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.
It was inspired by my crappy old version named Artscript ( watch the video in the last part of this page if you want to understand the start point ), more infos in the video above, or directly read the official release page of Ghevan : http://colorathis.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/artscriptk-v0-8-6/
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 !
InstallationOn XFCE :
You may want to directly refer to Ghevan page , http://colorathis.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/artscriptk-v0-8-6/
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 :
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
More linkslinks for more documentation : http://colorathis.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/artscriptk-v0-8-6/
Git-hub repository : https://github.com/vanyossi/artscriptk
The content framed here is outdated , it was first published the 18 december 2012 , I recommend now to use the ArtscriptK version of Ghevan.
Old article for archives
Old article for archives
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.
Details of scripts in the package :Note : input files compatible : *.xcf , *.ora , *.kra, *.psd , *.tiff, *.png , *.jpg , etc...
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...
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.
Convert selected files to flat png, compressed well.
--> Ideal for lossless flat archiving, or transmit flat RGB Hi-res
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.
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.
Dependencies :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
Download :2012-12-18_artscript-v1.tar.gz ( 60KB )
Use them it at your own risk.
How to install :
- tested on Kubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint KDE 13 :
- Download and Extract the artscript-v1.tar.gz
- Copy the share folder into your ~/.kde folder
- 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
Future :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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