Dear Gimp users,
Short version: I'm trying to record the
translation and rotation information of a given
layer for later use with a script or another program. Is this possible in GIMP?
Long version: I doing some photo collage the way
David Hockney does (if you don't know his work,
). But instead of taking 100s of real pictures, I have digital data.
For each picture, I'm creating a layer, and the
only action I'll do is translation and rotation.
Because of the number of pictures, it becpùes
quickly impossible to work with the full
resolution pictures. I'd like to be able to work
on lower resolution pictures, record the
translation and rotation of each layer from the
centre of the image (that is the single
translation and rotation instruction that will
get me from the layer centered in the middle of
the image to the adjusted position).
Then I want to reuse this information to create a
full resolution image using batch processing (I
have already a script for that part in
script-fu), so I can go on with my life while the computer is crunching.
Any ideas? Right now I'm recording the new size
of the layer after rotation as well as it's
position on the screen and thanks to
trigonometry, I get the angle back. The problem
is: This is quite unprecise and gives me the
choice between four different angles, so it doesn't work so well.
Thanks in advance.
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