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Nuvola Tools!

2013-03-01 - Minor revision upgrade:
updated the to work with the more recent Debian Wheezy (debian testing)
You will be able to use nuvola tools on a more recent system and it's likely to work in Ubuntu too!


NUVOLA TOOLs offer advanced grayscale cleaning and processing functions for your scans,

automates removal of shadows, dust and toner particles typical of less than perfect prints ,

screentones removal through automated shape and topology recognition and much more!

Layer via Copy/Cut

GIMP 2.8 Python Plugin.
Copy and move the selected area to a new layer in the same position.

This function is similar to the functions with the same names in Photoshop, and more powerful. Unlike them, it can copy/cut content, not just from one layer, but also from the layer groups.
In Photoshop, this is not possible :)

Scale Layer to Image Size

GIMP 2.8 Python Plug-in.
This plug-in scales the contents of the layer (or layer group) to image size.

Installation Instructions:
1. Extract "" from .zip archive to the ".../.gimp-2.x/plug-ins/" directory.
2. Make sure that the extracted file is executable.
3. If you are already running GIMP, close and reopen it.

BIMP. Batch Image Manipulation Plugin.

BIMP is a graphical batch plugin to apply a set of GIMP manipulations on groups of images.
You can use predefined manipulations like resize, crop, flip, rotate, color correction, sharpen, watermark, format conversion, rename, but you can also select other installed plugins or script-fu and apply them to each image.

Windows version and source code for Linux/Mac systems:

Automatic backup of open images

Thanks to 'RobA' who discussed this topic here recently, the Python plug-in '' attracted my attention. My work inspired by it is included below.
What I think is new here from the three existing one, that I know. It has a configuration section and the possibility to stop it, so you can restart with a new purpose (configuration) or not.


Another thin arrow GIMP Python plug-in called 'ArrowsCreator'.

It's characteristics are:

-produces many different types of straight arrows
-produces one type of 'path' arrow
-facilitates combination of multiple arrows
-interactive with GIMP
-developed on GIMP 2.6 (work on 2.8 except no repeat gradient in shaft and GIMP don't control brush size).

ATTENTION: don't change layer during execution of the plug-in. Also on my computer begin to get sluggish for certain type of arrow in image greater than 7 Mpx.


GIMP Book is a script for managing multiple pages in the GIMP, it's great for creating comic books, illustrated books, sketch books or similar. It opens a separete window with thumbnails of all your pages, where you can add, delete, sort and rename them. Once you're done you can export your book to various formats, for web or print.

Sprite Sheet Toolkit

When loading spritesheet, you can enter frame width for non-square tiles.

Some scripts fixed for 2.7 and 2.8

Here are some scripts from my scripts directory, which happened to be fixed for 2.8, either because I needed them or out of curiosity. They may be backward incompatible with 2.6. If I did the work before the authors, they can receive their good back here. I updated this package on 2012/09/09, adding some other great scripts I use daily.

Cubemap Layers Generator

GIMP DDS plug-in needed to save to cubemap DDS format:

This script will automatically create, crop, reposition and rename all layers needed to save a cubemap with the GIMP DDS plug-in from a regular skybox image of choice.

How to use

Create a new file in the GIMP (just about any parameters will do). You'll find the script under Filters > Generic. Everything else is pretty straight forward from there.



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