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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-2.6/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 640)
                  (height 400)
                  (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 solid)
                  (fgcolor (color-rgba 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000))
                  (bgcolor (color-rgba 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000))
                  (xspacing 10.000000)
                  (yspacing 10.000000)
                  (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)

              Keep a permanent record of all opened and saved files in the Recent Documents list.
              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-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)

              Show  the current foreground and background colors in the toolbox.  Possible values
              are yes and no.

       (toolbox-foo-area no)

              Show the currently selected brush, pattern and gradient in the  toolbox.   Possible
              values are yes and no.

       (toolbox-image-area no)

              Show the currently active image in the toolbox.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (toolbox-wilber yes)

              Show the GIMP mascot at the top of the toolbox.  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.

       (user-manual-online no)

              When enabled, the online user manual will be used by the  help  system.   Otherwise
              the locally installed copy is used.  Possible values are yes and no.

       (user-manual-online-uri "http://docs.gimp.org/2.6")

              The  location  of  the  online user manual. This is used if 'user-manual-online' is
              enabled.  This is a string value.

       (toolbox-window-hint utility)

              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 utility)

              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-2.6.

       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-2.6/gimprc
              Per-user configuration file

SEE ALSO

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