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Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Akkana Peck

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Chapter 11. Plug-ins and Scripting

GIMP is a supremely flexible image-editing program. But sometimes you may need to do something unusual, something that isn't built-in. Or maybe you just need to do the same repetitive operation over and over on many different images.

Either way, don't give up just because the function you need isn't in the menus anywhere. GIMP's flexible architecture means it's easy to add plug-ins and scripts to do nearly anything you need to do. There are dozens, maybe hundreds, of plug-ins readily available. But if you can't find one to do what you need, you can even write your own, using a choice of several languages.

Many plug-ins are written in the C programming language, the same language used to write GIMP itself. But other ...

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