Why did Canonical drop support for Gimp and how to recover from it?


The ubuntu repositories are split into four parts.

main: free software supported by canonical restricted: non-free software supported by canonical (firmware, drivers etc) universe: free software not supported by canonical multiverse: non-free software not supported by canonical

Software not in main is not supported by canonical. The main practical impact of this for those of us who don't buy support contracts is that security updates are much less likely to appear in a timely manner and towards the end of the release lifecycle may not appear at all.

In general stuff gets into main because it's part of one of Ubuntus default installs. Gimp was dropped from the default install some time ago and I guess they just finally got around to removing it from main too.

Does that matter? In general I would say no, an image editor typically has relatively low exposure to security threats. Especially as the image formats themselves are typically handled by external libraries...

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General questions

Is there a company or a foundation behind GIMP?

No. We are a diverse group of volunteers from around the world who work on this project in their spare time. Code-wise most of project contributions come from Europe where the current GIMP maintainers live. Our translators are an even more diverse group of contributors, since GIMP is available in 80 languages/locales.

Can I use GIMP commercially?

Yes, you can. GIMP is free software, it doesn’t put restrictions on the kind of work you produce with it.

What’s the GIMP’s license, and how do I comply with it?

GIMP is distributed under terms of General Public License v3 and later. In a nutshell, this means:

You are free to use GIMP, for any purpose You are free to distribute GIMP You can study how GIMP works and change it You can distribute changed versions of GIMP

Note that once you distribute modified version of GIMP, you also must publish your changes to the source...

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In my previous post, I talked about my trip to Norway. When I was looking through the photos, I noticed a few were missing! I decided to try and recover the photos from the negatives!

For this tutorial, you will not need photoshop! Instead, you’ll need a free piece of software called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program).

Firstly, I found the negatives.

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The complete set of...

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GIMP is for raster graphics. It means it doesn't know if it's a rectangle, circle, line or Mona Lisa that you're drawing - it treats everything as a bunch of pixels. Think of your image as of a painting: once you paint something on that rectangle, it's covered with a paint of different color. If you want to enlarge it, you have to grab a brush and do it manually. If you want to move it, you have to paint it in that place and paint something else over the first one to cover it.

If you want to have an object that you can move around later in GIMP, draw it on a separate layer. You can also use vector graphics program like Inkscape for that - vector objects can be moved around in that manner, but editing such images has totally different feel that with...

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Created By : Redfeather @ : http://grephaxs.com

This is Redfeather from Grep Haxs in this video we will be showing you
how to recover dialog boxes in Gimp

If you are new to Gimp it is a image manipulation program able to do many
things such as paint and animation also it is of the open source community

free to use and you can download it threw your Ubuntu software center
Gimp is much more than I am describing it is very powerful and is also made available to Microsoft Windows and OSX

notice how the dialog boxes appear on the left and right in Gimp for some reason
at times after closing Gimp and then reopening at a later time you may notice these dialog boxes are missing

so I will close my dialog boxes in order to show you how to easily
reopen the gimp dialog boxes

notice all my boxes in Gimp are now closed go to the Gimp tool bar go to windows
highlight the recently closed Docs this should contain only the...

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G’MIC is a GIMP plugin comes with 400+ filters to transform your image.

G’MIC or “Grec’s Magic for Image Computing” is a full featured free and open source image processing suite that comes with GIMP plugin. It comes with a GUI and with 450+ filters right in the GIMP filters menu with auto preview. It also have ability to update the add-on filters from internet while you are manipulating you images. G’MIC also have a feature to visualize 1d/2d/3d datasets.

Due to its extensive library, there are other open source softwares such as Krita, Flowblade uses G’MIC features.

G’MIC Feature Highlights

450+ Filters to choose from Live Preview Mode Update Filters from Internet Command Line and GUI version available Easy Access from GIMP Filters Menu Online Version available here.

