How to rotate colors in Gimp


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So you have a image file and you want to replace a color with other (e.g. yellow with red and white blue):

You have Gimp and you don’t know how to do it. It happens sometime, especially to me.

But here it is how you can do it:

  • make sure that you image’s mode is RGB (menu Image > Mode > RGB)
  • select Color > Map > Rotate Colors
    • you have he source (From) color panel and the destination color panel (To); use those two arrows inside the color wheel and rotate them (counter) clockwise until you get the color you want

GIMP menu: Color > Map > Rotate Colors

Others examples can be found here and here and perhaps in many other places.

About Eugen Mihailescu

Always looking to learn more about *nix world, about the fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra and geometry. I am also passionate about programming, database and systems administration.
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