On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Tino Schwarze wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 12:55:30PM +0000, Maurice PHILIPPE wrote:
> > priority : urgent.
> ahem.
>
> > i'd like to know if , with Gimp, i can analyse an image in batch mode.
> > For example, i'd like to write a program that could send an existing
> > image to Gimp and ask him what
> > my image contains: colours, text, fonts etc... .
>
> No, Gimp cannot currently do that. It is not the purpose of Gimp to
> analyse images but to create them.

Hmmmm "GIMP" - GNU Image *Manipulation* Program?  Maybe we need
a name change if general manipulation of images is not a part of
GIMP's charter.

IMHO, GIMP should absolutely permit batch processing of images - and
if you wanted to write a plugin to count colours or do OCR image
analysis to read text - then that should be possible.  (Dunno how
feasible it is to find text and fonts...but that's not the point).

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