How to Install

Ubuntu, Mint, elementary, Debian

To install G’MIC in Ubuntu, Ubuntu Derivatives, Linux Mint using terminal run below commands in sequence....

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One of the many nicer aspects of the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Project) is that, like Photoshop, you can extend it's usability by adding plug-ins and scripts. These plug-ins are quite numerous (and can be found on the GIMP Plug-in Registry). Not only can you find plug-ins, you can also find perl, script-fu, and python scripts for The GIMP. These plugins (and scripts) range from the general to the very specific. In this article I am going to highlight a few of these plugins as well as show you how to install them. NOTE: These plugins do work with GIMP for both Windows and Mac.

Which version?

The version of The GIMP you are using will matter. If you open up GIMP click on the Help menu and select About. A new window will open informing you which version you are using. I am running 2.6.8. If you can, update your version to the latest so this article will make better sense (and you're not having to convert from the old style of 2.4.)

Fortunately you won't have to...

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If GIMP crashes, there's no way to recover any unsaved files -- or changes to an existing file -- you've made with the program. You can troubleshoot and move forward conservatively, however, so as not to encounter the same issue again. One of a few simple explanations can often prove true for program-wide malfunctions in GIMP, which bodes well for avoiding crashes in the future.

Scale Image

Working with extremely large files can cause GIMP to crash. For example, to edit a 14 inch by 14 inch GIMP workbook with a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, your computer may need to devote over half its virtual memory to create the file, which would be 156.8 megabytes (MB) in size. A computer that has 256MB or less of random access memory (RAM) may not be up to any multitasking challenge. If GIMP crashed when you were editing a large file, re-open the file and immediately select "Image" and "Scale Image." You can decrease the image size and resolution to make the file more...

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How to recover unsaved, deleted or lost GIMP photos/files?

GIMP, a top ranked free photo edit software, serves users with magnificent photo editing effects and features. According to most users, GIMP seems really helpful with their files and photos. Users can use this software to beautify their personal selfies, business images or even party post. However, due to careless operation, virus attacking or even system crash, it's quite easy for users to lose GIMP photos and files.

So how to recover deleted, unsaved or lost GIMP photos and files?

Here you have two methods for GIMP file recovery:

Note: Don't do anything to the hard drive where you lost GIMP files before you find a way to restore lost them.

Method 1. Recover lost/deleted/formatted GIMP files with GIMP file recovery software

If you don't have any GIMP file backups, you can apply professional file recovery software to restore all lost, deleted or formatted GIMP files and photos...

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First, I want to say that I realize this is a MAC forum. However, I cannot find the PC forum and therefore am seeking direction regarding my problem(s) with Anchor Layer. If there is a PC forum, I would sincerely appreciate being redirected to it - and thank you for your support. Otherwise . . .

I am new to GIMP, but consider myself reasonably resourceful. 8)

I want to remove a watermark from a JPG photo. To do so, I first searched the online manual for watermark and drew a blank. 8O

Then I Googled and found http://laptoplogic.com/resources/how-to ... using-gimp

The above link seems straight forward regarding GIMP as found under "Second Attempt: Removing the Watermark"

However, the Anchor Layer option is grayed-out in my GIMP 2.6 release.

Next, I reviewed the online manual, section 7.2. New Layer, and section 7.5 Anchor layer.

I am running Windows XP SP2 with all available updates, and when I attempt to CUT and PASTE the JPG...

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GIMP, an open-source image editor, is a best Linux alternative to Adobe Photoshop. GIMP is available in Ubuntu Software Center, but Canonical doesn’t provide future updates for the software.

If you want the latest version of GIMP and always keep it up-to-date, you have to add a PPA repository in your system and below is how-to:

1. Open terminal from the Dash, Application, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

So far, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Linux Mint 13/17 are supported.

Thanks to otto-kesselgulasch, the guy promises to maintain the PPA with most recent packages as long as he lives.

