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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 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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Warp-sharp script not working in Gimp 2.8

I have been scanning film and I just got sick of the Unsharp mask setting of my scanner software (EPSON Scan). It just makes the grain look huge and unnatural, resulting in weird contrast on most ...
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Remove sun glare using GIMP

How can the glare from the sun in the upper right part of this photo be removed using Gimp?
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Can you match color levels of semi-overlapping layers in GIMP using a single pixel color?

I am putting together fluorescent images taken on a microscope. I have taken sequential images that overlap for anywhere between 20 - 50 pixels at the edges. I have set up grids so that I have perfect ...
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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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Colorize orthochromatic print with Gimp

I've just started working with Gimp, and I would eventually like to try my hand at colorization. One photo I would like to do is of my father and mother from circa 1943. He is in his uniform, and his ...
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How will the image be displayed/interpreted if I publish a JPEG online with no embedded color profile?

How will the image be displayed/interpreted if I publish a JPEG online with no embedded color profile? I use GIMP 2.10 on Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
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Is there a better way to “smooth out” CMYK halftones other than just blurring?

I'm trying to get the best possible scan of a CD cover (although this would apply to any print media using CMYK halftoning). With the highest setting on my scanner (3200dpi) I quickly run into the DPI ...
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How to digitally remove reflections on vertical glass fronts?

As you can see, the reflections impair the visibility of the objects behind the glass quite a lot. This image is fairly old (2009), so that I can't revisit the site for a better shot. Software: ...
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Gimp insists on changing Epson SC-P800 black to photo black on plain paper

I'm trying to print an image on plain paper with an Epson SC-P800 printer using GIMP 2.10 on MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave). I can find no setting in the print or page-setup dialogs to set which black ink is ...
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GIMP. TIFF. Color profile sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and embedded color profile GIMP - built-in sRGB

Friend gave me photos. TIFF with LZW compression. Parks, people walking, relaxing. People are doing fitness. I want to crop these TIFFs, resize. Then I will export it to JPEG. Then I will post these ...
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Problems creating a photo album: which is the expected size and resolution?

First of all, sorry for the basic question: I don't know much about photography and I want to create a photo album. I have already created some in the past using the software provided by the company ...
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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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Why does GIMP increase the size of exported JPEG files?

I'm using GIMP to edit some vacation pictures (JPEG files) taken with a rather old digital camera. Lacking a professional background, I just went about by trial and error and ended up adjusting the ...
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Do curves in GIMP have “targeted adjustments” like in Photoshop?

Is there a targeted adjustment feature in the curves settings of GIMP. To set colour curves. Like in Photoshop?
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GIMP: Why can I set a higher quality than original image in the “Export Image as JPEG” dialog?

After having read the GIMP Export Image as JPEG section, I still have one understanding issue: Why am I able to select a higher quality value than the one from original image in the export dialog? For ...
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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 apply identical color curves to many pictures in GIMP?

I have a few thousand images that I want to apply the exact same color curve adjustment to. Is there a way to do this in GIMP? I found this How can I get a uniform white balance on a batch of JPEG ...
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Remove low-frequency background

I have a series of images which are vignetted - an artefact which I want to reduce from the images (see the smoothed and down-sampled image). My approach is to subtract a heavily-smoothed version ...
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A photo effect that favours yellow & blue; What is its name & how is it done with GIMP?

I have recently come across several pictures that seem to have been modified to favour or skew towards both yellow and blue tones. The photo editing effect creates a special, somewhat cosy ambiance. ...
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Local version of “White balance” in GIMP to clean up photo of document

I have a photograph of a document with black text on white background. The photo has a few problems: The text is a bit blurry. Overall there is noise even in the white areas. The background appears ...
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Double exposure photo with Gimp

Since I bought my first camera, I want to do a double exposure photo. I know double exposure photos are two combined photos, like the following one: (source: alexwisephotography.net) My goal is ...
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Crop multiple pieces from a photo and save with sequential numbers

I am looking for a way to draw multiple boxes around parts of an image at one time (sort of a ctrl+select) then save each box as a separate image. I usually use GIMP for photo editing, but any free ...
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How to imitate the blur on subject outlines after removal of background using GIMP?

Using GIMP I masked out an unwanted person who was situated in the background of my image. This person was partially concealed by my subject. I used the path tool to trace the outlines of my subject ...
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Can I salvage overexposed images accidentally taken in manual mode?

I have a question. My wife used our camera and left the setting on Manual, which I didn't realize when I was going out to take pictures yesterday in the bright sun. We had some really great pictures, ...
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Workflow and colorspaces in Darktable and GIMP for printing images?

