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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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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Gimp options on Unity panel greyed out unless sudo

I'm using Gimp2.8-2.9 on 13.10 and all of the drop-down options to modify a photo from the unity panel menu are greyed out unless gimp is run as sudo. I can only assume this is a permission issue. ...
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Is there a way to run a script on gimp startup?

Now that I know how to play with python fu, there are certain things I want gimp to do when started, in there a way to do this via python script?
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How to add text effects in GIMP 2.8?

Is there any text effects option for GIMP 2.8 ? Like add material, fire, glow etc Or even simpler ones like gradient or different colours in same letter. I am open to add as many text effects ...
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Add gradeints to GIMP 2.8 in Ubuntu 12.04 lTS

I have added it in Windows 7. Can anyone tell me the path to gradients folder for GIMP in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Thanks.
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Running NYPL's Map-vectorizor in Ubuntu - GIMP scripting errors

I hope this is the right place to ask this question I recently endeavored to digitize a bunch of old maps and I aim to use NYPL's map-vectorizer tool that was written inside a Mac. The aforementioned ...
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WMF files no longer recognised; cannot work with them in GIMP

Back in 8.04 and 10.04, GIMP could easily open WMF files, letting me work on them. In 11.04, there was a regression (still not fixed!), and this would not work. But at least there was a workaround. ...
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GIMP has vanished

I'm a very new ubuntu user. I had someone install everything for me, including GIMP but since my last update it has simply vanished. I have found some help on the subject but all tell me to install ...
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Tablet drawing horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines on its own / pressure sensitivity issues

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and my tablet makes horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines, whenever I draw something. Here's an example: I changed the tablet mode to "Screen", but this is what's ...
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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 tools have stopped working

Help gimp has stopped working. My gimp program tools (selection tools other than the menu select all, paint bucket, pencil, paint brush, eraser, spraybrush etc.) stopped working. I have Ubuntu ...
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Layers Dockable in Gimp Install not available via Window pull-down menu

Ubuntu 14.04 installed and "working" on my Asus N53S (8gb ram) Installed Gimp both via Installer and bash console. Some of the dockables are not available via the window menu. eg Layers can only be ...
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Install error for GIMP 2.8 repository in Ubuntu 12.04

Hi I'm a linux newbie and am having some problems with installing Gimp 2.8. I previously installed Gimp 2.6 onto my 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 machine using Ubuntu Software Center. However, I recently ...
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Gimp “levels” editor starting up very slowly

During the last months, the "levels" editor (Color→Levels) was starting up slower and slower – but only when called up via the menus. Called up a second time by clicking the image (when it was the ...
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How I can install Gimp 2.8 and Gimp 2.9 on the same computer?

How I can install Gimp 2.8 and Gimp 2.9 on the same computer and work with both?
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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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Window Control does not return to Open Office Write, if switch back from GIMP

If I work with Open Office Write. Than work with GIMP. When I switch back to Open Office Write, the windows control (on the top (by default) black strip) still show menu of GIMP, instead of Open ...
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Where's The Scanned Image?

Ubuntu 13.04 Gimp 2.8.4 HP OfficeJet 6600 scanner/printer hplip 3.12.11 (drivers & stuff for the HP scanner/printer) When I scan in GIMP (file->scan...), it gives me a "scan successful" message ...
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GIMP 2.8 themes aren't applying after I select them

I want apply themes to GIMP 2.8 In particular I want it to look like Photoshop (now at least) I tried putting in a GTK2 theme in the themes folder under .gimp in my home and placing the gtkrc file ...
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How do I find missing dependencies for cinepaint 1.0-4 Ubuntu 13.04

I am a photojournalist/digital photo artist and I am getting into video editing projects I have used GIMP for my photo editing for years... I've been doing some research on other alternatives which ...
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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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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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None of the tools in the GIMP 2.8 toolbox are functional

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 64bit machine. I recently upgraded to Gimp 2.8 with no problems. All user interface items appear to work - except - none of the tools in the toolbox are functional. ...
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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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Problem with GIMP when instaling scangearmp on ubuntu 14.04

I get the following message when installing scangermp on ubuntu, i run the command ./autogen.sh and then i get : checking for GIMP... no configure: error: Package requirements (gimp-2.0 >= 2.0.0) ...
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Can't move layers into layer groups in gimp

I have an image with 2 layers at the moment, I created a layer group to start organizing stuff before I continue with my design, however, as much as I click and drag the layers to the group nothing ...
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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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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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Gimp ,, move objects (drag & drop) from work window to another?

move objects (drag & drop) from work window to another on GIMP?
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Can't open .eps files in GIMP 2.8 (Ubuntu 13.04)

Everything was working fine in Ubuntu 12.04, I upgraded my system and now GIMP won't open .eps files: Opening '.../Fnostim.eps' failed: Could not interpret Postscript file '.../Fnostim.eps' PS: ...
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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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What are the proper Gimp settings for a color calibrated display?

I've been doing photo management for years and thought I had this all worked out, but something changed recently such that I question whether I actually know what color management settings I should be ...
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Gimp crashes Ubuntu 12.10 when using pan tool

Ubuntu crashes whenever I am using Gimp and panning on an image (spacebar+mouse drag and drop) This is a very similar issue to Gimp crashes Ubuntu 12.04 when using tool however this is not related to ...
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how to install Gimpshop/Gimphoto in 12.04? (and what to remove first)

Here's what I've done: installed GIMP removed GIMP autoremoved GIMP downloaded Gimphoto .deb package I'm new to installing things out of terminal/software center. What did i miss? What ...
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Block certain fonts from certain programs?

I often vary my fonts when creating documents, and find it difficult to find the ones I often use in the drop-down menus due to the large amounts of foreign scripts, etc, that are automatically in ...
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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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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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Is there alternative program for read text attributes (family, color, size etc.) from PSD format in Linux Ubuntu?

GIMP is wonderful tool but in all its' greatness PSD format full compatibility for text is missing. That is, text layers become rasterized upon import. I've found out that this is because lack of ...
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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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Error compiling GLib in Ubuntu 14.04 (trying to install GimpShop)

I'm kinda new in Linux, so please take it easy on the most complicated stuff. I'm trying to install GimpShop. Installation guide asks me to install GLib first, and when I try to compile it using the ...
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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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Why does “Esc” not cancel current operation (like painting with the mouse) in GIMP 2.8.10?

There's an apparently fixed bug which, alas!, still bugs me: I'd like the Esc key to cancel the current operation (like painting with the mouse). Currently it doesn't. Anyway to affect the desired ...
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Gimp/software updater problem

I am running ubuntu 14.04.I installed gimp 2.6.12(which I think is better than ver.2.8). How do I stop software updater from asking me to upgrade gimp?I'ts Very irritating.
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Is Gimp supposed to do this? Hue question

I'm trying out Gimp as a Photoshop alternative and it's okay. But the hue tool is terrible. I try to strip out blues, but then it strips out some of the black as well. I see Gimp gets a lot of praise, ...
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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 2.8 deskew plugin will not install

I tried compiling the deskew plugin using the procedures here, How to compile deskew plugin for Gimp?, to no avail. The plugin doesn't show up in the plugin browser, or the Layer>Transform menu.
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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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Wacom Graphire4 (model CTE-440) on Ubuntu 13.10?

I got Ubuntu-13.10 just a few weeks ago, and I'm enjoying the interface a lot. What I'm trying to do is get this Wacom tablet to work so I can start hand-drawing things with my computer. It is a ...