Fill Canvas with background in GIMP
I have a bunch of images whose size is 750x1000 pixels. I wanted to make them 1000x1000 without risking stretching the depicted object so I have enlarged the canvas and centered the original image. But how will I fill the canvas with the image's background?
If have a more complex image (e.g. photo) instead of a single color, you might want to check the heal selection tool. It does an incredible job filling up unwanted/empty parts with a surrounding 'texture'.
Filters â†’ Enhance â†’ Heal Selectionâ€¦
see illustrations https://patdavid.net/2012/08/getting-around-in-gimp-heal-selection.html
- Use the color picker tool to sample the color of the background on the existing layer
- Layer>New layer, have it filled with the foreground color (ie, the one you just set with the color picker)
- Move it to the bottom of the layer stack
- Merge the visible layers (or not...)