Thanks, Mark, for a thoughtful reply. You are right about CentOS. Those
who want latest-and-greatest use Fedora. CentOS is designed for
stability. I read that somewhere. :-)
A couple of missing functions didn't offend me and I got around them.
The saving to .psd issue - well, that's more irritating - but I was able
to get people who need to use the output to install Gimp. The primary
output I am generating is, of course, the actual image files, Jpegs.
> If you're trying to do programmed image manipulation from a web app,
> the Gimp might not be the best choice. Have you considered
> alternatives? Perhaps ImageMagick?
Yes, I've been using ImageMagick for a long time.
In this particular case, I was excited to try out Gimp because it
enables me to manipulate psd files & layers. What I wound up coming up
with is so beautiful, it hurts. I am truly grateful for the existence
of Gimp API in the end. I am tempted to pollute the list by telling you
all about the neat idea. But that's what happens as you get wiser - you
learn to resist your temptations. Yes, even on the internet!
Thanks everyone again! Especially Mark. He gets a ribbon for named pipes!
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