Quoting Vu The Cuong <vuthecu...@luvina.net>: > The subject says it all. Currently I'm considering to > develop web-based (PHP) image editing application with gimp as backend > engine for intranet use.
I responded to your post on GIMPtalk but thought I'd echo it here for posterity's sake... You will need to start the GIMP's Script-fu server plug-in and then have your PHP program talk to the server over a TCP port. Script-fu commands are sent over the TCP port prefixed by "Gxy" where x and y together specify the length of the command in bigEndian-style. Here is a quick run-through (for GNU/Linux using BASH): 1. As root, create a file /dev/tcp/127.0.0.1/10008 2. As root, chmod the mode of that file to 666 3. start the GIMP in the background with the server plug-in being the only interface: gimp -i -b '(plug-in-script-fu-server 1 10008 "/home/cuongvt/script-fu-server.log")' & 4. To monitor the activity, run tail -f /home/cuongvt/script-fu-server.log (you will need to wait a while for GIMP to start up) 5. From another shell, type the following: echo -e "G\0000\0015(gimp-quit 0)" >/dev/tcp/127.0.0.1/10008 (The '\0000\0015' part is the string length of "(gimp-quit 0)" as characters specified in octal.) You should see messages similar to the following appear in the log file: Server: connect from host 127.0.0.1, port XXXXX. Received request #0 from IP address 127.0.0.1: (gimp-quit 0) on Thu Dec 11 16:44:57 2008 ,[Request queue length: 1]Processing request #0 Of course, you will want to use a PHP client (instead of "echo") and to have it count the string lengths and provide the proper prefix automatically. Also, I don't use PHP and don't know how it sends and receives data over a TCP port. _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user