John Culleton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> some thngs are improved in 2.0 with respect to the handling
> of PostScript files, but some annoyances remain. Since my
> major use of Gimp is the refinement of PS images I thought
> I might list them.
Refining PS images with GIMP is a very bad idea. It's either the wrong
file format or you are using the wrong tool for the job.
> 1. When importing a PS file the default resolution is 100. I
> routinely scan and use images at 150. Once I change the
> resolution the new number persists for the session but the
> next sesson starts all over again with the default.
Persistent plug-in settings need to be addressed more generally. Not
likely to happen for 2.2 since it depends on the PDB revamp.
> 3. If i bring in a PS file, modify it in some way, and then
> just "save" the file what I save is the original unmodified
> file (or perhaps nothing at all?) If I hit "save as" then
> the modified file is saved, after some conversation.
If you open a PS in GIMP, it is rasterized and it's impossible to save
an unmodified version. The file is modified on load already.
> 4. The save PS defaults to 5 units of offset, x and y. I
> must zero these out individually.
> 5. I save PS files as EPS. The default is PS. I must change
> it on each run.
> 6. The default unit of measurement is millimeters. I must
> convert it to inches on each run.
> If my changes could just be made persistent from run to run
> tht would be great. Or if I could have access to the module
> where the Postscript reading and writing takes place then
> perhaps I could change some defaults in the code. Can
> anyone suggest what that module's name is?
I strongly suggest you change your workflow. If you want to edit
scanned images, then don't use Postscript. If you need to edit PS,
then use a tool that handles Postscript. GIMP is the wrong tool here.
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