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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 can i permanently disable the "lock alpha channel" feature in GIMP?

Ever since i upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 and got whatever version of GIMP it gave me, I am constantly having to hit this button "lock alpha channel" to do anything with a pasted layer, ...
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font not working in svg on ubuntu 20.04

on ubuntu 18.04, if I download a font .ttf file and copy it to the ~/.fonts directory, the font appears in libreoffice; then I can save an .svg file with text using that font, and then loading the ....
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cannot verify snap "gimp", no matching signatures found

I'm getting this error when I try and install the gimp snap how can this be fixed? Fetch and check assertions for snap "gimp" (412) (cannot verify snap "gimp", no matching ...
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How to install GIMP documentation properly on 22.04

I tried using the Ubuntu Software app to install gimp, but it didn't have the documentation and the app couldn't find the doc packages. So I used Snap to uninstall it, and then using apt I've ...
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Font error on GIMP affter installed

I have an issue with the font on GIMP after installation. OS: Ubuntu 22.04 GIMP version: 2.10.36
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Desktop Shortcut from a Command in 22.04

trying to create a desktop shortcut for flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//beta Not sure how to use a command instead of an executable. I saw another answer but it was 2013. It said to create a .sh file based ...
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Gimp: how do you save a modified png image?

So... just installed Gimp 2.10.30. I need to scale down a 512x512 png image, which is presumably trivial. However, I can't find any way to cleanly save the scaled-down image: I just get the 'There is ...
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Can't Search for downloadable Software Even Though I'm Following Instructions

I am trying to download and install Gimp on Ubuntu 22.04. Instructions state: Open Ubuntu Software (I did that) Search Gimp---??? This is where the problem is: There is no search window or any other ...
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Unable to remove GIMP no matter what

Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS GIMP 2.10.34 Tried to remove GIMP and it was still there. So I restarted OS and it's still there. DId the following again and - it's still there: Command history: $ rm ~/.gimp rm: ...
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How to install gimp-help locally on Ubuntu 22.04?

What do I have to do to be able to view the help pages of GIMP on Ubuntu 22.04? I'm using the snap version of GIMP 2.10.30.
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How do I mass-convert png images to GIMP brushes?

I've been trying to make some battlemaps for my DnD game in GIMP, I downloaded a whole bunch of assets and textures in png format. To be able to easily use them, I'd like to mass-convert the PNGs into ...
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GIMP brush size can't be size 2 or size 4

This is driving me crazy... I can select a brush size of 1 pixel, and it's fine. I can select a brush size of 3 or 5 pixels, also fine. But when I set the size to 2 or to 4 pixels, GIMP will use a ...
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how to remove gimp and darktable apps?

I'm a Ubuntu 20.04 user, not experienced linux user. Problem is following: I have two gimp installations. First one I managed to remove with package-management. The second not.I want to get rid of ALL ...
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Trying to install Bimp for Gimp on xubuntu: Makefile:9: recipe for target 'make' failed

I am trying to install BIMP for GIMP 2.8 I'm on xubuntu. Following help below I installed the recommended way by cloning from git. I still get the makefile error and there is still no Batch option ...
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gimp: cannot find libmypaint

Somehow gimp "lost" libmypaint... $ gimp gimp: error while loading shared libraries: libmypaint-1.5.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory $ sudo apt --reinstall ...
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Ubuntu 22.04: Both eye of gnome and gimp failing with undefined symbol error

Since a few days both eog and gimp fail when launched from the command line. I get the same error message from both: gimp: symbol lookup error: /snap/core20/current/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so....
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How to provide stackstrace with debug symbols for gimp3?

I reported a bug with GIMP3, and I was asked, Please install or compile debug packages for glib2, gtk3, and gimp, and provide a stacktrace with debug symbols. Which all packages are these? How to ...
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Linux Alternative app to Jasc Paint Shop Pro -- specificaly with similar "Workspaces" like feature

I am trying to find a Linux alternative to Jasc Paint Shop Pro... so long as the alternative has a similar kind of specific functionality. Jasc Paint Shop Pro has a specific feature called "...
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Snap version of gimp not opening images in root folder

I have gimp 2.10.30 on Ubuntu 22.04. Whenever I try to open an image outside my home folder it says Error opening directory '<directory>': permission denied. When I right-click on the image and ...
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GIMP can't access plug-in folder

Ok, I want to access the plug-in folder in GIMP and I got this message. What is this? Can't show file in file manager: Calling ShowItems failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: An ...
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Sane not found in Gimp

I have follodew the tips in For ubuntu: where to find GIMP XSane plugin?, but I can't see the File → Create → xscanimage menu option. I have Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS and GIMP 2.10.30. I installed both sudo ...
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ImageMagick-6, how to adjust brightness of background only of scanned page, without touching the text

I have a pictures of scanned book, jpeg format. All pages have gray backround with some noise, due to grayscale mode used when scan. ImageMagick-6 Image info: Resolution: 200x200 Colorspace: Gray Type:...
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Cannot find RAW image plugin for GIMP under Ubuntu 22.04

I'm looking for a way to edit RAW image files with Gimp on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Various web pages recommend UFRAW or gimp-dcraw, but neither of these seem to be available for 22.04 LTS. Any suggestions?
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issue with updating NordPass, an error with snap

I'm trying to utilise a password manager for simplicity. NordPass isn't working and isn't updating, the photo below. The NordPass application doesn't move from the login page for some reason. A ...
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Can not print larger size of image using Gimp

I scanned an insurance card and want to print it larger than it's actual size so the picture is easier to read. I tried scanning at a higher dpi. Is there a way to do so?
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Gimp: Exporting each layer as separate image BUT keep original file name

Variations of this question have been asked, so hopefully I can get some help. I open as Layers several dozen images at a time. I am doing this so I can crop them all at once to a certain size. Now I ...
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Ubuntu Software can't install GIMP on 22.04 new install

Previous install of GIMP went smoothly. I messed up an update and did a new Ubuntu install. The rebuild is almost complete, but GIMP just stopped. This just after updating Slimjet. VPN says the ...
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how can I add an alpha channel layer behind every photo in a folder?

