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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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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 ( Gimp Gutenprint Plugin Screenshot). I downloaded the source code of Gutenprint 5.3 and build it. All ...
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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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Gimp installation not working [duplicate]

I keep getting this error when installing gimp from Terminal. My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Focal Fossa [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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Issue with graphic libgegl library

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.03 LTS. I found an issue when I changed from the Snap version of GIMP (2.10.28) to the "official" PPA version of GIMP (2.10.18). The issue is about the graphic ...
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Cannot print a scanned document

Ubuntu 20.04, all up to date. I just scanned a page using the Ubuntu standard Scan-app and a Canon LiDE 110 and saved it as a .png and .pdf. I have a Brother HL-L2340D printer that is working fine ...
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GIMP: How do I make all pixels transparent except for ones with a certain color?

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I did see another GIMP question on this forum, so here we go: I have an image of a hand-written note written in blue ink on lined paper. The lines are ...
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cant copy and paste folders as root

EDIT : Hello, thanks for responses. I'm trying to install a plugin for gimp - its this one : https://sourceforge.net/projects/exportselectedlayersgimpplugin/ This is downloaded onto my second hard ...
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About exporting idml file from the scribus to GIMP or Inkscape

I have one magazine in scribus as idml file, and I am trying to export in to GIMP or Inkscape by SVC format, but it doesn't export all page and every time export one page only as you can see below: ...
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Gnome Imageviewer 3.36.3 cannot open svg file

Using Ubuntu 20.04 to analyse start-up performance, I ran the following systemd command: sudo systemd-analyze plot > systemd-analyze-plot.svg However the default native Gnome image viewer/Eye of ...
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How to delete a specific plug-in in GIMP

How can I remove a plug-in from GIMP, keeping all other plug-ins intact? I use Ubuntu 20.04 and GIMP 2.10.18.
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GIMP Plugin is Missing

I recently noticed that my GIMP installation has lost the "National Geographic" plug-in. Is there a way to get it back?
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Gimp "Dark" theme - can't see menus with KDE Plasma

I installed KDE Plasma 5.18.5 on standard Ubuntu 20.04, and I'm enjoying it. However, something is badly wrong with the colors of Gimp (I've always used Gimp's Dark theme). Maybe I also have some KDE ...
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How do I open the user manual in GIMP?

I'm currently learning how to use GIMP for image editing and thought I'd try reading the user manual. So I clicked on Help --> User Manual --> Basic Concepts and this message popped up: Could ...
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How do I make GIMP more colorful?

It seems almost everything in GIMP is colorless, even the tools on the top left corner: Is it possible to make them colorful like in Windows or Mac?
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gimp 2.10 crashes (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS)

My GIMP worked fine until today. Today I started GIMP, and there are rectangular characters similar to this posting. I've reinstalled GIMP. After re-installation GIMP crashes and still rectangular ...
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How to edit a PDF file in LibreOffice Draw or LibreOffice Writer without corrupting it?

I have a PDF file which I want to edit in LibreOffice Draw/Writer without corrupting it. Is there any way I can do it? I have already installed the LibreOffice pdfimport plugin, yet the PDF file is ...
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Open only GIMP's color selector or open it directly upon invocation?

I like GIMP's color selector, which pops up as a dialog window when one clicks a color square in GIMP's toolbox. Is there a way to launch only the color selector without the overhead of loading GIMP? ...
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/usr/bin/python: No module named pip , after installing pip

I try to install this gimp 2.10 plugin. https://github.com/manu12121999/RemoveBG-GIMP according the instructions i used this command chmod +x remove_background.py python -m venv gimpenv source ...
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'Crop to selection' option is greyed out in GIMP 2.10

The 'Crop to selection' option in the 'Image' menu of GIMP 2.10 is greyed out. How to solve it? The operating system is Ubuntu 20.04.
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How to install a previous version of Gimp with Flatpak on Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm on stock Ubuntu 20.04.2, and I have managed to install the latest / current Gimp with Flatpak: it was the 2.10.24 version at the time. However, there are a few issues with the 2.10 line that I can'...
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Why can't Ubuntu find the GIMP graphics editor theme files?

