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Found the plug-in, at, interesting.
To make it more useful, now it can generate some information beside viewing.
The additions are:
1) viewing and adding text explanations (date, etc...), about the layer, in a layer parasite
2) plug-in auto quit if no layer or initial image
3) permitting internationalization in 'user' folders (more text)
4) only one launch at a time
5) save the info for all layers and parasites in a text file.

Script-Fu Composer

Complete RAD tool for Gimp to build new script with currently exists.
Drawing on MathMap Composer and Mindstorms NXT-G Programming Blocks, I decided to create a similar entity in Gimp.

This is my first hobbies, so a large program. So the fact that any comment is welcome.
After install lookup on Help -> Composer.

Please check for new version and information on

Export Layers Plus

Yes, it's yet another export layers script! This one is mainly targeted for video editing applications. I wrote it because all the other scripts weren't good enough for my purposes. Script is located in File/Export Layers...


  • Can name output files based on frame counter (i.e. "frame_000.png", "frame_001.png" and so on)
  • Can export only visible or only linked layers
  • Correctly exports layers with layer masks
  • Can export top to bottom or bottom to top
  • Can resample to different frame rate (and understands frame delay modifiers i.e. "(NNms)")
  • Can also interpolate frames when resampling

This script was used to produce the award winning short film "Stretch Those Glutes (ANNIVERSARY EDITION!)"

Read more for detailed options description.

Export Layers to animated SWF

This script enables export layers to an animated SWF (Adobe Flash) file.
It requires "png2swf" executable file, therefore you have to install the SWFTools package before using this script.

It is based on the cr33dog Export Layers as PNG plugin script.

It has been tested on the Linux Mint 14 (KDE) and Windows XP with SWFTools 0.9.2 and GIMP 2.8.4.

Export Layers to single multiple pages PDF

This script enables export layers to a single multiple pages PDF file.
It requires "convert" executable file, therefore you have to install the ImageMagic package before using this script.

It is based on the cr33dog Export Layers as PNG plugin script.

It has been tested on the Linux Mint 14-17.1 (KDE) and Windows XP, Windows 7 with ImageMagic 6.9.1-Q16 and GIMP 2.8.10

Highlight from selection (German/English)

ResultThis script adds a filter for highlighting the contents of a selection by adding blur and desaturation (both optional) to the layer’s other contents (it creates a new layer for that).

SpriteSheet from Layer Groups

1) To install, copy SpriteSheetGroups.scm to {GIMP-HOME}\share\gimp\2.0\scripts\SpriteSheetGroups.scm
2) Either close Gimp and re-open, or simply select menu: Filters > Script-Fu > Refresh Scripts
3) Load your images via File > Open as layers (select all the images you want to in the spritesheet)
4) Run menu option Filters > Sprite-Sheet > Create From Layer Groups...

Each group should have layers for that particular animation. The plugin will output each animation on a row from left to right.

Example Of a layer tree

BgMask: extract still background from video frames / mask frames against background

May 21, 2013: BgMask 0.3 is released!

Video tutorial:

This script adds several tools under Script-Fu - BgMask: "Extract background...", "Mask against background...", "Average linked layers...", and in BgMask 0.2 there are also "Extract background manually" and "Mask adjustments...". It can be used to mask moving objects/characters from animations with still background.

BgMask 0.3 introduces a new tool, "Blend Edges" which allows your masked objects to blend seamlessly into different backgrounds. Also, it improves the denoising algorithm of Mask Adjustments and adds a "Smoothen via paths" option.

Read the full description for detailed breakdown.

Flatten all layer groups

Image > Flatten Layer Groups

Does exactly what you expect it to do. Every top-level layer group is merged (careful: only visible layers in each layer group are merged). The layer tree becomes completely flat. Why is this useful? Well, I made it because it is impossible to convert an image to Indexed mode or export it as animated GIF if it contains any layer groups. And layer groups are extremely useful for animated GIFs. It's a conundrum! And this script helps automate the process somewhat.

Save layers names

Save layers names into a file called 'gimp-layers' in the chosen directory.


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