Announcing a new version of the "Make Shortcut" plugin, now called
"GimpScripter". It lets you point-and-click create a plugin that calls a
sequence of plugins, PDB procedures, or macros. It is a plugin authoring

Gimpscripter is a Gimp plugin written in Python. It generates Python
code for a plugin.

The source is at Installation
instruction are in the README file. The source includes many readable
documents such as NEWS, TODO, and a user's manual. You can download a
tarball or zip there. It is in Python so just install it in the standard
Gimp directory for plugins, no compilation necessary.

Gimpscripter is still in development. It usually works, but is
incomplete and could be improved.

Take a look if you are interested in scripting Gimp, as a user or as a

Gimpscripter lets you visually (graphically, point-and-click) implement
a sequential recipe, for example "Choose this, set that parameter,
choose that, ..". It doesn't have any control flow statements. 

It uses a stack model: it hides a prefix of parameters and references
them to active objects.

It includes a macro facility and macros for common sequences of
operations, and to wrap certain PDB procedures with higher-level
parameter type, e.g. PF_BRUSH instead of PF_STRING for a brush.

Some people suggest using a recorder/playback tool to automate Gimp.
Scripts from such tools break when the Gimp GUI changes, and the scripts
are not easily distributable. Gimpscripter is an alternative.

Gimpscripter does have many weaknesses, some of which can be attributed
to lack of support from the PDB. So it could help guide improvements to
the PDB (but it might not raise any issues not already known, such as
not storing defaults.)

I welcome comments or contributions.

Here is an example use, to make a plugin "Stroke selection with

Choose "Filter/Gimpscripter" to start Gimpscripter.
>From the menu pane choose "Edit/Copy".
Choose "Edit/Paste as/New Brush".
Choose "Select/To path".
Choose "Edit/Stroke/Path".
Enter a name for the plugin, for example "Stroke selection with
Choose the OK button.
Read the summary and choose the OK button.
Restart Gimp.
Open an image and make a selection.
Choose "Shortcuts/Stroke selection with selection".
You should see a mobius like effect.

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