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hi can any one help i am having trouble with script fu and python fu

i have gimp version 2.6.11
i have tried downloading scrips and python plugin
i followed vidio on how to put them into scripts menu etc and i am unable to open script fu i press filters refresh nothing changes i am unable to get script fu or python on to my top bar can anyone help i have been trying for days thanks pat

For script-fu you don't need python installed.

For python-fu you need python installed

Look here howto install scripts or plug-ins: http://www.mahvin.com/?p=1081

thanks for reply i have python installed i am having problems getting script fu to work( forget python at the moment) I cant see SCRIPT FU ON THE TOOL BAR i have downloaded scripts installed to correct place followed video on how to transfer when downloaded cant even use the ones already in the script file i download to note pad opened in note pad copied all the file page paste into script file as scm (c \ programs files \gimp 2.O \ share \ gimp\ 2.O\ SCRIPTS copy to this file turn gimp on PRESS REFRESH no luck IN FACT NOTHING IN SCRIPT FU WORKS NEVER SEEN IT on my tool bar i have tried uninstalling gimp cleaning out all files and downloading again still no luck have been on this for a week please help help help pat

You don't see script-fu on the toolbar. You will find most scripts in the filter tab

Download a script and save in a known location for you, unmodified. Do not open it or save it to a program. Save it to a directory of your choice.

Instead copying your scripts in the folder you described
copy your scripts into: c:\Documents and Settings\\.gimp-2.6\scripts\.scm

You don't need to open it with notepad just copy .scm (i.e colortemp.scm) to the scriptfolder. Restart gimp and the script will show himself up in the foldertab-->colors (in the case of colortemp.scm).

MANY MANY THANKS YES I HAVE FOUND IT AND I WILL TRY TO DOWNLOAD SCRIPS AS PER YOUR INSTRUCTIONS BUT WHAT IS SCRIPT FU USED FOR THEN IE CONSUL RESET ETC AND ALSO PYTHON HOW DO I USE THEM THANKS PAT

I just see the username and scriptname are not printed. The correct sentence should be:
"copy your scripts into: c:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\.gimp-2.6\scripts\SCRIPTNAME.scm"
but you have already found it.

>MANY MANY THANKS YES I HAVE FOUND IT AND I WILL TRY TO DOWNLOAD SCRIPS AS PER YOUR INSTRUCTIONS BUT WHAT IS SCRIPT FU USED FOR

Script-fu is a high-level programming language to write scripts i.e colortemp.scm. A program written with Script-fu is called a script with the extension .scm

>.... IE CONSUL RESET ETC AND ......

I don't understand what you are trying to say. Please split your question.

>.... ALSO PYTHON HOW DO I USE THEM THANKS

Python-fu is also a high-level programming language. In order to run python-fu plug-ins you have to install python support. Every prgram written with python-fu is called a plug-in with the extension .py.

On http://registry.gimp.org/node/24503 you will find a step by step procedure to install Python for windows including hyperlinks wher you can download the necessary programs. Follow the procedure until point 7. Point 8 is of course your plug-in and the last step should be restarting gimp. For a few plug-ins you should also install libglade.

Hi thanks for your instant reply. I am trying to say when i see tutorials they show script fu appearing after refresh on the top bar as scripts fu and python fu and they show you that you can click on this to show the new scripts and then click on script for information on how to use them,i do not know if this is only in old versions of gimp,

i also do not understand console in scripts and what it is used for is it just information as i get a list but do not know what to do with it and the same applies to start sever ?

i installed python when i installed gimp as i understood that some artist only let you download in python mode again i am what they call a silver surfer so am really a first time beginner at all this but would love to understand more.

i hope i have explained myself so you can understand me, I have also downloaded some scripts that just do not appear ie rusted paper i watched a tutorial on making president obama portrait look very old and rusted paper was used for this .Is this because not all scripts are updated to work on new additions of gimp thanks in advance for all your help many thanks you have been a great help pat

>Hi thanks for your instant reply. I am trying to say when i see tutorials they show script fu appearing after refresh on the top bar as scripts fu and python fu and they show you that you can click on this to show the new scripts and then click on script for information on how to use them,i do not know if this is only in old versions of gimp,

This is unknown to me. I'm not familiar with older versions of Gimp perhaps someone else could tell about it.

>i also do not understand console in scripts and what it is used for is it just information as i get a list but do not know what to do with it and the same applies to start sever ?

You don't need that (better don't use it). With the console you can interactively do jobs. I use it only for testing programs.

>i installed python when i installed gimp as i understood that some artist only let you download in python mode again i am what they call a silver surfer so am really a first time beginner at all this but would love to understand more.

You don't need to understand python to use plug-ins. Starting python-fu console is for programmers so don't use it.

>i hope i have explained myself so you can understand me, I have also downloaded some scripts that just do not appear ie rusted paper i watched a tutorial on making president obama portrait look very old and rusted paper was used for this .Is this because not all scripts are updated to work on new additions of gimp thanks in advance for all your help many thanks you have been a great help pat

Yes some scripts and plugins are not compatible with newer version of Gimp. If a script or plugin not works put a comment for help at the script/plug-in node.

thanks for making things so clear to me you are a very helpful person and thanks for being so kind yes perhaps someone will explain why all the tutorials tell you that when you download scripts it shows up on menu bar as script fu as this is very confusing to new gimpers thanks again pat

Some script authors will register them to show up on the menu under "Script-Fu". It's been a hot topic in regards to cluttering up the GIMP menus with poorly registered scripts. Ideally, the best menu placement is sought based on what the script actually does, and not based on personal attributes (some authors create menus in their name). Imagine if everyone attributed their script to their name. There would be no room on the menu bar.

If you ever download a script or plug-in and then find yourself unable to find it, you can open GIMP, go to "Help - Plug-in Browser" and type in the name of the script and it will show you where it's located in the menus. This is providing you have the scripts and plug-ins in their proper folders.

thanks i have managed one script so i think i am putting into the correct folders but unable to find others even after doing the above so perhaps an old script the one i was looking for was on devientarts Kward1979 rusted paper cant find it on my gimp thanks anyway very kind of you to reply i do find it strange that all tutorials i have watched are saying after pressing refresh script fu comes up on tool bar even the script above in a tutorial came up on there tool bar very confusing

The .scm file you refer to here has an extraordinarily long filename, try renaming the file to rustedpaper.scm. Add it to your scripts folder. I found it under Filters about midway down the menu drop box, under Kward1979.

The only time you need to refresh your scripts is if you add scripts to GIMP while you have it open. Adding plug-ins to GIMP while it's open, will require you to close GIMP and restart it, before the plug-in will take effect.

Hi me again ok i am doing something wrong i did this c program files.gim2.share.gimp.2.0.scripts changed the name to as above went to gimp click filters drop down box not there

Hi i am so pleased i have done it for some unknown reason my pc was telling me i do not have administrator rights i am the only one who uses the pc never had this before so i put into pat user and it worked thank you thank you when i saved it to notepad and then went into c files gimp ex it allowed it but not knowing much about computers i can only assume it was not going in correctly now i have another problem sorting out why it is asking me to get administrator permission great fun this computing i need you to give lessons thanks pat

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