>I've got a problem editing an image with a dotted background in it. By
>'dotted', I mean an array of small evenly spaced black dots on a white
>I've tried the fuzzy select tool which kind of works. It fills in the white
>space with the color I want but leaves the dots untouched. I want to get rid
>of the dots.
>The image has a lot of rectangles containing text (these are not dotted) on
>this dotted background so using the select tool would be a real chore.
>Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks
It very much depends on the image and the size of the dots.
The obvious is a mask of some sort but a quick solution might be
Filter -> generic -> dilate This shrinks everything by 1 pix around the
if the dots still show, do it again. If it takes more that that, give up now.
Filter -> generic -> erode this add a pix around a perimeter, match this with
the number of 'dilates'
If the the text or the box is small then chances are this will not work, you
destroy what you want to keep.
rich (via gimpusers.com)
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