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  MS Paint replacement?
Posted by: PaulNaude01 - 11-10-2018, 09:39 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I am a long time Gimp user Cool (can't remember how long - I was even a few versions behind I found out Blush ) and use it almost daily too, but what I also use even more often, to quickly annotate a screen grab when supporting customers with a "click 'this'  button" image, I open MS Paint. The reason? It opens in a flash (probably because it have almost no functionality) and I can quickly add an arrow or encircle a button.

For serious stuff, I obviously open GIMP and don't care to wait for it to open, but for these stupid little things, GIMP simply takes too long to open and I can't quickly draw a circle, rectangle or arrow pointer. Granted, I could do this in Outlook or Word too, but then you are almost guaranteed that the arrow or circle will end up somewhere else. So I simply screen grab, open MS Paint (it opens faster than I can type this), add my arrow or whatever, copy and paste into my email and send.

BUT, Microsoft has revealed that they will stop providing MS Paint some time soon Angry with a next version of Windows or something, and left me wondering if this would not be the ideal opportunity for the GIMP community to produce a GIMP light, that opens in a flash, with the bare minimum tools (but with added annotation options like arrows, lines, circles etc. and basic colour, thickness etc. options like MS Paint), and then, should you need more, you simply click a button to open the full power of GIMP. Tongue

This may be a nice way to grow the community and get even more people familiar with GIMP and drawn into the deep side.

The best response would obviously be for someone to tell me there is such a version that I just did not know about! Wink


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  Resynthesizer ???
Posted by: BuckSkin - 11-10-2018, 07:05 AM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (4)

My first post here.

Windows 7 (it is not a choice in the registration - Vista is as late as it gets)
GIMP 2.10.6 (I didn't see that as a choice either)

I have just successfully (I think) installed my first plug-in = Resynthesizer

Contained in the Zip-file, but not inside the Win64 folder were eight more .py plug-ins:
1. Heal_Selection
2. Heal_Transparency
3. Map_Style
4. Render_Texture
5. Resynth_Enlarge
6. Resynth_Fill_Pattern
7. Resynth_Sharpen
8. Uncrop

When I go to Filters > Map > , Resynthesize is there and a little window with two tabs, "Options" and "Tweaks" will open when I click on Resynthesize.

There is a bit of confusion in that everywhere I read about the plug-in, and even the file names in the download, all refer to it as "Resynthesizer"; however, in the Filters > Map > menu, and on the dialogue window, it is simply Resynthesize = no "r"; is that how it should be ?

I sort of thought that these other eight plug-ins should also show in the filter menu, but I sure cannot find them.
I put everything in C > Users > Username > AppData > Roaming > GIMP > 2.10 > Plug-ins   ---  is that the right place ?

I have lots more questions once I have the answers to these two.

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.

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  Convert Color to B&W
Posted by: Peter B - 11-10-2018, 02:46 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)

Is it possible to convert a color image to black and white with GIMP other than going the gray scale route?

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  Unable to get GIMP to recognize plug-ins
Posted by: PurpleArachnid - 11-10-2018, 01:50 AM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (3)

i'm running gimp 2.10.6 on windows 10. I'm new to the whole concept plug-ins but am trying to use the python plug-in for the "heal selection" tool. I have followed the instructions, and videos on how to install everything, but am still not getting GIMP to find the files. This is the error message i'm getting:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\32\lib\gimp\2.0\python/gimpfu.py", line 740, in response
    dialog.res = run_script(params)
  File "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\32\lib\gimp\2.0\python/gimpfu.py", line 361, in run_script
    return apply(function, params)
  File "C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins\plugin-heal-selection.py", line 148, in heal_selection
    pdb.plug_in_resynthesizer(timg, tdrawable, 0,0, useBorder, work_drawable.ID, -1, -1, 0.0, 0.117, 16, 500)
error: procedure not found

Any ideas of what i'm doing wrong? or suggestions on how to fix this?
thanks everyone!

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  Large image size
Posted by: swmcl - 11-10-2018, 12:01 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)


I am using flatpak 2.10 in Linux Mint 18.3.

