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Free software recommendation for photo mosaic

Can you recommend free software for creating photo mosaics (or gimp plugins)? (Windows or Linux) [more inside]
posted by czytm on Dec 7, 2016 - 4 answers

I have an invisible Gimp, and I don't know why...

I installed the Gimp image program and it is sometimes see-through (like in this image.) It is running under Ubuntu 15. Anyone know the cause and a solution?
posted by marienbad on Mar 29, 2016 - 6 answers

How to re-create a poor-quality microfilm scan

Calling graphic artists: I have a microfilm-derived copy of a newspaper article from 1873. The copy is poor quality, to the point where it's hard to read. I don't think any sort of simple image processing is going to fix it. I'd like to re-create the article from scratch, but I have very little experience in this area. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Nov 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Removing banding noise from video still

I have a video recording of a computer screen, and so the resulting video includes some wavy banding artifacts (the kind you often see when you film a monitor or TV). Small sample image. What is this artifact/noise called, and is there any way to remove it? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Oct 3, 2014 - 4 answers

How to resize a photo without compressing image?

Trying to resize two photos without compressing them so much that they are unviewable. [more inside]
posted by mlis on Aug 29, 2014 - 10 answers

LAB color space without Photoshop?

I've gotten used to using LAB color mode for cleaning up my digital photos. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to Photoshop. Is there a free alternative product that allows work in LAB?
posted by philosophygeek on Jul 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Batch white balance/ transparent layers problem

Batch white balance/ layer transparency? [more inside]
posted by revikim on May 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them?

Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them? [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu on Apr 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Tutorials for Figure Drawing, Shading and Coloring Digitally

Looking for tutorials on drawing human figures and coloring them digitally. [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Mar 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Basic GIMP question

Using GiMP. How do I select something out of an image to create a standalone .png file of that something? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Feb 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me fix these photos

How would you repair these scanned photos? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jan 1, 2012 - 15 answers

Issue with copying images on a Mac

Something's wrong with copy-pasting images on my Mac. When I'm editing pictures, I copy part of it, and when I paste it comes out lighter than before. Example here. The problem happens in Seashore and Paintbrush. Does anyone have any ideas what could be wrong? I don't even know how to google this problem. [more inside]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Nov 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Gimp software bug

I'm using Gimp image editing software and loving it except whenever I type letters, numbers appear (always consecutive, no matter what the letter I'm typing). This happens when I try to type text in the image or when I try to save a file. It is only happening with Gimp. I've tried stripping the software out and reloading it, but nothing changed. I'm using Windows 7. Any suggestions?
posted by katestap on Jul 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Photo processing / Flickr toolchain for Mac?

I have a bunch of photos I haven't uploaded to Flickr. Why? Because it's a pain with the tools I have now. I want to be able to color-correct, title, caption, tag, and upload photos from my Mac as fast as possible. [more inside]
posted by tellumo on Feb 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Will Lightroom be enough?

I'm thinking of buying Adobe Lightroom because it's pretty cheap with the educational discount but I don't have Photoshop (I'm unwilling to drop that much cash), am I doing the right thing? I'm a total noob so bear with me... [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Dec 30, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I help in a specific GIMP effort.

How can I contribute to the efforts of GIMP being able to open a 16 bit image? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Aug 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Super Sonic Haters

FontFilter: A font which reflects deep respect for low frequency vibrations. [more inside]
posted by Truthiness on Apr 26, 2010 - 8 answers

What are my intellectual property rights here?

Years ago, I modified - okay, hacked - a very popular open source image editor, gave it a name and released it to the world. For the same amount of time, there has been a shady, profiteering copy-cat website taking credit. What are my rights? [more inside]
posted by plasticbugs on Feb 1, 2010 - 26 answers

How to remove image artifacts from a foggy background?

I use this image (source image here) as my desktop background - it's one of Ubuntu's default wallpapers. Can I do something about the artifacts? [more inside]
posted by topynate on Dec 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me get my GIMP on

Teach me how to download plugins for GIMP as if I were a person with no computer experience at all. [more inside]
posted by dchrssyr on Nov 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Honestly, mountain and dog, it's nothing personal.

