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  Macrofusion - what is it and how to with GIMP
Posted by: Shamo Huo Yan - 06-24-2017, 12:18 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)

Hello there. Recently joined the old forum not knowing it was discontinued, derp, so for introduction click here
As for the question I asked... One of the things I take many pictures of is Jewellery. Because they're set with gemstone (Opals) I like to get in really close and get a crisp shot of the colour play. When it comes to rings especially, the DOF is something I struggled with. Only just learned about focus stacking which has been a huge revelation, though maybe common knowledge to some.

I was proud as punch with my first attempt at this and tweeted it with mention to the official GIMP account. The comment suggested to look into "Macrofusion" which I thanked them for. Well in my serach on the web, old forum, here, can't seem to get an idea what it actually is and how to utilize it with respect to GIMP. Feel a bit embarrassed to ask as I have a feeling it could be something quite basic or hidden in plain sight.

Thanks in Advance, Andy.

The actual picture if anyone curious..

[Image: 740560732446768415]


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  Help needed about map making.
Posted by: Talonkaine - 06-23-2017, 02:18 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (15)

Greetings GIMP community,

I have been trying to follow a GIMP tutorial on another forums to make a fantasy style RPG map and all was going well until I hit a road block. I've asked for help on the other forums for the tutorial but have not had a reply yet, so I figured I'd throw my question in the wind here and see if anyone can help me.

Link to tutorial: Click Here

I am at the beginning of POST 4: Part 2. I created the new layer called Land Clip... but what does he mean by "filled with white above that"... Does he mean to use the bucket fill with white color and make the whole image on the Land Clip white? I've tried this but when I get to the output slider part my image does not change, it just stays solid white.

If anyone can have a quick read over the link and offer any feedback that would be super helpful. Thank you for your time in advance.


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  Layer name ignored in Load script
Posted by: PyFuNoob - 06-23-2017, 04:22 AM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (3)

I have written a <Load> Python plug-in to open a custom image file format.

If I insert only one layer the layer name I give it is not used and the layer name is the filename when the image is displayed in GIMP.

If I insert two or more layers the layer names I give them in the script are used.

Anyway to ensure my chosen layer name is used for the one layer case?

Using GIMP 2.8.10.

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  How to install user manual?
Posted by: CharType - 06-21-2017, 07:04 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I'd like to install the GIMP user manual on my computer so I can use the in-program help and read the manual offline. How do I install the user manual? I downloaded it from here: https://www.gimp.org/news/2014/08/14/gim...-released/, and I extracted the files, but GIMP is still saying that the user manual isn't installed. Thanks.

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  GIMP Taking Too Long to Start (Fonts)
Posted by: Seta - 06-20-2017, 10:26 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (18)

Hi, everyone. I've used GIMP for a long time, and just recently I installed a new OS (Windows 7) on my computer. On my previous OS I had a collection of google fonts that I downloaded (they were numerous), but I never had a problem with startup loading taking so long. 

I re-installed the fonts and now GIMP takes about 5-7 minutes to startup. I thought there was a cache that made the loading quicker, but the speed has not increased at all.

Is there anything I can do except deleting the fonts? I need them in GIMP.


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  Font troubles
Posted by: mystery05 - 06-19-2017, 03:09 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)

my friend and i recently downloaded and installed the same version of gimp from the same sorce and she did not add any extra fonts and has fonts that i do not have and can not find. such as old english . did i do something wrong to wind up with less font. mine goes from nsimsun to palatino linotype my friend said the first one they have that starts with p is palace script which i also do not have. and she has many that start with 0 while i have none any suggestions what would cause us to have very different default font types.

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  How to close gimp with batch command?
Posted by: flixe - 06-19-2017, 01:07 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (5)

I have a simple question: When i run a python script via gimp, how can i close the command line window saying "press any key to close"?

I'm calling my script like this:

"C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe" -idf --batch-interpreter python-fu-eval -b "import sys;sys.path=['.']+sys.path;import PDF;PDF.process('%1','%2');" -b "pdb.gimp_quit(1)"

When i run the command an extra cmd window opens, which belongs to the gimp-2.8.exe process. Now how can i close it automatically? I would have thought pdb.gimp_quit(1) would actually do exactly that but it doesn't! I have also tried gimp.quit() within my python script, but it's not working.

Can anyone explain to me what is happening and if there is any way to finally close this stupid command line window?


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Question Forum users can not edit posts?
Posted by: SenlinOS - 06-19-2017, 06:36 AM - Forum: Gimp-Forum.net - Replies (3)

I want to edit my posts or delete useless posts.
But can not!

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  The Artist's Toolbox
Posted by: Nateart - 06-19-2017, 12:49 AM - Forum: Other graphics software - Replies (2)

Many times I've encountered derogatory comments about using digital tools in the creation of illustration. My assurance is that I was painting, drawing and selling the art in 1964, and I didn't start using computer tools (they weren't available) until 1994. There's 30 years proving I could draw and paint without computer aids.

Should artists make their own brushes, grind berries to make their own paint rather than use any store-bought accessories - and what about canvas and paper? 
I embraced the technical age, and never looked back. (went all digital in the mid-90s)

No craftsman normally only uses one tool. If a carpenter could only have a saw, he would be pretty stymied in making a living.

I use Gimp + other tools, including 3D programs to do my work, whether it's for commissions or for my own pastime. 
I often sit and doodle with pencil and pad, so I can still use the basics.

A few examples...

The Library at the Augusta National course (home of the Master's Golf Tournament)
I built all the parts as 3d images, allowing me to rotate, reposition adjust angles, etc. before actually creating a line-style drawing to avoid the hard look of computer art. (illustration for a publication in Georgia, and it was picked up and published - by permission - in a golf magazine in England) This avoided a nightmare olf doing everything from scratch if there were errors or of a client wanted a change - (always happening)

There are times when the 3D look is the way to go for the project....

... and when 3D is the product... (table-top figurines, trophies, etc.)

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  MyPaint Brushes for Windows Gimp 2.9.5
Posted by: rich2005 - 06-18-2017, 10:06 AM - Forum: Gimp 2.10 - Replies (3)

Installed  Partha' Gimp 2.9.5 but find there are no MyPaint Brushes?

Download the brushes from here: a zip file about 2.5 MB


Unzip and put somewhere convenient, this example C:\Users\your-name\

[Image: MhiIqt1.jpg]

Now start up Gimp 2.9.5 go to Edit -> Preferences -> Folders -> MyPaint Brushes. looks like

[Image: lexECqj.jpg]

All very linux like, but select the bottom one (1)

[Image: zvPkhNm.jpg]

Click on the icon shown (2) browse for the folder you just installed (3) and ok everything (4)

And that should look like this

[Image: QHHQJw4.jpg]

Close Gimp 2.9.5 down, restart for the effects to take place and if you correctly linked to the MyPaint Brushes folder you get

[Image: hYHWp7f.jpg]

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