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NAME

       gimprc - gimp configuration file

DESCRIPTION

       The gimprc file is a configuration file read by GIMP when it starts up.
       There   are   two   of   these:   one   system-wide   one   stored   in
       /etc/gimp/2.0/gimprc  and  a  per-user $HOME/.gimp-2.4/gimprc which may
       override system settings.

       Comments are introduced by a hash sign (#), and continue until the  end
       of the line.  Blank lines are ignored.

       The  gimprc  file  associates values with properties.  These properties
       may be set by lisp-like assignments of the form:

              (property-name value)

       where:

       property-name
                 is one of the property names described below.

       value     is the value the property is to be set to.

       Either spaces or tabs may be used to separate the name from the  value.

PROPERTIES

       Valid properties and their default values are:

       (temp-path "${gimp_dir}/tmp")

              Sets  the  folder  for temporary storage. Files will appear here
              during the course of running GIMP.  Most  files  will  disappear
              when  GIMP  exits, but some files are likely to remain, so it is
              best if this folder not be one that is shared  by  other  users.
              This is a single folder.

       (swap-path "${gimp_dir}")

              Sets  the  swap  file  location.  GIMP  uses a tile based memory
              allocation scheme.  The swap file is used to quickly and  easily
              swap  tiles out to disk and back in. Be aware that the swap file
              can easily get very large if GIMP is  used  with  large  images.
              Also,  things  can get horribly slow if the swap file is created
              on a folder that is mounted over NFS.  For these reasons, it may
              be  desirable to put your swap file in "/tmp".  This is a single
              folder.

       (num-processors 1)

              Sets how many processors GIMP should try to use  simultaneously.
              This is an integer value.

       (tile-cache-size 1024M)

              When  the  amount  of  pixel  data exceeds this limit, GIMP will
              start to swap tiles to disk.  This is a lot slower but it  makes
              it  possible  to  work  on  images that wouldn’t fit into memory
              otherwise.  If you have a lot of RAM, you may want to  set  this
              to  a  higher  value.   The integer size can contain a suffix of
              ’B’, ’K’, ’M’ or ’G’ which makes  GIMP  interpret  the  size  as
              being  specified in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes or gigabytes. If
              no suffix is specified the size defaults to being  specified  in
              kilobytes.

       (interpolation-type cubic)

              Sets  the  level  of  interpolation  used  for scaling and other
              transformations.  Possible values are none,  linear,  cubic  and
              lanczos.

       (plug-in-path "${gimp_dir}/plug-ins:${gimp_plug_in_dir}/plug-ins")

              Sets the plug-in search path.  This is a colon-separated list of
              folders to search.

       (module-path "${gimp_dir}/modules:${gimp_plug_in_dir}/modules")

              Sets the module search path.  This is a colon-separated list  of
              folders to search.

       (interpreter-path
       "${gimp_dir}/interpreters:${gimp_plug_in_dir}/interpreters")

              Sets  the  interpreter  search  path.  This is a colon-separated
              list of folders to search.

       (environ-path "${gimp_dir}/environ:${gimp_plug_in_dir}/environ")

              Sets the environ search path.  This is a colon-separated list of
              folders to search.

       (brush-path "${gimp_dir}/brushes:${gimp_data_dir}/brushes")

              Sets  the  brush search path.  This is a colon-separated list of
              folders to search.

       (brush-path-writable "${gimp_dir}/brushes")

                This is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (pattern-path "${gimp_dir}/patterns:${gimp_data_dir}/patterns")

              Sets the pattern search path.  This is a colon-separated list of
              folders to search.

       (pattern-path-writable "${gimp_dir}/patterns")

                This is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (palette-path "${gimp_dir}/palettes:${gimp_data_dir}/palettes")

              Sets the palette search path.  This is a colon-separated list of
              folders to search.

       (palette-path-writable "${gimp_dir}/palettes")

                This is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (gradient-path "${gimp_dir}/gradients:${gimp_data_dir}/gradients")

              Sets the gradient search path.  This is a  colon-separated  list
              of folders to search.

       (gradient-path-writable "${gimp_dir}/gradients")

                This is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (font-path "${gimp_dir}/fonts:${gimp_data_dir}/fonts")

              Where to look for fonts in addition to the system-wide installed
              fonts.  This is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (default-brush "Circle (11)")

              Specify a default brush.  The  brush  is  searched  for  in  the
              specified brush path.  This is a string value.

       (default-pattern "Pine")

              Specify a default pattern.  This is a string value.

       (default-palette "Default")

              Specify a default palette.  This is a string value.

       (default-gradient "FG to BG (RGB)")

              Specify a default gradient.  This is a string value.

