Video of ArtscriptTK in action , done by Iván Yossi ( aka Ghevan ) on his Youtube channel.
Update 4 March 2013
Artscriptk is a GUI wrapper for convert ( Imagemagick ) and calligraconverter ( Calligra suite, Krita ) written by Iván Yossi ( aka Ghevan ).
In simple ; it allow you to convert , from a selection+right-click on FileManager , one or multiple (batch ) multilayered XCF, ORA, PSD , KRA file to JPG or PNG with a nice watermark option, adding prefix or not, resizing too , etc... Ideal to send to a client a JPG file low res of your precious hi-res open-raster multilayered file , or publish an artwork on a forum. Just at one click away.
Ghevan did a absolutely wonderfull work on it. The script use now a single graphic user interface, better result and performances, easier to install. I tested it the last weeks and he was really nice to correct and polish all the bug I could found on it. I use the 0.8.7 version on my Linux Mint KDE 14 Dolphin, and all run perfectly. A must have for all graphist on Linux. Thanks again !
On KDE , for Dolphin : Be sure to have Imagemagick and Krita installed for the required library. Download the tar.gz here : http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=157214 Extract it in ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/ ( it can also start by ~/.kde4 , if it's the case, you'll have to edit the service file *.desktop to update the path manually to the script )
To see if it worked : Close all Dolphin, then restart Dolphin. Select one or more image files in Dolphin , right-click then select in the menu the new entry 'Artscript'. This will launch Artscript GUI. Do your choice, then apply. Done
Note : if you want to edit the presets, write this in a terminal : kate ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/artscript.tcl Then edit from l.47 to l.68 with your watermark preset and sizes, suffix...etc...
Doesn't work ? What to do : - Check if you have the *.desktop file inside ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/ - Check the permission to execute of the file artscript.tcl in the same folder - Check if you have the library installed : Imagemagick, Krita - Try to restart Dolphin - all this failed ? maybe it can broke with time, try newest version on Git-hub repository : https://github.com/vanyossi/artscriptk
On other file explorer ( Nautilus, Nemo, etc... ) : No solution for the moment, but If you have a preference to add custom script , just add artscript.tcl followed by the way to open mutiple file with path. For ex: artscript.tcl %F or equivalent, all who can look like this output : artscript.tcl /path/to/file1.jpg /path/to/file2.jpg /path/to/etc.jpg
The content framed here is outdated , it was first published the 18 december 2012 , I recommend now to use the ArtscriptK version of Ghevan.
I started to play with 'bash' script on my freetime, and I just want today to share my humble scripts packed. Yes, I'm proud of my first 'release' , and you can probably feel it in this little video above. My goal : bring to artist users a series of handy KDE's services script, for boosting productivity task. I made them for my freelance usage along the time. The video show the features and usage, I hope you'll like them.
ToWeb : export selected files to jpg, with customisable compression, size, watermark --> for exporting preview for your client, or final resized piece for your post on web, emails, etc...
ToOra : Convert selected files to open-raster layered file format, as opened by Krita, and saved as *.ora --> for converting old *.psd or *.xcf project you want to retouch with Krita or Gimp.
ToPng : Convert selected files to flat png, compressed well. --> Ideal for lossless flat archiving, or transmit flat RGB Hi-res
Date : Add the prefix date with the ISO pattern : YYYY-MM-DD_yourfile.ext , work on folder, multiple files, etc... --> Ideal to keep your folder and artwork version , sorted by filename = sorted by creation time. Collage : Do a collage of the selected files into a unique jpg image at 92% compression, tiling customisable --> Ideal to compare 2 artworks, export a Work in Progress.
kdialog : for the GUI windows xcftools: for the XCF reading compatibility calligraconverter: for the KRA, ORA compatibility imagemagick : The main library for the rest, and manipulations ( resizing, collage )
on Kubuntu :
sudo apt-get install xcftools krita imagemagick-common
Go to the folder ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/artscript
And check if all the script are exectuable ( right click, permission tab, is exetable )
Note: Edit with a text editor ( Kate ) 'toweb' , you can customise the watermark preset, and suffix on the script, l.80 and l.138
You enjoy ? you want to developp it ? continue it ? adapt it for Nautilus script, Nemo script , or Thunar Action, or wathever DE ? Fine ! here I'm a bit limited by my poor skill, so it's up to you if you know how to put it on GIT, bring features, make better default , etc... I'll be happy to test, and be around.
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