Thanks for the bug number.

Regarding the float method, I beg to differ.  Unless I am missing
something, what we are doing for Floating before rotating is ...

  get selection tool  (must be done anyway)
  draw selection      (must be done anyway)
  Ctrl-Shift-L        (the only additional work)
  get rotation tool   (must be done anyway)
  do rotation         (must be done anyway)
  get selection tool  (must be done anyway)
  click to anchor floating selection   (must be done anyway)

Just one simple step per rotation.  Ctrl-Shift-L.
   No adding alpha channel
   No adding layer
   No moving layer to bottom
   No flattening layers

You asked about quantity: 50,000 scans, each scan of which contain from
one to 20 stamp images, some of which will end up as single-stamp images
and others of which will end up as multi-stamp images.  So 50,000 of the
add-layer method.  Probably up to 150,000 (?? maybe more) rotations, but
still I think the ctrl-shift-l is a lot faster.

Thanks very much for your help!


On 04/01/2009 09:03 PM, David Gowers wrote:
> Hi Jay,
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 12:58 AM, Jay Smith <j...@jaysmith.com> wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> If convenient, please advise me of the bug number on this so that I can
>> track it.  Thank you very much.
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=577575
>> Related to the "bug", I hope you also noted the problem that there is no
>> Preferences option of using "black" as the default for newly created images.
>> You said...
>>> BTW, floating before rotating is NOT how I would do this.
>> Please share your reasons why you would not do that.
> Because it's far far far far far far slower and more laborious than
> the method I went on to describe. There is no comparison.
>> (All the other mucking around [alpha channel, add layer, etc.] may seem
>> simple to Gimpers, but please do it 10,000 times and then tell me how
>> you feel about it -- We have so far scanned & edited over 50,000 such
>> images in Photoshop and have more than double that number yet to go.)
> 50,000 images? or 50,000 stamps?
> The procedure I described would only need to be done once for each
> image, not for each stamp-rotation. It is far more streamlined, if you
> typically rotate several stamps out of every single image that you
> open.
> David

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