• Typing into a jpg

    From Dieter Britz@21:1/5 to All on Sun Feb 21 14:42:47 2021
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

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  • From Frank L. Thiel@21:1/5 to Dieter Britz on Sun Feb 21 11:00:51 2021
    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a font
    and size of your choice.

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  • From William Unruh@21:1/5 to Frank L. Thiel on Sun Feb 21 19:23:25 2021
    On 2021-02-21, Frank L. Thiel <f.l.thiel.4@gmail.com> wrote:
    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a font
    and size of your choice.

    And then save it as a jpg. But of course, the process of converting the
    jpg to gimp, and then the gimp back to jpg will lose information (jpg is
    a lossy format) so the result will be (maybe only slightly) worse than
    the original, also depending on the quality you save it as.
    Whether you can notice the degradation is up to you.

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  • From Dieter Britz@21:1/5 to Frank L. Thiel on Mon Feb 22 11:36:28 2021
    On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 11:00:51 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a font
    and size of your choice.

    OK, thanks. Another dumb question. How do I bring up that
    Text tool? What I see is a single screen with the picture,
    and a menu bar at the top. There used to be an extensive side
    bar with stuff, but that's gone after an update. I suppose there
    is a toggle for it, or something. What do I do?

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    Dieter Britz

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  • From Frank L. Thiel@21:1/5 to Dieter Britz on Mon Feb 22 09:51:05 2021
    On 22-Feb-21 06:36, Dieter Britz wrote:
    On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 11:00:51 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a font
    and size of your choice.

    OK, thanks. Another dumb question. How do I bring up that
    Text tool? What I see is a single screen with the picture,
    and a menu bar at the top. There used to be an extensive side
    bar with stuff, but that's gone after an update. I suppose there
    is a toggle for it, or something. What do I do?

    The easiest way is to click on Tools in the menu bar which will open a drop-down menu including the Text tool. Clicking on that (an "A" icon)
    will open its options.

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  • From Dieter Britz@21:1/5 to Frank L. Thiel on Mon Feb 22 15:40:32 2021
    On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:51:05 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 22-Feb-21 06:36, Dieter Britz wrote:
    On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 11:00:51 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a
    font and size of your choice.

    OK, thanks. Another dumb question. How do I bring up that Text tool?
    What I see is a single screen with the picture,
    and a menu bar at the top. There used to be an extensive side bar with
    stuff, but that's gone after an update. I suppose there is a toggle for
    it, or something. What do I do?

    The easiest way is to click on Tools in the menu bar which will open a drop-down menu including the Text tool. Clicking on that (an "A" icon)
    will open its options.

    Thanks again. When I do that and click on where I want the text, I get
    a small window that lets me change the font and size etc, but doesn't
    open one into which I can type. ??



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  • From Frank L. Thiel@21:1/5 to Dieter Britz on Mon Feb 22 11:41:32 2021
    On 22-Feb-21 10:40, Dieter Britz wrote:
    On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:51:05 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 22-Feb-21 06:36, Dieter Britz wrote:
    On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 11:00:51 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a
    font and size of your choice.

    OK, thanks. Another dumb question. How do I bring up that Text tool?
    What I see is a single screen with the picture,
    and a menu bar at the top. There used to be an extensive side bar with
    stuff, but that's gone after an update. I suppose there is a toggle for
    it, or something. What do I do?

    The easiest way is to click on Tools in the menu bar which will open a
    drop-down menu including the Text tool. Clicking on that (an "A" icon)
    will open its options.

    Thanks again. When I do that and click on where I want the text, I get
    a small window that lets me change the font and size etc, but doesn't
    open one into which I can type. ??



    You can drag the text cursor to make a box of the size and at the
    location you want. Text can be typed into that box using the settings
    in that small window you refer to.

    To your earlier point about sidebars, click on Windows in the menu bar
    and make sure Hide Docks is unchecked.

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  • From Charlie Roberts@21:1/5 to dieterhansbritz@gmail.com on Sun Feb 28 11:27:42 2021
    On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:40:32 -0000 (UTC), Dieter Britz <dieterhansbritz@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:51:05 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 22-Feb-21 06:36, Dieter Britz wrote:
    On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 11:00:51 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a
    font and size of your choice.

    OK, thanks. Another dumb question. How do I bring up that Text tool?
    What I see is a single screen with the picture,
    and a menu bar at the top. There used to be an extensive side bar with
    stuff, but that's gone after an update. I suppose there is a toggle for
    it, or something. What do I do?

