On 2020-10-20 16:02, Michael via PLUG-discuss wrote: > I think there is a plugin called layer via copy. how do you instaall
> it into ubuntu?
I think you may be out of luck depending on how old your distro is.
The plugin depends on a deprecated package called pygtk, though you can
still download the python script at
http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15075&start=10 . pygtk and
specifically the "gimpfu" python module is not available in current
Gentoo releases. If your Gimp is 2.8.n and the rest of your system is
similarly behind, it may be possible. This'd be done by copying the .py
file to ~/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins/ and making sure it's chmodded +x.
However, there is apparently a way to do what this thing did with Gimp
itself and no plugins, though it requires more fiddling. *shrug*.
(Artists and programmers seem to have fundamentally different ways of
working/thinking in many cases. I wonder if something like that is
behind why so many people are always complaining about the Gimp UI.)