I am relatively new to the whole FOSS scene, but I’ve tried to really dive in. Despite that I find I don’t know how to do certain things, which seem like they may already be supported. Furthermore, searching for those proved rather unproductive. So here I am. Thanks to all at PIXLS.US though, I’ve found this site a tremendous help as I make the switch.
I have a particular workflow I used to use in LR/PS that was highly automated, however I have been able to break that up in to individual steps, because the automation does not yet exist in the FOSS world, to my knowledge. The following bits of that workflow are what I am wondering about.
I have selected 20 (or more/less, the point being it can be a fairly high number) images in darktable which I would eventually like to open as layers in GIMP
- I know there is a way to open images in GIMP via darktable, I have installed a lua script to do so, however, I am unsure of a way to command they be opened as layers in a single project. Is this possible and I am missing it?
- Within gimp is there an automated/quick way to combine all open images into a single image as layers? This would then allow me to send all images to gimp via dt, and then have gimp reorganize them all as layers instead of individual images.
All these images are Astro-landscapes, I would intend to mask out the foreground in the hopes of using an auto-alignment tool that could then align all the “sky” images so a median stack mode could be applied to them. I would do a similar thing for the foreground as well, then later mask the two median stacks together for a final astro-landscape image. My question in regards to this revolves around the image-alignment. How can that be done? I have seen mention of people using hugin (which I’m familiar with as I use it heavily for enfuse on my day time landscapes and panos). However, seeing as I want to mask out the foreground to ensure the stars get aligned properly, not the foreground, there starts to be a lot of overhead in the workflow if I had to send them to hugin after masking each. I’d like to stay inside gimp at this point if possible, and it seems likely to me gimp already supports this. I’m just not familiar enough with it.
I apologize if this should be obvious to me. I have not had as much time to play around and experiment as I would like.
Thanks to all.