Archive for the Gimp Category

GIMP – Manage your templates

Posted in Gimp, How to, Knowledge, Software with tags , , on November 10, 2014 by Sirusdark


Today’s tip is very simple, but kinda hard to find:

How to find GIMP‘s template editor

It’s easy to save your settings to a template, but editing that template afterward? Not so easy.

GIMP Create Template

Screenshot – Create a Template in GIMP

The location of GIMP’s template editor isn’t very intuitive; it’s “hidden” in the Dockable Dialogs section:


Screenshot – Find GIMP’s Template Editor

VoilĂ ! You can now work more efficiently by creating your own GIMP templates and modify them to your heart’s content.




GIMP – Edit multiple files in a single window

Posted in Gimp, Workflow with tags , , on March 2, 2014 by Sirusdark

Gimp LogoI recently discovered a bug in GIMP: whenever you edit multiple files with GIMP, if the program is NOT already opened, you will get as many windows as files you asked to edit. Not really desirable.

Here’s how to fix this problem:

GIMP, always numero uno

1. First, start GIMP.

2. Then select all the files you wish to edit.

3. Edit your selection with GIMP.

Gimp will then open all the files in tabs WITHIN GIMP instead of separate windows. Problem solved!



How to edit a PDF with GIMP

Posted in Gimp, How to, Software on June 27, 2013 by Sirusdark

PDF documents are meant to be read-only and usually can’t be modified. That’s true, though it’s still possible to edit a PDF as an image (since that’s what a PDF IS)

Editing a PDF

Simply open the PDF you want to edit with Gimp (free), edit the documents, then export & save the modified file in PDF format! That’s it!


The same thing can be done with Adobe Photoshop (not free).


It currently only works with SINGLE page PDFs… Yeah, I know…. I’m working on a how-to for multiple pages PDF export though. Stay tuned!