Apparently I've only answered helices himself but not the mailing list,
so here is a copy of the mail I've sent him last night.
I'm no pro yet and I hope you'll get better answers, but here's what
As far as I know, Gimp has no option for complex rounded edges. As long
as the image is only pure black on a ground, you can work around that
with a little selection manipulation.
First use the "select by color"-tool, to get a selection of all the
black sqares. Then go to select->shrink by, for example 10px. After that
select->grow by 20 (of whatever is twice your first value) and then once
again select->shrink by 10.
Now take a new layer, fill the selection black and there you've got
your rounded corners.
I've added a little example here -->
As you can see in the example, the workaround doesn't handle border
collision all that well, so make sure to keep enough distance (at least
as much as your shrink value)
Also, this workaround will most likely fail if there are other black
elements in the picture, but keep in mind, it's only a workaround and it
should suffice for QR-Codes.
On Sat, 04 Aug 2012 20:21:00 -0500, helices <heli...@helices.org>
Suppose we have a standard QR code composed of hundreds of squares
and their hundreds of square corners. (e.g.,
How can I get Gimp to round all of the internal and external square
corners - let's say to a 10 pixel radius?
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