How can I compose two or more images side-by-side?


(Colin Paul Adams) #1

… or in a grid. I imagine this is something easily done in the GIMP, but I almost never use it, so I don’t know how to go about it.

Doing it in Darktable would be even better, but I doubt if it is easy.


(Mica) #2

Do you want the images arranged automatically or just and easy way to manually place them in GIMP?

@patdavid has written about how to do contact sheets using image magic already: https://patdavid.net/2013/04/using-imagemagick-to-create-contact.html


(Tobias) #3

Doing it in Darktable would be even better, but I doubt if it is easy.

In the darktable Lua documentation is a example script for creating a mosaic. Look into the section: “Exporting our images as a mosaic”

https://www.darktable.org/2013/09/using-lua-with-darktable/

If you need help with creating the script just ask.


(Colin Paul Adams) #4

Manually place them in GIMP.
Thanks for the tutorial reference.


#5

Are you asking for a method to assist with placement? If so, I would consider using:

Hope this is what you were looking for.


(Colin Paul Adams) #6

Thanks everyone. I have enough there to go on.


#7

There is an easy way to do that (and more) with Gimp: indexprint.
But it doesnt work with Gimp 2.9 (for me)
If someone…


#8

Re indexprint. There is a contact email at the bottom of this page: http://www.sullockenzlin.demon.nl/Gimp.html


#9

Done… got answer but without success.
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#10

XNViewMP can do that easily with just one click.

.k


#11

Nobody think of using the old Pandora script (the .scm before it was updated http://www.shallowsky.com/software/pandora/)

Use a zero overlap screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/MZnNlm0.jpg

Ok, there will be a bit of moving involved, maybe some cropping and a background needed, but it is quick. https://i.imgur.com/bZzC0W0.jpg


#12

Indexprint works for me !!!
(gimp 2.9 linux)
Not so easy to install, but powerful
http://www.sullockenzlin.demon.nl/Gimp.html#news


#13

Good job! Please share how you managed to install it for those who might be interested.


#14

Here a screenshot. All .py files have “executable” property.


(Colin Paul Adams) #15

How?


#16

How?
Dowload last version (2014 !!), unzip in your plugins directory, make all .py files executable…
and get a rich and hihly configurable interface in File->Indexprint Development. That’s all!


#17

Hey Colin,
I am not sure what the terminology in english is, so I made this screenshot for you. You should be able to find the respective settings. All more or less self-explaining. Let me know if it worked for you.

.M


(Colin Paul Adams) #18

Looks nothing like what I see :frowning: Must be a different version.
Thanks anyway.

Anyway, I have more pressing problems. Libreoffice Impress gives general I/O errors when trying to save after the 5th silde. Which picture I add affects this, but I can’t find any common factors.


#19

Hm, which is your OS and which is the version you are using?
Don’t you have the “Create”-menu at all?

Here I have version 0.88 64 bit, Arch Linux.

.M

ps. As for libre-office. Is it this error?


(Colin Paul Adams) #20

0.88. Linux.