2. After adding the PPA, open Software Updater (or Updater Manager) and you’ll receive GIMP updates afte checking for updates once a new version is out:

Or search for GIMP and install it in Ubuntu Software Center for...

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As a free alternative to the industry standard of Adobe Photoshop, GIMP--the GNU Image Manipulation Program--can support performing a variety of graphics design functions. For example, you can merge pictures together, combining numerous photos to feature the best of each and hide the rest. Whether you want to combine two pictures or 20, you can use GIMP to host and edit the separate layers until you have a final product to save as a merged, compressed image.

Video of the Day

Start the program GIMP and select "File" and "Open" to locate the file that will serve as the main background picture. Once you have selected the correct file, press "Open." To insert additional photos, select "File" and "Open as Layer" before highlighting your selections and clicking "Open."

Open the "Layers" toolbar by selecting "Windows" along the top, "Dockable Dialogs" from the drop-down box and then "Layers." This toolbar will help you move from one layer to the other to edit each...

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Please read the comments – some important stuff may have shown up!

Linux – with GUI

Check that the packet gimp-python is installed.

Copy your .py file into the directory .gimp2.4/plug-ins (replace 2.4 with your GIMP version number, 2.6, 2.7, soon 2.8 or, to be future proof, 3.0 ;-)) . This is a hidden directory, you don’t see it in the file browser. With Nautilus you can toggle the display of the hidden files with Ctrl-H.

Then make the file executable by right clicking, selecting “Properties” from the menue and activate “Execute” in the permissions tab.

If GIMP was running, restart it.

Linux – with commandline

Check (with synaptic) that the packet gimp-python is installed.

Enter this:

cp myfile.py ~/.gimp2.4/plug-ins chmod u+x ~/.gimp2.4/plug-ins/myfile.py

If GIMP was running, restart it.

Mac OS

Please write an instruction into the comments – I’ll pull it up to here.

Look through the comments for...

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GIMP is a program saved on your computer, you don't need to upload an image, but to simply open an image using GIMP. There are two ways to accomplish this:

File Browser
While viewing your files, right-click on your image, and place the mouse over "Open With". This will bring up a new menu, from which you select "GIMP Image Editor". If GIMP is not an option, select "Other Application". This will bring up a list of applications for you to choose from. Scroll down until you see "GIMP Image Editor", select it, then click "Open".

The second method is by running GIMP first, then clicking "File", then "Open". From there, find your image, select it, and then click "Open".

I can be more specific or provide screenshots if necessary. Hope this...

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Perhaps the thing I most often use the Gimp for is to remove a background. It is quite simple and fast once you are familiar with how to do it. This tutorial will focus on just the basics. It will show how to remove a single color background (this is the easiest way to remove a background).

(Here is a video I made if you would prefer to view how it can be done.)

I just did a quick Google search for "random clipart." Here is the image I ended up using.

Once you have the image you want, you will open it up in the Gimp. The very first thing you will want to do is "Add Alpha Channel." You will get this option by right clicking on the image layer (found on the right side of the Window).

Near the end of the list you will see "Add Alpha Channel." Click on it. (There is a possibility that this is grayed out, in which case the Alpha channel has already been added and you don't need to do anything.)

Adding the alpha channel is...

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A few weeks ago, rankings for pages on a key section of my site dropped an average of a full position in one day. I’ve been an SEO for 7 years now, but I still ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, panicked that I wouldn’t be able to figure out my mistake. There are so many things that could’ve gone wrong: Did I or my team unintentionally mess with internal link equity? Did we lose links? Did one of Google’s now-constant algorithm updates screw me over?

Since the drop happened to a group of pages, I made the assumption it had to do with our site or page structure (it didn't). I wasted a good day focused on technical SEO. Once I realized my error, I decided to put together a guide to make sure that next time, I’ll do my research effectively. And you, my friends, will reap the rewards.

First, make sure there’s actually a rankings change

Okay, I have to start with this: before you go down this rabbit hole of rankings changes, make sure there was...

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