Gimp question

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 01:36:25 MST 2006


Try using the color selection dropper looking tool to select black or
the closest thing to black that the image has.  It may look like the
wrong color in GIMP, but it will be correct when you go to enter your
text.

On 1/8/06, Jared Bellows <plug at thebellows.info> wrote:
> Does the original GIF have black in it? GIF images use I believe a palette
> of 256 colors which varies from GIF to GIF. I think that GIMP will just try
> to match the black to the closest color in the palette. Not sure though.
> Someone with more knowledge of GIF might be able to answer this question
> better.
>
> Jared
>
> On 1/8/06, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have a GIF image I'd like to add text to. I open the image, I set up
> > the text tool as I want it. This includes black for the foreground
> > color. I go to the image, and click on a location, and start
> > typing. The color of the text is only slightly darker than the
> > original image color, and certainly is not black. What am I doing
> > wrong?
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