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[[Category:Image manipulation]]
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[[Category:Raster graphics]]
 
[[ja:GIMP]]
 
[[ja:GIMP]]
 
{{Related articles start}}
 
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{{Related|GIMP/CMYK support}}
 
{{Related|GIMP/CMYK support}}
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{{Related|List of applications/Multimedia#Raster graphics editors}}
 
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{{Expansion|Only serves as an anchor point for [[GIMP/CMYK support]].}}
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[https://www.gimp.org/ GIMP] is one of many in the [[List of applications/Multimedia#Raster editors]].
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[https://www.gimp.org/ GIMP] is a powerful raster image editing program, and commonly used for photo retouching, image composition, and general graphic design work. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
  
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
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{{Tip|1=The GIMP implements a plug-in system and the repositories ([https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=gimp&maintainer=&flagged= official], [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?O=0&SeB=nd&K=gimp&outdated=off&SB=n&SO=a&PP=50&do_Search=Go AUR]) contain more plug-ins than listed in the package's optional depends.}}
 
{{Tip|1=The GIMP implements a plug-in system and the repositories ([https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=gimp&maintainer=&flagged= official], [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?O=0&SeB=nd&K=gimp&outdated=off&SB=n&SO=a&PP=50&do_Search=Go AUR]) contain more plug-ins than listed in the package's optional depends.}}
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== Tips and tricks ==
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=== Captions ===
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To caption an image follow these steps after inputting the desired text:
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# Click Layer and Text to Path
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# Click Select and From Path
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# Click Select and Invert
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# Click Edit and Stroke Path
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=== Create a circle ===
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To draw a circle in GIMP follow these steps:
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# Select the Ellipse tool and hold Shift
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# Click Edit and Fill with Color
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# Click Select and Shrink
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# Press Delete
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{{Tip|Grow and Border give the same result.}}
  
 
== Troubleshooting ==
 
== Troubleshooting ==
  
=== GIMP PDF editing doesn't work ===
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=== Green text ===
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Add the following to {{ic|~/.config/GIMP/2.10/fonts.conf}} if you see green tint around letters with antialiasing enabled:
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<?xml version='1.0'?>
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<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
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<fontconfig>
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  <match target="font">
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    <edit name="rgba" mode="assign">
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      <const>none</const>
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    </edit>
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  </match>
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</fontconfig>
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=== PDF files ===
  
GIMP requires the {{pkg|poppler-glib}} library for editing PDF files.
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GIMP requires the {{pkg|poppler-glib}} library to open PDF files. Without this library GIMP will say that a PDF file is "unrecognized" when an attempt to open a PDF is made.
Without this library GIMP will say that a PDF file is "unrecognized" when an attempt to open a PDF is made.
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Since GIMP rasterizes PDF files right from the start, it will not exploit intrinsic PDF capabilities while editing them. Other programs (like [[LibreOffice|LibreOffice Draw]]) can be used to better edit PDF files.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[Wikipedia:GIMP]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:GIMP]]
 
* [[debian:GIMP]]
 
* [[debian:GIMP]]
 
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* [https://gimpmagazine.org/resources/ Resources | GIMP Magazine] - Index of GIMP resources, tutorials, communities
'''Communities'''
 
* [http://registry.gimp.org/glossary/a GIMP Plugin Registry]
 
* [http://gimper.net/ GIMPER.net] - GIMP Community and graphic design forum
 
* [http://gimpchat.com/ Gimp Chat] - GIMP discussion forums
 

Latest revision as of 10:08, 8 July 2018

GIMP is a powerful raster image editing program, and commonly used for photo retouching, image composition, and general graphic design work. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

Installation

Install the gimp package.

Tip: The GIMP implements a plug-in system and the repositories (official, AUR) contain more plug-ins than listed in the package's optional depends.

Tips and tricks

Captions

To caption an image follow these steps after inputting the desired text:

  1. Click Layer and Text to Path
  2. Click Select and From Path
  3. Click Select and Invert
  4. Click Edit and Stroke Path

Create a circle

To draw a circle in GIMP follow these steps:

  1. Select the Ellipse tool and hold Shift
  2. Click Edit and Fill with Color
  3. Click Select and Shrink
  4. Press Delete
Tip: Grow and Border give the same result.

Troubleshooting

Green text

Add the following to ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/fonts.conf if you see green tint around letters with antialiasing enabled:

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
<fontconfig>
  <match target="font">
    <edit name="rgba" mode="assign">
      <const>none</const>
    </edit>
  </match>
</fontconfig>

PDF files

GIMP requires the poppler-glib library to open PDF files. Without this library GIMP will say that a PDF file is "unrecognized" when an attempt to open a PDF is made.

Since GIMP rasterizes PDF files right from the start, it will not exploit intrinsic PDF capabilities while editing them. Other programs (like LibreOffice Draw) can be used to better edit PDF files.

See also