Last weekend I finally got around to editing Donncha’s script for adding a border using Gimp to suit my own needs. I like to have a white inner border with the copyright text in the white border. Click here to get the .scm file.
You can check out Donncha’s post for details on how to change this script for your own purposes but the change I made was to add the donal-draw-white-frame function which is then made invisible by setting the opacity to zero. I also increased the inFrameWidth variable to 10 as I wanted a bigger space for the text. I used to use a width of 5 pixels for the black border but I’m happy enough with the 10 pixel black border. I also used to have letter spacing of 1 for the copyright text but I couldn’t figure out the gimp_text_layer_set_letter_spacing () function but life’s too short! If you know how to do this, please let me know in the comments. Still, with a little compromise, I think this is going to save me a lot of time when editing photos.
I’ve also finally set up my shortcuts properly on Gimp so a quick re-size, run script, save as and I’m done.