If the image has a soft transition into the transparent areas, you should not remove the alpha channel, since the information used for the transition is not be saved in the file. To export an image with transparent areas that do not have a soft transition, (similar to GIF), remove the alpha channel.
The 2.10 part is of course version-dependent (or you may still be using .gimp-2.8).If you run several versions in parallel, you will have a profile for each, i.e., distinct profiles for GIMP 2.8 and GIMP 2.10, while all the successive updates to GIMP 2.10 will use the same profile.
When you are done tailoring your image, it is the time to save the changes made. The smartest way to do this is Save For Web plugin. Just go to file menu and then choose Save for Web. Here, you will find four different image formats namely JPEG, PNG-8, PNG-24, GIF. You can select the desired format you want your images to be saved with.
These are the options and set of features we get with the GIMP Save for Web plugin. You can save your image into any of these file formats choosing the right set of features and dimensions according to your requirements.
This simple script takes a filename and some numeric parameters. It opens the respective file, applies the Unsharp Mask filter and saves the image again (be careful, for the sake of simplicity this script overwrites the original image). It does all this w/o any user interaction, so we can run it without any user interface. In order to do that, save the script with the .scm extension in the ~/.gimp-2.4/scripts directory. Then run it like this:
System-wide script-fu scripts are stored in /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/share/gimp/2.0/scripts/. Executable and python plugins are located in /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/
You can now save existing state of any tool as a preset and give it a meaningful name. The presets are accessible from a new Tool Presets dockable dialog and additionally can be tagged so that you can easily manage a lot of presets.
This new feature completely replaces the previously existing tool presets system to a new level of accessibility. It also makes it possible to distribute tool presets just like any other resource because each preset is saved as an individual file.Developers: Michael Natterer, Alexia Death
A Cairo based PDF exporter was implemented. While being somewhat simplistic the exporter saves text, embedding fonts into the final PDF file, and attempts to convert all flat filled areas to vector objects.Developer: Barak Itkin
The tags are saved to an XML file, external to the data files themselves. It is possible to tag multiple resources simultaneously in the UI, but currently only while being viewed as a list. This feature was developed during Google Summer of Code 2008.Developer: Aurimas JuškaInteraction Architect: Peter Sikking
You install the new version into a separate prefix, say /opt/gimp-2.8 by passing --prefix=/opt/gimp-2.8 to the configure script. Then, in order to run the binary installed there, you change your environment to look for executables in /opt/gimp-2.8/bin by setting PATH=/opt/gimp-2.8/bin and you tell your linker to pick up libraries from /opt/gimp-2.8/lib by setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/gimp-2.8/lib. Do not forget to export both variables.
We need your help to make GIMP 2.8 a success. If you want to join us hacking, show up in #gimp or introduce yourself on the gimp-developer mailing-list. We are also looking for people to look after the web-site and update the tutorials. Or you might want to join the documentation team.
I wish to compile the Gimp plugin "Save for Web" on Mac 10.8.4. I use brew for package management but libgimp2-dev is missing. I've downloaded Gimp 2.8.6 from here . I've downloaded the latest source cd into that directory, but when I run ./configure I get the error of package requirements not being met (gimp-2.0|gimpui-2.0 needs to be greater than 2.3 / gimp-2.0|gimpui-2.0 not found)
Unlike the compression method in JPG files, PNG uses lossless compression so your image always looks perfect. Higher compression levels simply mean that the computer will take longer to save the file, telling it to dedicate more time compressing it into the smallest size possible.
GIMP v2.8 does not natively export bitmaps to SVG files. There used to be a plugin to do so but this project apparently is discontinued. We could import an image as a bitmap object to Inkscape and save it as an SVG file. The image will then remain a bitmap file, i.e. it will get aliasing artifacts on scaling (see below).
The GIMP save for web plugin is a handy tool that can help you optimize JPEG, GIF and PNG images. It's easy to use as it offers an image preview and has settings to remove EXIF info along with reducing quality, cropping and resizing images.
