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  Help installing babl > 0.1.34
Posted by: crazyBaboon - 10-16-2017, 07:22 PM - Forum: Linux and other Unixen - Replies (6)

I am trying to install GIMP Git version on a Fedora GNOME 64bit edition.

When I do './autogen.sh' in the gimp folder I get informed about missing dependencies:

Error: GIMP configuration failed.

 - Error: missing dependency babl >= 0.1.31
 - Error: missing dependency gegl-0.3 >= 0.3.21
 - Error: missing dependency gexiv2 >= 0.10.6
 - Error: missing dependency libtiff
     *** Checks for TIFF library failed: TIFF library not found
 - Error: missing dependency libjpeg
     *** JPEG library not found
 - Error: missing dependency libjpeg
     *** JPEG header file not found
 - Error: missing dependency libjpeg
     *** JPEG library is too old
 - Error: missing dependency libmypaint >= 1.3.0
 - Error: missing dependency rsvg >= 2.40.6
 - Error: missing dependency lcms2 >= 2.8
 - Python 2 headers
     *** Please install them, or skip building the python scripting extension by
     *** passing --disable-python to configure (but then you will not be able
     *** to use scripts for GIMP that are written in Python).
 - PyGTK 2.10.4 or newer
     *** Please install it, or skip building the python scripting extension by
     *** passing --disable-python to configure (but then you will not be able
     *** to use scripts for GIMP that are written in Python).
 - pygtk-codegen-2.0 script
     *** Please install it, or skip building the python scripting extension by
     *** passing --disable-python to configure (but then you will not be able
     *** to use scripts for GIMP that are written in Python).
 - PyCairo 1.0.2 or newer
     *** Please install it, or skip building the python scripting extension by
     *** passing --disable-python to configure (but then you will not be able
     *** to use scripts for GIMP that are written in Python).

See the file 'INSTALL' for more help.

Configure failed or did not finish!

So I tried to install babl:

git clone git://git.gnome.org/babl
cd babl

and the gegl:

git clone git://git.gnome.org/gegl
cd gegl

upon which I get the following error:

configure: error: Package requirements (babl >= 0.1.34) were not met:

Package 'babl', required by 'virtual:world', not found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables BABL_CFLAGS
and BABL_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I am lost at this point, since I don't know anything about environmental variables. Anyone could help on what to do?


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  insert image layer into all vid frames with GAP
Posted by: gts6 - 10-15-2017, 06:56 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (7)

Hello, using GAP is there a way to accomplish this?  Id like to insert a layer into every frame of video using GAP and have the new layer appear in the same location in each frame. I can do it manually one frame at a time which is time-consuming (and beside that, when doing it manually I cannot figure out a way to get the new layer to appear in the same exact location  on each frame autmomatically) I have to drag the new layer into place on each frame and i can never get it to the exact same spot.


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Posted by: Ofnuts - 10-15-2017, 01:19 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (7)


This is a general upgrade of the text-along-path script. The changes are:
  • Removed the Gimp-2.6-specific code
  • Fixed the positioning of characters (no more residual jitter)
  • Added "Repeated" layout option
  • Added "Reverse path direction" option
  • Added "Boxes" option
  • Fixed handling of closed strokes
  • Improved performance (paths not added to image unless necessary)
  • Repackaged/renamed "ofn-"

Comments, suggestions, and bug reports welcome as usual.

Usual place is here.

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  Delete Tool Problems
Posted by: cat - 10-14-2017, 07:59 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (6)

Hi all,
I've very recently started using GIMP for some pic editing and I've been trying to delete selections of pictures, but when I try to delete the selected part, it just turns grey. 
I've gone through and added an alpha channel, used the lasso tool to select the part I want to delete and managed to get the marching ants around it, but when I try to clear or cut it, grey.
Any help would be really appreciated! 


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  Recently Used File List
Posted by: foberle - 10-14-2017, 01:42 PM - Forum: Installation and usage - Replies (4)


I posted this on the Linux Mint forum. I received no suggested solutions, but others have experienced the same behavior with Gimp. One suggested looking for a Gimp forum and, having found this, I thought I would ask again here...

I'm using Mint 18.2-Cinnamon-64 bit with the stock 2.8 Gimp as installed (I haven't added the usual stuff to it, since this is a new install).

