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  Help with Image stacking
Posted by: csoulman - 6 hours ago - Forum: Scripting questions - Replies (2)

I've been using GIMP for a long time and have some familiarity using BIMP but I recently came across something I need to automate that it can't without scripting or a plugin.  I would like to start with an image with a white background and stack multiple PNG images on top of each other.  For what I need, it will just be the same image stacked on top of itself a variable number of times.  Basically like this:

Start with a new, square dimension image.  
Take a PNG file with a transparent background
Put the first image near the top left corner
Then place another copy a few pixels down and to the right (variable pixels and number of times).

Something tells me this can be done with a script or plugin.  I do have some programming experience and I'm learning Python now, but if a method, plugin, or script exists I would be able to use I would appreciate being steered in the right direction.  Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

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  [split] Wacom Tablet recommendation
Posted by: plumbergp - Today, 06:41 AM - Forum: General questions - No Replies

Sorry for hijacking this thread.

Plan to get a Wacom tablet. Appreciate your recommendation on the model you find good for the job. Thanks.

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  unable to use path tool
Posted by: eingram25 - Yesterday, 06:20 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I have opened an image from my computer. I wish to use the path tool to outline part of it. However when I select the path tool, there is a circle with line through it. when I try to use context sensitive help, the message says unable to use path tool on this image. It's been a while since I've used Gimp. I have Partha's version of 2.10.12 installed. I'm on Windows 10 pro, version 1903 platform.

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  GIMP Hangs on Startup
Posted by: CaptainJack - 07-16-2019, 06:59 PM - Forum: Windows - Replies (1)

Hi Gang:

Long-time user in the 2.8 world, just moved into 2.10 and I've got some problems that aren't solved by the reports already here.  When I installed GIMP 2.10.12 on my laptop running Windows 10 (1903 update) it is about a 99/1 shot that it won't actually open (meaning 99 times out of every 100 it doesn't).  It is hanging on startup with no error messages, no splash screens, nothing.  I've uninstalled it multiple times (including deleting all related folders and registry settings) and reinstalled it with no success.  Then I back-reved the program to 2.10.10 thinking maybe that might work.  No dice.  I can go into Task Mangler and sometimes I see GIMP running as a background process and sometimes I do not.

I have tried everything I've found in this forum so far, and even some things that I thought might be the problem and none of them have worked.  So if anyone out there has an idea that isn't already posted in this forum, let me know.

>>>Big Smile...BIG SMILE!!!<<<
            Captain Jack

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  GIMP 3 - what are new and when
Posted by: plumbergp - 07-16-2019, 12:21 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)


Went to the link and cannot understand what to expect in GIMP 3. Too technical for me.

From version 2 to 3 is a big change. So expecting and hoping for something really nice, powerful, easy to use etc etc.

Shed some light on this GIMP 3 please?


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  GIMP Freezes when doing certain actions.
Posted by: Mills - 07-15-2019, 02:52 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (6)

First of all, thanks a lot to all the people who made GIMP possible, it is a great software!.

I saw this question around the internet but I did not find any solution/explanation.

Since 2.10, GIMP just freezes (sometimes about 1 minute) when you use a tool for the first time (like for example picking one colour, or selecting a rectangle).

After that first time, it works as expected.

Now, I'll post my specs, but don't say my computer is slow (and thats the problem), because it will run as expected after the first freeze. I can scale, colorize... (and all the effects you imagine) "big" images (2048x2048) with no freezing or any trouble at all.

CPU Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33-1.7 GHz
OS Windows 8.1 (x86).

I repeat, neither CPU nor RAM are the problem, because while GIMP is unresponsive, cpu and ram are not showing anything wrong, (I can for example, write in this forum with no trouble).

Could windows 8.1 be the cause?

I could go back to GIMP 2.8 which had no issues, but I don't want to  Cool .

Thanks a lot!

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  Uncurling a curved image
Posted by: ThumbOne - 07-14-2019, 04:56 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

I'm keen to uncurl an image. By which I mean I have this attached image and I'd like to make of this a straight blade.

Intuition suggests I could trace the border and then trace a path down the central axis and apply some transform that straightens the central axis while holding the image in proportion, uncurling the curve so to speak. But that's a pipe dream perhaps.

So I've looked and searched and best I've found so far is the cage transform. But it's both very slow, very fiddly and hard to get a nice transform with very odd unintuitive responses to pushing points around IMHO.

Is there a simpler/better way, either in GIMP or already scripted, which can uncurl an image like this one?

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  Stroking rotated images
Posted by: Kirribilli - 07-13-2019, 10:56 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)

I've rotated (at arbitrary angles) a bunch of images for a collage.
I'm unable to stroke the edges of these tilted images.  I can't select the tilted images themselves, only the rectangular boundaries when they were first placed on the canvas.
Thank you for any help.  I've spent hours trying to solve this.

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  Water drop pattern
Posted by: grit - 07-13-2019, 01:23 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)

How can I make this water drop pattern in GIMP ?

I would need it in top down view.

[Image: 65afd784f71ab95e9cec40798184be7d--wave-e...-waves.jpg]

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  After The Rain
Posted by: rich2005 - 07-12-2019, 08:42 AM - Forum: Gallery - Replies (3)

Nothing special, I just like the colours.


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