Re: Picasa2 effects

On 12/19/05, Bengt Thuree <bengt thuree com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-12-19 at 09:51 +0100, Jens Ansorg wrote:
> > Bengt Thuree wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > Just played abit with Picasa2, and must admit that I am impressed with the
> > > simple Effects, Tuning and Basic Fixes it has.
> > > What is the future plan for F-Spot in this area?
> > >
> > There is gimp for that and much more.
> Very true... especially for the "much more" part
> >
> > I'd prefer f-spot to become a great image catalog/database first before
> > implementing those editing cpabilities.
> I agree, that is the first priority. But the extra small things would be
> nice to have I think. A lot of users do not know how to use Gimp, but
> they will feel perfectly happy with F-Spot, if they can do some minor
> special effects. No thoughts of competing with Gimp, but rather
> implementing some easy to use/implement filters.

One other approach would be to simply reuse the Gimp.  You can start
up the Gimp in batch mode, and send it commands via the built-in
scheme interpreter (  If
this interface is a little too clunky, it should be straight-forward
to write up some helper scripts that would perform the necessary

The benefit is that the F-Spot project doesn't have to worry about
image manipulation, and can leverage the library of script-fu scripts
written for the Gimp, but the downside is that the user would have to
have the Gimp installed in order to use the functionality.

Anthony W. Juckel

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