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GIMP -2.8.10 Brushes Randhir Phagura 16 Mar 06:43
  GIMP -2.8.10 Brushes Ofnuts 16 Mar 17:27
Randhir Phagura
2014-03-16 06:43:01 UTC (over 5 years ago)

GIMP -2.8.10 Brushes

Ofnuts wrote on 15 Mar 2014:

This is awfully complicated for a very simple need: set the brush size to the size the brush was meant to be used with.

The funny thing is that it's already there: there is a call in the PDB for this: gimp_context_set_brush_default_size() (gimp-context-set-brush-default-size for the Scheme addicts), so it's a simple matter to make a trivial script around it and assign to a shortcut.

You can download it here;

https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-tools/files/scripts/brush-size-to-native-0.0.py/download

Speaking of keyboard shortcuts, there is a "Set brush size to default value"/"tools-paint-brush-size-set-to-default" that looked like it would do the above, but as far as I can tell it only sets the brush to size saved in the Tool options.

Thanks a lot. I have added your script to 'plug-ins' sub-directory of my profile as given by your installation instructions at the web-site and made the script executable (711). But how do I use it? I am afraid, i am not an expert. I just have a working knowledge of GIMP and linux. I use these as vehicles for my books. Could you please take a little time out from your busy schedule to explain the nitty-gritties how the scripts should be used. Also please illustrate or otherwise explain the technique "Set brush size to default

value"/"tools-paint-brush-size-set-to-default".

Thanks & Regards,

Randhir Phagura

Ofnuts
2014-03-16 17:27:17 UTC (over 5 years ago)

GIMP -2.8.10 Brushes

On 03/16/2014 07:43 AM, Randhir Phagura wrote:

Ofnuts wrote on 15 Mar 2014:

This is awfully complicated for a very simple need: set the brush size to the size the brush was meant to be used with. The funny thing is that it's already there: there is a call in the PDB for this: gimp_context_set_brush_default_size() (gimp-context-set-brush-default-size for the Scheme addicts), so it's a simple matter to make a trivial script around it and assign to a shortcut. You can download it here;

https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-tools/files/scripts/brush-size-to-native-0.0.py/download

Speaking of keyboard shortcuts, there is a "Set brush size to default value"/"tools-paint-brush-size-set-to-default" that looked like it would do the above, but as far as I can tell it only sets the brush to size saved in the Tool options.

Thanks a lot. I have added your script to 'plug-ins' sub-directory of my profile as given by your installation instructions at the web-site and made the script executable (711). But how do I use it? I am afraid, i am not an expert. I just have a working knowledge of GIMP and linux. I use these as vehicles for my books. Could you please take a little time out from your busy schedule to explain the nitty-gritties how the scripts should be used. Also please illustrate or otherwise explain the technique "Set brush size to default

value"/"tools-paint-brush-size-set-to-default".

Thanks & Regards,

Technically, the script creates an entry in the menu of the "Brushes" dialog, but it's not really designed to be used from a menu.

What you do is:

1) check that the script is installed: >Help>Plugin browser and search "native", this should show "Brush size to native"

2) >Edit>Keyboard shortcuts, search "native" and assign a keyboard shortcut.

Then when you want the current brush at its native size, just hit the key you defined.