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Flaming Pear Solidify Filter FP's Solidify returns error, other FP filters work ok with PSPI

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:18 PM

I have PSPI correctly installed on my 32-bit GIMP for Windows, and I have http://www.flamingpe...om/goodies.html Flaming Pear's freebies. Some of the freebies work fine, so I believe PSPI is performing as expected.

The FP Solidify filter returns the following error message: This filter cannot operate on the image's background. Use it on a layer with transparent regions.

Duplicating the "Background" initial layer and attempting this on the "Background Copy" returns the same error. Flipping the copies around and attempting on either returns the same error. The GIMP Channels tab does in fact show RGP + A. My attempts at copying the Alpha channel and doing anything with the Alpha channel still returns the same error on FP's Solidify filter. Attempting the same variations with various iterations of having the border of the transparent area selected return the same error.

Would someone have a resolution to this problem? Or failing a resolution to FP's solidify filter, could the effect of this filter be duplicated with a relatively simple GIMP plug-in someone would be willing to write?

http://technology.bl...arent-textures/ shows what this filter does, and why. GIMP needs this function 'somehow'. Would anyone be in a position to assist with this?
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:39 AM

The flaming pear plugins don't all work with PSPI.

I note on the flaming pear website it says this about their solidify plugin - "Fill transparent areas with the nearest color. Good for fillling in gaps in panoramas."

This sounds exactly like what can be done already with GIMP's Resynthesizer plugin. Why use a Photoshop plugin when GIMP already has a native plugin that is probably better? http://registry.gimp.org/node/25219

This post has been edited by billps: 02 November 2011 - 10:40 AM

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:23 AM

I wrote a quick script: http://www.silent9.c...s/filltrans.scm

That looks similar to what the flaming pear solidify filter does. It can be fairly slow, especially with the default step size. It goes until there is no transparency left, but to meet your needs it more likely only needs to repeat a few times until the area of fringe is eliminated.

-Rob A>

This post has been edited by RobA: 24 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:44 PM

View PostRobA, on 24 November 2011 - 06:23 AM, said:

I wrote a quick script: http://www.silent9.c...s/filltrans.scm

That looks similar to what the flaming pear solidify filter does. It can be fairly slow, especially with the default step size. It goes until there is no transparency left, but to meet your needs it more likely only needs to repeat a few times until the area of fringe is eliminated.

-Rob A>


FYI - Here is a result of running the script. Left hand image is the original, Middle is with transfer alpha to mask not checked, right is with it checked:
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Hope this comes close enough to the Flaming pear filter for your needs.

-Rob A>

This post has been edited by RobA: 24 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

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