On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Joao S. O. Bueno <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tue 11 Nov 2008 03:00:11 am David Gowers wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:55 AM, Joshua McGee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I sell postage stamps.  For inventory photos, I scan whole "stocksheets"
>> > (black backing, acetate strips to hold the stamps) with the stamps in
>> > place, then use GIMP to cut out the individual stamps for listing.
>> >
>> > Right now, I draw a rectangular selection around each stamp, then CTRL-C,
>> > CTRL-SHIFT-V, CTRL-SHIFT-S, type a name.  I can do this pretty quickly,
>> > but my wrists would thank me if there were a way to bind this series of
>> > keypresses to one keystroke, or to have a sort of "Copy to" like the old
>> > Windows Paint program had.
>> >
>> > Sorry if this is a ridiculously easy question.
>> Alec's idea is pretty elegant. My ideas are below.
>> On Linux, you can use xDoTool for this; You would basically create a
>> noninteractive Python plugin which runs the following command using
>> os.system():
> David --
> I fail to perceive in which ay this could be any better than a plug-in that
> simply does the copy, paste as new, save in first place, without loopback
> keyboard input hacks.
Then you have succeeded. Alternatively, you could pay attention to the
difference in workflow.

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