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  Gimp 2.10.6 on Win7 export problems
Posted by: Nathan Adler - 09-19-2018, 01:05 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (10)


I've recently had to rebuild my system but previously was able to upload exported GIMP PDFs to Redbubble with transparent layers with no problems however  now it won't accept them.

It's not the export feature because thw website accepts JPGs & so it must be something to do with the way it exports PDFs. I don't think the issue is with Redbubble because it accepted PDFs from my other art package AND PDFs with a transparent layer from my previous version of GIMP (don't know what that version was!)

Can anybody help - I might be missing something but I don't think so.

BTW the previous GIMP version was installed in November last year (I think) and just had floating windows rather than the desktop style it is with 2.10.6.

Thanks for any thoughts. Smile

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  Converting to x-bit RGB or palettes above 256?
Posted by: Marscaleb - 09-18-2018, 08:12 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)

I'm experimenting with creating pixel art at some various levels of technical quality; creating pixel art constrained to various different systems.

Now for any system or palette that doesn't exceed 256 colors, I can easily convert an image to index mode.
For a 15-bit color palette, I can save an image as a 15-bit .bmp file (or rather, 16-bit with one bit for alpha.)

But what about anything in-between?  Like a 9-bit RGB, or a 12-bit RGB?  Or maybe some other less-popular color combination?  (But 9-bit and 12-bit RGB are the ones I am interested in at this time.)

How can I convert an image to these palettes?  Does someone have a script I can run to make the conversion?

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  Water colour
Posted by: Rob1955 - 09-18-2018, 07:19 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)

Does anyone know how I can achieve this effect in Gimp?


I already have some 'splash' colour backgrounds I can use, but I don't know how to do it in gimp.

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  Is there an exposure or cleaning scans batch plugin?
Posted by: moris - 09-17-2018, 08:09 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (1)

I need to clean photos of documents batch-wise. I like the exposure plugin for this but it's not supported in Bimp. Is there a way to add it to it? To script it? Or could you recommend me another batch plugin for this purpose?

I've tried levelss and Sharp but both gave mediocre results.

Thanks for any help.
( Iam using 2.10.6 Gimp)

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  Cannot install GIMP 2.10.6
Posted by: ajax - 09-17-2018, 04:32 PM - Forum: Gimp 2.10 - Replies (4)

gimp-2.10.6-setup.exe fails on Windows 7 (64bit).

Oddly, when I try to run the installer it offers NO opportunity to select an installation drive and then says it cannot find a drive it wants to use.  Dialogue message displayed as follows:


However, I can find NO way to select another drive, which creates the proverbial deadly embrace.

I normally install GIMP to removable drives which allows me to run it in portable fashion where I continue to have older versions available for fallback purposes.

What's going on here?  Very strange!

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  Hardness/size of brushes?
Posted by: carmen - 09-16-2018, 09:36 PM - Forum: Gimp 2.10 - Replies (3)

- Since upgrading, I find that every time I switch to one brush from another (i.e., default brush, circle, hardness 100, to same, hardness 25, or brush 'smoke') the new brush appears at its 'natural' size: 51px for the first two, and around 250 for the last. While in 2.8, the new brush opened at the same size that the one last in use...
- Contrairiwise, if I exit Gimp with default brush at 4px, on reopening, that particular brush is still 4px, while in 2.8 default brush opened alwys at 20px--one had to press the button 'reload default size' to put it at 51.
I suspect that I have missed some configuration option--particularly, there should be a way to switch between different hardnesses of the defualt brush without having the size changed as well.
Please, what am I missing?

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  Advice on removing backgrounds?
Posted by: carmen - 09-16-2018, 08:53 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (8)

I am posting a first example of:
- kind of material I may start with (choosen because it was likely my very first project with Gimp, started in 2011)
- kind of result I am aiming at: last version, fairly recent--can be improved if/when I feel like it and have learned some more, found a font I like better...
Trouble: remove ALL the background from the illustration (it can be seen that it must be removed also from holes in the picture) avondind raggedness in the borders, and querly coloured semitransparent pixels, wich play havoc when  giving a new, uniform colour to the picture.
Advice certainly appreciated. 

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  Ellipse stroke selectiom
Posted by: al.da.drone - 09-16-2018, 03:40 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (14)

Admittedly I'm not best at Gimp and my questions are a little stupid. Anyway I have created a circle, I have used the stroke selection to make an outline. I have noticed that the outline is a thicker in parts. I have attached a screenshot maybe I'm seeing things.  Am i doing something wrong?

Also is there a Gimp colour code chart showing the numbers to colours?


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  Install scripts and plugins
Posted by: rich2005 - 09-16-2018, 11:49 AM - Forum: OSX - No Replies

A recent post made me wonder how difficult it might be adding scripts and plugins to a Mac.

I use linux, just a hobby user but go way back to MS DOS, so not too frightened by typing in commands and using a terminal.

This is using a Mac OSX virtual machine, so I am as much a beginner as anyone who bought their Mac yesterday.

This video demonstrates that it is not too difficult adding those scripts and plugins. Shown with Gimp 2.10 since that is the future, Gimp 2.8 is no different, determine the Gimp profile from the Gimp preferences. I am sure that there will be other/better/more efficient ways, it is just a beginner demo.

direct link https://youtu.be/CHHqlHdmQ0o 8 minutes

For those of you who do not like videos, Ofnuts very good advice is here: 

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  Gimp 2.10 has me a little puzzled
Posted by: kmk55 - 09-15-2018, 05:13 AM - Forum: Gimp 2.10 - Replies (4)

Big Grin Hi, I am not new to Gimp but I only downloaded and installed the latest version2.10 today. I just wanted to ask about a couple of things, one being--How would I go about changing the new black background to a light theme? That dark background with white text hurts my eyes ; I have developing cataracts which only makes matters worse. Also--What does this error message mean? "The procedure entry point pthread_setname_np could not be located in the dynamiclink library C:\Program Files\Gimp 2\32\bin\libglib-2.0-0.dll." I get this every time I start up Gimp. It runs OK otherwise, but the message is annoying. Can I do something to get rid of it? - Thanks

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