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RJKD
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Jpegs in AddOnCollection Manager

Post#1 by RJKD » 02 Aug 2017, 13:15


When I add a jpeg to a pattern folder, then start up Gimp, call that folder via AddOnCollection Manager the jpeg isn't called? I've only noticed this recently and I'm sure I didn't have this problem before. Any helpful suggestions re; a fix would be most appreciated.
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Ella
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Post#2 by Ella » 02 Aug 2017, 14:16


Sorry RJKD, can't help you. I don't know what AddOnCollection Manager is, never used it.
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Pat625
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Post#3 by Pat625 » 02 Aug 2017, 15:19


RJKD, when you add an image to the pattern folder, you must add it to the Storage folder. If it went to the active folder, you will lose it after that folder is deactivated. So if making patterns, adding fonts, etc. always make sure a copy is in the storage folder so that you have it permanently.

If the folder seems messed up, make sure you have everything from the active folder that you want in the Storage folder, if not, move what you need into the Storage folder. Then delete the active folder contents so that it is empty. (nothing is active). Go to the Storage folder and delete the .active file. It will appear again once you have activated a folder from your MainMenu/Help/Pattern sets menu.
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RJKD
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Post#4 by RJKD » 02 Aug 2017, 15:42


Really appreciate your reply Pat and what your saying is exactly as the folders should behave , however what I have is this; example...
NO active folders - all folders in storage, therefore I add my jpeg (pattern) to the appropriate folder in storage...
Open Gimp - (refresh patterns - belt and braces)...
Then call the folder from AOCManager, all patterns show except jpegs...

I know i must be doing something wrong as it's a recent issue, i'll keep investigating, thanks again.
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rich2005
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Post#5 by rich2005 » 02 Aug 2017, 16:39


In theory, even an individual pattern file jpeg or otherwise when zipped will load and unload with addoncollectionmanager

However, I can not get a jpeg to work. It gets transferred to 'patterns' as an empty folder. Why I do not know.

Strangely png files work, so here are some png's zipped using that Windows right click -> Send to -> Compressed (zipped) Folder Put the zips in the patterns_storage folder.

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/w6tMvZ4.jpg

While you are there, I recommend cleaning out any old 'managed' files from patterns and delete that .active file in patterns_storage to start afresh.

Bottom line, do not use jpegs, use png's

Works here: http://i.imgur.com/kKWWM19.jpg

You Windows users are heroes in my eyes to use such an annoying OS.
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RJKD
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Post#6 by RJKD » 02 Aug 2017, 17:15


Thankyou rich, again your assistance is most appreciated. How much of a leap for a tech dummy like me would Linux be?
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rich2005
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Post#7 by rich2005 » 02 Aug 2017, 17:40


An update. A lot easier to dig around in linux and the reason for no jpeg support is - Ofnuts has not included jpeg as a supported file type.

Easy enough to add to the script. Add to that extensions line, which here is line 118

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		'patterns':{
			'extensions':'.png .pat .jpg .jpeg .PNG .PAT .JPG .JPEG'
			},
If you do not have a decent editor (notepad+ or similar) I have attached the mod. Remember to unzip it befor putting in your Gimp plug-ins. It will be a good idea to delete the pluginrc file in your Gimp profile and let Gimp scan the plugins again to create a new one.

The easiest way is still - just use png.

edit:
Thankyou rich, again your assistance is most appreciated. How much of a leap for a tech dummy like me would Linux be?
It is a matter of what you are used to. I gave up after WinXP - about 2005 ish
Just use what you are used to, I would suggest getting some better tools, Notepad+ as an editor and a decent 2-pane File manager, TotalCommander or similar.
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Ella
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Post#8 by Ella » 02 Aug 2017, 19:03


Conbagui wrote:
02 Aug 2017, 14:56
Ella wrote:
02 Aug 2017, 14:16
Sorry RJKD, can't help you. I don't know what AddOnCollection Manager is, never used it.
This plugin lets you quickly activate or deactivate collections of add-ons. This reduces clutter in the add-ons lists and improves Gimp performance by reducing the number of add-ons it needs to cache. Was created by Ofnut, I use it for the ton of brushes I have installed in Gimp. With this plugin, you can activate any addons like Brushes, pattern, Scripts, etc... and when you start Gimp the add ons won't get activated.go here for more info.
http://gimp-tools.sourceforge.net/managementtools.shtml
Here is molly tutorial: http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=13277
Thanks for the detailed explanation and the links, Conbagui.
I'll have to read and explore a lot, I think.
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RJKD
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Post#9 by RJKD » 02 Aug 2017, 19:49


Thankyou rich, I'm very grateful. Ella please read rich2005's post above, it will help.
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Ella
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Post#10 by Ella » 03 Aug 2017, 10:29


RJKD wrote:
02 Aug 2017, 19:49
Ella please read rich2005's post above, it will help.
Thank you, RJKD, I'll do that. Read and try to understand as far as my computer knowledge goes in another language...
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