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Script-Fu Charcoal v1.0 Tested with Gimp 2.6

A Gimp script which turns a photograph into a black and white image which can look quite like a charcoal drawing. Works with RGB, Indexed and Greyscale images.

Results can be variable and are dictated by the tonal values of the photo used. Although small adjustments can cause quite large differences, the default settings should provide a reasonable starting point but do be prepared to experiment.

Black-and-White Film

A simple script that desaturates the image the way different black and white films would. The script is based on information from

Updated: ver 1.1 - replaced "Flatten Image" option with the more logical "Work on Copy".

Load images for HDR blending

Load 3 or 5 images of an exposure series into GIMP for HDR blending.

This is a helper script aimed at automating the loading procedure of the GIMP HDR Workflow described at


Here's a quick overview of the HDR workflow:

Export as SVG

I have modified 'Export Layers as PNG' script of Chris Mohler to generate a svg file beside exporting pngs. It can also create Inkscape layers.

For installation and other tips please look at 'Export Layers as PNG' page:

Brick Wall

Since the previous script is for an isometric wall, the obvious choice for the next script would be one to automatically generate a wall. I'd written one previously, but this seems as good a time as any to post it!

Isometric Wall

This script-fu skews an image in order to help to draw walls for isometric projection. It can also scale image with few options (ratio, a second layer with interpolation and opacity)...

For further explanation, see also

You can find "02 - Isometric Wall" in Filters>2D Isometric-Fu>


Command line and batch pencil line drawing from photo image

This is a modified version of the script at which allows you to run it from the command line, automatically merging the layers and saving to the same filename. I also created a simple batch wrapper around this, based on the code at and sliced and diced it appropriately.

[Taken from the original script page, hope they don't mind!]

Isometric Floor

This script-fu turns a "flat" image into isometric image. This helps to draw floors. It can also scale image with few options (ratio, a second layer with interpolation and opacity)...

You can find "02 - Isometric Floor" in Filters>2D Isometric-Fu>


Why is there "a second layer with interpolation and opacity" for scaling?
There is always a first layer without interpolation to try to keep the grain texture. This is practical for stone for example. The opacity of this layer is always 100%.

Laso plug-in - object selection

A common task solved during a work with raster images is a object selection. Results obtained from this task are used in a number of applications - from analysis of the growth of human settlements to automatic medical diagnosis. We bring new plug-in for program GIMP for object selection.

Laso plug-in uses active contours models. The solution is based on the original classic model of active contours, the extended model using a gradient vector field (GVF) and proposed improvements.

Isometric Tile and Template

This script-fu creates an isometric tile in your patterns and a template from it.

You can find ""00 - Isometric Tile and Template"" in File>Create>Patterns or in Filters>2D Isometric-Fu>



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