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  something strange happened when i used a channel to cut out an image
Posted by: Esper - Today 13:16 - No Replies

Yesterday i followed a tutorial how to cut out a woman with curly, frizzy hair.

It goes basically like this:

01. Find the channel with the most contrast. In my case that was the blue channel.

02. Make a copy of the channel, then use Levels on that copy to prepare a layermask.

03. Apply channel as a layermask to image.

04. Woman is cut out, but white fringing around the hair occurs (as expected).

05. To fix the fringing you clone hair on top of the strains, on a new transparent layer with the same layermask applied.

And here the problem happened. The cloned hair is suddenly yellowish.
I wonder if this is somehow related to the blue channel being used or if its a bug, because when i repeat the process today, everything happened as it should be, without any yellow tint.

Any ideas ?

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  Gimp startup hangs for 5 mins on "updating tag cache"
Posted by: Sylveon Fetish - Yesterday 12:29 - Replies (1)

Every time I start up Gimp and it goes through the normal startup process splash screen, it always hangs for about 5 minutes at "updating tag cache" followed by it querying new plugins, about 20 of them, random plugins, even though they've been added before and I use them. I never use tags nor have I ever added any, so I don't know why it is hanging on this step

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  Blocky menu text for greyed out items
Posted by: tbm - Yesterday 08:30 - Replies (2)

I've added a nice dark theme (London Smoke) to my Win 7 GIMP installation which looks great apart from menu items which are disabled/greyed-out. The text for these items is all blocky and hard to read compared to other items (see image).

I've tried to find a solution, including attempting to edit the theme file, and I've noticed a few people mention it (e.g. http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7953) but can't find a solution. Possibly theme engine related?

Does anyone know a way to fix it? I assumed the simplest fix would just be to change text color for disabled options to a color similar to the background, but I can't seem to do this (I'm no theme coding expert but can usually figure these things out!)

Any help gratefully appreciated Smile

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  Text font size
Posted by: posfan12 - Yesterday 05:47 - Replies (7)

I wanted to migrate a project from Paint.NET to GIMP but have run into a problem.

The size of text is different in the two programs. I am trying to add text using the Arial font 48pt, but GIMP is slightly bigger than Paint.NET.

Why is this? Can I fix this? Could this be a screen DPI issue? Thanks!

Windows 7 Pro x64
GIMP 2.8.14

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  PSPI plugin for Photoshop plugins
Posted by: bulajap - Aug 28, 2015 22:19 - Replies (3)

Hi everyone...
do you know where I can get the PSPI plugin?

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  How do I add metadata to my images?
Posted by: GreyScale - Aug 27, 2015 06:24 - Replies (5)

May seem like a silly question, but I can't figure it out.

I thought it was under file, then properties, but after putting in the description, title, and tags and exporting it, it doesn't stick. I'll open the image back up in GIMP, check the properties and the data isn't there. This is an issue as I upload my art to stock sites and one of them requires that the metadata already be attached to the image, otherwise they reject it automatically.

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  Free select is behaving strange
Posted by: xTankbeast - Aug 27, 2015 01:11 - Replies (2)

So I've been trying to use the free select tool, but I'm having some problems. The selections come out really jagged instead of just being a regular curved line and I have literally no idea why. It just randomly started doing this one day when I opened gimp. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it still happens. Please help. Thanks in advance.

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  save pixel values in file.txt
Posted by: dvormondt - Aug 26, 2015 13:31 - Replies (12)

Sorry to perturb you. Possibly, someone can help. I need to export the pixel values of my gimp-made histogram (of an MRI scan) to some file.txt. For this I downloaded 'kp24_histo_values.scm', but I cannot make it work:
> (script-fu-kp24-histo-values run-mode image drawable)
Error: ( : 22023) eval: unbound variable: run-mode
Other persons apparently had the same problem, but the solution remains elusive to me.
I use gimp on fedora 22, 32 bit.
Thank you for your time.
Dirk van Ormondt

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  select area bigger than xx pixels with a defined colour
Posted by: nses - Aug 25, 2015 15:34 - Replies (2)

I hope I'm in the right place to ask this question: is there in GIMP a tool, a plug in or anything like that that lets me select in an image all the areas of a certain colour with a certain area? As an example: all the red spots bigger than 10 pixels...
Does anyone know it or know where should I post this thread???
Thank you!

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  GIMP crashing upon opening second canvas
Posted by: palealejandro - Aug 24, 2015 19:27 - Replies (4)

Longtime GIMP user here, have zero issues using it on my home PC (running Windows 8.1). However, using it on my work PC (Windows 7), the program will stall randomly after I open a second canvas and start working on it. I am really at a loss ... I am running 2.8.14 both at home and at work. Any input would be appreciated.

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