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How To Use A Thumbnail Reference?

Apr 6, 2012, 00:59
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Question How To Use A Thumbnail Reference?

I'm trying to draw a picture of this eye I have saved on my computer for a friend. (the photographer wants me to try and recreate it digitally)

I was wondering: is there a way to make it so the photo I have saved shows up as a thumbnail or a "view" or something on the GIMP window, so I don't have to keep going back and forth between Firefox and GIMP (it becomes a HUGE bother)?

I know you can make a sort of thumbnail of your work that you've got on GIMP (so you can see the entire image, just in case you're zoomed in or something), but is it possible to make a thumbnail of an actual photo to use as reference while I paint?

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Apr 6, 2012, 06:22
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RE: How To Use A Thumbnail Reference?
You can open several images in Gimp and they will open is as many windows on which you can of course apply different zoom factors.

If you paint over an actual image, you can also load that image in Gimp, add a new layer and paint on that layer. Then remove/hide the original layer.

If you want to keep on eye on the general look of your image while working details, use "View/New view" to create a second view of your image and zoom it out...

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