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I have a floorplan in png and png format.  I need to quickly mark the locations of objects on the plans by either adding circles or dots.  I am running Windows 7 and have have MS Paint, GIMP, and MS Expression Design 4 and simply cannot figure out how to add identical circles quickly.

I expect to need to mark the image up with about 125 circles/dots/whatever so need it to be painless to add one and position it.  Ideally I want to add green, yellow and red circles or dots.
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Paul Sauvé earned 1000 total points
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Hi,

Open up gimp and create a new drawing. Use the ellipse select tool (to get a circle, hold the Shift tab while selecting).

Edit - Cut this circle

Edit - Paste as - New image

Tools - Paint tools - Bucket fill

Select a color

Fill the circle

Save as colorcircle.png
 Yellow circle
Open your png drawing with Gimp

Open colorcircle.png, then select and copy.

Go to png drawing,

Edit - paste as - New layer

Place the circle wherever you want

Merge layers

Repeat for each circle you want on your png drawing.

I would keep the original png drawing and save the modified as a new file...

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by:Paul Sauvé
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PS, with Bucket fill, you can change the color of circle at any time.
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by:jeremyjared74
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A more simple way would be to open your image in GImp, then pick the paintbrush tool and select a color and size you want. Now you just need to click on the spot where you want the dot.
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Thanks guys!
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