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Thread: make color photo black/white in Gimp - ?

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    make color photo black/white in Gimp - ?

    I'm use to doing it in Photoshop (years ago)

    But how to do it in Gimp?

    p.s. searched the Gimp website but too much info. there to piddle through

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    Re: make color photo black/white in Gimp - ?

    Colors> Desaturate

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    Re: make color photo black/white in Gimp - ?

    Image->Mode->Grayscale

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    Cool Re: make color photo black/white in Gimp - ?

    Look here:

    http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Color2BW/

    a quick search on Google revealed this information
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    Re: make color photo black/white in Gimp - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkStarCrashes View Post
    Colors> Desaturate
    Thanks. Just saved me 30 minutes of my time [life]. Thread marked solved.

    You wouldn't happen also to know how to reduce the size of an image to an Avatar acceptable kilobyte size would you [resizing small in the process].

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    Re: make color photo black/white in Gimp - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp29 View Post
    Thanks. Just saved me 30 minutes of my time [life]. Thread marked solved.

    You wouldn't happen also to know how to reduce the size of an image to an Avatar acceptable kilobyte size would you [resizing small in the process].
    Image->Scale Image?



    Or do you mean saving in a small file size? depends on how much you compress when you save it.
    Last edited by LookTJ; November 16th, 2009 at 10:57 AM.
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    Cool Re: make color photo black/white in Gimp - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp29 View Post
    Thanks. Just saved me 30 minutes of my time [life]. Thread marked solved.

    You wouldn't happen also to know how to reduce the size of an image to an Avatar acceptable kilobyte size would you [resizing small in the process].
    You always cheated on the test in school, didn't you?
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