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Old 08-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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rotating an image in GIMP


In GIMP, can I rotate an image by only a few degrees? It's a scanned image of a crooked xerox copy, and I want to straighten it. I see options only for rotating by 90 or 180 degrees.
 
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Use the rotate tool, once you click into a layer a dialog will open for precise rotating. Be sure to set the rotating point at the right place.
 
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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Shift+R - rotate tool.
 
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That worked, thank you. What about the canvas that shows at the edges as a result of the image no longer being perfectly aligned with the canvas? I tried a few things, and the two ways I can find to hide the canvas are: (1)crop the edges, (2)Layer-->Transparency-->Remove Alpha Channel (whatever that is). Is there a better way?
 
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If I have to deal with that I usually crop the image. Removing the alpha channel just removes the transparency, so that those free parts just become opaque, but they contain no image information.
 
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:44 PM   #6
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Quote:
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(2)Layer-->Transparency-->Remove Alpha Channel
Alpha == Opacity
 
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #7
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I recommend Meet the Gimp for all things Gimp.

http://meetthegimp.org/
 
  


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