On Monday 25 August 2008, John Christopher wrote: > I am using Gimp 2.4.5 on Windows XP pro. > > I have about 1,000 multi-page TIFF files I must edit. > I only want to edit the first page of each file (I must > delete some text from the first page of each document) > and then save it. > > What is the best way to solve this problem? I have > tried this: > > I right-click on the file on the Windows desktop, then select > "Edit with Gimp". Gimp's "Import from TIFF" dialog is > displayed. I click the "Select All" button. Now, I must > choose either "Open pages as layers" or "Open pages as images". > > If I select "Open pages as layers", the last page of the > document is displayed. How do I display the first page? > > If I select "Open pages as images", each page is displayed > in its own window. I can then edit the first page, but if > I save, only the first page gets saved. How do I save ALL > the pages, and in the same page number order as the original > TIFF file? > > Is there a better way to accomplish my goal?
Yes. Unlkess yiu really need to hand-paint each image, at 1000 pages it would be worht writing an specific program to deal with them. SInce you have "GIMP inplace, instead of a full porgrma, a gimp script propbably would suficce. Depending on your intent with the first pages, a script for that could be written in weel under an hour, and a modern desktop could jhandle your 1000 files in couple of hours. But..for your infrmatiom, what you are missing is the way to handle "layers" in GIMP: weh you "open as layers" each of the image's pages is placed in a sepoarate layer - that is, they behave exactly like pages stacked one on top of the others. To be able to ciycle trhough the layers and view different ones, you have to looka t the layers dialog (Dialogs->layers, or just hit ctrl + l) Open an image as layers, play a ittle withthe eye icons, and rrows, and layer selection - you should figure out how they work. And tehn, unless your changes absoltuely can't be automated, get back to the list asking for advice on a script to do what you need. js -><- > > Thanks for your help. > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Gimp-user mailing list > Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU > https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user