Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Decorate WAP

 Decorate WAP

( MrQ Decorate

Author: MareroQ

In menu: Filters → Decor → Decorate W.A.P... 

Plugin for creating decorations on the active layer.


Codes used:

- preview by fu_preview (modificed gimpfu) by Claude Lion [aka cli345] here.

- gegl_command by Kevin Payne & Claude Lion [cli345]: here


Inspired by :

Fast Mask v.02 by Graechan & Beautify by Hejian 


The filter uses two simple algorithms:

1. For Overlay - scales the selected image to the size active layer , removes the white color and overlays the active layer.
2. For Mask - scales the selected image to the size active layer and creates a mask from the selected image (where white = visible underneath, black = invisible/removed from the image).

'Filling under the Mask' only has a few options - because you can choose whatever you want (apply any filter on BG in addition).
In order for the plug-in to create a list for 'Select Image', you must put the images in a home directory .../plug-ins/Decorate.
When the "Decorate" directory does not exist it will be created.

However, when it is empty, you will receive a message:

 All images placed in the directory will be displayed as a list:


It can be used to create frames, but it all depends on Your imagination and resources (only a few pictures attached - however, you can easily find the right one on the internet, a little here as well)


Some examples:



- added option to load a file from outside the 'Decorate' directory. If this function is active it takes precedence over 'Select Picture',
- by default, 'Preview' is disabled at startup.


Please direct Your complaints, wishes, comments to GimpChat here.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Deckle Edge Border

 Author: Rafferty River

Place a deckle edge border around a photo with ease.
In menu: Filters → Decor → Deckle edge border... 


FontSlab V .014

 Author: Skinnyhouse

In menu:  Filters → Custom Font Tools → Font Slab v0.14-tab... 
FontSlab version 0.014-tab is the tabbed version of FontSlab; a plug-in for manipulating a line of text along a single path using either custom or normal fonts.

This version addresses the issue of using Gimp with long dialogs and is available, thanks to the work of MareroQ, making the Gimpfu3 interface accessible in FontSlab.

The tabbed version organizes the options into 3 sections to allow the used to focus more on the task in hand.

Fonts & Colours:

Size & Spacing:

Rotate, Repeat, Reversal

Images by Skinnyhouse

There is a set of guides available on GimpChat that can be accessed from the options on the 4th tab of the FontSlab dialog.
 Resources for all guide (27 Mb)
  • Bottom_Oval_Path
  • bowed_path
  • horseshoe_path
  • loopy-path
  • Spirangle_path
  • Straight path
  • Top_Oval_Path
  • WindingPath

  • Argos_George_Canary_LettersOnly.xcf
  • Chunky_Soft_RaysLettersOnly.xcf
  • Copasetic_GoldStrap.xcf
  • Immortal_Taped_Letters_Only.xcf
  • Kerfuffle_Interlock_Letters_Only.xcf


Saturday, October 9, 2021

MrQ Actions RPL.

 MrQ Actions RPL.

(MrQ Actions + MrQ Actions RPL
Author: MareroQ
Codes used: 
-  by code Tin Tran: here.
- apply_curve by code Tin Tran: here.
- by code Tin Tran: here.
- by code Ofnuts: here
- gimfu3 with tabs by J.F.Garcia: here.
- gegl_command by Kevin Payne & Claude Lion [cli345]: here.
- preview by fu_preview (modificed gimpfu) by Claude Lion [aka cli345]: here

In menu:
Layer →  Actions RPL...
Layer →  Actions RPL - Preview...

These two plug-ins are used to simplify layer operations.
You can apply thousands of different effects or automate repetitive actions to one or more layers.
The ability to write and read the invented action should make working with GIMP easier.

Ver. 1.0. Initial release

Please direct Your comments here  here.
Installing additional plugins is not necessary - but it does give You thousands of new filters to use(and the number of combinations is practically unlimited).
If you want to use all the features of the plugin, you should add:

A. Old Plug-ins (added to Gimp 2.10) from Gimp 2.8 (download: here.)

1. alien-map.exe → Colors/Map/Alien Map...
2. apply-canvas.exe → Filters/Artistic/Apply Canvas...
3. blur-gauss.exe → Filters/Blur/Gaussian Blur...
4. blur-gauss-selective.exe → Filters/Blur/Selective Gaussian Blur...
5. blur-motion.exe → Filters/Blur/Motion Blur...
6. bump-map.exe → Filters/Map/Bump Map...
7. channel-mixer.exe → Colors/Components/Channel Mixer...
8. color-rotate.exe → Colors/Map/Rotate Colors...
9. color-to-alpha.exe → Layer/Transparency/Color to Alpha... and Colors/Color to Alpha...
10  convolution-matrix.exe → Filters/Generic/Convolution Matrix...
11. cubism.exe → Filters/Artistic/Cubism...
12. deinterlace.exe → Filters/Enhance/Deinterlace...
13. displace.exe → Filters/Map/Displace...
14. edge.exe → Filters/Edge-Detect/Edge...
15. edge-laplace.exe → Filters/Edge-Detect/Laplace...
16. edge-neon.exe → Filters/Edge-Detect/
17. edge-sobel.exe → Filters/Edge-Detect/Sobel...
18. engrave.exe → Filters/Distorts/Engrave...
19. illusion.exe → Filters/Map/Illusion...
20. lens-apply.exe → Filters/Distorts/Apply Lens...
21. lens-distortion.exe → Filters/Distorts/Lens Distortion...
22. maze.exe → Filters/Render/Pattern/Maze...
23. mosaic.exe → Filters/Distorts/Mosaic...
24. newsprint.exe → Filters/Distorts/Newsprint... (from Gimp-2.10.12)
25. noise-hsv.exe → Filters/Noise/HSV Noise...
26. noise-randomize.exe → Filters/Noise/Hurl...
27. noise-rgb.exe → Filters/Noise/RGB Noise...
28. noise-solid.exe → Filters/Render/Clouds/Solid Noise...
29. noise-spread.exe → Filters/Noise/Spread...
30  oilify.exe → Filters/Artistic/Oilify...
31. pixelize.exe → Filters/Blur/Pixelize...
32. plasma.exe → Filters/Render/Clouds/Plasma...
33. polar-coords.exe → Filters/Distorts/Polar Coordinates...
34. red-eye-removal.exe → Filters/Enhance/Red Eye Removal...
35. ripple.exe → Filters/Distorts/Ripple...
36. shift.exe → Filters/Distorts/Shift...
37. sinus.exe → Filters/Render/Pattern/Sinus...
38. tile-glass.exe → Filters/Artistic/Glass Tile...
39  threshold-alpha.exe → Layer/Transparency/Threshold Alpha...
40  unsharp-mask.exe → Filters/Enhance/Unsharp Mask...
41. value-propagate.exe → Filters/Distorts/Value Propagate...
42. video.exe → Filters/Distorts/Video...
43. whirl-pinch.exe →   Filters/Distorts/Whirl and Pinch...
44. waves.exe → Filters/Distorts/Waves...
45. wind.exe → Filters/Distorts/Wind...
B. Felimage Noise 0.1.1 Win_64bit (download: here.) 
C. GMIC-QT Win_64bit (minimum 2.9.9 or newer) (download: here.) 
D. MathMap Win_32bit (download: here.) 
E. Userfilter-0.9.7 Win_64bit (download: here.)  

Writing your own code takes some work - but it really isn't hard (and certainly easier than writing Your own plugin to achieve a similar effect).
Take a look at the methods given:
For plug-ins & scripts

You should get to know it first: Learn GEGL graph (Gimp Tutorials) by cli345.

You can also use another method based on the saved Gegl preset:

1. Set your parameters and save the preset:

2. Open the saved parameters (in this example: ...\filters\GimpGegl-gegl-emboss-config.settings)
 in a text editor and find the named Preset:


3. Save:
gegl_batch(image, layer, 'emboss type=bumpmap azimuth=325 elevation=55 depth=37')
 as a text file to the directory ... \plug-ins\Actions-Presets.

Also read Example custom code here

Ver. 1.1



- for 'MrQ Actions RPL Preview' add option LOAD & EDIT (for Windows in 'Notepad', for Linux 'kate'). You can edit to another in line 1113/1115 - but for these needs the simplest text editor is enough.
- replace: File to Load: (file selector) to Actions Presets: (select an action from the list).


Depending on the procedures used, the preview may fail - it has limitations, e.g. to resize or merge layers or related to the alpha channel (which does not mean that it will not work for 'MrQ Actions RPL' or will not be executed despite an error message for the Preview - after clicking OK).  

With Edit, You can: change the order, quickly disable the operation of a particular line (using #), change the value of individual parameters, insert another command.



If the file 'GimpCurvesConfig.settings' (in directory: filters) or the folder 'Actions-Presets' (in directory: plug-ins) does not exist - the plugin does not register in the menu or displays an error message when using (sorry, maybe I will fix it in the next version).

Ver. 1.2

 Change Log
- bug fix: If the file 'GimpCurvesConfig.settings' (in directory: filters) or the folder 'Actions-Presets' (in directory: plug-ins) does not exist >>> now they will be created. 

- add options:
Colors-> Remove Color;
Source & Target -> Shuffle Layers (random)
Selections -> Fill in Color/Pattern


Ver. 1.3

Change Log:

- added to tab: 'Change Layers name': Search & Replace','Number of digits', 'Replace by Pattern'
- add Sort Layer(By Name, By Width, By Height, By Area) to 'Target Result Layers'.

Only update "MrQ Actions RPL Preview"
- preview is disabled by default after running the plugin,

TIP: If you experience problems with the preview, try using an RGBA image with "u8-gamma" precision.

More advanced solutions can be found in Export Layers.