Can someone explain me what i have to do to point the plugin to the path of exiftool and gedit, now i have to fill it in manually everytime. I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
The path to exiftool is now displayed. Now gedit didnt came up. But after changing also line 522 to PF-STRING both propgram paths are visible now. YUou are my man. Thank you so much!!
Good idea to show the edited lines and I detect no mistake.
One difference between 'exiftool' and 'gedit' are the file type;
'exiftool' is a Perl script and 'gedit' is compiled.
GIMP 2.8.2 'PF_FILE...' on Debian 7.0 (my platform) identify the file type by an icone before the short name;
this cause a longer delay for the script than the compilation before acceptance but its accepted.
Now I suspect a bug in that mechanism, in your case, if you waited more than a few seconds for it to be accepted.
A possibility is a detour around that by changing start of line 519
Yes I have exiftool installed.
The edited lines are:
+"_____\n->Location of exiftool:", r"/usr/bin/exiftool"),
(PF_FILE, "text_editor", "->Text editor to use for '__ OTHER OPTION __':",\
As you can see is gedit in the same directory and it shows up in the plugin dialog but exiftool not. If I choose the path manually its accepted.
To offer instructions that make sense I have to verify some assumptions.
1- Exiftool is installed on your Ubuntu?
2- The "/usr/bin/exiftool" path is the correct one for your system (don't know Ubuntu)?
If yes to both questions then probably a mistake in replacing "/bin/exiftool" since the plug-in is or was working.
Thanks for the feedback.
I followed the instructions, the path to exiftool /usr/bin/exiftool is not accepted, but the path to gedit /usr/bin/gedit appears in the dialog. Strange
In effect if you uses this plug-in often, it becomes tedious to reenter parameters
that will not change further; if I understand you correctly.
Another reason to muck with the 'register' function to solve this common problem.
1- Open 'Exifinfo_rb-en.py', the copy used by GIMP, with your text editor (gedit is OK with
display of line number).
2- For 'exiftool' at line 520 replace "/bin/exiftool" (Fedora) by the filename for your distribution
such as "/usr/bin/exiftool" in Debian XFCE.
3- Do something similar for the 'text_editor' at line 523 replace "geany" by the filename
of your choice of editor such as "/usr/bin/gedit".
4- Save the plug-in back. Restart Gimp. Now you have changed the default values of
of first two parameters sucessfuly if after starting 'Exifinfo_rb-en.py' you see 'exiftool'
and 'gedit' as values in the dialog.
Not sure that I should be the one answering your question since not at ease with English,
but was familiar with the plug-in.