    The easiest way is to click on Tools in the menu bar which will open a
    drop-down menu including the Text tool. Clicking on that (an "A" icon)
    will open its options.

    Thanks again. When I do that and click on where I want the text, I get
    a small window that lets me change the font and size etc, but doesn't
    open one into which I can type. ??

    There is such a thing called Google ... or Edge ... or Yahoo that
    helps in these matters. But, to make it easier, I give you the
    answer

    https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-tool-text.html

    It does get your job done faster if you just find the
    documentation.


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  • From William Unruh@21:1/5 to Charlie Roberts on Sun Feb 28 21:40:09 2021
    On 2021-02-28, Charlie Roberts <croberts@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:40:32 -0000 (UTC), Dieter Britz
    <dieterhansbritz@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:51:05 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 22-Feb-21 06:36, Dieter Britz wrote:
    On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 11:00:51 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a
    font and size of your choice.

    OK, thanks. Another dumb question. How do I bring up that Text tool?
    What I see is a single screen with the picture,
    and a menu bar at the top. There used to be an extensive side bar with >>>> stuff, but that's gone after an update. I suppose there is a toggle for >>>> it, or something. What do I do?

    The easiest way is to click on Tools in the menu bar which will open a
    drop-down menu including the Text tool. Clicking on that (an "A" icon)
    will open its options.

    Thanks again. When I do that and click on where I want the text, I get
    a small window that lets me change the font and size etc, but doesn't
    open one into which I can type. ??

    There is such a thing called Google ... or Edge ... or Yahoo that
    helps in these matters. But, to make it easier, I give you the
    answer

    https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-tool-text.html

    It does get your job done faster if you just find the
    documentation.

    If you look later in the thread, you will discover that the problem was
    that the font size was so small that he could not see it when he typed.
    Imagine you have an image of 4000x4000 pixels, and your font is 10pt on
    and the image is displayed in a 640x400 window. That means that the
    typing produces characters about 1.5 screen pixels high.
    You cannot see that unless you really really know what you are
    looking for. It seems that entering text is simply not working. If you
    increase the font size to 100 or 400pt, then you can see it. So, he had
    it, but did not realise that he had it. When he changed the font size, suddenly everything worked.





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  • From Charlie Roberts@21:1/5 to unruh@invalid.ca on Mon Mar 1 12:26:00 2021
    On Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:40:09 -0000 (UTC), William Unruh
    <unruh@invalid.ca> wrote:

    On 2021-02-28, Charlie Roberts <croberts@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:40:32 -0000 (UTC), Dieter Britz >><dieterhansbritz@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:51:05 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 22-Feb-21 06:36, Dieter Britz wrote:
    On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 11:00:51 -0500, Frank L. Thiel wrote:

    On 21-Feb-21 09:42, Dieter Britz wrote:
    I want to type some text (a number) into a jpg using GImp.
    How do I do that?

    Open the JPG in GIMP and then use the Text tool to insert text in a >>>>>> font and size of your choice.

    OK, thanks. Another dumb question. How do I bring up that Text tool? >>>>> What I see is a single screen with the picture,
    and a menu bar at the top. There used to be an extensive side bar with >>>>> stuff, but that's gone after an update. I suppose there is a toggle for >>>>> it, or something. What do I do?

    The easiest way is to click on Tools in the menu bar which will open a >>>> drop-down menu including the Text tool. Clicking on that (an "A" icon) >>>> will open its options.

    Thanks again. When I do that and click on where I want the text, I get
    a small window that lets me change the font and size etc, but doesn't >>>open one into which I can type. ??

    There is such a thing called Google ... or Edge ... or Yahoo that
    helps in these matters. But, to make it easier, I give you the
    answer

    https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-tool-text.html

    It does get your job done faster if you just find the
    documentation.

    If you look later in the thread, you will discover that the problem was
    that the font size was so small that he could not see it when he typed. >Imagine you have an image of 4000x4000 pixels, and your font is 10pt on
    and the image is displayed in a 640x400 window. That means that the
    typing produces characters about 1.5 screen pixels high.
    You cannot see that unless you really really know what you are
    looking for. It seems that entering text is simply not working. If you >increase the font size to 100 or 400pt, then you can see it. So, he had
    it, but did not realise that he had it. When he changed the font size, >suddenly everything worked.

    Ah! I did not follow the whole thread -- thanks.

    Have seen questions before -- like when tying black text on black
    .....

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