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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 (11)

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 - No Replies

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 2.9.x - 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\

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

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

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

And that should look like this

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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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  Gimp 2.9.5 for Windows Users
Posted by: rich2005 - 06-18-2017, 08:32 AM - Forum: Tutorials and tips - Replies (12)

Nateart is new to Gimp, has Gimp 2.8.22 installed and is also trying out a Windows version of Gimp 2.9.5 from http://www.partha.com

This is a nice version, quite stable and since it does not replace Gimp 2.8.x is worth using until Gimp 2.10 comes along.

However Nateart initial view of Gimp is this. A very black theme, a lot of contrast with the canvas.


What can you do about that? All the settings are in the Edit -> Preferences dialogues.

The area around the canvas is called the padding found in Image -> Appearance This can be changed from using the theme setting to a Custom color by clicking in the little color icon and selecting.


The Black theme too black? That can be changed in Interface -> Theme
Your own bespoke theme can be used but that is best left for another day.


In Gimp 2.9.5 unlike Gimp 2.8 changing the theme does not change the tool icons, making them difficult to see with a light theme. 
Use Interface -> Icon Theme In the Partha version the Color theme seems missing but the Legacy is there (1) Icons too small, use Custom icon size, and increase from small to medium. (2)


When all that is finished and you have Gimp set up the way you want, just a reminder you can fix this so Gimp starts up the same every time. In Windows Management untick Save Window positions on exit, click on Save Windows Positions Now Just a personal preference of mine


Next is just a comment on the Windows default Gimp Profile

Looking in Folders -> (any of the resources, say plug-ins)

The default Gimp profile is C:\Users\your-name\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.9 What sort of craziness is that?

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My advice is make new convenient folders for the resources you use, plug-ins / scripts / brushes ..etc
Add each, in the appropriate section, to the location list.

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Happy Gimping Wink

edit: Looking at the Partha installation, There are no MyPaint Brushes installed
So this thread on how to install a new Gimp 2.9.5 resource folder.


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  Drop shadow no longer available???
Posted by: Nateart - 06-17-2017, 05:27 PM - Forum: General questions - Replies (4)

I re-installed 2.8.22 abpout a week ago
Everything worked fine, yesterday the option (lighting effects/drop shadow) was no longer there, or anywhere else as far as I can determine.
I can make my own of course, but it is a multi-step operation

What happened?
Can I get it back or would I need to reinstall all over again? (I don't think I want to do that)


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