filmgimp - Image manipulation program supporting 16-bit color and a
filmgimp [-h] [--help] [-v] [--version] [-b] [--batch <commands>] [-n]
[--no-interface] [--no-data] [--verbose] [--no-shm] [--no-xshm] [--dis-
play display] [--no-splash] [--no-splash-image] [--debug-handlers]
Film Gimp is a motion picture editing tool primarily used for painting
and retouching of individual movie frames. With sixteen bits per compo-
nent instead of eight, Film Gimp has much more color depth capacity
than Gimp. Film Gimp extended Gimp to operate upon a series of images,
known as the frame manager, and in 16-bit linear and floating point
color depths. Film Gimp is currently based upon the HOLLYWOOD 1.0.4
branch of Gimp, but is no longer a part of the GIMP project.
Film Gimp features a set of drawing, painting, and selection tools
along with a frame manager to allow for quickly and easily working with
multiple sequential image files.
Film Gimp has the script-fu scripting extension which allows for
advanced non-interactive processing and creation of images.
Display a list of all commandline options.
Output the version info.
-b, --batch <commands>
Execute the set of <commands> non-interactively. The set of
<commands> is typically in the form of a script that can be
executed by one of the Gimp scripting extensions.
Run without a user interface.
Do not load patterns, gradients, palettes, or brushes. Often
useful in non-interactive situations where startup time is to
Show startup messages.
Do not use shared memory between Film Gimp and its plugins.
Instead of using shared memory, Film Gimp will send the data
Use the designated X display.
Do not show the splash screen.
Do not show the splash screen image as part of the splash
Enable debugging signal handlers.
Do not popup dialog boxes on errors or warnings. Print the mes-
sages on the console instead.
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global
resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
Most Film Gimp configuration is read in from the users init file,
$HOME/.filmgimp/gimprc. The system wide equivalent is in $PRE-
FIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/gimprc. The system wide file is parsed
first and the user's gimprc overrides the sytem settings. $PRE-
FIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/gimprc_user is the default gimprc placed in
users home directories the first time a user runs filmgimp.
Film Gimp's data files are stored in $PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION
where $PREFIX is set on install, but is typically /usr/local.
$HOME/.filmgimp/gtkrc - users set of GTK config settings. Options such
as widget color and fonts' sizes can be set here.
$PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/gtkrc - sytem wide default set of GTK
$HOME/.filmgimp/menurc - user's set of keybindings.
$HOME/.filmgimp/plug-ins - location of user installed plugins.
$HOME/.filmgimp/pluginrc - plugin initialization values are stored
here. This file is parsed on startup and regenerated if need be.
$HOME/.filmgimp/tmp - default location that gimp uses as temporary
$PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/brushes - system wide brush files.
$HOME/.filmgimp/brushes - user created and installed brush files. This
files are in the .gbr (gimp brush) format.
$PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/patterns - basic set of patterns for
use in Film Gimp.
$HOME/.filmgimp/patterns - user created and installed Film Gimp pattern
files. These files are in the .pat format.
$PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/gradients - standard system wide set of
$HOME/.filmgimp/gradients - user created and installed gradient files.
$PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/scripts - system wide directory of
scripts used in Script-Fu and other scripting extensions.
$HOME/.filmgimp/scripts - user created and installed scripts.
$HOME/.filmgimp/gflares - user created and installed gflare files.
$HOME/.gimp/gfig - user created and installed gfig files.
$PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/gimp_splash.ppm - graphic file used for
the gimp splash screen.
$PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/gimp_logo.ppm - graphic file used in
the gimp about dialog.
$PREFIX/share/filmgimp/$VERSION/gimp_tips.txt - list of tips displayed
in the "Tip of the Day" dialog box.
Copyright © 1995 Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, pro-
vided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in sup-
SUGGESTIONS AND BUG REPORTS
Any bugs found should be reported to the Film Gimp Developer mailing
list at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may want to make use of the online
bug-tracking system available on the web at http://filmgimp.source-
When reporting Film Gimp bugs, it is important to include a reliable
way to reproduce the bug, version number of Film Gimp (and probably
GTK), OS name and version, and any relevant hardware specs. It is also
very important to include as much info as possible about the Xserver
the problem was found on including at least server name, the visual,
and the bit depth.
If a bug is causing a crash, it is very useful if a stack trace can be
forge website http://filmgimp.sf.net.
The complete history of Film Gimp has been cronicled by Robin Rowe at
the Film Gimp homepage. Currently there are many active developers
working on different aspects of film gimp. Most can be reached on the
Film Gimp Devellopers mailing list.
Major contibutors are: Robin Rowe, Sam Richards, Caroline Dahllof,
Jonathan Cohen, Andrew Lau,......
Note: Please let me know if your name should be here! I've based this
on what I remember seeing coming over the filmgimp-devel list so I'm
sure I've missed many a folk.
The Authors of Gimp 1.0.4 are Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis.
With patches, fixes, plugins, extensions, scripts and more from lots
and lots of people including but not limited to Lauri Alanko, Shawn
Amundson, John Beale, Zach Beane, Tom Bech, Marc Bless, Edward Blevins,
Roberto Boyd, Seth Burgess, Brent Burton, Ed Connel, Andreas Dilger,
Larry Ewing, David Forsyth, Jim Geuther, Scott Goehring, Heiko Goller,
Michael Hammel, Christoph Hoegl, Jan Hubicka, Simon Janes, Ben Jackson,
Tim Janik, Tuomas Kuosmanen, Peter Kirchgessner, Karl LaRocca, Jens
Lautenbacher, Laramie Leavitt, Raph Levien, Adrian Likins, Ingo Luetke-
bohle, Josh MacDonald, Ed Mackey, Marcelo Malheiros, Ian Main, Torsten
Martinsen, Federico Mena, Adam D. Moss, Shuji Narazaki, Sven Neumann,
Stephen Robert Norris, Erik Nygren, Miles O'Neal, Jay Painter, Mike
Phillips, Raphael Quinet, James Robinson, Mike Schaeffer, Tracy Scott,
Manish Singh, Nathan Summers, Mike Sweet, Eiichi Takamori, Tristan Tar-
rant, Owen Taylor, Ian Tester, James Wang, Kris Wehner.
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