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Valve Texture Format

Allows the GIMP to read and write Valve Texture Format files on Windows. Download the latest release and source code at

A relatively simple save options screen is used; to access VTF's more esoteric features make your textures with VTFEdit.

There are two GIMP-specific features. You can:

Backup Working

This is a simple script I wrote to help make backups when working on a large image.

There are no parameters.

It will save a backup copy of your active image as [imagename-ext]-YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM.xcfgz in the same directory as your active image.
The script has been modified to allow a limit to the number of backups. The default has been set as 5.
To change this edit line 41 of the script:

(maxbackups 5) ; Change this to define the number of backup files to keep!!!

to whatever you want. Set it to 0 for the old behaviour (no limit)

Photoshop Pattern Loader

Plugin to load Photoshop PAT patterns set as image in GIMP. Multiple patterns included in a file are loaded as layers. Should handle Grayscale, Indexed and RGB patterns ; anyway, a RGB image is always created for now. Requires Gimp 2.4.

Abr brush loader

Plugin to load Photoshop ABR brushes as image in GIMP. Multiple brushes included in a file are loaded as layers. Should handle v1, v2, v6.1 and v6.2 sample brushes (though I don't known which PS release create each). Requires Gimp 2.4.

Bugzilla #377016 for v6 brush support

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