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  "Tool Options" dialog does not dock
Posted by: orbanp - 03-13-2019, 10:16 PM - Forum: Gimp 2.8 questions - Replies (5)

Hello Everyone,

I have been running GIMP 2.8.22 under WXP SP3 for some time.

Unfortunately I accidentally "undocked" the Tool Options dialog from the Toolbox and can not re-dock it again.

I tried to drag and drop the Tool Options dialog onto the area on the tool box as was indicated, to no avail.
Configuring the Tool Options tab did not make any difference either, it showed the "Lock tab to Dock" setting check-marked .
Resetting the Tool Options in the preferences to the default values did not work either.
I also tried to reinstall the whole app, it still remembered the un-docked state of the Tool Options dialog.

Just wondering, what gives?

I also have some minor problem of the app focusing on the right window, but I can work around that.
I am wondering if that is somehow behind it.

Is there a key-word in some set-up file that I could change, or editing something in the registry would help?
Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks, Peter

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  Start GIMP from several images
Posted by: perab1950@gmail.com - 03-13-2019, 07:48 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

I know that I can start GIMP by right clicking an image file in a file manager, and select "open with GIMP". However, if I select several files and try to open GIMP out of that selection, it will launch a new instance for each image. I want to start ONE instance of GIMP, with the image files in tabs. Like if I open them one by one. Is there a setting, or is this (mis-)behaviour due to limitation of the OS? 

I'm using GIMP 2.10.8, running under Windows 7.

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  gmic - update to new version
Posted by: dhugg - 03-13-2019, 05:55 PM - Forum: Gimp 2.8 questions - Replies (4)


iam using gimp 2.8 on xp sp3.

old gmic works fine.

i have installed the new gmic using the installer.  i have gone into the folders in preferences and changed/included the new folder in the "to look in" list.  i have tried totally removing the old copy of gmic but regardless nothing comes up as far as the new version.  so i have put the old one in an "old" folder so i can still use it.

i am not sure if they are supposed to but neither (old/new) gmic plugin is showing up in the plugin browser?

i have attached screenshots of preferences and explorer.

thanks for any help.        dhugg

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  Editing and restoring paintings on GIMP
Posted by: AFOH - 03-13-2019, 05:24 PM - Forum: Gallery - Replies (1)

I just tried this, with a John Constable painting you may find photographed at Wikipedia

[Image: John_Constable_-_Wivenhoe_Park%2C_Essex_...roject.jpg]

And took it to GIMP, where I edited it and attempted a full restore to bring it back to life, and voilá, here's the end result:

[Image: 47309887432_530f357efb_k.jpg]DIGITALLY RESTORED: John_Constable_-_Wivenhoe_Park,_Essex_-_Google_Art_Project - Digital Restore - copia by AF OH, en Flickr

Hope you like it, any comments or criticism welcome

Btw, I just added saturation, a bit of contrast with the curves, and used the exposure and blacks tool, that's all.

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  How to make this image look better?
Posted by: shroonz - 03-13-2019, 01:12 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)


Hi all.  I'm new to the forum and need some help please.

I'm working on making this image look better and I can't figure it out.  I've checked various tutorials and watched several youtube explanations and nothing has worked.  It seems so simple, but my experience is very limited - would definitely call myself a rookie.

I'm trying to enlarge this image - currently 600x300 pixels to my goal of 4800x2400 pixels.  I will be printing it as part of a 4x2.5 foot sign.

It looks very good on screen, but when I printed it, it was blurry.  I use vistaprint and have never had issues with their quality so it's a problem on my end.  When I zoom in, the pixels seem huge and blocky.  Any direction on how I can fix this is much appreciated.

I use gimp and inkscape.  I also have photoshop CS3 on another laptop.  Thanks in advance for the help.

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  beginner question
Posted by: liga47 - 03-13-2019, 03:59 AM - Forum: Gimp 2.8 questions - Replies (2)

Hi G_F

I am trying to learn GIMP.  I watch tutorials which give me a lot of information, but I still cant figure out how to do the simple things.

I have 2.8 on Win 10 64 bit.  

Can you help me with a basic first project?  

I would like to make an image in Gimp which I can then print out on my Laserjet.  I would like to put a jpg image on the top half of the image and enter some random text of my choice on the lower half of the image.  

I have been able to add a jpg from my pc to an image and I have also gotten text on an image using the text tool.   I can do one or the other but Im having trouble composing an image with jpg on top and text on the bottom.  

I kinda understand layers, but Im not able to compose a simple image and have both jpg and text in the right locations on one image.

Can you outline the steps to layout my project image and then get it to print out full size on a printed page?

Any coaching would be appreciated, but I need simple or Ill be lost quickly.   Im just not understanding how to layout a page the way I want.    Somehow I end up with two image boxes with jpg on one and text on the other.

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  Remove white mark
Posted by: donnasim - 03-12-2019, 11:00 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (7)

How do I go about removing a white mark from the middle of a photo (With a dark background behind it)? For some reason the forum won't let me upload the image in question.

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  Extending the GIMP forum quick search.
Posted by: trandoductin - 03-11-2019, 07:51 PM - Forum: Gimp-Forum.net - No Replies

I hope you guys don't mind me adding a quick search for users to quickly search "Extending the GIMP" forum.
since GF and GC are consider friends of GL.

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  GIMP 2.10 UI Question
Posted by: Optiker - 03-11-2019, 06:07 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I just DLed the latest version of GIMP and installed it on a new Win10 computer. The first time I used it I was shocked to discover that it was not the old three window user interface that I've used for years. Is the only version now available the version I have installed (2.10.8), or is there an equivalent current version with the old three window interface?

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  Newbie Issue with Transparency
Posted by: Capperve - 03-10-2019, 07:54 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)


I am trying to use GIMP to remove image backgrounds and make them transparent, but after i have supposedly removed the background and exported the image it removes the transparency and adds what ever color has automatically been selected as a background color in the color selection dialog. How can i get past this?


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