I have started to print out some of my photos, but this has lead me down a path where I do not know if I am doing things correctly, and are asked questions I do not know the answers to. Here goes: I ...
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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 do I create a split-tone effect using GIMP?

How do I create a split-tone effect in GIMP? Here is an example of the effect I am looking for.
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Gimp perspective tool is not actually transforming

I've uploaded a screenshot below to illustrate the problem. I've dragged a jpeg into Gimp, clicked on the perspective tool, and then attempted to use it...but as you can see, it's not actually ...
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Is GIMP allow to add or change geo-tag localization in Exif data? Is there any plugin for that?

do you know is it possible to change or add geo-tag localization in Exif data of .JPG photos? Is there any plugin for that? I cannot find any clear answer is it possible from the graphical application ...
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Simpler way to selected photo from paper in gimp?

When I scan photos on my printer, sometimes it is a dumb printer and does not take out the background, especially when there is a lot of white. How would I do this on my example photo other than ...
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If I assign a profile to my monitor in Gnome Color Manager, should I also enable that profile in Gimp?

I finally got around to using dispcalGUI to profile my monitor under Linux. Now, having assigned that profile system-wide using Gnome Color Manager (or the Xfce Color settings dialog), there's a ...
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Bucket tool based on lower layer in GIMP [closed]

In GIMP, I want to use the bucket tool to fill in certain areas of my image, but I'd like to do it on an upper layer rather than directly on image. I think I need to tweak some of the layer settings ...
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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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GIMP Quality .jpg export - what is the best set up? [duplicate]

please could you tell what is the best common quality export value for .jpg image export in the GIMP? For example I set up the 100% for .jpg and for example for image 1,5 MB I will get the 5,2 MB or ...
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How to set color levels (or white point level) on all layers of an image using gimp?

I have an image with multiple layers, and I have to set the same white point on all pf them. how can I do it without selecting each layer at once?
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What technical terms or rules of thumb do I need to understand for a black and white conversion of a photo? [duplicate]

Below is a photo taken by me: Below is a photo I found on internet: There are some visible differences between the two. One is dull and the other has visible blacks and whites. I feel I need to ...
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Seeing the difference/losing information when comparing different formats

You can hear the resulting loss of sound information when you invert an mp3 in an audio tool and mix and render it together with the wav format. You can now hear the difference between the mp3 and the ...
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How do I use the “Standard Deviation” and “Scale” parameters in Gimp 2.10's GEGL-based unsharp mask?

Previously, Gimp 2.8 and earlier used a dialog with the familiar "radius, amount, threshold" parameters as described at Unsharp mask - what do the parameters do?, like this: But in Gimp 2.10, we ...
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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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Wrong in-camera auto white balance issue

I own a Sony DSC-H55 point and shoot camera. It has a 14 MP CCD sensor with 10x optical zoom. I am happy with the overall image quality. The in camera auto-white balance is producing wrong color ...
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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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time-lapse photograh

when i have a sequence of individual pictures, how can I create a single frame like this? My tools are GIMP and/or Darktable. Kindly help.
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GIMP Image Auto-Align Plug-In: I. just. do. not. get. it. Sorry! [duplicate]

Dammit Jim, I'm a photographer not a computer expert! I have tried to use GIMP's Auto-Image-Alignment plug-in and everything's there but I just do not get how it works! I have 100 pictures of our ...
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Making selections by value threshold in gimp 2.9

Does anyone know how to make a selection by value in GIMP 2.9? I'm trying to "cut out" saturated stars (values of 64k) in an astrophotograph. "Select By Color" should be able to do it, but the ...
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Issue with color profiles in grayscale images (compared to GIMP)

X-Post https://www.reddit.com/r/photoshop/comments/5v4zid/issue_with_color_profiles_in_grayscale_images/ (slightly edited) Hi everybody! I hope the language barrier will not be noticed (feel free to ...
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Adding Exif data to a tif increases the file size

I have some jpg images exported from RAW files using UFRaw and they are very large in size(>15MB). So, in order to save space, I opened them in GIMP and re-exported as tif images with JPEG compression ...
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How to save JPEGs from GIMP 2.8 and higher?

At present I am learning GIMP 2.8 after getting the advice from this website to edit the photos captured by my Nokia N8. The problem is: I do not know how to save them in JPEG format in GIMP because ...
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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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Gimp or ImageMagick: Adjustable kind of equalize?

Sometimes, I shoot pictures that are badly lighted (e.g. very dark areas, while part of the picture is well exposed). In some instances, equalizing the pixels can do real wonders. But is there also ...