My image size that crashes Gimp is around 1.9Gb.  My images are scans from large format photographs.   I scan at 4800 dpi and full 16-bits per channel.  I can scan images from the 3 common film sizes of 4x5 inches, 5x7 inches and 8x10 inches.  I am using a commonly available scanner, an Epson v700.  There is nothing terribly unusual about my setup.  I use Vuescan but can use other scanning software.

I am trying to show that I am not a completely unusual customer.

My 1.9Gb photo results in massive memory usage on disk by Gimp such that I had to re-install my OS onto a larger disk.  I was using a 120Gb SSD but now have shifted to a spin drive instead.  When I tried to do something simple like level shifting Gimp was using somewhere just less than 40Gb on disk ...

The Gimp program is extremely slow to do something like show a histogram at these image sizes.  My problem is 1.9Gb is a small image !  An 8x10 is around 11.2Gb potentially.

Recently, I tried Affinity Photo.  It loads my images almost instantly and any manipulations are smooth and perfectly quick.  It also has no limitations to image size well beyond the 8x10 size (according to a moderator on their forum).

Affinity Photo is not able to use my Nik software plugins so I am not feeling like switching to them yet.  Also I would like to never use a Windows machine again in my life.

I have waited for Gimp to be a serious competitor to Photoshop for years ... make that decades ...

Any idea when these issues will be just a bad memory ?  (given that it has taken something like 15 years to get to 16bits per channel)

I would pay for Gimp.  I do not believe that software needs to be free of monetary cost but I do believe in open source for security reasons.

I would donate images to developers if they didn't have any of this kind of size.

Cheers to you all.

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  Gimp 2.10.8
Posted by: rich2005 - 11-09-2018, 07:25 PM - Forum: Gimp 2.10 - Replies (11)

Wait a few of days (or more) in case of more obvious bugs before updating:

about https://www.gimp.org/news/2018/11/08/gim...-released/

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  New python-fu plugins are not registering
Posted by: RayInLA - 11-09-2018, 03:26 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (2)

Greetings all,

I am a veteran programmer, but new to scripting for GIMP. I've hit a roadblock that had me legit stumped, so I'm looking for someone with expertise in the domain.

The python console in GIMP works just fine and other python scripts that ship with GIMP (e.g., foggify.py) work as expected, but I have not been able to even get a Hello World python-fu script to run. (This is a fresh install of GIMP 2.10 on Windows 10.) I've exhausted every reference, tutorial and troubleshooting guide I can find, and apparently I'm still missing something.

Notably, I can copy foggify.py, change all relevant instances of "fog*" to "dog*", save it in the same directory as doggify.py, and it is not recognized by GIMP. However, I can make changes to foggify.py (e.g., change the menu text from "_Fog..." to "_Frogs..." and that IS recognized by GIMP. Apparently I'm missing some aspect of registration.

Attached is a .zip of C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\foggify, including a text file with the output of a --verbose startup.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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  change everything NOT black to another color
Posted by: styler001 - 11-09-2018, 01:05 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)


I've got an image with a black background, and the rest of the image is a variety of colors.

Is it possible (and how, if so) to change everything NOT black to another color...say, white...automatically?


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  New User - Adding snow to a scene ???
Posted by: Aswell - 11-09-2018, 11:12 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (4)

Hi, I am a new user to Gimp because my wife spoke to someone in her art group who said Gimp 2 could be used to add snow to a photo or scanned artwork.

I have looked around Gimp (there's a lot in it!) and cannot find any suggestion to do what she suggests. I have done some tutorials, all very interesting but not addresses what she wants to do.

Is she barking up the wrong tree?
Many thanks, Brian

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  Photo to silhouette
Posted by: adryan_g78 - 11-09-2018, 09:21 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (3)

Below I'm attaching two pictures: the first one is a silhouette-like portrait of Marilyn Monroe, the other one is a regular photo.
I've tried to convert that photo to silhouette using treshold or photocopy filter, but I'm not satisfied with the results.
Could anyone give me a hand about this? I'm quite new with Gimp. I'm using 2.10.
Thanks in advance!

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