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How to add a border to an image in GIMP

If you wanted to add a border only to a selection and not the complete image, then you should read this other post BorderToSelection

To add a border to an image in GIMP, open the image first (make it the active window).

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Before Adding a Border

I chose the above figure because.. well.. I don’t know.. I just did

Add Border dialog box

Add Border

Now click on Filters->Decor->Add Border…

Choose the width of the border horizontally and vertically. The Delta value of the colour determines how “3-D” the border appears. Experiment with it till you’re satisfied and then press OK

Image after adding a border

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Voilà! There you have it. The image has a border now.

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