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Choosing appropriate background from a large collection

Sep 29, 2014, 10:32
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Choosing appropriate background from a large collection
I have an image (e.g. photo of a ball) which background is removed and also have a collection of 1000 artistic background files (JPG files).
I am looking for a simple way to put the original image (photo of the ball) in the middle of those artistic backgrounds one after another. So I could see how it looks in each background and choose the best one.
Is there a simple way to this with gimp? e.g. I tell gimp the folder path of 1000 background files and it loads them. Then I press up and down arrow keys on my keyboard and the backgrounds changes one after another. Is it possible with gimp?
If not, is there any plug-in or other software that could do this for me?
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Sep 29, 2014, 17:04
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RE: Choosing appropriate background from a large collection
(Sep 29, 2014 11:31)ofnuts Wrote:  Completely manual method, with only Gimp and a lot of RAM (depending on the size of your files):

- Open one of the background files
- File>Open as layers and load a batch of other backgrounds (you can select several files in one shot)
- Add the ball image (File>Open as layers again) at the top
- Make the background layers invisible one by one from the top.

Enhanced method:

- Install my "interleave-layers" script.
- Load backgrounds and ball as above
- Use the script to merge the ball into all other layers
- Play the result as an animation

Otherwise, use a script and ImageMagick's "composite" command to generate all the images and check them with a standard image browser.


Your answer helped me. How I can vote you as "helped" in this forum? I can not find such option in the forum!
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Sep 29, 2014, 17:06
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RE: Choosing appropriate background from a large collection
click on ofnuts name top of his post
that takes you to his profile
click on reputation -> rate

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Sep 30, 2014, 07:06
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RE: Choosing appropriate background from a large collection
(Sep 29, 2014 17:06)rich2005 Wrote:  click on ofnuts name top of his post
that takes you to his profile
click on reputation -> rate

Thank you rich2005, it worked. But why such a long way for rating who helped.
There is a green plus sign at the right of reputaion, but it is not working for me!!!
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