On 6/27/2002, on [EMAIL PROTECTED], Michael J. Hammel wrote: 
 >>This assumes an image with only one layer to start with.
 >>1. Add an alpha channel to your layer.
 >>2. Add a new layer below your current one.  Make it the color you want for
 >>   the background.
 >>3. Resize your original layer down by X pixels in both width and height.
 >>   "X" is the offset you'll use for the drop shadow, which will default to 15
 >>   pixels (as you'll see later).
 >>4. With your original layer selected, choose Script-Fu->Shadow->Drop Shadow
 >>   from the Canvas menus.
 >>5. Make the offset match the "X" value from step 3.  Make sure "Allow
 >>   Resizing" is *not* set.
 >>The drop shadow will be created below your original layer but above the
 >>background.  You may want reposition your original layer.  You can do that
 >>using the Layers->Align Layers option.

I appreciate your effort to explain this. It is helpful info but
misses the intent of my request. That was my fault as I didn't explain
it very well. I wanted to preserve the dimensions of the original
image; just increasing the size with the addition of the shadow.
Another member of this list provided me with a Perl script that makes
use of ImageMagick and other tools that enabled me to add a drop
shadow to 40 jpeg images in an hour.

|Debra Douglass          [EMAIL PROTECTED]     http://www.catrio.org|   
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