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Guides frame

Adds four guides creating a border around image with set width.
Nothing much, helps a lot.

B&W border v2

This is 2nd version of very simple script. It creates image's borders.

To install this script:
1. Download "BW-border-ENG-v2.scm" file.
2. Copy this file into "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts" directory.
3. Script is in the "Script-Fu->B&W Border... v2" menu.

Sample effects:

Script screen:

Mirrored frame/border

Creates a frame/border outside the image; the frame mirrors the original image.

The menu item appears in

Filters→Decor→Mirror frame

Polaroid Border Creation (based on image width) with Texture

I had previously created a script-fu to automatically emulate the results of shooting on expired Polaroid 600 instant film that included the undeveloped corners that results from old film stock with not enough developer/fix to completely cover the image area:

At the bottom of that script page I had alluded to a border script I created that more faithfully reproduced the textures embossed on actual polaroid 600 film.

Then I promptly forgot all about it.

Cascade (Tile) Layer

1) Creates a border using the current layer.
2) Positions and cascades a layer relative to the image.
(i.e. Top Left to Bottom Right, Left to Right, etc.)
You can specify how many times to cascade the layer, with the default being 0, which
means fill the image in the specified direction. If you use 1, it will position the
layer to the selected starting position. You can also specify the x and y spacing for
cascading, and the initial x and y position.
3) Create a checkerboard pattern from the layer.
4) Create a tessellation pattern from the layer.
5) Fill with the layer.

Pile's photos effect

New version (probably the last): add "work on copy" option. (

New version with random Hue Lightness and Saturation. (

This plug-in allows you to split an image into many small overlapping images.
Filters-->Decor-->Pile's Photos

Line Border 2

A python conversion of my script-fu Line border script ( This version uses python-glade dialogs. It allows to create smaller and much clever input dialog and integrate much more functions. On other side, due to missing support of glade dialogs from Gimp, there is not possble to run this script in batch mode.

Current features:


Generates a complex rim around an arbitrary shape from a line of pixels. Get it from SourceForge:

Updated PhotoLab script with modified borders and save metadata in JPGs.

Add Borders and Copyright information in Gimp
I modified the batch processing plug-in for Gimp called PhotoLab to add a border that I liked better than the original. I also added copyright information that is written on the border. The biggest hurdle though was Gimp itself -- the built-in jpg save functions lose all the metadata, including the photo-taken timestamp that I use to sort the photos and the photo captions.

Simple two colors border

This script produces a two colors border. You can choose the border width in % of the smallest image dimension, and the inner border width as a % of the whole border (and the colors, of course).
This can seem a bit complicated, but if you have pictures of different sizes and want a same-looking border, % will get you there.

Just remove .txt from the filename after downloading the script (don't know why it was added..)


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