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  How to place "Tool Options" in "Toolbox" window
Posted by: ajax - 05-26-2019, 03:23 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (7)

Tool options are normally displayed in the toolbox window below the tool selection icons.  However, I've inadvertently done something to change this behavior so that it no longer happens.  I've hunted through the Help, which BTW doesn't seem to work on GIMP 2.10.10, without being able to figure out what happened.

Would someone please explain how to put it back the way GIMP normally works by default?

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Photo pls Help with profile
Posted by: mrwhittak3r - 05-26-2019, 04:19 AM - Forum: Gimp 2.8 questions - Replies (1)

Pla help my profile keeps resetting and its keepin me from saving any settings. Tried preferences didnt work.

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  Print issue ?
Posted by: Recrem - 05-25-2019, 06:12 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (12)


I have recently scaled up an image produced with Gimp to print 83 x 50cm. I generally produce the image at 50 x 30cm but had a special request for a larger image. 
I've printed at the smaller size and never noticed any problem.. haven't had any similar problem in ten years of producing and printing images. 

I was surprised to find the printed image was larger on the left side than on the right by 3mm. 

I went back and checked the digital image thinking the image must have been distorted by the "unified transform tool" and left short on the right side.. but found on checking that the image completely filled the 83 x 50 rectangle with no visible empty background ? 

We have since printed the same image twice and it is still 3mm short on the right side. 

I am not certain if this problem has originated in Gimp or via the printer software.. I sent the image to a printer as a jpeg and they checked it in PS before printing.  
Are there any known issues with certain printers.. or image file formats ? 

Has anyone encountered this issue before ?

And if they did how did they resolve it ? 

Thanks in anticipation.

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  file-glob & sub folders
Posted by: TimHaydnJones - 05-24-2019, 09:30 AM - Forum: Scripting questions - Replies (5)

Is it possible to have file-glob traverse sub-folders?
If not, are there any online examples you can point me at where someone has implemented a work-around?


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  Noob question about white balance calibration
Posted by: toothwizard - 05-22-2019, 01:47 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

I am a dentist Big Grin  and use photography clinically to record disease, to plan treatment and to show people before and after photographs. I would also like to start using some of my portfolio to educate other patients and to promote my work. Getting reproducible colours between photos is extremely important, especially if I am doing tooth whitening for a client or taking a shade for my laboratory technician to make a crown in a matching colour!

I have not used any photo editing software before so am a complete new learner. I need to decide which program to buy and my editing needs are very basic: cropping, correcting white balance, and mirroring will be 95% of what I will do. I do know from courses that Photoshop has a function to use 17% grey card in a photograph to set the white balance for a whole collection of photos. Does Gimp have this function to use grey card as well and if so how do I do it? This will really help me decide which software to buy.

Thanks very much!

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  Can a Custom Pencil Brush include Transparency?
Posted by: pha3z - 05-21-2019, 07:24 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (9)

I've created a custom brush of some grass blades.  They are full color.  Because they are so small (sub pixel), it's essential that they have transparency in order to blend properly when I paint them.

However, it appears that transparency is ignored when I use the brush with the Pencil tool.   It works fine when I use the Brush tool.  However, there's a problem with that.

The Brush tool appears to do some kind of subpixel sampling in an attempt to make a brush appear to be centered exactly where you click.  This means if you created a brush image that needs to be stamped so that exact per-pixel detail matches the brush as it was originally created, you can't.  It gets distorted along the edges.  Sometimes, the distortion is quite significant.

On the other hand, the pencil tool acts like an exact pixel-per-pixel map that "stamps" the exact brush shape without any distortion or alteration. I need the exact pencil mapping, but it appears to ignore transparency in the brush image.

Is there a configuration setting I'm missing?

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  Where do I save my Brushes on Windows 10?
Posted by: pha3z - 05-21-2019, 05:31 PM - Forum: Windows - Replies (2)

I looked in:

But there's no Brushes folder.  Is it somewhere else?  I just need to know how/where to save my custom brushes.

I'm moving from Photoshop, because I'm sick of the fact that Photoshop won't let me create full color brushes to simulate stamping with tranparency.  It was GIMP or Paint Shop Pro, so I'm trying GIMP first. Smile

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  Copy colored text.
Posted by: davebirnie - 05-21-2019, 03:31 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)


I am trying to copy a layer which contains colored text to another project. 

When I do this via "Open as layers" it comes out black and white. 

How do I do it properly? 


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if you are interested set Image> Mode> RGB
before you copy your layer into the project. My project was set to indexed.

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  How do you make a ring thinner?
Posted by: Hoot - 05-20-2019, 06:26 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)


Seems like a basic function and run into it a lot but haven't found a tutorial yet. Basically, I want to make a ringed object thinner so it doesn't lose its size, just needs to be narrower. Is there a way to do this?

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  GMIC QT problems
Posted by: dhugg - 05-19-2019, 05:12 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (3)


i am using gimp 2.8 on windows xp sp3.

i have no problem installing using and understanding gmic-gtk.

however i have tried everything suggested to get gmic-qt working but cant get it to load and appear??

i have tried installer and zip package.

i have tried to include screen shots.

any help is appreciated...

thanks dhugg

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