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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source, and freely distributed piece of software used for photo manipulation and retouching.

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How to fix chromatic aberration with free software?

Here is a zoomed-in example of an image I shot that has a bit of discoloration due to the chromatic aberration of the lens. What's the easiest way to fix this problem using only free software such ...
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Problem in white balancing photographs taken in sun

When a photograph is taken in sun, the whole photograph becomes slightly orange in color. Specially the skin tones become too orange. The photographs are taken from simple mobile phone high megapixel ...
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Getting UFRAW into GIMP 2.8.14 on Yosemite

Folks claim that the versions of GIMP downloadable from http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Support.html have UFRAW in place. I just downloaded 2.8.14, and I see no sign of it. It's not listed in the ...
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How do different books on Gimp compare?

There is a series of books on GIMP. What are the differences among them? Can you help to pinpoint a good reference ? Ideally I hope that after reading such a book I would be more or less ...
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How to calculate mean/average photo color in GIMP?

How to calculate mean/average photo color in GIMP? I have some photo and want to calculate average color - how can I do it?
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Dramatic differences between UFRaw, GIMP, and JPG displays

I recently downloaded GIMP and I am having a slight issue. When I import a RAW image into GIMP, tinker with it (using the UFRaw plug-in), and then press OK, the displayed image (in the GIMP preview) ...
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Why won't GIMP 2.8 open my long exposure shots?

I'm unable to edit some of my tripod and shutter release shots in GIMP 2.8.10. It only seems to affect the photos taken in bulb (full manual shutter timing) mode, where I have exposure times anywhere ...
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How to get Ufraw to pass on EXIF data to Gimp

I cannot find EXIF data in Gimp using Ufraw as standalone OR plug in, even though I use the option save EXIF data - what could I be doing wrong?
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Raw is larger and softer than JPG

Here is a JPG image (unprocessed) followed by the corresponding DNG that I post-processed in Photivo/GIMP. (Canon Powershot SD750) Flip between the two images in Chrome. Why is the raw image ...
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How can I overlay two images exactly by scaling one of them in gimp?

I have two different pictures of the same object, one of which is taken from roughy the same angle but has a different scale and rotation. I want both images to overlap so that the upper one matches ...
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Does Photoshop have an equivalent to Gimp's “Color to Alpha”?

I have discovered Gimp's "Color to Alpha" feature, and man is it awesome! Basically, it will extract a particular color out of a selection and convert it to transparency. This gave me the ability to ...
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How to create different color effects with gimp? [duplicate]

How can I make images look like those in Gimp, how can I play with colors? What tools or approach should I take?
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Does Gimp have a Match Color function similar to that in Adobe Photoshop?

In a recent question, Steve Ross points out that Adobe Photoshop has a useful feature for matching color between photographs. Of course, color adjustment can be accomplished in Gimp with careful use ...
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Why do we even need RAW-specific editing software?

I was wondering the other day, why do we even need software like Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw or Darktable? Their purpose is solely to retouch image in a most general manner (major tint/temperature, ...
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Can you clarify a better workflow for bracketed exposure HDR 360-panoramas?

After reading the thread about HDR Panorama workflow I was a bit confused. I need some help with clarification. In my current workflow I have to edit the nadir shot(s) using The GIMP. I do my best to ...
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Gimp GEGL Tutorial for Photographers?

Is there a good tutorial for GIMP 2.8 software, that explains, comprehensively, how to use the GEGL operations (which have the the advantage of being nondestructive) for photo images? When I look ...
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Post production for beginners [closed]

I am having a hard time finding information (books or websites) related to post production. I would like to understand how (and even when or why) we adjust brightness and colors, what could enhance a ...
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Gimp's color options not working

I'm trying to edit the color balance of a layer in a .xcf image, and none of the color commands do anything. For example, I can crank saturation and value to 0 in Hue-Saturation, or invert values, and ...
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How do I copy selection from one color layer (let's say - Red) to another?

I'd like to clean up the whites of an eye. In Photoshop I used to select the white of an eye, and copy from Red to Blue and Green channels just by selecting the necessary color channel and clicking ...
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How to edit the exposure/contrast of two different areas of a photo with a smooth transition between the two parts?

I'm a complete newbee in photography and in photography editing, but I made a a photo I really like with my phone, and I would like to improve it numerically. Here is the photo. I know how to use ...
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Photo Editing guide for gimp [closed]

Can I get some guidelines related to editing images with GIMP? Its not easy to learn it without any detailed guidance. How can I sharpen my gimping skills?
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What are the key photography-related features from Photoshop that are missing in GIMP?

I am on a tight budget and chose to use GIMP for editing since it is free. What important photographic post-processing features am I missing from Photoshop?
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How to cut an irregular pattern with proper transparency?

This may be hard to describe and I'm not proficient enough to draw it yet so please bear with me. I'm cutting parts of some photos of me and my girlfriend to put on a board game I'm making for her. ...
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How can I remove shine from skin caused by the light with GIMP

I have a photo made under portrait dish key light. And the model has a little shiny spot on her forehead. Several years ago I used Olympus Studio (if I'm not confused after so many time passed) and ...
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How to create this early sun look?

