Changing the color of lettering in an image using GIMP

Kasey Hart
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How do I change the color of a logo I inserted in GIMP? I have inserted an image and I would like to change the lettering to all white.

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Lucas BishopMarketing Technologist

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Lettering that you created using the font-tool?

Or lettering that is part of some pre-existing logo that you uploaded, where the font tool is not applicable?
Kasey HartBusiness Development

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It is a pre-existing logo that I uploaded
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The easiest technique would be to use the "Paint Bucket" tool to fill in each letter with the color you want.

However, if the text is extremely tiny or has any pixelation, it may not turn out to provide extremely precise results. If the text is big/block style font, it should work good enough. That would be the first thing I'd try.
Kasey HartBusiness Development

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Great, that worked. For some reason now I cannot choose a color - it is automatically filling it purple.
Great, that worked. For some reason now I cannot choose a color - it is automatically filling it purple.

you choose the color BEFORE using the "Paint Bucket" tool. if it is defaulting to purple, it is because that is the color chosen as 'Foreground' bucket
Kasey HartBusiness Development

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Thank you both!!
Kasey HartBusiness Development

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Any suggestions on how I do this on a MacBook? Thanks!
although i don't use a MacBook, i am under the impression that GIMP has the same interface in Unix, Windows and Mac...
MAC:mac
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