How to Add a Border to a Picture

I’m going to show you how to add a white border to a picture of your choice.

The other day, I was asked how to get this done so even though I explained it could be produced in Microsoft PowerPoint, it can also be done with Gimp.

If you don’t care for video, I included text below.

Watch the Video:


The Quick and Easy Way

1. Start Gimp.
2. Choose a picture.
3. Use Filters, decor, add border.
4. Enter border size, choose the color, and set the Delta value.
5. Combine both layers.
6. Save your picture.

If you prefer pictures and step by step instructions, and follow it at your leisure.

The PDF file will also show you how to add a blended background or to export a transparent PNG file. Additionally, you’ll learn how to duplicate the picture and rotate the bottom layer to make a similar layout such as this:

How to Rotate a Picture and Blend a Background

Your turn! Will you try this method of adding a border to a picture? Leave a comment and let me know!

Thanks for reading,
– Bonnie

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About Bonnie Gean

Bonnie is a full-time writer and marketer with over 20-years of experience as an entrepreneur. She loves helping people overcome the technical challenges associated with an online business. Need a step-by-step tutorial? Simply ASK her and she'll help you too.

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  1. HI Bonnie

    I don’t think it is limited to the IM world!

    I guess so long as we are moving forward (in the direction we want to go!), then all is well :)
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  2. Lol – glad you proofread your document, Bonnie!

    Getting to grips with Gimp will be at the top of my list, along with social media, after this ball on Saturday.

    Although I seem to have lots of things to catch up on since sewing took over my life …………..
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    • ROFL, I know – right? It just goes to show you – never proofread a document after you stared at the computer monitor for 12 hours. :)

      Playing catch up as an Internet marketer. Does it ever stop?

  3. Thanks Bonnie that’s really helpful. I also use for adding borders, also It all comes round to which programme you like working with the best I guess.

  4. I was admiring your pic the other day, thinking how did she add that rotated image underneath. Thanks for the PDF, great stuff :)
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    • You might want to download the PDF again… I just read through it and found 2 spelling errors. The first one wasn’t so bad (changed of to or), but the second one changed the word SHIT to SHIFT..

      Obviously, I wouldn’t want to you to share the file with the word shit in it. ROFL

      Glad you liked the PDF Jan!

  5. Sounds simple when you say it Bonnie, thanks.

    If you go on like this you’ll get me trying gimp again :-)

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  6. Debra Moser

    Hi Bonnie, cool! LOL Thanks for sharing and pretty easy to implement as well.
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