       (default-font "Sans")

              Specify a default font.  This is a string value.

       (global-brush yes)

              When  enabled,  the  selected  brush will be used for all tools.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (global-pattern yes)

              When enabled, the selected pattern will be used for  all  tools.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (global-palette yes)

              When  enabled,  the selected palette will be used for all tools.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (global-gradient yes)

              When enabled, the selected gradient will be used for all  tools.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (global-font yes)

              When  enabled,  the  selected  font  will be used for all tools.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (default-image
                  (width 420)
                  (height 300)
                  (unit pixels)
                  (xresolution 72.000000)
                  (yresolution 72.000000)
                  (resolution-unit inches)
                  (image-type rgb)
                  (fill-type background-fill)
                  (comment "Created with GIMP"))

              Sets the default image in the  "File/New"  dialog.   This  is  a
              parameter list.

       (default-grid
                  (style intersections)
                  (fgcolor (color-rgba 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000))
                  (bgcolor (color-rgba 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000))
                  (xspacing 32.000000)
                  (yspacing 32.000000)
                  (spacing-unit inches)
                  (xoffset 0.000000)
                  (yoffset 0.000000)
                  (offset-unit inches))

              Specify a default image grid.  This is a parameter list.

       (undo-levels 5)

              Sets  the  minimal number of operations that can be undone. More
              undo levels are kept available  until  the  undo-size  limit  is
              reached.  This is an integer value.

       (undo-size 64M)

              Sets an upper limit to the memory that is used per image to keep
              operations on the undo stack. Regardless  of  this  setting,  at
              least  as  many  undo-levels  as  configured can be undone.  The
              integer size can contain a suffix of ’B’, ’K’, ’M’ or ’G’  which
              makes  GIMP  interpret  the  size  as  being specified in bytes,
              kilobytes, megabytes or gigabytes. If no suffix is specified the
              size defaults to being specified in kilobytes.

       (undo-preview-size large)

              Sets  the  size  of  the previews in the Undo History.  Possible
              values are tiny, extra-small, small, medium, large, extra-large,
              huge, enormous and gigantic.

       (plug-in-history-size 10)

              How  many  recently  used  plug-ins to keep on the Filters menu.
              This is an integer value.

       (pluginrc-path "${gimp_dir}/pluginrc")

              Sets the pluginrc search path.  This is a single filename.

       (layer-previews yes)

              Sets whether GIMP should create previews of layers and channels.
              Previews  in the layers and channels dialog are nice to have but
              they can slow  things  down  when  working  with  large  images.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (layer-preview-size medium)

              Sets  the  preview  size used for layers and channel previews in
              newly created dialogs.  Possible values are  tiny,  extra-small,
              small,  medium, large, extra-large, huge, enormous and gigantic.

       (thumbnail-size normal)

              Sets the size  of  the  thumbnail  shown  in  the  Open  dialog.
              Possible values are none, normal and large.

       (thumbnail-filesize-limit 4M)

              The  thumbnail  in the Open dialog will be automatically updated
              if the file being previewed is smaller than the size  set  here.
              The  integer  size  can contain a suffix of ’B’, ’K’, ’M’ or ’G’
              which makes GIMP interpret the size as being specified in bytes,
              kilobytes, megabytes or gigabytes. If no suffix is specified the
              size defaults to being specified in kilobytes.

       (install-colormap no)

              Install a private  colormap;  might  be  useful  on  8-bit  (256
              colors) displays.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (min-colors 144)

              Generally  only  a  concern  for  8-bit  displays, this sets the
              minimum number of system colors allocated for GIMP.  This is  an
              integer value.

       (color-management
                  (mode display)
                  (display-profile-from-gdk no)
                  (display-rendering-intent perceptual)
                  (simulation-rendering-intent perceptual)
                  (simulation-gamut-check no)
                  (out-of-gamut-color (color-rgb 0.501961 0.501961 0.501961))
                  (display-module "CdisplayLcms"))

              Defines  the  color  management  behavior.   This is a parameter
              list.

       (color-profile-policy ask)

              How to handle embedded  color  profiles  when  opening  a  file.
              Possible values are ask, keep and convert.

       (save-document-history yes)

              Add  all opened and saved files to the document history on disk.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (transparency-size medium-checks)

              Sets the size of the checkerboard used to display  transparency.
              Possible  values  are  small-checks,  medium-checks  and  large-
              checks.

       (transparency-type gray-checks)

              Sets the manner in which transparency is  displayed  in  images.
              Possible  values  are  light-checks,  gray-checks,  dark-checks,
              white-only, gray-only and black-only.

