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Outline people in photos appleybridger 15 Dec 21:36
  Outline people in photos Owen 15 Dec 21:43
   Outline people in photos Akkana Peck 16 Dec 00:57
  Outline people in photos Greg Chapman 16 Dec 09:22
Outline people in photos Andre Anckaert 16 Dec 10:40
2009-12-15 21:36:28 UTC (almost 5 years ago)
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Outline people in photos

Hi all,

I am a newcomer to GIMP and am just getting to grips with it However I would be grateful if someone can help.I have a family photograph from my wifes grandmothers wedding which I have scanned. I am wanting to make an outline drawing of the people in the photo and adding a letter or number in the outlines so I can identify the people in the photo,much like they do in newspapers to identify people in a large group photo.

TIA

Owen
2009-12-15 21:43:25 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

Outline people in photos

Hi all,

I am a newcomer to GIMP and am just getting to grips with it However I would
be grateful if someone can help.I have a family photograph from my wifes
grandmothers wedding which I have scanned. I am wanting to make an outline
drawing of the people in the photo and adding a letter or number in the
outlines so I can identify the people in the photo,much like they do in
newspapers to identify people in a large group photo.

Use the foreground select tool. Once you make the selection,fill it with black or any color you want. See http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/gimp-tool-foreground-select.html

However the lasso tool might be an easier way, quickmask the selection to make final adjustments on it. See http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/gimp-tool-free-select.html and http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/gimp-using-quickmask.html

Akkana Peck
2009-12-16 00:57:40 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

Outline people in photos

Denis G. writes:

I am wanting to make an outline
drawing of the people in the photo and adding a letter or number in the outlines so I can identify the people in the photo,much like they do in newspapers to identify people in a large group photo.

Owen writes:

Use the foreground select tool. Once you make the selection,fill it

[ ... ]

However the lasso tool might be an easier way, quickmask the selection

Or if you want automatic outlining, you might also experiment with the various Filters->Edge Detect options -- the one called simply "Edge" is the easiest to preview since you can compare several different algorithms easily. You'll probably need to clean up the output afterward, though, so Owen's suggestions may be easier.

...Akkana

Greg Chapman
2009-12-16 09:22:51 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

Outline people in photos

On 15 Dec 09 20:36 "Denis G." said:

I am a newcomer to GIMP and am just getting to grips with it However I would be grateful if someone can help.I have a family photograph from my wifes grandmothers wedding which I have scanned. I am wanting to make an outline drawing of the people in the photo and adding a letter or number in the outlines so I can identify the people in the photo,much like they do in newspapers to identify people in a large group photo.

Apart from Owen's suggestion, also try:

FILTERS > EDGE DETECT

Depending on the image, one of the options there may prove useful.

Greg Chapman http://www.gregtutor.plus.com
Helping new users of KompoZer and The GIMP

Andre Anckaert
2009-12-16 10:40:21 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

Outline people in photos

Look at this: http://fotoalbum.seniorennet.be/senioraa/urls/foto=934901

I started with outlines by creating "paths", but I think that just putting numberlabels on people is shorter and better. Use a separate label-layer for them.

Seasons Greetings from #35.

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-----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: gimp-user-bounces@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU [mailto:gimp-user-bounces@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU] Namens Denis G. Verzonden: dinsdag 15 december 2009 21:36 Aan: gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU Onderwerp: [Gimp-user] Outline people in photos

Hi all,

I am a newcomer to GIMP and am just getting to grips with it However I would be grateful if someone can help.I have a family photograph from my wifes grandmothers wedding which I have scanned. I am wanting to make an outline drawing of the people in the photo and adding a letter or number in the outlines so I can identify the people in the photo,much like they do in newspapers to identify people in a large group photo.

TIA