Sign up now! · Forgot password?
RSS/Atom feed Twitter

Gimp development

This discussion is connected to the gimp-developer-list.gnome.org mailing list which is provided by the GIMP developers and not related to gimpusers.com.

This is a read-only list on gimpusers.com so this discussion thread is read-only, too.

7 of 8 messages available
Toggle history

Please log in to manage your subscriptions.

Gimp development Maurice PHILIPPE 26 Mar 13:55
  Gimp development Tino Schwarze 26 Mar 15:55
   Gimp development Stephen J Baker 26 Mar 16:08
    Gimp development Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero 26 Mar 18:16
  Gimp development Branko Collin 26 Mar 19:02
200203261701.LAA06431@rru.com 07 Oct 20:21
  Gimp development Stephen J Baker 26 Mar 17:57
   Gimp development Sven Neumann 26 Mar 18:42
Maurice PHILIPPE
2002-03-26 13:55:30 UTC (almost 19 years ago)

Gimp development

priority : urgent.

Hi !

i'd like to know if , with Gimp, i can analyse an image in batch mode. For example, i'd like to write a program that could send an existing image to Gimp and ask him what
my image contains: colours, text, fonts etc... .

Is it possible to do this with Gimp ?

Thank you to answer as soon as possible.

Sinceraly,

beatrice.derbez.bd@wanadoo.fr

Béatrice Philippe

Tino Schwarze
2002-03-26 15:55:28 UTC (almost 19 years ago)

Gimp development

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 12:55:30PM +0000, Maurice PHILIPPE wrote:

priority : urgent.

ahem.

i'd like to know if , with Gimp, i can analyse an image in batch mode. For example, i'd like to write a program that could send an existing image to Gimp and ask him what
my image contains: colours, text, fonts etc... .

No, Gimp cannot currently do that. It is not the purpose of Gimp to analyse images but to create them.

Bye, Tino.

Stephen J Baker
2002-03-26 16:08:26 UTC (almost 19 years ago)

Gimp development

On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Tino Schwarze wrote:

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 12:55:30PM +0000, Maurice PHILIPPE wrote:

priority : urgent.

ahem.

i'd like to know if , with Gimp, i can analyse an image in batch mode. For example, i'd like to write a program that could send an existing image to Gimp and ask him what
my image contains: colours, text, fonts etc... .

No, Gimp cannot currently do that. It is not the purpose of Gimp to analyse images but to create them.

Hmmmm "GIMP" - GNU Image *Manipulation* Program? Maybe we need a name change if general manipulation of images is not a part of GIMP's charter.

IMHO, GIMP should absolutely permit batch processing of images - and if you wanted to write a plugin to count colours or do OCR image analysis to read text - then that should be possible. (Dunno how feasible it is to find text and fonts...but that's not the point).

---- Steve Baker (817)619-2657 (Vox/Vox-Mail) L3Com/Link Simulation & Training (817)619-2466 (Fax) Work: sjbaker@link.com http://www.link.com Home: sjbaker1@airmail.net http://www.sjbaker.org

Stephen J Baker
2002-03-26 17:57:39 UTC (almost 19 years ago)

Gimp development

On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Miles O'Neal wrote:

Stephen J Baker said...

|Hmmmm "GIMP" - GNU Image *Manipulation* Program? Maybe we need |a name change if general manipulation of images is not a part of |GIMP's charter.

Analysis and manipulation aren't necessarily the same thing.

I agree - but if you allow the possibility of batch mode image manipulation (and I think you should), then batch mode analysis is just a matter of what plugins you run...one that counts the number of colours and prints them out - or even one that does OCR - would certainly be possible in such a system.

Analysis such as the original
poster asked would be a huge, new area.

It would be if the GIMP team undertook to write the plugins to do a wide range of interesting analyses - but I don't think it's such a big deal to make it *possible* to write such plugins and run them in batch mode - then you can let the bazaar do the actual work of writing them *if* there are enough interested people to do it.

Not that it would be a bad one. There's certainly no reason folks can't write plug-ins for these things (although the font recognition would be hairy - has anyone done that anywhere?) And, at least in the near term, I'd expect some of the functionality to be quite limited.

How well does OCR software work against images?

What else would it work on?

---- Steve Baker (817)619-2657 (Vox/Vox-Mail) L3Com/Link Simulation & Training (817)619-2466 (Fax) Work: sjbaker@link.com http://www.link.com Home: sjbaker1@airmail.net http://www.sjbaker.org

Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero
2002-03-26 18:16:58 UTC (almost 19 years ago)

Gimp development

sjbaker@link.com (2002-03-26 at 0908.26 -0600):

image to Gimp and ask him what
my image contains: colours, text, fonts etc... .

No, Gimp cannot currently do that. It is not the purpose of Gimp to analyse images but to create them.

IMHO, GIMP should absolutely permit batch processing of images - and

It does, not the best but good for some things, search a bit. :]

if you wanted to write a plugin to count colours or do OCR image analysis to read text - then that should be possible. (Dunno how feasible it is to find text and fonts...but that's not the point).

As is, GIMP does not include recognition filters. And I do not think she asked about coding it, but doing now, so "no" is the right global reply for it, no matter if batch capable or not.

GSR

Sven Neumann
2002-03-26 18:42:29 UTC (almost 19 years ago)

Gimp development

Hi,

"Stephen J Baker" writes:

Analysis such as the original
poster asked would be a huge, new area.

It would be if the GIMP team undertook to write the plugins to do a wide range of interesting analyses - but I don't think it's such a big deal to make it *possible* to write such plugins and run them in batch mode - then you can let the bazaar do the actual work of writing them *if* there are enough interested people to do it.

I don't think there's anything we need to do to make it possible since it should be doable with the current framework. Of course there's always room for improvement especially when it comes to batch mode but gimp-1.3 should already be a step into the right direction.

Salut, Sven

Branko Collin
2002-03-26 19:02:40 UTC (almost 19 years ago)

Gimp development

On 26 Mar 2002, at 12:55, Maurice PHILIPPE wrote:

i'd like to know if , with Gimp, i can analyse an image in batch mode. For example, i'd like to write a program that could send an existing image to Gimp and ask him what my image contains: colours, text, fonts etc... .

Is it possible to do this with Gimp ?

Could you be a bit more specific about what you want to do?

Which operations? Which file formats? Which platforms?

Although in the end the GIMP can do all you want, there are many tools that may be better for your purposes.

For which file formats, for instance, do you want to know text and fonts?