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Delete a color.
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  Plug ins and scripts
Posted by: kjacobs4242 - 20 minutes ago - Forum: Extending the GIMP - No Replies

Been using GIMP 2.8 for a long time, but have switched to windows 10 and GIMP 2.10. Over the years I had discovered some favorite plugins and scripts, and would like to get them installed on the new set up. Nothing seems simple on W10, and I can't seem to find where to download my old favorites. I still have the W7 and GIMP 2.8, can I just copy scripts from those folders and move to new computer and W-10 GIMP 2.10? Is there a site where the best scripts are located? Searching the net these days seems more difficult, one gets so many hits that are irrelevant to a specific search. 2 of my old favorites were smart sharpening and Lasm's Lab wow color script. Help!


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  Dumb question: How do I open an image
Posted by: enginestar - Today, 03:16 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I can't remember if I asked this before...
How do I open an image from Gimp?

Ctrl O.
But now I have to navigate to exactly where my image is - a painful lengthy navigation of clicking through folders.

I have a habit of:

- Copy the folder path in explorer
- Ctrl O
- Paste folder path and press enter
- I can now select the image

I do this in EVERY single program I use - apart from Gimp!

Love Gimp. It's been many years since I used Photoshop.
I wish this annoying feature could be fixed.

Someone is probably going to come along and defend the way it's setout and the way it works + tell me off for complaining! ?

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  How to stretch image section
Posted by: enginestar - Today, 03:12 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

Can someone tell me how to stretch an image section.

I've tried and am failing. I'm using Gimp 2.10. I can't get to grips with the controls.

I make a selection and then use the Scale Tool to stretch.

Great. Except...

- When I click away I find it hard to unselect.
No matter what I do, the white ants STILL surround.

- When I click away, the bit I had stretched, no dissapears!

- Sometimes I managed to succeed (somehow!!).
But then a line 2 pixels are missing - why!!!?

What am I doing wrong?

What I want to do is a 60 second job.
I've trawled through youtube videos - I cant find any dedicated to what I want to do.

What I want to do might be there... but it's in the middle of a much longer video!

Any pointers would be great.

Just to illustrate, take the pic below. Say I want to stretch the right hand said and make it similar length as the left side.
(Doesn't matter if the right side looks stretched and odd - just using the pic as an example, nothing else.)

[Image: aCvSF4pL_400x400.jpg]


Something else... to try and achieve a similar effect, something I used to do in Photoshop was copy the right section, flip it so it's the mirror and then join on the right. If the image is blurred, this helps extend and not look odd. How could I do this?

Double thanks if I can get an answer to the above. ?

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  PDF files import
Posted by: metoo - Yesterday, 03:55 PM - Forum: Gimp 2.8 questions - Replies (1)


I need a lot of the time to crop old newspaper images. I have them saved in pdfs files that are around 600kb each. When I use document viewer in Linux I can zoom in and the print is crisp and legible. When I import them into GIMP when I zoom in it is blurred. I am guessing there is some problem with converting pdfs. What do I need to do to not lose resolution and to be able to edit down to the particular stories I want?



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  Delete a color.
Posted by: TuxfordC - Yesterday, 03:22 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (8)

Working with badly stained pages of text.  Is it possible to select a whole page and delete a color. thus leaving
text on a white background ?  These documents are from 1939-1940's and I think that the paper quality and
poor bleach is cause of stains. Unwanted color is predominantly yellow.

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  Strange Export Issue
Posted by: RhinoCan - 03-17-2019, 11:29 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I am having a very odd time with GIMP today. The issue involves exports.

When I try to export an image that I've worked on as either JPG or PNG, it behaves as if it is working fine but when I upload the image to my hosting service to use on the website I am building, the picture is either entirely undisplayable (most of them) or, a few cases, badly scrambled to the point that I don't even recognize the picture.

I'm simply taking an existing very large picture, scaling it down, then cropping the result and exporting it as JPG or PNG. I've done that many times before. Up until a few hours ago, I was still running GIMP 2.8.18 but after I detected this problem, I upgraded to 2.10.8. Much to my disappointment, I get the same issue in the 2.10.8.

I need to emphasize that I was editing photos quite a bit earlier this week and had no issues with the files produced by exports to either JPG or PNG format. It's as if something has changed in GIMP since earlier this week. I've been running 2.8.18 for the last couple of years and I'm at a loss to try to understand what could have changed in the last couple of days to mess up the export processing.

Just as a workaround, I tried to do the same things in IrfanView a few moments ago and it is producing undisplayable pictures too!!!  Now I'm REALLY baffled. Could this be a Windows issue??? I'm running Windows 10 Home (64-bit).]

I hope someone here can suggest a cause for this problem and a way to resolve it. If you need me to upload some samples of the pictures - both the originals and the cropped versions - I will be happy to do that.

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  Newbe Again! - doing text outline
Posted by: richcb7 - 03-17-2019, 12:57 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

I last used Gimp back on 2.8 and it appears that I have to start all over on 2.10. 

All I was trying to do was outline some text, but nothing appears to work.  I was doing it easy enough with 2.8 before, but now I'm stumped on 2.10.

I have gone through several videos doing each one, trying different things and nothing creates the outline. 

It tells me to create the new layer and instead of creating it for only the text field, it creates it for the entire image file.  I tried using duplicate layer and then grow, but even that doesn't work.  The duplicate layer is created and it grows, but when I select it and attempt to fill that it only fills the existing text, not the grown area.

I tried searching for 2.10 help but nothing of detail and can't do a file search.

Can someone please point me in the right direction of where to get the correct instructions. 


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  Help with Painting
Posted by: dmaarie - 03-16-2019, 10:21 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

Hello I am back, needing help with editing another painting for prints....

So I have attached a cropped photo of what I am working with at the bottom. Basically my painting involves a simple line painting of a woman with curly strands everywhere. It involves white lines, blue lines for the curls and an orange background. In the actual painting the paint leaves an intense texture. For the prints I just want it to be a solid, un-textured version. Now I am wondering if there is a way to somehow select each section, Like select all the blue lines/curls to colour them a  solid blue, or select only the background to paint it a solid orange? Basically any way besides the lasso selection tool (because its taking me FOREVER). The fuzzy select tool doesnt work well either. I hope I explained this clearly enough?

Let me know if anyone knows of any short cut that wont cause me to rip out my own hair  Smile

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  How to install Gimp Heal Plugin (Linux)?
Posted by: ciararseeley - 03-16-2019, 05:14 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (4)


I have Linux MX 18.1.

I would like to install the Heal tool (and all other tools coming with it) included in the Resynthesizer package:

As described, I installed gimp-plugin-registry from the repository. I can see now many new plugins in my Gimp 2.10.8, for example the resynthesizer module. I can use it without any issues.

But under Enhance are not new tools. No heal tool, no uncrop, no sharpen, no enlarge.

I tried to copy the plugin py files manually into the plugin folders (under home and under usr) and made them executable. It did not help, still no heal tool.

I tried search for a solution, but most threads about that topic are 5 years old.

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  NLFilter not found (greyed out)
Posted by: Stephen Liu - 03-16-2019, 04:35 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (6)

Hi all,

GIMP 2.8.16

I couldn't find NLFilter

-> Filters -> Enhance

NL Filter is NOT there.

Please help.  Thanks


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