installed gimp on ubuntu 14.04 from the software center but when i click the icon nothing happens , then i typed gimp on the terminal and i get the following message ...
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“Separate” plug-in does not install for GIMP 2.0

I've followed the instructions below to install the separate plug-in for GIMP. The tar file was extracted in the ~/Downloads folder, copied the separate file to the corresponding plug-ings folder ...
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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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Gimp starts but then doesn't open (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS )

after having upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Gimp did keep working properly for some time. If I now open it (via either dash or terminal) it seems to start alright, the loading bar and everything is ...
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How to convert an .xcf file/image to JPEG or PNG?

I use the GIMP photo editor which automatically saves the converted files in .xcf format, but they cannot be reopened with any other app. How can I convert or save my images as JPEG or PNG?
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Xubuntu 14.04 (and Mint 17.1) will not detect Canon scanner MP237 (MP230 series)

I just purchased a new multi-function Canon unit ... MP237; copier, printer and scanner. I have Simple Scan and XSane; along with Gimp, installed. I can print and copy (as far as I know) just fine. ...
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Is it possible to give an application window-control buttons which it currently does not have?

I don't know how possible this will be as I have programmed a lot before and have often set it so that programs are not able to be resized etc and making it so that it does not have certain ...
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How to install EPSON l210 scanner

I am trying to install the Epson scanner driver... I have extracted the tar.gz. file but on ./configure shows the error checking for GIMP - version >= 1.0.0... checking for gimp-config... no no ...
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GIMP doesn't show Tools window

I have installed GIMP 2.8.4 on Ubuntu 13.04 (via standard repositories). My problem is I don't see Tools window (the one I used to show/hide with the Tab key). How can I make Tools window appear?
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GIMP: How to assign a keyboard shortcut to “screenshot” function

How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to the function "screenshot" in GIMP Following preference -> configure keyboard shortcut I cannot find "screenshot in the list of actions". Ideally, a shortcut ...
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GIMP failed to uninstall

This is what I get when I try to uninstall GIMP: yoyo@yoyo-Inspiron-3521:~$ sudo apt-get remove gimp [sudo] password for yoyo: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to Install gimp 2.8 on ubuntu?

I installed gimp 2.9.3,on my Ubuntu 15.10 but I saw that this version of Gimp have some bugs with tools like Cage Transform tool. I google the problem and after a while I decide to uninstall Gimp ...
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Gimp does not respond when I use Cage Transform tool

When I use Cage Transform tool and I select the cage, the program works fine. But when I close the area, the program says "Transforming the region" (or something like that since I have Gimp in ...
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GIMP Installed But Not Listed In Available Programs

I recently installed Wily and the GIMP along with it. When I tried to associate it with the JPEG "external editor" in Shotwell, it wasn't available in the list. Using "Open With" on a JPEG from ...
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Is there any “Background Removal” Program in Ubuntu besides GIMP?

I need to remove background from images locally. I use photoshop in windows and GIMP in Linux but GIMP is too much for me for simple background removal purpose. Is there any easier alternatives for ...
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How to add new fonts to gimp?

With this question I refer to the one, where to add fonts to libreoffice : Why I can't install new fonts in LibreOffice? How can I add new fonts to gimp ?
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Monoprice Drawing Tablet MP1060-HA60

I've purchased this model 6814 tablet from Monoprice and am trying to use it in Gimp and Inkscape in 14.04. It seems that previously, there was a driver "wizardpen" for non-Wacom tablets which is no ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) - GIMP

Running 15.10 / 32bit I tried to install Gimp via PPA / with sudo apt-get install gimp and with Software center too. Each time after I uninstalled gimp, I used Purge command. And each time i tried to ...
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The blending tool doubt in GIMP, please help solve this situation?

I am new to GIMP and have an image that is 700x400 in size. I want to add a text to this image, but not on the image. So I went ahead and created a little bit of space on the right side of the image ...
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Can you change the menus in GIMP via a theme?

I want to change the content of the GIMP menus to make it a simpler application and hide all the advanced stuff that I never use. Is it possible to do this via a theme or does it require creating a ...
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Is there a Paint.net Equivalent on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have tried GIMP and the tool I am looking for is not in it. I have looked into paint.mono but have no clue on how to install it. I just need an art program with a simple Curve tool, where draws a ...
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Error when installing gimp from Ubuntu Software Center

Last night my internet connection was slow so I canceled Gimp installation (4.5 Mb/53Mb). But today when I try to click on Gimp install button in Ubuntu Software Center, this error came up "Requires ...
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Color adjustment for 100 jpg files: Fast workflow for save+next

I want to do manual color adjustment for 100 jpg files. The workflow I use at the moment works like this: open first jpg in gimp. do manual color adjustment. Either "auto" or "curves" save jpg ...
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gimp not loading in acer aspire es1-512 notebook

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my new lap of Acer Aspire ES1-512. When i try to open Gimp 2.8, it is not loading. It hangs. Please help me.
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Gimp opens too big for the screen in Ubuntu 12.10?

Gimp 2.8.2 opens too big for the screen (some of it is visible in the lower workspace when using workspace switcher). If i maximize it, it's too big on top. How can i make it be within the screen? ...
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gimp - How to move between input using 'tab' keyboard button?

It is possible to move between inputs using tab keyboard button? Now I cannot. Do I need to set anything? I have GIMP 2.8.14 on Lubuntu 14.04. See the picture
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How to apply “drop shadow” to anti-aliased text?

I have an image of anti-aliased text on a transparent background, and I want to apply the "drop shadow" effect as well. However, the shadows ignore the semi-transparent pixels inside the selection, ...
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How to transform an image into a cartoon from command line?

I would like to create this cartoon effect from photos just with the command line. Desired effect examples: Can you describe the process or give some hints to achieve this cartoon effect? Info: ...
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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 not starting issue

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu to 15.10. After upgrading, i was able to open Gimp. But after some days when i try to open Gimp (version 2.8.14), it stays at startup forever without any error and always ...
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Gimp colours do not fill correctly

This is probably a very easy question, but I am stumped. I am trying to edit a png. I select a colour with the "Select by color" tool, change the fill colour to red ff0000, or 255,0,0, but when I ...