       (snap-distance 8)

              This is the distance in pixels where  Guide  and  Grid  snapping
              activates.  This is an integer value.

       (marching-ants-speed 200)

              Speed  of marching ants in the selection outline.  This value is
              in milliseconds (less time indicates faster marching).  This  is
              an integer value.

       (resize-windows-on-zoom no)

              When  enabled, the image window will automatically resize itself
              when zooming into and out of images.  Possible  values  are  yes
              and no.

       (resize-windows-on-resize no)

              When  enabled, the image window will automatically resize itself
              whenever the physical image size changes.  Possible  values  are
              yes and no.

       (default-dot-for-dot yes)

              When  enabled, this will ensure that each pixel of an image gets
              mapped to a pixel on the screen.  Possible values  are  yes  and
              no.

       (initial-zoom-to-fit yes)

              When  enabled,  this  will ensure that the full image is visible
              after a file is opened, otherwise it will be  displayed  with  a
              scale of 1:1.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (perfect-mouse yes)

              When  enabled,  the  X server is queried for the mouse’s current
              position on each  motion  event,  rather  than  relying  on  the
              position hint.  This means painting with large brushes should be
              more accurate, but it may be  slower.   Perversely,  on  some  X
              servers   enabling  this  option  results  in  faster  painting.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (cursor-mode tool-icon)

              Sets the type of mouse pointers to  use.   Possible  values  are
              tool-icon, tool-crosshair and crosshair.

       (cursor-updating yes)

              Context-dependent  mouse pointers are helpful.  They are enabled
              by default.  However, they require overhead that you may want to
              do without.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (show-brush-outline yes)

              When enabled, all paint tools will show a preview of the current
              brush’s outline.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (show-paint-tool-cursor yes)

              When enabled, the mouse pointer will be  shown  over  the  image
              while using a paint tool.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (image-title-format "%D*%f-%p.%i (%t, %L) %wx%h")

              Sets  the  text  to  appear  in  image window titles.  This is a
              format string; certain % character sequences are recognised  and
              expanded as follows:

              %%  literal percent sign
              %f  bare filename, or "Untitled"
              %F  full path to file, or "Untitled"
              %p  PDB image id
              %i  view instance number
              %t  image type (RGB, grayscale, indexed)
              %z  zoom factor as a percentage
              %s  source scale factor
              %d  destination scale factor
              %Dx  expands  to  x  if  the  image  is  dirty, the empty string
              otherwise
              %Cx expands to x  if  the  image  is  clean,  the  empty  string
              otherwise
              %B   expands  to  (modified)  if  the  image is dirty, the empty
              string otherwise
              %A  expands to (clean) if the image is clean, the  empty  string
              otherwise
              %l  the number of layers
              %L  the number of layers (long form)
              %m  memory used by the image
              %n  the name of the active layer/channel
              %P  the PDB id of the active layer/channel
              %w  image width in pixels
              %W  image width in real-world units
              %h  image height in pixels
              %H  image height in real-world units
              %u  unit symbol
              %U  unit abbreviation

       (image-status-format "%n (%m)")

              Sets  the text to appear in image window status bars.  This is a
              format string; certain % character sequences are recognised  and
              expanded as follows:

              %%  literal percent sign
              %f  bare filename, or "Untitled"
              %F  full path to file, or "Untitled"
              %p  PDB image id
              %i  view instance number
              %t  image type (RGB, grayscale, indexed)
              %z  zoom factor as a percentage
              %s  source scale factor
              %d  destination scale factor
              %Dx  expands  to  x  if  the  image  is  dirty, the empty string
              otherwise
              %Cx expands to x  if  the  image  is  clean,  the  empty  string
              otherwise
              %B   expands  to  (modified)  if  the  image is dirty, the empty
              string otherwise
              %A  expands to (clean) if the image is clean, the  empty  string
              otherwise
              %l  the number of layers
              %L  the number of layers (long form)
              %m  memory used by the image
              %n  the name of the active layer/channel
              %P  the PDB id of the active layer/channel
              %w  image width in pixels
              %W  image width in real-world units
              %h  image height in pixels
              %H  image height in real-world units
              %u  unit symbol
              %U  unit abbreviation

       (confirm-on-close yes)

              Ask  for  confirmation  before  closing an image without saving.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (monitor-xresolution 96.000000)

              Sets the monitor’s horizontal resolution, in dots per inch.   If
              set  to 0, forces the X server to be queried for both horizontal
              and vertical resolution information.  This is a float value.

       (monitor-yresolution 96.000000)

              Sets the monitor’s vertical resolution, in dots  per  inch.   If
              set  to 0, forces the X server to be queried for both horizontal
              and vertical resolution information.  This is a float value.

