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Manual Lens filter

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This script changes the color balance and brightens up the image to imitate images taken with Manual/Classic/Vintage lenses.

Below you will find two versions of the script one with Manual lens only (manual-lens_filter.scm) and one with Manual lens and Cool Manual lens (cool-manual-lens_filter.scm). Cool Manual lens uses the engine of to cool the image.

See samples:

After Manual Lens filter:

After Cool Manual Lens filter:

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Copy the .scm file to:

Windows Vista/7 C:\Users\[USER]\.gimp-2.8\scripts
Windows XP and older c:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\.gimp-2.8\scripts
Linux /home/[USER]/.gimp-2.8/scripts

In GIMP you will find it under the Colors/Cool effects menu.

Cool Manual Lens requires YUV Temperature plugin by elsamuko:

For batch version check:

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Code License: 



I have successfully installed it. After I restart Gimp I saw a menu Item "Manual Lens sf" Under Menu "Script-Fu"; I use GIMP 2.6. However, When I open an jpeg image and try to use the filter, it "Manual Lens sf" filter is disabled. May I know under what conditions it will be enabled?


I uploaded a new version fixing this bug, please try to verify it works for you too.


John Lakkas

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