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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Gimp: How do I create new file / open an xcf file? [on hold]

How do I create new file / open an xcf file in gimp? I downloaded gimp 2.8.10 for Snow Leopard & Lion & Mountain Lion from gimp.lisanet and installed it on an intel mac 64 bits under 10.6.8. ...
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How to copy a layer between images or canvas in gimp 2.8?

I have two image tabs open and I want to copy one layer from the first image to the second image keeping dimensions and size. How would I do that? Example: I have this 640px by 400px first image ...
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cannot install plug-ins for Gimp in Xubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install "Upsize.C" and "noise-generator-0.2.5" for gimp. for upsize.c happens this: christian@mobile02:~/software/gimp-plug-ins$ gimptool-2.0 --install upsize.c gcc -pthread ...
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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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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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Error when using Resynthesizer plugin in Gimp 2.8.10

I'm trying to make Resynthesizer plug-in work in Gimp 2.8.10 under Ubuntu 14.04 TLS but I get this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/gimp/2.0/python/gimpfu.py", line 699, in ...
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gimp: Some packages could not be installed ERROR

I am trying to install GIMP, I am getting the following error need help deepak@deepak-Latitude-E6400:~$ sudo apt-get install gimp Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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how to get insane bump working in gimp installed in ubuntu 14.04

i've followed this http://registry.gimp.org/node/28638 post and done everything without missing a single step, and i've did it many a times,but i don't actually get the option of insane bump in ...
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how to install webp plugin for gimp?

how to install gimp webp plugin? I found out that we can do it using with gimp-plugin-registry, but donno how. I have install gimp-plugin-registry extension for gimp from ubuntu software center, now ...
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Is there a simple way to move selections in gimp for animation?

I am trying to make a overlay in gimp for videos, and I am wondering if their is a way to have gimp automatically slide a layer to the left slowly and export the frames automatically. I am trying to ...
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installed gimp but it doesn't open

I just installed gimp. It doesn't open if I click on it, it doesn't open if I do sudo gimp either. Im using Ubuntu 14 and Unity. Edit. Answer to comments. If I reinstall gimp (tried ...
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jpegs created by Gimp unable to be read

Just upgraded Ubuntu to 14.04 and Gimp to 2.8.10. Have used Gimp for photo editing for some years with no previous problems. Now when I edit a jpeg photo and export to jpeg or even overwrite the ...
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Gimp crashes in 15.04

From a command line start, gimp tries to start and load stuff, but then this: This is a development version of GIMP. Debug messages may appear here. (gimp:6339): Gimp-Widgets-CRITICAL **: ...
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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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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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Create patterns for Moiré patterns in inkscape / gimp [closed]

How can I create images like the one below in inkscape or gimp? I'm trying to create patterns that will show me Moiré patterns when overlapped and turned.
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Gimp Plugin Mixing Images

Hi. I have a qustion about a gimp plugin and where, if, I can find it. As you can see, in the image bellow there is a printed image. On one side the printed image is normal, on the other it it's ...
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Gimp does not start

My gimp does not start, I get the following error: gimp /usr/share/themes/Yuyo-Dark/gtk-2.0/Apps/libreoffice.rc:40: Unable to locate image file in pixmap_path: "Entry/entry-border-bg-solid.png" ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...