I have several hundred photos I need to edit. Im using gimp, selecting add alpha channel layer, then selecting the segments to remove. its going to be a long process...and I was hoping I could ...
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Firefox can’t find the file at /usr/share/gimp/2.0/help/en/index.html. or any html file opened from files

I have Gimp installed on 3 machines by means of apt install. On my new (secondhand) laptop,Gimp cant find the local help files (a common problem, with file:///usr/share/gimp/2.0/help/en/indexnap ...
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Lubuntu 22.04.1: XSane GIMP Plugin Doesn't Work

System info: Lubuntu 22.04.1 x86_64 kernel (uname -r): 5.15.0-47-generic Packages installed from default repos: xsane: 0.999-11ubuntu1 gimp: 2.10.30-1build1 I am trying to get GIMP XSane plugin to ...
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How to batch edit images?

I would like to resize groups of photos in batch. I see this tutorial for "Batch Mode" on GIMP.org, but it looks seriously confusing and complicated. I see a few references here on ...
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GIMP plugins work only as root user

I'm new to Linux, and I can't use resynthesizer plugin without root permissions. 1 2 If I run "sudo -i flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP" I don't have any errors. My OS is Ubuntu 22.04.
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how to take screenshot with GIMP under Wayland (Jammy)

Since I started using Jammy (22.04), if I use gimp screenshot, it returns a black screen. I understand that the issue is in relation with wayland which limit access between software for more safety. ...
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gmic installed but not showing in GIMP, Ubuntu 22.04

I installed gmic for Gimp from apt on 22.04 sudo apt install gmic It's nowhere to be found in Gimp Filters or anywhere else that I can see.
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20.04 LTS, I was using GIMP and some how my default font got corrupted?

example screen shot of my font problem I was doing some graphic design using GIMP (posters, so large file sizes) and it froze my machine and I had to force reboot. For some reason, this font is set ...
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How to go back to Gimp2.6 (2022) [duplicate]

The method from four years ago no longer works: $ sudo aptitude install gimp The following NEW packages will be installed: gimp{b} gimp-data{a} libbabl-0.0-0{a} libgegl-0.0-0{ab} libgimp2.0{a} ...
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Can be Bash Script used to automate proces for multiple files in an open program? for exmaple GIMP?

So i know to open a program, i just have to type the name of the program in. Example: #! /bin/bash gimp now i wanna know can i use this script to send like commands to gimp. Like open Gimp and then ...
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Typing randomly (?) stops working in applications, often after they've been open for a while

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04. Sometimes, applications will randomly (?) stop accepting typed input from my keyboard. This just affects a single application at a time; all other open applications continue ...
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Gutenprint plugin for GIMP

I would like to install the Gutenprint plugin for GIMP. The documentation shows a screenshot I downloaded the source code of Gutenprint 5.3 and build it, all without errors. I installed a printer in ...
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How to customise invitation card with people names?

My question is very large, and I'm not sure if I should have put it here or on super-user, or else where, but I ask here as I'm using Ubuntu :) It happen frequently that I need to create various ...
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No file preview while opening an image in 22.04

In 21.10, when I try open a file, I could see a thumbnail preview on the right. This was true with Firefox, GIMP and Inkscape. Sadly, after upgrading to 22.04, all I got are file names and an image ...
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Is i3 4gb ram ok for ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I want to switch from win to linux. My laptop has i3 and 4gb ram, 500gb hdd. Could you please tell me if ubuntu 20 would run smoothly on it? Will nodejs, vs code, gimp etc run smoothly on it. Please ...
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GIMP: How to show the tool options in GIMP 2.10

The options of any tool do not seem to appear. I have tried all the answers in this other similar question, but they do not work.
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JPG files from Leica Q2M cannot be opened, Ubuntu 21.10

I've tried geeqie, ristretto, gimp, and the browsers, and nothing seems to be able to open the JPG files produced by a Leica Q2 Monochrom. They all get various errors about the file format. The file ...
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about installing gimp(flatpak vs software app)

When I installed gimp with flatpak, I cannot find gimp icon anywhere even when I search for it. So I remove gimp and install gimp again with software application and then gimp shows up. Why this ...
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Cannot access GIMP help because AppArmor stops it

I just installed GIMP through Ubuntu Software, which I understand uses snap. I tried to access GIMP help but it was blocked. I got this error: Could not open 'https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-help....
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Recently used files not working for screenshots created with ALT - PRINT

I create a screentshot with ALT - PRINT. The file gets created in my ~/Bilder (German for Images) directory. But if I open Gimp and then choose "open" then "Recently files", I don'...
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For ubuntu: where to find GIMP XSane plugin?

Noobie: I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and GIMP 2.10.30. GIMP does not see my scanner (Brother MFC-J491DW Printer). Told to dowload and install XSane and Gimp plug in. Downloaded and installed XSane but, ...
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gimp no longer starts: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

What happened to my gimp? $ dpkg --list | grep gimp ii gimp 2.10.24-2 amd64 GNU Image Manipulation Program ii gimp-data ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Gimp, not able to add fonts because error

I just installed gimp and was having fun with it. I wanted to add new fonts. I opened GIMP and went to preferences and files then fonts and at last I clicked the fonts folder and tried to open file ...
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