• The GIMP question

    From Dumas Walker@21:1/175 to All on Thursday, April 21, 2022 14:59:47
    I use The GIMP for most of my photo manipulation. I have an image that I would like to use as a watermark on a video project. So, I would like to make this currently solid image somewhat see-through, so that whatever is in the background will at least somewhat be visible.

    If I do it in the video editor, Openshot, I can reduce the alpha for the track that the solid image is a part of, and that will make it more transparent. However, as I plan to use the image often, I would like to be able to add transparency to the image when I save it in The Gimp, so that I only have to remember to do it once.

    I have not been able to determine yet which tool in The Gimp corresponds to the alpha property in Openshot. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!

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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to Dumas Walker on Thursday, April 21, 2022 15:45:24
    Re: The GIMP question
    By: Dumas Walker to All on Thu Apr 21 2022 02:59 pm

    I use The GIMP for most of my photo manipulation. I have an image that I wo like to use as a watermark on a video project. So, I would like to make thi currently solid image somewhat see-through, so that whatever is in the background will at least somewhat be visible.

    If I do it in the video editor, Openshot, I can reduce the alpha for the tra that the solid image is a part of, and that will make it more transparent. However, as I plan to use the image often, I would like to be able to add transparency to the image when I save it in The Gimp, so that I only have to remember to do it once.

    I have not been able to determine yet which tool in The Gimp corresponds to alpha property in Openshot. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    I am not a gimp guru, but try this:

    Open your image and go to Edit-> Select All

    Then go to Colors->Color to Alpha

    Make any changes you want and save the image as an .xfc file.

    Everytime you want to watermark some image, create a layer over the image you are working with and paste the watermark on such layer.

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  • From Zero Reader@21:4/177 to Dumas Walker on Thursday, April 21, 2022 16:56:13
    I have not been able to determine yet which tool in The Gimp corresponds to the alpha property in Openshot. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Set your opacity for the graphic on the layer palette in GIMP using the opacity slider. Then export the file out as a PNG (File > Export As, type a filename with a ".png" extension). You'll get a pop-up box with some options -- I unchecked "Save background" but it doesn't seem to matter.

    To test, I just dragged my graphic into Final Cut Pro and it maintained the opacity. Hopefully it does the same in OpenShot also.

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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to Dumas Walker on Friday, April 22, 2022 12:23:00
    If I do it in the video editor, Openshot, I can reduce the alpha for the track that the solid image is a part of, and that will make it more transparent. However, as I plan to use the image often, I would

    You lost me a bit, but I'm there on using an image as a watermark. Erm for
    the life of me...I can't remember what it is... video processing on linux... V2L or something... I was using it for streaming from a webcam, but you could feed it a file and add a watermark to it...

    If you're capturing the video live, then OBS will do it quite happily... just put the image over the camera view and turn the transparency down/up.. works
    a treat.

    None of this helps you directly with OpenShot though...

    Spec


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  • From Dumas Walker@21:1/175 to ZERO READER on Friday, April 22, 2022 19:37:00
    Set your opacity for the graphic on the layer palette in GIMP using the opacit
    slider. Then export the file out as a PNG (File > Export As, type a filename w
    h a ".png" extension). You'll get a pop-up box with some options -- I unchecke
    "Save background" but it doesn't seem to matter.

    To test, I just dragged my graphic into Final Cut Pro and it maintained the op
    ity. Hopefully it does the same in OpenShot also.

    Yes, it does. thanks!


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  • From Dumas Walker@21:1/175 to ARELOR on Friday, April 22, 2022 19:38:00
    I am not a gimp guru, but try this:

    Open your image and go to Edit-> Select All

    Then go to Colors->Color to Alpha

    Make any changes you want and save the image as an .xfc file.

    Everytime you want to watermark some image, create a layer over the image you are working with and paste the watermark on such layer.

    Thanks, I will try that also!


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  • From Dumas Walker@21:1/175 to SPECTRE on Friday, April 22, 2022 19:39:00
    You lost me a bit, but I'm there on using an image as a watermark. Erm for the life of me...I can't remember what it is... video processing on linux... V2L or something... I was using it for streaming from a webcam, but you could feed it a file and add a watermark to it...

    If you're capturing the video live, then OBS will do it quite happily... just put the image over the camera view and turn the transparency down/up.. works a treat.

    None of this helps you directly with OpenShot though...

    No but it does give me some options if I ever need to capture video live
    and/or do streaming. :) Thanks!


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  • From Zero Reader@21:4/177 to Dumas Walker on Saturday, April 23, 2022 00:10:06
    On 22 Apr 2022, Dumas Walker said the following...

    ity. Hopefully it does the same in OpenShot also.

    Yes, it does. thanks!

    Glad I could help! I'm a video editor by trade, and I happen to use GIMP on my Mac (and Linux machines also). It's a very capable program.

    -zr

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  • From The Millionaire to Zero Reader on Saturday, April 23, 2022 14:18:50

    On 22 Apr 2022, Dumas Walker said the following...

    Glad I could help! I'm a video editor by trade, and I happen to use GIMP on my Mac (and Linux machines also). It's a very capable program.

    -zr

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    Also very bloated as well.

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  • From Zero Reader@21:4/177 to The Millionaire on Saturday, April 23, 2022 18:59:01
    On 23 Apr 2022, The Millionaire said the following...


    Also very bloated as well.

