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Gimp plugin developers wanted

For the very cool Gimp Colorize Plugin Christopher Lais is looking for a new maintainer. Don't let this die.
The same is about the quite good GREYCstoration plugin, volunteers wanted to improve the code of the current GIMP plug-in and implement features of the commandline version.
The third is the JPG2000 plugin, since the GSoC project nothing happens and nobody has seen this working in Gimp on Linux.
So new developers are needed to improve existing plugins and move them to Gimp 2.4 and later to 2.6.
Anybody reading this could help finding the new maintainers and developers.
Post this on your blog and your related boards! If one of your friends could do this ask him!

http://my.opera.com/area42/blog/gimp-plugins-developer-wanted

Greycstoration and colorize really deserve to be maintened and for greycstoration there are several features in the command line version that need to be ported in the plugin. (that is already very good and was updated few days ago..but still miss several features of the command line (and a more intuitive and user friendy GUI...now at first look seems really complex overcrowded by cryptic labeled sliders and checkboxes is mostly a impression is much more simple to use of what may seem ,... but that GUI scare many users and also for a redesign of the GUI the support of some gimp plugin developer is strictly needed) i don't think jpg2000 had much success as format maybe is not so useful maintain it, while are more urgent priority since there are free utility that may convert jpg2000 in format usable by gimp and vice versa: On the contrary i found really a pity that the developer of Greyc did not find till now much help to port the command line as gimp plugin or that Colorize is not maintained

(and a more intuitive and user friendy GUI...now at first look seems really complex overcrowded by cryptic labeled sliders and checkboxes is mostly a impression is much more simple to use of what may seem ,... but that GUI scare many users and also for a redesign of the GUI the support of some gimp plugin developer is strictly needed) I think that is better something with two tabs and an interface for advanced users (with all the options) and other interface for newies (with two or three sliders). A interface with too many options could be too complex, but some users needs all the sliders and checkboxes to set the best parameters for each image.

yes actually first impression is that to use greycstoration is needed discover how manipulate 12 sliders 2 checkboxex and a couple of other controls most not documented in the user guide but then 8 sliders are for...let call it "classic greycstoration smoothing" that one is described in the documentation, if that "classic greycstoration smoothing"is active as in default then the 4 sliders between the 2 checkbox become inactive (but to confuse users more they can be well moved, only changing their setting will no change nothing) of this first group of 8 sliders and 1 checkbox first 5 sliders are BASIC, may be the basic group of the first tab THEN 1 checkbox( the approximation checkbox,) + 1 slider( number of iteration) both may be well moved in the related ADVANCED menu 2 sliders (the somehow mysterious "spatial step" and "angular step") here a problem nobody seems to know for what are that 2 sliders for, any even dramatic changes to their settings seems have no percetible effect in the output...no trace of their functions in the documentation...i even ask about on the Greycstoration forum on Sourceforge but nobody was able to reply from 2007 http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1738489&forum_id=423277 Anyhow if someone may explain the function of that 2 user controls, and is proved that they may produce some visible changes in the final result .... i believe will better move both in the ADVANCED sector. ################################### 2 "Patch" then there is a new algorithm used that provide quite different result actually the switch is offered by the "patch" checkbox if patch is checked the previous group of slider become inactive (users have to refine their Extra Sensorial Perceptions to discover what slider are active and which not , no hint is offered from the gui) and become active the second group of sliders that between the 2 checkbox the functions of this 4 slider seem not documented in the user guide neither their names help a guess "Patch" with his sliders would be better moved on a new tab is in half simple to no require a ADVANCED sector. (but tooltips for clarify those sliders function seem needed ) ############################### then tooltip for sliders are badly needed just 1 example the "Noise scale" slider...since Greyctoration is to remove noise user may well suppose that a lower noise scale correspond to a less noisy final result But is almost the opposite, that is the level of..hum..let it call "the smoothing noise"used to smear the imagine noise if low less smoothing will be done so in practice final result will be more noisy..i and if on he contrary , noise scale is very hight, close to the maximum final imagine will be not noisy on the contrary will be completely blurred... basically the contrary of the effect that user may reasonably expect from the slider name. ..at least a tooltip is needed to correct that ############################## Last but not last Greycstoration now abort in gimp 2.5 because use a deprecated gimp plugin library..so i believe are good chances that as is now will not work on next Gimp 2.6 ################################# Then "inpainting" and "rescaling" features are not yet implemented as the option to smooth some peculiar color channel and 2 trivial, not confusing but always useful option missed 1 output on a new layer 2 output on a new image

i have promoted this entry to the front page, to give it a bit more visilibity.

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But this must be published on planet gnome and developer pages too. Is here somebody that has an account at planet.gnome.org ? I published it at several sites too :)

If the colorize plug-in really does what it is supposed to do, it needs quite some maintenance indeed. Although it compiles nicely, it has some serious flaws (one being that it actually requires an alpha-layer although this is not required by the pdb entry of the plug-in, the other being that it is extremely memory hungry and does not check whether it actually got the memory that is to be allocated). Besides, there is not even a simple README file that explains how one should use this plug-in :-( Maybe someone who used this plug-in before could just explain how it is actually to be used ?

* open an grayscale image * change the color space into RGB * create an new layer * use a small brush and paint some color strokes on the new layer * select the layer where the grayscale image is stored * start Colorize * select in the dropdown the new layer where you have painted the strokes * press ok

Hi, i compiled the Colorize plugin and make a binary available: http://my.opera.com/area42/blog/gimp-colorize I will try to make a Deb archive with a small help soon. If someone will start to maintain it i would support this with writing help, deliver demos and built Ubuntu Deb packages.

There is also a Colorize plugin in Gimp-sharp http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=117667 Should be the same but coded in C#

another way to provide a long life for this plugin is registering at Ubuntu's launchpad.net
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