       (monitor-resolution-from-windowing-system yes)

              When enabled, GIMP will use  the  monitor  resolution  from  the
              windowing system.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (navigation-preview-size medium)

              Sets  the  size of the navigation preview available in the lower
              right corner of the image window.   Possible  values  are  tiny,
              extra-small,  small,  medium, large, extra-large, huge, enormous
              and gigantic.

       (default-view
                  (show-menubar yes)
                  (show-rulers yes)
                  (show-scrollbars yes)
                  (show-statusbar yes)
                  (show-selection yes)
                  (show-layer-boundary yes)
                  (show-guides yes)
                  (show-grid no)
                  (show-sample-points yes)
                  (padding-mode default)
                  (padding-color (color-rgb 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000)))

              Sets the default  settings  for  the  image  view.   This  is  a
              parameter list.

       (default-fullscreen-view
                  (show-menubar yes)
                  (show-rulers yes)
                  (show-scrollbars yes)
                  (show-statusbar yes)
                  (show-selection yes)
                  (show-layer-boundary yes)
                  (show-guides yes)
                  (show-grid no)
                  (show-sample-points yes)
                  (padding-mode default)
                  (padding-color (color-rgb 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000)))

              Sets  the  default  settings  used  when  an  image is viewed in
              fullscreen mode.  This is a parameter list.

       (activate-on-focus yes)

              When enabled, an image will become the  active  image  when  its
              image  window  receives  the  focus.  This  is useful for window
              managers using "click to focus".
               Possible values are yes and no.

       (space-bar-action pan)

              What to do when the space bar is pressed in  the  image  window.
              Possible values are none, pan and move.

       (xor-color (color-rgb 0.501961 1.000000 0.501961))

              Sets  the  color that is used for XOR drawing. This setting only
              exists as a workaround for buggy display drivers.  If  lines  on
              the  canvas are not correctly undrawn, try to set this to white.
              The color is specified in the form (color-rgb  red  green  blue)
              with channel values as floats in the range of 0.0 to 1.0.

       (zoom-quality high)

              There’s  a  tradeoff between speed and quality of the zoomed-out
              display.  Possible values are low and high.

       (default-threshold 15)

              Tools such as fuzzy-select and bucket fill find regions based on
              a  seed-fill  algorithm.   The seed fill starts at the initially
              selected pixel  and  progresses  in  all  directions  until  the
              difference  of pixel intensity from the original is greater than
              a  specified  threshold.  This  value  represents  the   default
              threshold.  This is an integer value.

       (move-tool-changes-active no)

              If  enabled,  the  move  tool  sets  the edited layer or path as
              active.   This  used  to  be  the  default  behaviour  in  older
              versions.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (trust-dirty-flag no)

              When  enabled,  GIMP  will  not save an image if it has not been
              changed since it was opened.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (save-device-status no)

              Remember the current tool, pattern, color, and brush across GIMP
              sessions.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (save-session-info yes)

              Save  the  positions  and  sizes  of  the main dialogs when GIMP
              exits.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (restore-session yes)

              Let GIMP try to restore your last saved session on each startup.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (save-tool-options no)

              Save  the tool options when GIMP exits.  Possible values are yes
              and no.

       (show-tips yes)

              Enable displaying a handy GIMP tip on startup.  Possible  values
              are yes and no.

       (show-tooltips yes)

              Show  a  tooltip when the pointer hovers over an item.  Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (tearoff-menus yes)

              When enabled, menus can be torn off.  Possible  values  are  yes
              and no.

       (can-change-accels no)

              When  enabled,  you can change keyboard shortcuts for menu items
              by hitting a key combination while the menu item is highlighted.
              Possible values are yes and no.

       (save-accels yes)

              Save  changed  keyboard  shortcuts  when  GIMP  exits.  Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (restore-accels yes)

              Restore saved keyboard shortcuts on each GIMP startup.  Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (menu-mnemonics yes)

              When  enabled,  GIMP  will  show  mnemonics  in menus.  Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (last-opened-size 10)

              How many recently opened image filenames to  keep  on  the  File
              menu.  This is an integer value.

       (max-new-image-size 128M)

              GIMP will warn the user if an attempt is made to create an image
              that would take more memory than the size specified  here.   The
              integer  size can contain a suffix of ’B’, ’K’, ’M’ or ’G’ which
              makes GIMP interpret the  size  as  being  specified  in  bytes,
              kilobytes, megabytes or gigabytes. If no suffix is specified the
              size defaults to being specified in kilobytes.

