Hello Gary, On Saturday 29 August 2009, Gary Collins wrote: > 1) I'd like to try to do this in python. But I'll need to learn it first. > That shouldn't be a problem, I have the info, just a matter of getting > round to it. But I'd like to ask: is that the best thing to use for writing > a plug-in? Or at least, an acceptable thing? I want to learn python > sometime in any case as it seems to be used rather widely for add-ons to > various packages, eg "blender".
There are lots of plugins in python, but I don't know if it's the best choice for file i/o plugins, since if you do a good job, it might be included into GIMP by default, and Python isn't installed everywhere. I'm not sure about the speed difference compared to C since reading/writing the file should be the bottle neck in most cases. > 2) I'd need to learn about the TIFF format. Again, shouldn't be a problem; > I've recently downloaded the definition from Adobe's site. Again, just a > matter of getting round to it :-) And/or have a look at other open source projects (with a compatible license!) that can handle multi-layer tiff images. (ImageJ, possibly ImageMagick, exiv2 etc.) > 3) What I will need is specific information about writing for the gimp > interface - details about how the layers would be accessed, etc. I'm not > sure where would be the best place to look for information like this. And > maybe this list won't be the best place for techie questions if I do get > started - maybe there's a more suitable list (?) gimp-develo...@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu Thanks for you trying this project :-) Daniel
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