Questions tagged as ['gimp']

GIMP (short for the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software raster graphics editor. It is primarily employed as an image retouching and editing tool.
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Ubuntu 20.04 Gimp, not able to add fonts because error

I just installed gimp and was having fun with it. I wanted to add new fonts.
I opened GIMP and went to preferences and files then fonts and at last I clicked the fonts folder and tried to open file location. All it gave me was this error:

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Can someone please help me by telling me how to solve this problem?

Thanks, this is very much appreciated.

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Juan avatar
Issue with graphic libgegl library
al flag

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.03 LTS.

I found an issue when I changed from the Snap version of GIMP (2.10.28) to the "official" PPA version of GIMP (2.10.18).

The issue is about the graphic library called: "libgegl"

The "Focal" version of that library is the numbered as: "0.4.22-3"

That is the only one library version which let us to use the GIMP 2.10.18 PPA version.

The issue is about the "standard" upgr ...

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Cannot print a scanned document
kr flag

Ubuntu 20.04, all up to date.

I just scanned a page using the Ubuntu standard Scan-app and a Canon LiDE 110 and saved it as a .png and .pdf.

I have a Brother HL-L2340D printer that is working fine with GIMP, Xed etc. It will not print the scanned document in either .pdf or .png format. I have checked Permissions and the sole User has Read/Write including group. The Owner is the sole User.

I loaded it i ...

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n00dles avatar
GIMP: How do I make all pixels transparent except for ones with a certain color?
ae flag

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I did see another GIMP question on this forum, so here we go:

I have an image of a hand-written note written in blue ink on lined paper. The lines are black. What I'd like to do is to make everything except for the writing transparent. So the end result should be a transparent png with just the blue writing on it. Is this doable in GIMP? I mean be ...

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cant copy and paste folders as root
mx flag


Hello, thanks for responses.

I'm trying to install a plugin for gimp - its this one :

This is downloaded onto my second hard drive in a generic folder and I'm trying to move or copy and paste it into a gimp plugins folder like I used to do on windows.

What I've tried.

In gimp i have gone to edit/prefferences/folders/plugins

and f ...

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About exporting idml file from the scribus to GIMP or Inkscape
cn flag

I have one magazine in scribus as idml file, and I am trying to export in to GIMP or Inkscape by SVC format, but it doesn't export all page and every time export one page only as you can see below:

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So if possible I like to know why I can not export all the page in one time.


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Kalyani avatar
How to delete a specific plug-in in GIMP
in flag

How can I remove a plug-in from GIMP, keeping all other plug-ins intact? I use Ubuntu 20.04 and GIMP 2.10.18.

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Jayadevan Vijayan avatar
GIMP Plugin is Missing
nl flag

I recently noticed that my GIMP installation has lost the "National Geographic" plug-in. Is there a way to get it back?

Details of Installation

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Gimp "Dark" theme - can't see menus with KDE Plasma
in flag

I installed KDE Plasma 5.18.5 on standard Ubuntu 20.04, and I'm enjoying it. However, something is badly wrong with the colors of Gimp (I've always used Gimp's Dark theme). Maybe I also have some KDE theme setting that's causing this?

The tool menu is badly colored:

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But these menus are completely unusable - I can't see the values:

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Fadi avatar
How do I open the user manual in GIMP?
fr flag

I'm currently learning how to use GIMP for image editing and thought I'd try reading the user manual. So I clicked on Help --> User Manual --> Basic Concepts and this message popped up:

Could not open '' for reading: An AppArmor policy prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient;

help message

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Fadi avatar
How do I make GIMP more colorful?
fr flag

It seems almost everything in GIMP is colorless, even the tools on the top left corner:

screenshot of icons

Is it possible to make them colorful like in Windows or Mac?

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ubontik avatar
gimp 2.10 crashes (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS)
py flag

My GIMP worked fine until today. Today I started GIMP, and there are rectangular characters similar to this posting. I've reinstalled GIMP. After re-installation GIMP crashes and still rectangular characters. I ran from the terminal, and this is what I got

<$ gimp Fontconfig warning: FcPattern object weight does not accept value [50 200) /snap/gimp/372/usr/bin/gimp: Gimp-Text-CRITICAL: gimp_font ...

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UJM avatar
How to edit a PDF file in LibreOffice Draw or LibreOffice Writer without corrupting it?
eg flag

I have a PDF file which I want to edit in LibreOffice Draw/Writer without corrupting it. Is there any way I can do it?

I have already installed the LibreOffice pdfimport plugin, yet the PDF file is getting corrupted with it. I just want to add an image in the PDF file after opening it with LibreOffice. I have been searching for how to do this for the last 4 hours and I am not able to find a way.

If  ...

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LoremIpsum avatar
Open only GIMP's color selector or open it directly upon invocation?
my flag

I like GIMP's color selector, which pops up as a dialog window when one clicks a color square in GIMP's toolbox.

Color selector

Is there a way to launch only the color selector without the overhead of loading GIMP? If not, can I specify from the command-line that I want to open the color selector straight away?

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user214128 avatar
/usr/bin/python: No module named pip , after installing pip
in flag

I try to install this gimp 2.10 plugin.

according the instructions i used this command

chmod +x
python -m venv gimpenv
source gimpenv/Scripts/activate
python -m pip install requests

/usr/bin/python: No module named venv
bash: gimpenv/Scripts/activate: No such file or directory

/usr/bin/python: No module named pip
de ...
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vlako73 avatar
'Crop to selection' option is greyed out in GIMP 2.10
jp flag

The 'Crop to selection' option in the 'Image' menu of GIMP 2.10 is greyed out. How to solve it? The operating system is Ubuntu 20.04.

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Levente avatar
How to install a previous version of Gimp with Flatpak on Ubuntu 20.04?
cn flag

I'm on stock Ubuntu 20.04.2, and I have managed to install the latest / current Gimp with Flatpak: it was the 2.10.24 version at the time.

However, there are a few issues with the 2.10 line that I can't seem to be able to resolve.

For this reason, I would like to install Gimp 2.8.

I know that that older Gimp version may rely on an older Python version as well, so installing the whole thing with Flatpak ...