Re: [Gimp-developer] feature request -- reduce my mouse clicking by 90%

On 19 April 2012 10:13, Alec Battles <alec battles gmail com> wrote:
> hi. i've had a feature request i've wanted to make for ages now, so i
> figured i might as well make it.
> if anyone's sitting there thinking, wow i'd like to do some gimp
> hacking, please read on.
> the problem is this. i'm a command line cowboy mostly, and i usually
> opt for an imagemagick solution much quicker than i opt for a gimp
> solution. i understand that this has mostly to do with temperament.
> there are times when i need gimp, though. and when i need it, i usually like it.
> except for one thing. i tend to open a lot of *windows*. sometimes too many.
> here's two things that would make my life easier:
> 1) simple request
> i've opened a lot of windows, and i want to be able to save every
> window in a (variable) directory with a (variable) set of defaults for
> a (variable) extension. seeing as how gimp seems to save defaults on a
> per-extension basis, this doesn't seem like it would be too hard.
> obviously this would not work for windows that did not yet have
> filenames assigned, but it would be a huge bonus for me.
> 2) complicated request
> for really complicated guillotines, allow saving guide positions to a
> 'guide file'. then make a handy way to do all of the slicing via the
> command line, given a guide file and the image named in the guide
> file.

Hi -

I can only recoment that you take a little time to learn "driving"
GIMP through one of the two scripting languages that have full API
access - you can do it either iwth a Python console or a scheme

Python, in particular,  will give you very flexible and easy ways to
"save all open images to a folder using this name pattern". After
exploring the possibilities interactively, you can put together what
you found out works best in your workflow and create a script or
plug-in to do that automatically.

Otherwise, if you want to formalize these feature requests, open them
properly  at - people will forget about them on the

> Alec
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