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Batch Processing on Mac
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Batch replace colors
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  Resolution keeps changing from saved resolution
Posted by: RedBaron96 - Yesterday, 09:01 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

I typically use 150 dpi when creating my graphics, however, sometimes when I open them, the resolution changes to what translates to 150.22 or something like that, but it's showing in mm or something (can't pull up an example right now, and I can't remember exactly, as I'm not on my usual computer). How can I keep it set as always my default resolution and that it doesn't change to something else I never selected in the first place. But it changes the size of the graphic.

I have tried to look online, but all I can find are directions for just changing the resolution, which I know how to do. I just want a permanent setting for the preference. I did setup my preference for what I want my default starting document to be and it IS set for 150 dpi. However, it never opens to the size document I set it up to be.

I currently have version 2.10.20.

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  12 segments on circle
Posted by: GlasBeard - Yesterday, 11:02 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)


How would you create a segmented circle?

Trying to create various watch faces. Is there a plug that automatically segments a circle into 12?  End result is to have the numbers 1 to 12 uniformly placed around the edge of the circle (adjustable in the plugin?)

I know I can add a marker then duplicate/rotate it by % so many times, then add in the numbers manually, but is there a faster way to do this?

many thanks

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Posted by: jaja9603 - Yesterday, 02:19 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (7)

I'm looking for someone to improve the quality of a picture for me. It's for my DVD collection. I've tried a few different settings but nothing seems to work. Thank you in advance if you can help. I've attached the picture below.

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  cut fills area with white not transparency
Posted by: Sunny - 08-09-2020, 10:04 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I'm a beginner GIMP user - I use Linux Mint, GIMP 2.10.20

I opened a PNG image in Gimp. Then I used the rectangle selection tool to select an area I wanted to cut out. I cut it (Ctrl-X) and I tried  clicking CUT in the menu. Instead of having the area that was cut be transparent, GIMP fills it with white. 
How can I have it be transparent? like a hole

Thanks in advance


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  Batch Processing on Mac
Posted by: Gimpah - 08-08-2020, 09:24 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (1)

I need some guidance on how to do batch processing (for now just resizing a set of photographs). 

I am on Mac - Catalina 10.15.5 , GIMP version 2.10.

Based on my research a common plugin for batch precessing is called BIMP.

Their web site says:

"There's no need to install or compile BIMP on Mac, because the default native build of GIMP for Mac OSX 10.8 made by Simone from http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html already includes BIMP!" 

But that link there is broken.

Can someone pls help?



I have found some instruction here:


but to be honest can't follow them. I am hoping there is a n easier way!

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  gimp changed canvas size for old figures
Posted by: fkrizek - 08-08-2020, 05:36 AM - Forum: Gimp 2.8 questions - Replies (3)

Dear experts,

half a year ago i used gimp to create figures where canvas size was quite large (width ~5000 px, height ~13000 px). At that time figures were saved ok and i was able to  export them to png. After a half year, when i try to reopen the original svg files,  the gimp shows me only part of the original canvas ( width~700 px , height~1000 px).  Is there a way how to restore the full canvas?
Many thanks for your help.

Best regards

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  Batch replace colors
Posted by: EagleEye559 - 08-07-2020, 02:00 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (7)

Hey everyone,

I'm working on an image up-scaling project, with a massive amount of texture files; however, I've ran into an issue where the placeholder colors on the texture palette cause interference with the up-scaling software.

Placeholder colors, and the effect they have can be seen here:

I am not as knowledgeable about GIMP's more advanced features, but I'd want to develop a process to batch process a folder of images, and replace the impacting colors with another to resolve the issue.

How would I go about this process? Explain like I am five / don't know anything about GIMP's functionality. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

EDIT: I've started using Color to Alpha, which seems to work for this purpose. Just applying this as a Batch to the whole set is now the challenge.

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  [split] Deleting hidden parts of layers
Posted by: manas01 - 08-07-2020, 08:26 AM - Forum: General questions - No Replies

Hi everyone!

I have a project with many layers, all somewhat overlapping. I would like to delete the parts of the layers that are "hidden" (not visible when looking at the overall image--areas of layers that are hidden under another layer). The purpose of this is to be able to move/combine layers freely, without worrying about the "hidden" parts of the layers becoming visible (which is undesirable). I want to avoid cleaning up the layers by hand (i.e. manually erasing the "hidden" parts of the layers)--I have over 100 layers and this would be painstaking and very time consuming.

Any suggestions?

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  Advice requested on GIMP version to install
Posted by: david - 08-06-2020, 10:36 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

With the imminent release of Ubuntu 20.04.1, I would like advice as to the best version of GIMP to install so that I can continue to use my existing filters (Python2).
At present I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and GIMP 2.10.14 which I obtained from ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp, which, sadly, now appears to be defunct.


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  Pattern resources
Posted by: GlasBeard - 08-06-2020, 09:59 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

Where are your go to sites for patterns/textures?  Looking around the web, there seem to be numerous places these can be downloaded.  Can anyone recommend a good resource for these?

And when a pattern has been found that is liked, is it a simple case of right click and save, then put it in the Pattern Folder?  Is there a better way to add these?

thanks in advance.

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