    How so? I don't use it often enough to know it that well -- mainly because more than 20 years of Photoshop use has created some muscle memory for certain workflows. But GIMP launches in about two seconds on my machine, so I never felt like it was bloated, just kind of messy in some areas, like a lot of open source stuff unfortunately.

    -zr

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to The Millionaire on Saturday, April 23, 2022 21:02:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Zero Reader <=-

    Glad I could help! I'm a video editor by trade, and I happen to use GIMP on my Mac (and Linux machines also). It's a very capable program.

    Also very bloated as well.

    What, specifically, makes you think it is bloated?

    Also, using "also" and "as well" in the same sentence is redundant.



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  • From boraxman@21:1/101 to Gamgee on Sunday, April 24, 2022 19:48:56
    Also very bloated as well.

    What, specifically, makes you think it is bloated?

    Also, using "also" and "as well" in the same sentence is redundant.


    Using "also" and "as well" in the sentence makes that sentence bloated.

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to boraxman on Sunday, April 24, 2022 07:21:00
    boraxman wrote to Gamgee <=-

    > TM> Also very bloated as well.

    Ga> What, specifically, makes you think it is bloated?
    Ga> Also, using "also" and "as well" in the same sentence is redundant.

    Using "also" and "as well" in the sentence makes that sentence
    bloated.

    Haha! Good point.


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  • From The Millionaire to Zero Reader on Sunday, April 24, 2022 12:41:49

    On 23 Apr 2022, The Millionaire said the following...

    How so? I don't use it often enough to know it that well -- mainly because more than 20 years of Photoshop use has created some muscle memory for certain workflows. But GIMP launches in about two seconds on my machine, so I never felt like it was bloated, just kind of messy in some areas, like a lot of open source stuff unfortunately.

    -zr

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    I had the minimum memory installed on my computer and would eat up a lot of resources for me. :-(

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  • From Zero Reader@21:4/177 to The Millionaire on Sunday, April 24, 2022 16:17:53
    On 24 Apr 2022, The Millionaire said the following...

    I had the minimum memory installed on my computer and would eat up a lot of resources for me. :-(

    I could see where that would get annoying. I remember running it back about 20 years ago on a PC with 128 megs of RAM. I wonder how much larger it's grown since then? It doesn't look much different, lol.

    -zr

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  • From The Millionaire to Zero Reader on Sunday, April 24, 2022 18:13:49

    On 24 Apr 2022, The Millionaire said the following...

    I could see where that would get annoying. I remember running it back about 20 years ago on a PC with 128 megs of RAM. I wonder how much larger it's grown since then? It doesn't look much different, lol.

    -zr

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    GIMP is a pretty big program with a similarities to Windows Paint but open sourced.

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to The Millionaire on Monday, April 25, 2022 08:20:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Zero Reader <=-

    GIMP is a pretty big program with a similarities to Windows Paint
    but open sourced.

    Similarities to Windows Paint...?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! LOL

    You're comparing a Ferrari to a Yugo.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Gamgee on Sunday, April 24, 2022 10:44:00
    Gamgee wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    Also, using "also" and "as well" in the same sentence is redundant.

    LITERALLY Redundant.

    (I have a 12 year-old daughter that takes everything, literally, literally.)




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  • From McDoob@21:4/135 to Gamgee on Monday, April 25, 2022 11:03:12
    GIMP is a pretty big program with a similarities to Windows Paint
    but open sourced.

    Similarities to Windows Paint...?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! LOL

    You're comparing a Ferrari to a Yugo.

    A Yugo *is* similar to a Ferrari, in that they are both cars. You're acting as if he's comparing a Yugo to, say, a Boeing. So, here's some

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! LOL

    at you! (o_O)

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to The Millionaire on Monday, April 25, 2022 12:47:20
    Re: Re: The GIMP question
    By: The Millionaire to Zero Reader on Sun Apr 24 2022 06:13 pm

    GIMP is a pretty big program with a similarities to Windows Paint but open sourced.

    I think GIMP is more comparable to Photoshop than Windows Paint. Windoes Paint is a very simplistic and minimalistic drawing/editing program, whereas Photoshop and GIMP are more sophisticated photo editing programs.

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  • From boraxman@21:1/101 to poindexter FORTRAN on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 20:20:03
    Also, using "also" and "as well" in the same sentence is redundant.

    LITERALLY Redundant.

    (I have a 12 year-old daughter that takes everything, literally, literally.)




    My daughter also uses "literally" for emphasis. It drives me nuts, because I am pedantic about using words correctly.

    I used to have a similar problem when I was <7. I took things literally (literally), which often confused me. When they said Madonna was the "material girl", I thought somehow she was a girl made of material, which didn't make sense because she appeared to be a real person.

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  • From claw@21:1/210 to Zero Reader on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 22:39:56
    How so? I don't use it often enough to know it that well -- mainly
    because more than 20 years of Photoshop use has created some muscle
    memory for certain workflows. But GIMP launches in about two seconds on
    my machine, so I never felt like it was bloated, just kind of messy in some areas, like a lot of open source stuff unfortunately.

    there is an add for gimp that makes it look and act like photoshop.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to boraxman on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 06:30:00
    boraxman wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    My daughter also uses "literally" for emphasis. It drives me nuts, because I am pedantic about using words correctly.

    Except, now we've given up the battle. Literally is now defined in Merriam- Webster as literally and not literally.


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