I prefer if GIMP hosted your tutorials. If you are unable to host there,
and if you are able to create tutorials as documents (say as ODT
documents which can then easily be turned into PDF documents), I can
probably add a GIMP page to my own site and host them from there. Will
see if anyone from the GIMP team has a better solution for hosting. As
an example, I do not host my own OpenOffice extension, it is hosted on
the official site. I do host some of my own documents, but some of my
documents have become part of the official OpenOffice documentation.
I am overly busy and have little time to modify my site at the moment,
but I will make the time to have at least a base site that can host
documents and similar. Will spend the day tomorrow teaching someone how
to sharpen hand tools and then how to do hand cut dovetails... I have no
shortage of hobbies it seems.
On 06/21/2013 11:11 AM, Stephen Kiel wrote:
Thanks for your reply and feedback. The answer to your first question
is yes, I would like to to be able to post a tutorial or tutorials on
the site http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/ or somewhere like it. I
understand that the gimp-doc group might not want to post every
tutorial the general public might submit, there might be a lot of
repetition and the quality might not be sufficient. On the other
hand, I think there are many areas where expanding the range of topics
covered with tutorials or other forms of documentation could benefit Gimp.
I would be happy to write a couple of tutorials or if someone wanted
to co-author the tutorials that would be fine as well. Sometimes when
two people are working on documentation one person can spot what is
not clear in the other person's explanation. Going back and forth can
make a better end product.
The dilemma is there is no point in writing a tutorial if you don't
have a venue to publish it. I do not have access to a website where I
can post tutorials, and if I did I would imagine it would be so
obscure no one would see it. I suspect there are other Gimp users who
would be willing to share ideas but don't have a venue to publish them.
About your comments on the text, the way you specify the image type is
more of a means of control rather than an issue. The attached jpegs
are small shots of the menu from my automation scripts with and
without an image open. The scripts that are intended to run on a
directory of images are on all of the time, the scripts that are
intended to run on a single file / image are grayed out (image type
"*") unless an image is opened.
The four items I identified in the tutorial were things that I had to
do more research on and work harder at when I wrote the scripts to
automate my flow. I thought they might be good things to point out in
a more advanced tutorial. The script is pretty handy, saves time, and
when you get past the less commonly understood aspects it is pretty
straightforward. It seemed that if the four little "tricks" were
widely understood, something like this script should have been written
10 years ago (maybe it was I I just could not find it).
Anyway, thanks for the feedback.
On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak
<and...@pitonyak.org <mailto:and...@pitonyak.org>> wrote:
Disclaimer: I have no particular ability myself to integrate these..
Having read these, I see that you have much that is useful to say.
In other words, I found automated-jpg-to-xcf.odt to be informative.
That said, are you saying that you would like to create content
that is published here:
It looks like you chose the correct lists (doc, web, and
developer) to obtain appropriate feed back.
I recommend (and other feedback may negate what I say) that you
identify what you would like to have as topics in the tutorial;
"How to write a script that is available when an image is not open"
I was not aware that this was an issue until I read your document.
I expect that this tutorial would be "Change all JPG files in a
directory to XCF".
On 06/20/2013 02:29 PM, Stephen Kiel wrote:
Gimp Doc Guys,
One of the listed methods to contribute to the Gimp project,
listed on the website, is to write a tutorial. I tried sending
in a tutorial for basic scripting (it was probably too long)
about a year and a half ago. I did not hear back, but since the
scripting tutorial did make some improvements I hope that it did
have some positive contribution.
I did have another area where I thought that a few tutorials
might be of interest and helpful to others, and that is in the
area of Automation. This is an area that is nearer to my
interests anyway (closer to my career interests). I think Gimp is
unique in its capability as a platform for automating the image
editing process. I am talking about Automating the process of
custom edits not just using an "I feel lucky" button on a photo
I think there is room in the area of automation for a couple of
tutorials, I wrote up an example for one (importing a directory
of images / jpg -> xcf). I think other tutorials could cover
reading & writing parasites, parasites as flow control variables,
how to build & execute a recipe / process / flow. I touched on
these possibilities in the included file "Introduction".
Anyway, here is my dilemma. I would be happy to write a draft for
tutorials on some or all of these topics, or better yet,
co-author them with a member(s) of the gimp-doc team. I have no
where to publish a tutorial, and it seems pointless to write
something that no one will read.
Take a look at the attached documents and scripts. Let me know if
this idea is something that sounds interesting. The *.odt format
files are open office writer format.
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