Thursday, January 14, 2021

Color Grading Ver.1.7.5

 Color Grading [color_grading_cw_v175.py]

Author: John Lakkas [johnlak]
In menu: Colors / Color Grading...
Author's website here.


One of the few Python plugins (gtk) that offers a preview (even in two modes: Size: L or S).
Additionally, you can save your selected settings (a file is created : colorgrading.profiles in the plug-ins directory) and load the selected one.
Color Grading plug-in, creates a cine image look based on user input.
For a contemporary image look, use complimentary colors in shadows and highlights.
It is also preferable to be used on a somewhat neutral image (ie pre white balanced) for best control of the final result.
If it's not a raw image balance it before with Color Balance 2.


The Color Grading plug-in is also available in GMIC

In GMIC you will find it under: Colors, Color Grading.


Changelog Version: 1.7.5
MrQ: add "path" to Gimp Samj portable.

FILES TO COPY:

For normal installation copy to folder plug-ins:
color_grading_cw_v175.py
colorwheel_150.png


These files are interrelated in the plug-in and a different location will cause a malfunction.

HOW AND WHERE TO COPY:

WINDOWS USERS:

- GIMP 2.8: Copy appropriate files in:
    Vista and later     C:\Users\[USER]\.gimp-2.8\plug-ins
    XP and older     c:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\.gimp-2.8\plug-ins
- GIMP 2.10: Copy appropriate files in:
    Vista and later     C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins
- Portable Samj:
    X:\Gimp-2.10.22_Portable-32-64bit-Win-V2\Preferences\plug-ins   
- PortableApps:
    X:\GIMPPortable\Data\.gimp\plug-ins
    X stands for the USB drive letter

LINUX USERS:
Python installation:
- Python usually ships with the OS so no manual installation is needed.
- GIMP 2.8: Copy appropriate files in:
    /home/[USER]/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins
- GIMP 2.10: Copy appropriate files in:
    /home/[USER]/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins/
- Make sure .py file is marked as executable.






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