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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This option allows you to specify the algorithm used to compress the image. This is an old method, still efficient and fast.

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Every other format preserves some image properties and loses others. Alpha transparency is supported in the PNG format; the transparency information is stored in a separate channel, the Alpha channel. The result is typically a smaller file, but it takes more time to generate. If you enable this option, the optimization of entropy encoding parameters will be used.

Values above 95 are generally not useful, though. This will minimize the losses caused by the quantization step, compared to what would happen if you used different quality setting.


Export Image as GIF. JPEG files usually have an extension.

Chapter 6. Getting images out of GIMP

In this text box, you can enter a comment which will be associated with the image. Three methods are available: There are several commands for saving images.

This saves gamma information in the PNG that reflects the current Gamma factor for your display. Save Defaults Click to save the current settings. First, open the image as usual. A byte allows colors. Progressive image display is useful with slow connection speeds, because you can stop an image that is of no interest; interlace is of less use today with our faster connection speeds.

It is a very widely used format, because it compresses images very efficiently, while minimizing the loss of image quality. To save this image in a format other than XCF, you must use Export.

GIMP: Saver and Save/export clean plug-ins

Checking interlace allows an image on a web page to be progressively displayed as it is downloaded. The fast integer method is much less accurate than the other two.

In this text box, you can enter a comment which is saved with the image. Compression This option give you the opportunity ekspot choose the compression method that is appropriate for your image: It does not, however, support transparency or multiple layers. The PNG format supports indexed images. Accessed 31 December Loop forever Loop forever: If your image has many transparency levels, the Internet browsers which recognize only two levels, will use the background color of your Toolbox instead.


Thus, it is relatively easy to extend GIMP to support ekspoet file types when the need arises.

Exporting a PDF From GIMP

If you enable this option, the meta data of the image is saved in an XMP -structure within the file. Ashley Donohoe has written business, technology and education articles professionally since This does not alter the image: Progressive With this option enabled gip compression of the image will be inserted progressively in the file.

It is important to realize that the only format capable of saving all of the information in an image, including layers, transparency, etc.

Click “Export” again to complete the process. Small Business – Chron.