Where can I find some good alternative icons for GIMP and Inkscape? I already found these, which are nice, but I'm still not entirely satisfied. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Oct 24, 2009 - 2 answers

How to convert a pdf to a wallpaper?

Creating a high resolution jpg/bmp image from a pdf file. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Aug 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Free LAB colorspace alternative to Photoshop

I'm looking for a free alternative to Photoshop that supports a LAB colorspace-intensive workflow. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Mar 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I reverse my blunderings?

How do I reverse these terminal commands in osx? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jan 26, 2009 - 8 answers

HDR on the Cheap?

How to produce some nice looking HDR shots for free? [more inside]
posted by Craig on Sep 26, 2008 - 9 answers

How Do I Add Fonts to GIMP? (Mac)

I loaded GIMP on to my IMac but would like to put some fonts on it (like maybe some from 1001 fonts)...I am not tech-savvy (to say the least) and would appreciate how I can go about downloading such free fonts and adding them to GIMP. Thanks in advance for any help on this.
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Indiana Jones logo in Gimp

I have the Gimp, I have the fonts, I have the desire, but what I don't have is a clue as to recreating the Indiana Jones logo style. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Jul 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Cutting Out Objects in GIMP

I am using GIMP and having the simplest difficult just cutting out an object (such as a briefcase). I want to cut object out and then place them in a different image....I can simply drag an entire layer to a new image but really need to know how to image-edit....I don't really know how to do it. I resorted to making a layer below and trying to erase around the object and that didn't work. I know how to do it in Photoshop but no longer have access to it in my office. If it matters I am on an IMac. I am kinda embarassed that I cannot figure out such a simple yet important procedure. Any help? Thanks so much for your input and time!
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 15, 2008 - 4 answers

What is the next best alternative to Photoshop?

What is the next best alternative to Photoshop? [more inside]
posted by Steve Hight on Jun 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Is there a GIMP batch operation that will add copyright/watermark imaging to my photos?

Is there a GIMP batch operation that I can use in GIMP that will apply watermark/copyright images? [more inside]
posted by ozreiuosn on Jun 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Freetype for the Gimp on Windows

How do I install the Freetype plugin for the Gimp on Windows? Google turns up nothing other than instructions to compile it, but I can't believe there isn't a precompiled Windows version online. It looks like it's no longer included in the standard distribution. Alternately, is there any other way to do kerning on the Gimp on Windows?
posted by exhilaration on Sep 28, 2007 - 2 answers

How to set up actions in GIMP?

I'm a GIMP user, and I'm trying to figure out how to mimic the actions one can set up on Photoshop. Specifically, I'd like to set up a sequence that sets photos to a standard size (600 x ___), adds a standard black border, flattens the image, and saves the whole thing to a set folder. I'm not the most savvy GIMP user, so clear instructions on how to do this sort of thing would be greatly appreciated.
posted by lindsey.nicole on Dec 9, 2006 - 2 answers

no wonder it's called the gimp

GIMPfilter: Why does the gimp have "floating selections"? And why doesn't it have a simple move tool? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Apr 27, 2006 - 9 answers

What's missing from The GIMP?

What can Photoshop do that The GIMP can't? [more inside]
posted by joegester on Mar 25, 2006 - 29 answers

How dirty is the Gimp?

I'm evaluating The Gimp for use in a corporate setting, and it's looking pretty nice. Now, however, someone in desktop software is saying it's not allowed because it installs naughty things... [more inside]
posted by mimi on Jan 16, 2006 - 33 answers

How to do color correction for scanned photos?

I've got several scanned photographs that have large sections near the edge of the image that have been tinted red (as seems to be somewhat common with cheap cameras/film) How can I fix these areas of the image to match the rest in color? [more inside]
posted by shinji_ikari on Apr 3, 2005 - 5 answers

Need help installing Gimp on OSX.

Has anyone successfully installed "The Gimp" for Mac OS X? I've had no luck installing it, whether in handy .dmg form (it says that it can't open my X11.app, even though I have X11), or as compiled by "fink" (in which case it starts kvetching about xfree86 not being set up right.) What can I do to my X to make it accept and welcome The Gimp?
posted by inksyndicate on May 24, 2004 - 13 answers

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