GIMP Plugin – Web 2.0 ShadowsBy Binny V A • Jul 16th, 2009 • Category: Design, Scripts, Web 2.0
Time to take a break from the WordPress Plugins. This time, its a Gimp Plugin. Gimp, or GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Its what we Linux guys use instead of Photoshop. Web 2.0 Shadows is a Gimp Plugin – or as Gimpers call it, a Script-fu.
This plugin will add a shadow to your image and give the full thing a background color of your choice. Why the background? for two reasons…
- JPEG Images
- they don’t support transparency – they need some background.
- I created this plugin years ago – just never got around to realeasing it. When I created it, IE6 was still used – and it did not support Alpha Transparency in PNG images. So a background was needed.
To install the script, download the .scm file and follow the installation procedures specified in the Gimp documentation. This should work on both Windows and Linux.
I have written a series on creating Web 2.0 style graphics in Gimp. If you are interested in Gimp, take a look at that too.
One thing that might interest you – this plugin is my only program in Scheme. This is the closest I have been to doing any work in Lisp(Scheme is a dialect of Lisp). I hope to change this someday.
Plugin Week 2
This plugin is part of the Plugin Week 2 series. Plugin Week is a week when I publish a new plugin each day for an entire week. I have already one this one time – so this is Plugin Week 2. The plugins released so far…
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