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Edge Glow

A simple script to make the edges of a selection or layer glow with the selected colour. The script will act on the active selection first, and if it cannot find that, the alpha channel of the current layer. All changes are made to a separate layer so you can duplicate, mask and move them around to your heart's content.

Blur & Shadow

Creates a picture which is a duplication of the current picture upscaled and blured as background,
and the current picture itself with a border and shadow around it as foreground

Original picture :
Result picture :

The second version of the script add a dialog box that let you modify the blur ratio as well as the shadow ratio.
I also added 2 toggle button to control the de-saturation of the fore/background.

Jagged Border

Creates a white (or black) border around an image that merges in with the image so that on a larger white (or black) background, the image appears to have a ragged border. This is similar to the Gimp's Fuzzy Border, but it adapts its jaggedness to the image. (Also unlike Fuzzy Border, it is deterministic, it does not depend on random number seeds.)

Some examples of what I mean by a jagged border that "adapts" to the image, which also illustrate the difference between a white and black border (it's not just the color), are shown in this triplet of images:


As a technical editor/writer, I found the need for a plugin to easily crop application screenshots with that somewhat jagged "torn-off" appearance. I found a way to manually obtain the effect I needed, and simply replicated the steps in a Python script, using the gimpfu module.

Lightning Frame

This plug-in uses a shaped gradient and multiple layers to make a staggered border of different colored lightning. The image can be from 300x300 to 3000x3000, and the image can have up to 20 frames of lightning. The hues of the lightning gradually change as you go further toward the center of the image.
It's a difficult image to try to describe, so an image of what this script does is attached. This is an 800x600 image, using 5 frames. Using one frame will give a lightning border that can be used for any sized image.
The script works with GIMP Version 2.6. Enjoy!

Find & remove white framing from stereophoto maker paired images

This script finds and removes the white framing around and inside stereo pair images assembled with stereophoto maker with the default settings. (Tested and running with Gimp 2.4.5)

see also:, script to bisects a stereo image into two layers,, script to adjoin two separated stereo layers

Blur border

Puts 2 borders around the image. The outside border is a Gausian blur of the image itself, the inner border is a colour.

This script has 4 options:

  1. Border colour, pick the colour of the inner border.
  2. Border size, the width of the colour border.
  3. Blur amount, the amount of blur applied to the border.
  4. Blur border size, the width of the blur border

UPDATE (26 Jul 2008): The script now checks to see if the image is big enough to fit the borders.

Translucent border

Creates an outer border of the image with reduced brightness and 2 inner colours.

Amazing Circles

Amazing Circle technique with advanced options. Includes options to choose border colour (or calculate from border average), border size and vignetting effect, whirl/pinch distortion, alternate circle method, plus optional drop shadow & shading.


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