GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open-source image editing program, licensed under the GNU General Public Licence. It can be used for editing. Add {{User gimp}} to your user page to add the above userbox and place yourself in this category. Pages in category “GIMP users”. More recent additions, More. To assemble two (or more) images, simply create a new, transparent image of the required size, then open the images you want to add as layers and arrange.

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If you want to keep the different elements of the image on the separate layers, you’ll need to save the image as a. You can make it easier to view dark text on a dark background by adding a semi-opaque layer between them in a light colour.

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This must be done in the original, not the copy, because duplicating an image does not duplicate the Undo history. Using the mouse on the layers window, select the semi-opaque layer you created. Here’s a short description of everything there:. Clicking on the symbol in the upper right corner swaps the foreground and background colours.

If this means copying colors that the target does not support for example, cloning from an RGB layer to an Indexed layer or a layer maskthen the colors will be converted to the closest possible gip. This shows a typical image editing window in the GIMP this is version 1. This is best when there is only one thing in the foreground which you want to keep. When gipm an image that has no EXIF data present the option will be grayed out. Unfortunately, removing the coherent noise will cause the removal of some information that is contained in the same frequencies as the pattern.


Every letter is surrounded with paths, so you can modify the shape of it, by moving the nodes. Clicking on the symbol in the upper right corner swaps the foreground and background colours. Shows currently selected brush, pattern or gradient.

As mentioned later, you can toggle between those two using a keyboard shortcut. It is most commonly useful when you want to clone from one layer to another layer within the same image.

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Most software using a thumbnail can generate one of its own and saving your own is unnecessary, as well as adding several kilobytes to the image size. Vimp encoding also benefits the image’s compression. Tool Options for the Clone tool. Sometimes interference can be hidden by downscaling or blurring, but this is rarely a satisfactory solution.


These settings alter the actual image to help with compression. Many other people have written high quality tutorials. If it is so, the colours present in the layer, will be different from the ones in the real image. When this option is not enabled, all areas of the same colour in the rough selection will be selected. Add one control point in the lower half of the grid, wlkibook horizontally.


Moving the turbulence up just a little can also help if your aiming to make the texture seamless. Some of the available tutorials can be used interchangeably, since the image-editing functionality provided by the GIMP and Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro are similar images can be cropped, resized, colours altered, pixels erased, pixels added etc. Clicking on any of these allows to change it.

You might have to experiment a bit to get a good result. The mouse cursor is shown as a red rectangle, and the source point as a black crosshair. It is also useful when cloning from a pattern, if you want the left or upper edges of the pattern to line up precisely with the corresponding edges of the target layer. Auto-hinter, tries to automatically compute information to make a better representation of the character font. The effect will produce something like this: The eyedropper buttons next to the black and white input level markers allow black and white points to be selected in the image.

It is useful for selecting a region defined by strong colour changes at the edges. Right-click the Background’ layer and select Duplicate.

The levels tool is an easy and powerful tool for adjusting the tones of an image. Now add a black layer mask to the unchanged layer.

Scissors is an interesting selection tool.

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