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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!



Make digital tablet pressure brush work in Gimp

Posted in Gimp with tags , on March 4, 2013 by Sirusdark

Welcome to another tutorial!

Here’s how to make a digital tablet’s pressure brush work in Gimp (ver. 2.8.4) under Windows XP Pro SP3, using a Wacom Bamboo CTH-460.

Step 1
-Make sure your Wacom tablet is properly installed.

Step 2.
-Open Gimp, go in EDIT > Input Devices >
-Set both WACOM Tablet Eraser (if available) and Pressure Stylus to “screen“.

Step 3.
-Enjoy drawing with pressure recognition!

MORE: Erasing
-Those whose stylus have an eraser tip, simply flip your stylus upside-down and Gimp will switch from the pen to the eraser tip. It remembers which tool was selected for which tip, so make sure you select the ERASER tool for the eraser end and a BRUSH tool when using the writing tip (or any tool you want).