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Old 09-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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Using Gimp to add text to photos?


I'm building a site with WordPress and installed a plugin that will create a slider of images on the front page. For each image, there is specific text that goes with the image (just a simple quote). Does anyone know if it's possible to use Gimp to add text to the side of an image?

Here's a link to the front page of the site that I'm attempting to add the text to. Currently, the photos are there and you will see the blank space next to the images. This blank space is where I would like to add the text. I've contacted the creator of the plugin and there is no way of doing this from within the plugin, itself.

http://holycrossindy.org

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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GIMP has a scripting interface and can certainly do this
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-scripting.html

but most people would just use Imagemagick.
 
Old 09-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info.

I've not heard of ImageMagick so I installed it from the Ubuntu repository. Unfortunately, after attempting to install it twice, it's nowhere to be found on my system. Strange.....

Thanks!
 
Old 09-26-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

I've not heard of ImageMagick so I installed it from the Ubuntu repository. Unfortunately, after attempting to install it twice, it's nowhere to be found on my system. Strange.....

Thanks!
I use Fedora so not sure if is the same as Ubuntu when it comes to running ImageMagick but all I do is open a terminal and enter:
Code:
display
and it should open.

phil

http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b460/MI_Phil/th_ImageMagick.jpg

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Old 09-26-2011, 09:51 PM   #5
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Hah! That did it!

Thanks!
 
Old 09-27-2011, 06:34 AM   #6
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ImageMagick is a command line application, not GUI.

Here is some good documentation: http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/
 
Old 09-27-2011, 06:29 PM   #7
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Actually, imagemagick isn't a single application, it's an image processing library and an associated suite of cli programs for accessing it.

The main site's documentation for each of the individual programs is here:
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/co...line-tools.php

There's also an excellent collection of premade image manipulation scripts:
http://www.fmwconcepts.com/imagemagick/

The autolabel script looks like it might be useful to you.
 
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:40 AM   #8
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You can use Gimp to add text to images. After you open the image in Gimp, look at the toolbox and find the big black "A". If you point at it, a tool tip will probably pop up saying "Text Tool: create or edit text layers". So you click on that "A", then click where you want the text to start, then type text into the box that pops up.

Once you're happy with the text, close the "Gimp Text Editor" box that popped up. You can do various things like change the font, the font size, the colour, etc. The new text is in a layer, so you'll need to understand how layers work.

The simplest explanation of layers is probably that if your image is a jpeg, it can't have layers, so when you save it as a jpeg, you have to flatten the image. You can do this in gimp version 2.6.10 by clicking "Export" on the dialog box that pops up.
 
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:34 PM   #9
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Excellent explanation. Thanks for the help!
 
  


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