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PAL and PAL VHS filters

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A couple of Python-Fu filters for making images look like they have been PAL encoded or retrieved from a VHS tape. The plug-ins will scale any image they are fed to 720 x 576 - this is because that's the size PAL images are.

PAL images have non-square pixels - if you want to correct the aspect ratio afterwards you can scale them to 788 x 576.

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Using Vista 64 - GIMP 2.6.7 (32 bit) When using PAL, no changes are noticed and the menu remains - with no indication from the progress bar that anything has flushed/processed.

I've fixed the PAL filter now. Line 227 there should have been a 1.0 instead of a 0 as the default value for PAL version.

I didn't pick it up as I usually use PAL-D and if you use the PAL version radio buttons everything works fine - it's just the default value that failed.

Can you let me know if this works for you?

Very sorry for the bug.

It's up and running and working fine. Thanks for the quick response.

HI, Sorry but plugin doesn't run in GIMP 2.4.6 under ubuntu 8.04. It got frozen.

I'm very sorry it doesn't work under Gimp 2.4 - I haven't got Jaunty/Gimp 2.4 to test it on. It worked fine for me on Intrepid and Karmic with Gimp 2.6.6 and 2.6.7 which is why I marked it as 2.6. I'll try and find out why it didn't work for you.

Probably rather silly:
I'm a new user of GIMP, I installed it to give pics a VHS effect.
So I found your VHS&PAL filter. I've serached the menus & the net for 1.5 hours on how to import the VHS plug-in into Gimp. I cannot find it anywhere. It seems to be a esoteric GIMP secret, only known to already users. Can you please enlighten me how to install the filter?

Is far to be a secret yet if you use Windows (does not matter if XP, vista or 7) may involve some fiddling.

Not to install the plugin that is simple

Less simple is allow gimp to use python scripts as this..that involve install several things and even unistall and reinstall gimp

Well here all details

done that you may just move the Python script you want use in a gimp plugin folder

Thanks a ton, and indeed I'm using windows.
You are suggesting that I can use the filter as standalone?
Meanwhile I'm looking at the link you sent.

No not as standalone,

I just say that in Windows, some initial work is needed to make Gimp run Python script

Once done that, then install python filter is simple as move the script in a gimp plugin folder

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