The Gimp photo stack script was originally written by Ian Cameron Smith. Unfortunately, the script was left unmaintained. Even the web pages dedicated to the script on his site have been removed. The original script was written for the Gimp 1.0.x. I patched it, and tried to contact the original author. This failed, which is why I decided to host the modified script myself. Most of the content of this page is copied from the original author, hopefully with his consent.
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Just to show you that any old fool can enhance the Gimp... here's my very own Photo stack script.
Basically, I wanted a simple way to make photos look nicer on a web page. Just sticking a border around them seemed a bit boring, so I tried simulating a pile of photos, with the one of interest on top. It looked so nice, I wrote a script to do it.
A picture speaks 1024 words, of course...
Photostack for Gimp 1.2|
Photostack for Gimp 1.3-2.2
Photostack for Gimp 2.4+
Photostack for Gimp 2.6+
To use it, simply place it in your script directory; normally $(HOME)/.gimp/scripts, or the installation's script directory, which is normally /usr/local/share/gimp/scripts. The next time you start the Gimp, it should be registered automatically. Photo Stack is known to work with Gimp version 1.2.x, 1.3.14, 2.2.17, 2.4 and 2.6.
Once running, open the picture in a window and, from the window's background menu, select "Script-Fu -> Modify -> Photo Stack". You'll be prompted with a whole bunch of options, but just clicking "OK" will generate an effect like the one above.
The following options are supported (with the defaults given in brackets):
The final image will have a transparent background; just doing "Layers -> Flatten Image" will add a solid backgrohnd in the current background colour.
Some remaining problems:
Contributions of fixes are most welcome. Enjoy!