       (toolbox-color-area yes)

              The toolbox-color-area property has  no  description.   Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (toolbox-foo-area no)

              The  toolbox-foo-area  property  has  no  description.  Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (toolbox-image-area no)

              The toolbox-image-area property has  no  description.   Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (theme-path "${gimp_dir}/themes:${gimp_data_dir}/themes")

              Sets  the  theme search path.  This is a colon-separated list of
              folders to search.

       (theme "Default")

              The name of the theme to use.  This is a string value.

       (use-help yes)

              When enabled, pressing F1 will open the help browser.   Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (show-help-button yes)

              When  enabled, dialogs will show a help button that gives access
              to the related help page.  Without this button,  the  help  page
              can  still  be  reached by pressing F1.  Possible values are yes
              and no.

       (help-locales "")

              Specifies the language preferences used by the help system. This
              is   a   colon-separated   list  of  language  identifiers  with
              decreasing priority. If empty, the language is  taken  from  the
              user’s locale setting.  This is a string value.

       (help-browser gimp)

              Sets  the  browser used by the help system.  Possible values are
              gimp and web-browser.

       (web-browser "firefox %s")

              Sets the external web browser  to  be  used.   This  can  be  an
              absolute  path or the name of an executable to search for in the
              user’s PATH. If the command contains ’%s’ it  will  be  replaced
              with  the URL, else the URL will be appended to the command with
              a space separating the two.  This is a single filename.

       (toolbox-window-hint normal)

              The window type hint that is set on the toolbox. This may affect
              how  your  window  manager  decorates  and  handles  the toolbox
              window.  Possible values are normal, utility and keep-above.

       (dock-window-hint normal)

              The window type hint that is  set  on  dock  windows.  This  may
              affect  the  way  your window manager decorates and handles dock
              windows.  Possible values are normal, utility and keep-above.

       (transient-docks no)

              When enabled, dock windows (the toolbox and palettes) are set to
              be  transient  to  the active image window. Most window managers
              will keep the dock windows above the image window then,  but  it
              may also have other effects.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (cursor-format pixbuf)

              Sets  the  pixel  format  to  use  for mouse pointers.  Possible
              values are bitmap and pixbuf.

       (fractalexplorer-path
       "${gimp_dir}/fractalexplorer:${gimp_data_dir}/fractalexplorer")

              Where to search for fractals used by the Fractal Explorer  plug-
              in.  This is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (gfig-path "${gimp_dir}/gfig:${gimp_data_dir}/gfig")

              Where to search for Gfig figures used by the Gfig plug-in.  This
              is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (gflare-path "${gimp_dir}/gflare:${gimp_data_dir}/gflare")

              Where to search for gflares used by the GFlare plug-in.  This is
              a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (gimpressionist-path
       "${gimp_dir}/gimpressionist:${gimp_data_dir}/gimpressionist")

              Where  to  search  for  data used by the Gimpressionist plug-in.
              This is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

       (script-fu-path "${gimp_dir}/scripts:${gimp_data_dir}/scripts")

              This path will be searched for scripts when the Script-Fu  plug-
              in is run.  This is a colon-separated list of folders to search.

PATH EXPANSION

       Strings of type PATH are expanded  in  a  manner  similar  to  bash(1).
       Specifically:  tilde (~) is expanded to the user’s home directory. Note
       that the bash feature of being able  to  refer  to  other  user’s  home
       directories by writing ~userid/ is not valid in this file.

       ${variable}  is  expanded  to  the  current  value  of  an  environment
       variable.  There are a few variables that are pre-defined:

       gimp_dir
              The personal gimp directory which is set to  the  value  of  the
              environment variable GIMP2_DIRECTORY or to ~/.gimp-2.4.

       gimp_data_dir
              Base  for  paths to shareable data, which is set to the value of
              the environment variable GIMP2_DATADIR  or  to  the  compiled-in
              default value ${datarootdir}/gimp/2.0.

       gimp_plug_in_dir
              Base  to  paths  for  architecture-specific plugins and modules,
              which  is  set  to  the  value  of  the   environment   variable
              GIMP2_PLUGINDIR    or   to   the   compiled-in   default   value
              ${exec_prefix}/lib/gimp/2.0.

       gimp_sysconf_dir
              Path to configuration files, which is set to the  value  of  the
              environment  variable  GIMP2_SYSCONFDIR  or  to  the compiled-in
              default value /etc/gimp/2.0.

FILES

       /etc/gimp/2.0/gimprc
              System-wide configuration file

       $HOME/.gimp-2.4/gimprc
              Per-user configuration file

SEE ALSO

       gimp(1), gimptool(1), gimp-remote(1)