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where are all the filters etc

Postby UncleMike » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:45 am

I'm new to GIMP and just D/Led it 1/2 of the functions are greyed out like the filters etc. How do I get them?
I have looked through the forum for help in this matter, and did not find anything. Please parden me if this question has appeared elsewhere.
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Re: where are all the filters etc

Postby gimpeRaven » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:17 am

In order to use the filters that don't have a white font color, there must be an image or canvas to use it to (new file I think) and perhaps a specific selection of pixels with the use of paths and shape tools.
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Re: where are all the filters etc

Postby Rod » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:38 pm

Yes - create a new document (layer) first before choosing a filter.
Also if you open a gray scaled or indexed image you will not be able to use most filters until you go to Image>Mode and select RGB.
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