> - How to make a simple border (eg. white) around the
>   picture?

one simple way to do is to use "convert" from ImageMagick (mostly likely
you have it installed if you are using linux), with -border option

if you do want to do it in GIMP, the following steps (described in Teach
yourself GIMP in 24 hours) might do:

 - check the size of your image

 - if you want to make the border 20 pixels, open a new blank image
window and make it 40 pixels bigger than original in width and height.

 - Go back to original, select, copy, and paste it to new window, it
will auto be centered on the plain background, giving it a border,
deactivate the selection.

- further processing (like pattern fill) can give you more fancy



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