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My gimp color tab crashes my gimp

My Color" tab shuts it down. It's annoying when you have to go and re-do all the cutting, resizing the background and what not.

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Hi. This is a common occurrence unfortunately. First, do you have the latest version of GIMP (2.6.6.)? I would uninstall GIMP, reboot and then download the latest verson ONLY from gimp.org - nowhere else. Let me know if this helps.

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I have a black square on which my twitter profile information sits - how do I change the black background to something else?


If you want to upload your own background image or customize the sidebar and color scheme of your page, follow the steps below.

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Go to your Settings and click on the Design tab.
  3. Scroll down to the Customize your own section.
  4. Click on Choose file to upload a background image. images justify to the top left of the screen. You cannot stretch your image to fit. It will display as the size you uploaded (file must be smaller than 2MB).
  5. Check the box to Tile background if you want your picture to repeat across the background.
  6. Choose whether your Background position will be left, center or right.
  7. If your image isn't very large, choose the background color that will show behind the image.
  8. Choose a color for links.
  9. Choose a black or white transparent overlay.
  10. Click Save changes.

Source: Customizing your profile design

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Change background from black to white


Which operating system ??
Is it for computer background or a program ??..
Make a Black Background White

The desktop appearance of a computer equipped with Microsoft Windows XP, whether PC or laptop, can be customized easily.
Users can change background color, background image, frame color, font size and the arrangement of desktop icons.
Five easy steps how to change the desktop background color from black to white.
Changing Background Color
Right-click the mouse on any open portion (i.e., non-icon) of the desktop, which will open a menu. Select "Properties" at the menu's bottom, which will open the "Display Properties" application.
Click the "Desktop" tab at the application's top.

Click the down arrow next to the "Color" button, and select the white color.


Click the "Apply" button, then click "OK" to close the application.


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/display_change_background_color.mspx?mfr=true

Aug 30, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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On a newpaper ad, I try to upload a picture of a model, and the proof shows the head & feet cut off. How do I adjust the photo so it fits nicely in the ad?


If you have Adobe Photoshop, use it to "clip" and "resize" the picture.
If you want free software to "clip" and "resize" images, see http://www.GIMP.org ("The Graphic Image Manipulation Program"). Download and install The Gimp -- it's _free_ software.

May 29, 2010 | Corel Paint Shop Pro 9

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It won't allow me to use certain features


This is a common problem. Make sure you have the latest GIMP version (2.6.6). Uninstall gimp, reboot and then reinstall gimp ONLY from www.gimp.org. This should solve the problem.

Jun 26, 2009 | GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program

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My hp compaq nx9010 notebook is no longer displaying the color black on the Windows xp start up page or on some of my powerpoints and videos. The color black is replaced by a redish color.


It seems that someone changed the desktop background color. point the mouse somewhere in the middle of the desktop, (away from any icons) and right click the mouse, a menu will appear with several options. The bottom one says properties. Click that. Once done another (more advanced) menu will appear with several tabs at the top. Click on the second to last tab, labled, "Appearance". Once in this tab. Toward the bottom right side of this screen you will see 2 buttons one atop another labled, "Effects", (on top), and, "Advanced", (below). Click the advanced button. A new window will pop up with the first option being desktop in a drop-down menu. To it's immediate right you will see "color 1" with a drop-down menu directly below it. That is where you will select the new background, (desktop) color. Once you have selected the new color, click OK, then apply on the remaining screen, then OK once the color is set.

Apr 16, 2009 | HP Compaq nx9010

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Cut image and transfer to transparent background using gimp


Hi Jody,

Gimp can be frustrating, but it's one of the most amazing and powerful free applications out there. You're right...what you're trying to do is very simple, but you need to know a few tricks to get it to work well.

First, you need to use .PNG as .JPG files don't support transparency. When you try to save a file in .JPG that has a transparency, or alpha, channel, you should be prompted to "export" the image by flattening all layers, which essentially replaces all the transparent areas with the current background color (usually white).

Second, there's a tool that's been added to the most recent versions of the Gimp that does exactly what you want to do. It's called the "Foreground Select Tool" and is really simple to use once you get the hang of it. This tool was added in Gimp 2.4, so you'll need at least that version or higher to use it. This tool uses a two-step process: first you draw a rough circle around the object you want to cut out (your daughter), then you "paint" over the foreground object so the tool can sample all the colors you're wanting to extract. This sounds strange until you do it...once you understand, it's really pretty simple. You can read the docs for this tool here. There's also a YouTube video that shows the basic process. Apparently no sound on that video, but at least you can see what to do.

Not sure what was happening when you tried to use the scissors. There are so many variables, it's hard to tell. You probably didn't need the extra step of adding a transparent layer...when you had your selection copied to the clipboard, you could have used "paste into" or "paste as new layer" or "paste as new image" to get what you want.

Let me know if this doesn't answser your question.

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Mar 10, 2009 | GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program

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