Re: [Gimp-developer] [Gimp-docs] Proposed gimp tutorial


Thanks for your reply and feedback.  The answer to your first question is
yes, I would like to to be able to post a tutorial or tutorials on the site or somewhere like it.  I understand that the
gimp-doc group might not want to post every tutorial the general public
might submit, there might be a lot of repetition and the quality might not
be sufficient.  On the other hand, I think there are many areas where
expanding the range of topics covered with tutorials or other forms of
documentation could benefit Gimp.

I would be happy to write a couple of tutorials or if someone wanted to
co-author the tutorials that would be fine as well.  Sometimes when two
people are working on documentation one person can spot what is not clear
in the other person's explanation.  Going back and forth can make a better
end product.

The dilemma is there is no point in writing a tutorial if you don't have a
venue to publish it.  I do not have access to a website where I can post
tutorials, and if I did I would imagine it would be so obscure no one would
see it.  I suspect there are other Gimp users who would be willing to share
ideas but don't have a venue to publish them.

About your comments on the text, the way you specify the image type is more
of a means of control rather than an issue.  The attached jpegs are small
shots of the menu from my automation scripts with and without an image
open.  The scripts that are intended to run on a directory of images are on
all of the time, the scripts that are intended to run on a single file /
image are grayed out (image type "*") unless an image is opened.

The four items I identified in the tutorial were things that I had to do
more research on and work harder at when I wrote the scripts to automate my
flow.  I thought they might be good things to point out in a more advanced
tutorial.  The script is pretty handy, saves time, and when you get past
the less commonly understood aspects it is pretty straightforward.  It
seemed that if the four little "tricks" were widely understood, something
like this script should have been written 10 years ago (maybe it was I I
just could not find it).

Anyway, thanks for the feedback.


Stephen Kiel

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <
andrew pitonyak org> wrote:

Hello Stephen,

Disclaimer: I have no particular ability myself to integrate these..

Having read these, I see that you have much that is useful to say. In
other words, I found automated-jpg-to-xcf.odt to be informative.

That said, are you saying that you would like to create content that is
published here:

It looks like you chose the correct lists (doc, web, and developer) to
obtain appropriate feed back.

I recommend (and other feedback may negate what I say) that you identify
what you would like to have as topics in the tutorial; for example:

"How to write a script that is available when an image is not open"

I was not aware that this was an issue until I read your document.

I expect that this tutorial would be "Change all JPG files in a directory
to XCF".

On 06/20/2013 02:29 PM, Stephen Kiel wrote:

    Gimp Doc Guys,

 One of the listed methods to contribute to the Gimp project, listed on
the website, is to write a tutorial.  I tried sending in a tutorial for
basic scripting (it was probably too long) about a year and a half ago.  I
did not hear back, but since the scripting tutorial did make some
improvements I hope that it did have some positive contribution.

 I did have another area where I thought that a few tutorials might be of
interest and helpful to others, and that is in the area of Automation.
This is an area that is nearer to my interests anyway (closer to my career
interests).  I think Gimp is unique in its capability as a platform for
automating the image editing process.  I am talking about Automating the
process of custom edits not just using an "I feel lucky" button on a photo

 I think there is room in the area of automation for a couple of
tutorials, I wrote up an example for one (importing a directory of images /
jpg -> xcf).  I think other tutorials could cover reading & writing
parasites, parasites as flow control variables, how to build & execute a
recipe / process / flow.  I touched on these possibilities in the included
file "Introduction".

 Anyway, here is my dilemma. I would be happy to write a draft for
tutorials on some or all of these topics, or better yet, co-author them
with a member(s) of the gimp-doc team.  I have no where to publish a
tutorial, and it seems pointless to write something that no one will read.

 Take a look at the attached documents and scripts. Let me know if this
idea is something that sounds interesting. The *.odt format files are open
office writer format.


 Stephen Kiel

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