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  Converting path/selection to single stroke?
Posted by: ringo.r81 - 02-06-2018, 10:44 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)

Hi, I'm looking for a way to convert a path to a single line:
I have a scanned image. I used the "select by color" tool to select the outline. I then convert selection to path. Is there any tool or script that will change the path to a single line, rather than the outlines that the selection followed?

This whole thing is an attempt to get an image file that will allow me to DRAW/WRITE my own images with a Cricut machine, rather than print & cut or simply cutting the images out. I was told that I'll need to find a way to save a file as a "single stroke" vector image. If anybody knows another way to go about this, please let me know! I feel like I'm being pretty dense about this...  Huh


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  Coolest things on earth...
Posted by: Ofnuts - 02-06-2018, 10:15 PM - Forum: Watercooler - Replies (4)

... was the simultaneous landing of the two Falcon Heavy boosters. I reckon some people at SpaceX must have had an engineergasm today. Too bad they lost the core.

The astronaut dummy in the Tesla (with the HHGTTG reference) was also a nice touch.

Special thanks for delaying the launch until after dinner Smile

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  Fresh start. Tmp & Swap folder.
Posted by: suduliu7 - 02-06-2018, 07:22 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)

Just installed GIMP! Excited to use this program.

Going through all of the preferences I noticed there is the option to select a temporary file location and swap folder. I understand it's never good to take up space and write in the same hard disk as your OS.

ExclamationAre the default locations for tmp files and swap folder for the best or should they be located elsewhere? I, as well as many others out there have multiple hard drives and I don't mind designating these files to another disk as long as it keeps everything running smoothly.

Thanks! Appreciate any advice and tips.

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  Image on contours
Posted by: Rob1955 - 02-06-2018, 01:19 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (10)

Hope I explain this correctly. I want to put an image onto an image of a bus, so it follows the contours of the bus. Just as the cinema ads do on buses.

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  Some Photomanip I made
Posted by: fudgetusk - 02-06-2018, 10:44 AM - Forum: Gallery - Replies (7)

[Image: hey__guess_what_i_turned_into____by_alba...57avtk.jpg]
[Image: what__s_wrong_with_my_face__by_albatrash-d5bn1fa.jpg]
[Image: well__if_you_must_know____by_albatrash-d5d1nn6.jpg]
For more look on deviantart and search for albatrash.

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  Animated Gif simultaneously in two different location of large background
Posted by: 2083389396 - 02-05-2018, 09:36 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (13)

Hi guys, 

the concrete links and stuff are only an example to explain the task. Cool

For an animated Gif, I would like to use this zoo image as background, which must be visible in the background for the whole time the animation plays.

I want to run the smiley 2 animation (s2) near the lion and the smiley 4 animation (s2) near the elephants head.


So when you play the animation, s2 and s4 starting their movement SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Now, the only way to achieve this known to me is manually:

Have the zoo image as background layer.
Paste s2, its 7 layers will be visible in the layers pattern dock above zoo layer and named frame 1 (1ms) replace, frame 2 (1ms) replace...
Move every layer manually near the proper XY position near lion.
Duplicate background layer 7 times, move each duplicate below one of the frames, merge frames down to background.
Rename all the background, background copy1,... into frame 1 with lion smiley (1ms) replace, frame 2 (with lion smiley 1ms) replace...

I do hope this descirption does not confuse!!! Heart

For the other animated smiley:
Paste s4, its 7 layers (named frame 1 (1ms) replace, frame 2 (1ms) replace...) will be visible in the layers pattern dock above frame 1 with lion smiley (1ms) replace, frame 2 (with lion smiley 1ms) replace,...
Move every layer of the s4 animtion manually near the proper XY position near the elephant. Merge down frame 1 (1ms) replace onto frame 1 with lion smiley (1ms) , merge down frame 2 (1ms) replace onto frame 2 with lion smiley (1ms)  and so on.

Sounds like A LOT OF MANUAL WORK Angry , and this is only for describing, the actual project might use animations with 40 frames.

I was also looking for some online gif software, but did not any helpful for my task. 
1.Is there a magic gimp script / way or other software to help with the whole problem?Also very helpful to know: 
2. After loading the background png, how to paste the animated gif and its 7 layers NOT IN THE CENTER, but at a certain XY position, so all the 7 frames are automatically pasted at that XY position.
3. How to AUTOMATICALLY merge 7 frames down to the background image, so they are still 7 frames and the background image is dispayed in every frame.
I really do hope you understand what I want to say, let me rephrase if not! 

Thanks in advance for any effort! Wink

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  Help/suggest how to make the images more similar
Posted by: chrisj - 02-05-2018, 05:56 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (5)

Help/suggestion how to make these images more similar

I'm looking for help/suggestion on how to make these two images appear more similar.
The arrow(click) image seems to be thicker and brighter than the finger(touch) image.
What do you suggest? And what would be the easiest way to accomplish your suggestion, please.

(- and maybe also turn the finger so it is diagonal like the arrow?)

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  Moving a drawing around the canvas
Posted by: thomastank - 02-05-2018, 09:28 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)


I created a drawing (6"x 4") on a white back ground, then I resized the canvas to a much larger size (A3) the drawing is now in the top left corner, how do I move it around to where I need it to be? 

Kind Regards


SORRY, I did it, move tool, it didnt work the first time, its working now.

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  How can I add the GIMP User Manual to a portable version of GIMP?
Posted by: ajax - 02-04-2018, 07:24 PM - Forum: Windows - Replies (3)

I've been using, and liking, the version of GIMP packaged and distributed as a Portable App.  I'm also experimenting with my own, home made, portable version of 2.9.x.  I like having the help installed along with GIMP.  Is there a way to do this without using the Windows Installer?

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  GIMP not using Windows Libraries
Posted by: ajax - 02-04-2018, 06:59 PM - Forum: Windows - Replies (2)

On my Windows 7 system, GIMP seems to assume that pictures are located in a folder named C:\user\name\Pictures no matter where they really are.  Windows, I believe starting with Vista, began using a concept called Libraries within which user data (i.e., documents, pictures, music, video, etc.) is stored.  While the default location is on the C: drive (i.e., system partition), the user can relocate them to another drive/partition.  This was also true of the "My Documents" folder on Windows systems prior to Vista.  In order to make my systems less fragile I've always located this user data (i.e., work product) on a different partition than the one containing the frail Windows system.

It would very desirable if GIMP could use/recognize these libraries rather than assume something that is not always correct.

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