I have seen lot of images that look similar to this, where there is this whitened light (image found on flickr) How to make image look like this in Gimp or Photoshop (prefered GIMP since I use ...
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How can I do something like Photoshop's warp tool with open source software? [closed]

Using Photoshop, I can edit an image by using tthe lasso tool and warp tool. I need a open source solution that will operate in similar way. I tried Gimp software, but there is no warp tool in that. ...
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Can a curve be added in GIMP as a layer?

The colours in a GIMP image can be modified by using the curve tool. When I apply the curve tool, the original values are forgotten. Is is possible to apply the curve tool as a layer filter so that ...
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Are there GIMP plugins that allow one to view and edit EXIF data?

Does anyone know if there is a plugin available for the GIMP that will let you view and edit all the EXIF information associated with an image?
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How to create two layers in “Gimp” and merge them back into one?

How do you create two layers in "Gimp" and merge them? For example, I would like to load an image, create two identical layers, edit each layer in different ways, then merge them into one final ...
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Is there an “Exposure” setting In GIMP comparable to that in Photoshop's Image Adjustments?

In Photoshop, there is an Exposure feature in Image-Adjustments-Exposure which changes the image as if you actually changed the shutter speed on the camera. This effect is generally much more ...
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How to achieve Japanese-painting like effect with Gimp?

In a recent blog post Trey Ratcliff shares the following picture: About the processing he says: To achieve it [...], you can duplicate the layer then do some extreme sharpening and a black and ...
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How do I get started in post-processing with Gimp? [closed]

There seem to be loads of books and online material that discuss post-processing of images and how to do it in Photoshop, see e.g. Any good tutorials for learning how to post-process images? Where ...
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How to do the Ghost Mannequin Effect using GIMP? [duplicate]

How can I use the ghost mannequin effect using the GIMP software? I like to use this technique for clothing. I'm not very computer savvy. Can someone please explain in detail?
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Is Adobe Photoshop worth the money?

I am starting to invest a little more money into my photography business. I've gone from a hobbyist to being asked to take professional shots, so I have the lights and other equipment. I'm upgrading ...
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Non-Canon software not reading custom image settings off RAW images

I'm fairly new to photography, and I've been trying out a few image editors, and I stumbled upon one issue: any program that can read Canon's raw files, except Canon's Digital Photo Professional, ...
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Reservations on making the move to Adobe Lightroom or Apple's Aperture

Background I'm a web developer (diploma) and computer scientist (degree), so I know a thing or two about computers and software. I just got into photography in Nov '10, but have been using Photoshop ...
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Gigapixel panorama problems

I took hundreds of pictures from a 75mm-300mm lens in Cristo Rei(Lisbon), but since Hugin (panorama tools GUI) canoot distinguish well water from... water(neither i) i took the river pictures with a ...
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how to cut a silver object against darker background?

I got a few photos of a cassette. The cassette is made of steel. It’s against various backgrounds. I was playing with it a little in Gimp but have not come up with a good and fast solution how to ...
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Is there an equivalent to Adobe's “Vibrance” in Gimp?

See: What's the difference between saturation and vibrance in Lightroom? In a nutshell, Adobe's Vibrance is a "smart" color adjustment that increases saturation selectively, leaving skin tones ...
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What is this effect called and how can I post process my photos to get this effect?

I came across this image of an artist on a website. I was wondering what this type of effect on images was called and how I can post process my photos get this effect?
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Restore colors from an infrared frame in Gimp

I have some frames of a security IR camera. The images are black and white. Is there any way to represent these images with colors. I use GIMP in Ubuntu operating system. Thank you!
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How can I find the matrix that GIMP used?

I used a perspective transformation on an image in GIMP, but not before I forgot to record the transformation matrix it used. (I need to apply the same transformation to a bunch of other images.) I ...
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How to best filter away high ISO noise in Gimp?

So I took a picture at a high ISO value in poor light conditions. I can't retake it, the grain effect is bad, I'm aware this will never be a good photo, but I still want to make the best out of it. ...
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How can I remove the background of a photo using GIMP?

Sometimes it happens that I would like to extract a person from a photo and remove the background. How can I do it with GIMP? Every attempt that I made gave me very bad results. Can you give me some ...
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Converting RAW images to lossless jpeg using GIMP?

I have a Raw image which I want to get printed. I need to upload this to a website which expects to be in jpeg format. I use GIMP for photo editing and used UFRaw to view RAW images. GIMP cannot ...
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What are the alternatives to Photoshop? Is Gimp a good option?

It seems that Photoshop is the dominant software in that space, however I am a hobbyist photographer and Photoshop is not cheap. Is there anything else that compares and that does not have such a high ...
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How to improve quality of pictures that are already taken (if possible in GIMP)?

I'm not a photographer but a graphic designer. In GIMP, I only discovered two methods of improving the quality of an photo: Filters > Enhance > Unsharp Mask Noise > HSV Noise Basically, ...
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How to photograph a huge book on a table so text is level?

I use PENTAX Optio RS1500 Hoya Corp. digital camera with 14 megapixels. When I photograph a huge book on a table, I can use text mode to capture all the text and lines clearly. But the lines become ...
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How can I “paint-with-opacity” onto a layer in gimp [closed]

I have a layer that is at 50% opacity. But in certain regions, I want to use a paintbrush to bring the opacity higher. How can I do this?
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What is the easiest way to alter white balance in Gimp?

Let's say I've accidentally shot my pictures on "sunny" white balace when I should have used "shade". What is the easiest way to warm the pictures up a bit in Gimp? The "Colors/Color balance" tool ...