The path to the theme files is specified in the GIMP graphics editor dialog box. I am attaching a screenshot. I wanted to tweak the theme a bit. I enter the following command into the terminal: cd /...
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Ubuntu 21.04 Gimp: undefined symbol: gegl_buffer_share_storage

I'm very stumped with this issue. After upgrading to 21.04 from 20.10 gimp has stopped working. I've tried removing, purging, reinstalling it, and everything I try doesn't seem to work. I don't have ...
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Heal selection tool does not show

I have installed the gimp resynthesizer plugging and extracted it under the plug-ins folder but heal selection tool does not show under filters>enhance. How do i fix this? I'm using gimp 2.10 and ...
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How could I add Gimp 2.8's UI theme to Gimp 2.10?

I'm using the deb-installed variant of Gimp 2.10.18 on stock Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome 3 desktop. Gimp 2.10 offers majorly revamped themes (There are now Dark, Grey, Light, and System). I struggle to ...
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Fixing GIMP after LTS upgrade

I've upgraded from one LTS to the more recent one (20.04). As a result, if I try to load GIMP I get gimp: fatal error: Segmentation fault. But, if I run it as sudo gimp it works. How do I go about ...
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how to rename applications in "show apps", such as "GNU Image Manipulation Program" to "GIMP" 20.04.2?

How does one rename applications in "show applications", from, such as "GNU Image Manipulation Program" to "GIMP" in Ubuntu 20.04.2? I have searched the 'Net, and the ...
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Why can't I click on windows in GIMP?

When I reinstalled GIMP, it ignored clicks on images, although I could click on menus or the toolbox.
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Gimp ctrl A selection change my font into weird symbols

A very weird bug, but I'm using gimp 2.10.18, on ubuntu 20.04. I'm working on old documents from ubuntu 16.04, but when I select all the text, using ctrl A ou with the mouse, all my text change font ...
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Ubuntu freezes when RAM usage spikes

This issue persisted for a while, but it feels like it became extremely frequent (instead of once in a while, it happens almost every day) once I upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04. Whenever stuff happens - ...
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The Snap verison of GIMP doesn't "see" recent files

I've recently switched to the Snap version of GIMP (2.10.22) and ran into the following problem. Whenever I want to open a recent file saved by a different app in Ubuntu, I'm used to clicking "...
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20.10 Raspberry Pi Snap GIMP install error

I have Ubuntu 20.10 on a Raspberry Pi4. sudo apt install gimp works just fine, it installs GIMP version 2.10.18 and all is well. Just for the hell of it I decided to remove this .deb installation of ...
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How do I install GIMP's "save for web" plugin on Ubuntu 20.04?

After updating Ubuntu to 20.04, some programs are a little broken. I had to completely re-install gimp in order to update the GEGL libraries. After reinstalling GIMP, the "save for web" ...
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Reinstalling Gimp 2.8 into 20.04

I recently was upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS...I have mixed feelings about it, but I'm willing to work with it...it's not bad, just slow at times. I thought I would enjoy the upgrade to GIMP 2.10. I ...
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Some popular tools are missing in GIMP 2.10 in Ubuntu 20.04

I am a new user trying to switch from Windows to Linux. I have Ubuntu 20.04 with GIMP 2.10.22 installed. I have also installed the gimp-plugin-registry. But the 'Heal Selection' tool is missing from ...
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GIMP Resynthesizer not working

I installed the resynthesizer plugin following the instructions on github.com/bootchk/resynthesizer. I downloaded resynthesizer.tar_0.gz from pixlsus's github moved the resynthesizer, ...
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How to list all installed GIMP plugins?

I need to use resynthesizer plugin in GIMP. I installed gimp-plugin-registry, but I am not sure whether it contains mentioned plugin. How can I retrieve list of all installed plugins in GIMP?
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Can't open, save jpg or png using Glimpse editor (Gimp fork) appimage

I'm using the Glimpse fork of GIMP, because the UI is nicer, and the name 'Gimp' reminds me of that scene from Pulp Fiction. Also I'm tired of looking at that Gimp mascot. Anyway, I can't open jpg or ...
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Open Gimp in the same instance

After Ubuntu stock dist upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 and upgrade Gimp from 2.8 to 2.10 I can't open an image with Gimp in the same instance. Simple call $> gimp ./1.png Or my bindsym bindsym --...
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After I export a GIMP image from XCF to JPG, will my comments from the GIMP image still show up?

The version of GIMP I am using is 2.10.22. I used "image properties" to add a comment (caption) to my photos. I closed and saved the image. Next, I edited the metadata, then exported the XCF ...
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