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Gimp 2.8 Text along Path

May 13, 2012, 05:43
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Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
I'm a newbie so if this is the wrong section, forgive me.

I just downloaded GIMP 2.8 for Max Snow Leopard. I like a lot of the new features, particularly being able to use the one window feature.

I'm having some challenges with Text along path. I found it under the context menu okay. However, when I use it, only part of the words I'm trying to put on the selected path show up. I was using three words that amount to a total of 20 letters. The last half of the last word is getting cut off. I've tried several different things to no avail.

Anyone else had that issue?
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May 13, 2012, 10:52
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
Is the path long enough for all the characters on a single line?

If you have support for Python scripts ("Filters" menu has a"Python-fu" towards the end, and there is a "Filters/Render/Clouds/Fog" menu entry) you can also have a look at a script of mine, which has several improvements over the standard issue "Text along path".

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Jun 19, 2012, 13:04
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
I am having the same issue. I have a very long path (a circle in this case), a long string of letters, and when I use the Text along Path tool I only get part of my text. It is around 20 characters (but not exactly) and covers about 25% of my path (about a quarter circle).

I attached a picture of the output just so you have an idea of the problem.

I am using Gimp 2.8.0 on Mac OSX


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Jun 19, 2012, 18:03
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
Several questions:

1) you show stroked paths, but what do the actual paths look like (post XCF or screen shot showing the paths)?
2) did you use the text-along-path button from the Text tool?
3) how did you obtain the circle path? circular selection and path from selection? or the shape-paths script?

The text-to-path button lays out the text on the first stroke of the path. If your circle is actually several distinct strokes instead of a single one, the first stroke may be too short.

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Aug 28, 2012, 19:34
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
I'v came across this problem too. When I have long text it seems to be trimed when I want to make it along path. Even when path is just simple line. Is there some solution?
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Aug 28, 2012, 20:15
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
(Aug 28, 2012 19:34)portoist Wrote:  I'v came across this problem too. When I have long text it seems to be trimed when I want to make it along path. Even when path is just simple line. Is there some solution?

It looks like there is a bug in some Gimp 2.8 compilations.

In a PCLOS and a Debian linux version(s) with Gimp 2.8 the text is truncated after 18 characters. This does not happen with a WinXp Gimp 2.8

A workaround until it is fixed is Ofnuts text along path plugin, which is working here in linux. Don't know about Mac python. Only drawback with this is you lose the ability to mix font size/types.

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Aug 28, 2012, 22:48
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Is the bug officially reported?

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Aug 29, 2012, 07:55
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=676413

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Aug 29, 2012, 08:33
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(Aug 29, 2012 07:55)rich2005 Wrote:  https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=676413
OK, thx

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Aug 30, 2012, 17:40
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I was having a look around and can't find the text- along- path button from the text tool. I have got Ofnut's text to path in the right click menu on the paths dialogue though, and that works fine with my 2.8 and Vista PC. No way to change the colour though, or so it would appear?

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Aug 30, 2012, 18:14
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Text along path (the official one or my script) produces a path. To obtain the final text, you have to make a selection from the path produced, and fill it (fill with colour, pattern or blend, or stroke it, or both).

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Aug 30, 2012, 18:45
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
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Quote:I was having a look around and can't find the text- along- path button from the text tool
Two *right click* locations either the relevent text layer or the text dialog as:
http://i.imgur.com/0QjfM.jpg

Then as Ofnuts says, maybe make into a selection & fill, paint, gradient, stroke the selection for an outline. All sorts of things.
http://i.imgur.com/8HsM8.jpg

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Aug 31, 2012, 17:16
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
Thanks for the info, guys. I've not had much call to use the text to path tools but am always curious to learn how all the different stuff works in Gimp.
I found the right click text commands and will have a play around with them later. Cheers.

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Oct 29, 2012, 20:20
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
All,

I posted the original problem back in May. I just updated to 2.8.2 today and still have the same issue. I read through the bug report, http://bugzilla-attachments.gnome.org/at...id=227566, and at the bottom of the report a patch is discussed by a user named Massimo Valentini, which supposedly fixes the issue. How do a get an updated version with that Patch?

Thanks.
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Oct 29, 2012, 21:25
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RE: Gimp 2.8 Text along Path
The link you give isn't a link to the bug report...

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