[Gimp-user] Text Import Help

Hello (my first post and a beginner so go easy...!)

My photoshop guy resigned and now I need help! 

In my Facebook group we have birthday cards (online ones only) and my
PS guy used a notepad document with all the peoples names on to
produce all that weeks birthdays all at once. So we'd have 40-ish
images all with the same background but with different text on each

I wonder if gimp can do this or something similar, to enable me to
produce lots of images at the same time, all with different text? 
Otherwise its hours sat there changing the text one at a time...

I have the PS document which I can open in gimp and all its layers are

It all depends on 'quote' ...I have the PS document which I can open in gimp and
all its layers are there.

Are all the 'name' layers there? Gimp does not have a function to batch import
text from an external file although you can copy//paste into the text tool. You
do not need to type.

If you have all the names as layers. PS text is converted to raster images and
any effects probably lost. Hopefully you can get those 'name' layers and save
them as a Gimp .xcf file.

Started writing a how-to with screenshots but I can do a video demo in half the

https://youtu.be/X1tGdHT6jGI  two and a half minutes but it is all there.  Have
a look and come back with the problems.

It uses 2 old scripts (but easy to use) - attached. Un-zip and put in your Gimp
profile scripts folder C:\Users\yourname\.gimp-2.8\scripts

If you do not have PS layers from that text file, then it becomes much more
complicated. It can be done using a command line application ImageMagick. (at
least in linux it is not too difficult, not too sure about Windows) to generate
individual images.

* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/685/original/combine-bg.scm.zip

rich2005 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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