I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I want to write gimp support for an obscure file format. The format is relatively simple (simpler than TGA or BMP, for the most part), but does have a few variations where I would want to use multiple layers.
I've written code in perl to convert to/from other image file formats, but maintaining that with all the variations is suboptimal because image features don't precisely overlap. I do not want to write a .c plugin, because portability is more important to me than speed. These images are relatively small (a few megabytes at most), and I'm hoping I can ignore all the "load image an arbitrary tile at a time" features of the GIMP. If not, I'll live with that, if only I could figure out how. If doing this from script fu kills performance, I can always advise people to save images in some other file format (such as .XCF) before manipulating them. I do NOT know much about scheme internals. I've been trying to study them, but I keep getting off on tangents that lead me elsewhere. I am comfortable with scheme, and think I know how to look up anything scheme-related but non-gimp-specific. Can someone point me at: * gimp 2.2 load/save support for some type of file written in script-fu? Or, * a concise reference work describing the data types I'd need to deal with and their fundamental support routines? Or, * a faq which is specific to this topic (script fu support for load/save)? Or, * anything else which you think would be specifically useful in this context? Or, if all else fails, I suppose I could try to dig up .XCF file format documentation and write conversion support to/from that format in perl. But I just know I'm going to hate myself, if I attempt that route. Thanks! (woc) _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimpemail@example.com http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user