May be. I had looked at GEGL, but it is like a low level
api for image manipulation, if I unterstood well, for a simple task
(like, add a mask), you have to do a long sequence of operations. With
GEGL you have to talk with it using a DAG, in wicth images are edges,
and operations are nodes, its sound like a very complex task (and you
have to know about image proccessing). If it is the way, I will use it
and I will add a layer to make things a litle bit more easy to the
user of this 'extension'. It is just, I think I have to know a lot
about digital image proccessing to make a correct use of GEGL. I
believe that if gimp will use it, and I can develop a thing that can
'talk' with GIMP, that will be perfect. Again, I know a little about
those topics, if it is the recomended way to use GEGL or if I
misunderstood about GECL function, I will use it instead GIMP.
Please, if you can clarify the subject to me, that will be nice.
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 09:02:53 +0200
From: Fr?d?ric <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] libGimp
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On Wednesday 19 July 2006 08:29, Sven Neumann wrote:
> > Gimp is a very nice development, and a great tool, I know its
> > possible to use it like a user (thought its user interface), add it
> > plug-ins (in scheme or python), and use it in a batch mode. But I want
> > to extend it to allow to use its api from another program (suppose i
> > had a console program and I need to edit a photograph, it would be
> > nice to have access to a libgimp utility -and all its dependencies
> > files- with the minimum install process).
> I think you misunderstood what libgimp is doing. There is no image
> manipulation functionality in libgimp. libgimp is just used to allow the
> GIMP core and it's plug-ins to communicate. Without the GIMP core
> running, libgimp is useless. So you can't build an application, link to
> libgimp and use all the GIMP functionality. What you can do is to write
> a plug-in that communicates with a running GIMP process (or even to
> gimp-console, which is a gimp binary without the user interface).
Does GEGL work like Mariano thought libgimp work? In that case, it is maybe
a better idea to start looking at GEGL, has it will be, in the future, the
image manipulation library used in The Gimp...
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