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This is a collection of Script-Fus that create Paths in the form of geometric shapes. Squares, rectangles, rounded rectangles, circles, ellipses, ovals, polygons, stars, flowers, gears, triangle waves, square waves, and sine waves are currently supported.

Version 0.91 is updated for GIMP 2.4.x! It now supports automatic stroking and filling!

How to install:

  1. Right-click on the link below that says "shape-path-0.91.scm". A pop-up menu should appear. Click "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..." or whatever the equivalent option in your browser is.
  2. Save the file "shape-path-0.91.scm" in your scripts folder. If you're not sure where your scripts folder is, you can check by opening GIMP and going to <Toolbox>/File/Preferences -> Folders -> Scripts. If more than one folder is shown, then any one of them will work.
  3. Once you have saved the file in your scripts folder, if you are already running GIMP, either click <Toolbox>/Xtns/Script-Fu/Refresh Scripts, or just close and reopen GIMP.
  4. If you have done this correctly, the scripts will appear in the menu under <Image>/Script-Fu/Shape Paths. If this menu is not there, try clicking <Toolbox>/Xtns/Script-Fu/Refresh Scripts. If it's still not there, make sure the file is in your scripts folder and that the filename ends with ".scm", not ".txt" or ".scm.txt" or something.
shape-path-0.91.scm38.19 KB
shape-path-0.7.scm48.29 KB
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Thank you, its amazing script now my work is so easy :))))) DivX кодек

Wonderful plugin! I have been using it for a few months and just wrote a tutorial that lists it as a requirement: How to make web 2.0 badges WITHOUT your pirated copy of Photoshop.

Hello! I'm pretty new to Gimp and would love to be able to use your script, however, I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with the written text! (smile) Would you let me know? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Just save the .scm file in your scripts folder. If you don't know where your scripts folder is, go to <Toolbox>/File/Preferences, click "Folders", then click "Scripts" and you'll see your script folder's path. If it shows more than one folder, then any one of them will work. If you're still running GIMP when you put the file in the folder, then click <Toolbox>/Xtns/Script-Fu/Refresh Scripts, or just close and reopen GIMP, and you should be able to use the script from <Image>/Script-Fu/Shape Paths.

Call me stupid, but I still can't find it. I'm used to scripts that come ready to load, like for gradients, in ggr files and such. These scripts consisting of pages of text and I do not get along! (Laughing)!

If you know where to save gradient files, then your scripts folder should be in the same folder as the gradients folder. For example, if the gradients folder is (something)/.gimp-2.4/gradients, then the scripts folder should be in (something)/.gimp-2.4/scripts. Just put the .scm file there and you should be good to go.

Maybe I have not explained this clearly. Let me try again. NORMALLY when I have downloaded scripts, I get an actual FILE with the .scm annex. When I click on YOUR link, all I get is the written CODE, not a file. Now my question is, do I need to SAVE the CODE to an SCM file myself, or just put the 6 pages of code in there under a .txt file??? Thanks!

You just save the code to a .scm file. (NOT .txt!) You should be able to just right-click the link and click "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." (or something similar, depending on your browser).

I did want to mention one thing, though. I've noticed that most of you who post these scripts and such assume that EVERYONE will know what to do with them. That is not the case. That description you just gave would have alleviated the problem of our going back and forth. I'm not technically inclined, and a good percentage of Gimp users are not. It would be nice if you guys would keep that in mind. Now if you have a legal question, than I'm your gal. Thanks for sharing the script.

anyway nobody assume that everybody know things by magic For that there are FAQ on on, on the Gimp page on sourceforge, and pages on the gimp help, all explaining how to. and your anyway was not a problem with gimp, but with your browser (and/or with the RIGHT click options of the mouse that has 2 buttons because both are needed not only the left )


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