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GIMP comes with standard filters that supports creating gradients; look under Filters+Light After you’re done with your image, you can export it in PNG format. One of the most common uses for GIMP, is to prepare images for web sites. To export an image with transparent areas that do not have a soft transition. Most of the file formats that GIMP can open, can also be used for saving. Exporting an image does not modify the image itself, so you do not lose anything by.

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Save background color If your image has many transparency levels, the Internet browsers that recognize only two levels, will use the background color of your Toolbox instead. This means that images should look as nice as possible while keeping the file size as small as possible.

In fact, it is often a good idea to save at intermediate stages too: About the Author Ashley Donohoe has written business, technology and education articles professionally since Loop forever When this option is checked, the animation will play repeatedly until you stop it.

Also note that the results of the floating-point method may vary slightly across machines, while the integer methods should give the same results everywhere. Most of the file formats that GIMP can open, can also be used for saving. Preparing your Images for the Web. This will minimize the losses caused by the quantization step, compared to what would happen if you used different quality setting.


You can select among three options: When a multi-layer image ekspprt exported to a single-layer file format, there is no way GIMP could preserve the color values in the transparent pixels. The GIMP is capable of reading and writing a large variety of graphics file formats.

Exporting a PDF From GIMP

Save Defaults Click to save the current settings. Accessed 31 December Layers will overwrite what is beneath. Commonly referred to as 4: Save creation time Save creation time: Human eye is not sensitive in the same way all over color spectrum.

This is the standard subsampling, which usually provides a good ratio between image quality and file size. When you are finished working with an image, you will want to save the results. One frame per layer replace: Many applications use the small thumbnail image as a quickly available small preview image. If you enable this option, the meta data of the image is saved in an XMP -structure within the file. If the image has a soft transition into the transparent areas, you should not remove the alpha channel, since the information used for the transition is not be saved in the file.

If your image is a photograph with lots of colors, you should use jpeg. The compression can use this to treat slightly different colors that the eye perceives as very close, as identical colors. The human eye is not sensitive in the same way over the entire color spectrum. Compression This option allows you to specify the algorithm used to compress the image. Ashley Donohoe has written business, technology and education articles professionally since Note You can export your image in the PNG format with the default settings.


A PackBits data stream consists of packets of one byte of header followed by data. The JPEG algorithm is quite complex, and involves a bewildering number of options, whose meaning is beyond the scope of this documentation. Save thumbnail This option lets you save a thumbnail with the image.

Gamma correction is the ability to correct for differences in how computers interpret color values. Table of Contents 1.

GIMP: Save/export clean plug-in

Loop forever Loop forever: Since compression is not lossy, the only reason to use a compression level less than 9 would be a too long time to compress file on a slow computer. Save the image resolution, in dpi dot per inch.

Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. Export Image as PNG.

Getting images out of GIMP.


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