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Traditional Orton

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This script creates images via the exact process invented by Michael Orton. You need two exposures of a scene, one at an exposure value of +1, and one at an exposure value of +2.

More information is available at: my blog.

These are most easily obtained by taking a single raw photo of a scene and then producing two JPG images with appropriate exposures.

Load the +1 EV image, and run this script from Filters->Artistic->Orton, and you will be prompted for the filename of the +2 EV image. Choose this, press OK, and you will get an Orton image.

The Orton processing is especially good for landscapes and flowers.

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(per user request relicensed this under the MIT license)

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Know I know I must press save as link...

What am I going to do with the text showing up when clickong download?

Put file here C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts

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Hi, thank you for the bug report. It does appear the web browser damaged the upload. I have corrected the issue, please try again.


Great plugin. I was wondering if you have any pointers as to how to make the +1 and +2 EV photos using Gimp only.


You will have to start with a raw image and some sort of gimp plugin for handling raw images.

Outside of gimp, I have used rawtherapee which is free software, and the Olympus software that came with my camera to do this.

For a simulated orton effect from a JPG image using only gimp, I think there is another plugin.


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