I tried reducing an unoptimized JPEG image which was at 57.75 Kb to 15Kb which is more than a 70% reduction from the original size. The optimization was done using Gimp, Gimp save for web plugin and RIOT. Settings used were as follows:
As you can see, RIOT has done a great job of reducing the image size while maintaining the overall image quality. The save for web Gimp plugin is not too bad as well. The Gimp output is a little blurry but definitely acceptable.
However I cannot figure out how to do that. All of the tutorials that I can find online appear to be for a Linux version, that looks like it has a different UI. Also, I have seen some answers that suggest there is a ".gimprc" file that can be edited, that has those settings in it. However, I cannot find any such file on my system. I think this may be because I downloaded the .dmg, which said to just open it and drag the executable into the applications folder, and didn't run any kind of installer that would have created the configuration files.
I figured out how to do it! The reason that it wasn't saving the tool options even though I had selected "save tool options on exit" was because I was changing the font size on the controls that come up when you click in the image to create a new text box. This is just the controls for that text box, it isn't the actual tool options.
GIMP, on the other hand, is an open-source program and is available free to install and use. And, unlike other open source software, finding plugins for the GIMP is very easy. There are a variety of plugins in the GIMP plugin registry. These plugins add a number of features from the more basic ones like new filters, brushes, save and export options to the high-end features like healing, cloning etc.
You just have to download Resynthesizer and copy it to /users/abc/.gimp-2.8/plugins. Restart GIMP and changes will be updated. You can now, use the plug-in you attached by going to Filter>Enhance and choosing the desired functionality like heal selection, heal transparency, red-eye removal, uncrop etc.
You can download Save for web and copy it to /users/abc/.gimp-2.8/plugins. After installing, you can use it by going to File Menu>Save for web and select the desired settings like quality, smoothing, optimise etc.
All you need to do is download Layer Effects and copy them to /users/abc/.gimp-2.8/plugins. Restart GIMP and go to Layer>Layer Effects, here you will find a number of layer effects you want to use like bevel and emboss, colour overlay, drop shadow etc.
You can download GIMP Photo Studio and copy to /users/abc/.gimp-2.8 folder and paste them in the respective folder i.e. If you are copying brushes paste them in the brushes folder, gradients to the gradient folder and so on in /users/abc/.gimp-2.8 folder. One other thing is that Photoshop supports 16 and 32-bit images while GIMP only supports 8 bit only. This functionality could be extended with the help of GEGL (Generic Graphics Library). It helps GIMP to support image depth of 16 bit at most. However, in the forthcoming update of GIMP, they have announced many more features and also support for higher bit depth.
You can download GIMP Photo Studio and copy to /users/abc/.gimp-2.8 folder and paste them in the respective folder i.e. If you are copyingbrushes paste them in the brushes folder, gradients to the gradientfolder and so on in /users/abc/.gimp-2.8 folder.
On Windows, go to the folder GIMP is installed in (usually somewhere in Program Files). Once in the GIMP main folder navigate to lib\gimp\*version*\ where as *version* represents the version of Gimp. Then double click the "plug-ins" folder. Not all plugins will run in Windows if the OS is 64bit.
Locally installing plugins are easiest because they will usually be stored in a hidden folder under $HOME/.gimp-*.* (where you should replace $HOME with path to your home catalogue and gimp-*.* with the version you use (for example 2.6). In this case, however, the plugins you install will only be available to the user who installed them, which may not be what you want.
If you want to install plugins globally, you might have to look around a bit more. Some boxes will have plugins stored at /opt/gnome/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/ (change lib to lib64 if you've got a 64bit OS), others /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/ (change lib to lib64 if you've got a 64bit OS. Running "$whereis gimp" (or "which gimp") in a terminal might help. For example, if the output was /some/place/bin/gimp, then you could check the /some/place/lib (or lib64 if you've got a 64bit OS). In Ubuntu, plugins are located at /usr/share/gimp/2.0/ for both 32 and 64bit. Note that you have to be root to access these files.
True, but I discovered, by giving Gimp full disk access, I could "right click" (control click) a file in one of the "forbidden" directories and then "open with Gimp." To save after doing my magic in Gimp, I can go to File->overwrite picture.xxx but I cannot save or export the file so it's impossible to save the file in a different format (i.e save a png as a jpg). 2b1af7f3a8