This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to apply GIMP’s Dilate Filter. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with Here. Unzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.
The Dilate Filter increases bright areas in an image.
Erode Filter - Click Here
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).
Now, from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Generic then choose Dilate. The Dilate Filter has no settings to tweak, your image therefore will automatically display the Dilate Filter’s effect - as illustrated below.
Congratulations, your Dilate Filter Conversion is complete, and it is ready to save - top menu, then File then Save As. GIMP 2.8 - File then Export.
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