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Adding stuff outside of imported image

Aug 20, 2011, 21:57
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Adding stuff outside of imported image
Hey guys...

I've got an image I'm trying to make my wallpaper thats a 1024 x 768 image. My screen resolution is 1680 x 1050 so if I use the image and use the "fill" option to have the image fit my background perfectly it won't fit and some stuff gets cut off. I have to use the "fill" option instead" of "fit" which gives it borders kind of like of how I want because I'm rotating wallpapers and this is the only one that doesn't work under "fill"

What I want to do is just import my image into gimp and then add some paint on the right and left outside the image to make it wider so it would fit as my background without some stuff getting cut out.

Is there a way to import an image into gimp and then add some paint outside the image and then save the new image with the paint outside the original image onto my harddrive?

Thanks for the help!

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Aug 20, 2011, 22:31
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RE: Adding stuff outside of imported image
(Aug 20, 2011 21:57)zedleppelin Wrote:  Is there a way to import an image into gimp and then add some paint outside the image and then save the new image with the paint outside the original image onto my harddrive?
  • "Image/Canvas size" and enter your dimension ("unlink" height and width). Click on "center" button so that your existing image is centered.
  • Set foreground or background color to the color you want for the border
  • "Layer/New layer" and have it filled with foreground/background color
  • "Layer/Stack/Lower layer" to have it go under your image, which should reappear.
  • Done

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