After using it for a few days, it has become apparent that the Recently Used File List periodically becomes empty. I had experienced this issue before on Ubuntu 16.04 (but I don't recall running into it in earlier versions of Ubuntu or even on Windoze). Since that Ubuntu 16.04 install was more than a year old, I just assumed that I had installed something else along the way that caused the problem and I learned to live with it but, on a new install (totally new; new OS on a new drive, only stock apps, etc.) I have to assume it's something more fundamental - either to Gimp or something in Ubuntu that is inherited by Mint/Cinnamon.

For instance, I last used Gimp with several files on Friday afternoon (it's now Saturday morning), and the list is empty. Yesterday afternoon when I loaded a file, the list had about ten items.

So I checked ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel: it had no Gimp listings in the file. Then I loaded Gimp, opened a file, saved it, and exited.

Now, once again ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel has an entry for the file I just opened. I reopened Gimp and the Recently Used File List contains just that one file name.

Gimp seems to be able to write to and read from the xbel so I'm guessing something external is emptying it. I can't correlate the file list clearing with anything else I've been doing. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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  Gimp 2.9 force setting?
Posted by: mholder - 10-13-2017, 05:36 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (1)

Does anyone know what the brush setting of 'Force' do in Gimp 2.9?

The Gimp docs say 'TO DO,' I guess that means someone still needs to describe it.

The best I can tell is that force means how opaque the transparent pixels will draw, somewhere between the brush and pencil tool, but I don't really know.

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  icm color profile embedding in a PSD image
Posted by: Richar_d - 10-13-2017, 01:24 PM - Forum: Extending the GIMP - Replies (2)


I'm trying to embed a icm profile sRGB IEC61966-2.1 into a layered PSD made of PNG images problematically using using python pdb call's in gimpfu v2.6.9.
it seems to always default to sRGB and does not embed the IEC version any idea how to do this
using exiftool and imagemagic convert on a psd results in gimp not being able to read it.

image = pdb.gimp_image_new(width, height, RGB)
pdb.gimp_layer_set_name(layer, name)
pdb.gimp_image_add_layer(image, layer, 0)

pdb.plug_in_icc_profile_apply(image, profile, 0, False)
pdb.plug_in_icc_profile_set( image, profile)
pdb.file_psd_save(image, layer, output, output, 0, 0)


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  Want to make necklace look like on the material
Posted by: Pat625 - 10-13-2017, 04:24 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I am trying to make a necklace look like it is really on material and not floating above it.  Drop Shadow does not really do that.  I have tried Bump map and displace map but cannot get it to work.  I do not know what else to try to get the effect.  Does anyone know how I would do that?  Thank you in advance.

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  Couldn't get the crop tool to crop
Posted by: SelkieTG - 10-13-2017, 02:34 AM - Forum: General questions - Replies (2)

I've been trying now for over an hour to crop an image, unsuccessfully.  I have a large image of a single layer. I need to crop 19 pixels from the left and right edges.  I've read https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-getting-unstuck.html and gone through each item carefully there: none apply.
I've drawn my massive selection rectangle which in the selection tool shows as being at position 19, 0 and size 6562x1050.
It looks like "the marching ants".
The layer is not locked.
There is only a single image layer, of an RGB JPEG.
I opened the Crop tool, thinking this put me into crop "mode".
I used rectangle select, and the Mode is Replace.
When I hit Enter, nothing happens; when I double-click the cursor inside the selection, no crop happens: all that happens is during the double click, the "+" of the cursor (with the scalpel icon hovering below and to its right) gets a box with 4 quadrants flashed up around it.
I thought that by selecting the crop tool, and then making a selection, that I activated the crop tool by double clicking inside the selection or hitting enter.
While writing up this question, I hit on the idea of *not* making a selection and instead drawing a rectangle with the crop tool.  Double-clicking inside that worked.  So I used Undo, carefully sized the rectangle created by the crop tool, and then did the double-click.
I still have no idea how you make an area that you've carefully defined by selection, get cropped, but at least I have the result I wanted, albeit two hours after I started.

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  Tripple 7 Jackpot Slot Machine Win
Posted by: trandoductin - 10-12-2017, 08:15 PM - Forum: Gallery - Replies (2)

GL only improved by 777 positions today, but it's Tripple 7 so I got all superstitious and designed 
Tripple 7 Jackpot Slot machine win design
Quite happy with the result.

[Image: Jackpot-Slot-Machine-Tripple-7-small-sca...d=7019&w=1]
I also shared the image as Public domain image and the base image before cylinder map and .xcf here:Public-Domain-Images/Jackpot-Tripple-7-Slot-Machine

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