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Polygon selection in script

May 20, 2014, 02:17
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Polygon selection in script
Hello all- I am writing a short script that calls python-fu-heal-selection. It works when I call the rectangle selection script, like:

(gimp-image-select-rectangle     image CHANNEL-OP-ADD     0 0 50 50)

However when I instead call..
(path-points (list->vector points)
(gimp-image-select-polygon     image CHANNEL-OP-ADD  point_count     path-points)
(variable point_count and points are both passed into the script)

I get the message:
"Heal selection-Warning: You must first select a region to heal."
So I must have a flaw in my call to gimp-image-select-polygon, right?

My batch file:
"C:\\Program Files\\GIMP 2\\bin\\gimp-console-2.8" --verbose -d -i -b "(myScript '(0 0 0 50 50 50 50 0 0 0) 5)"

(The polygon should be a self-connecting square)
If anyone could point out what I'm doing wrong, I'd appreciate it. (full script attached)

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May 20, 2014, 06:42 (This post was last modified: May 20, 2014 06:51 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Polygon selection in script
In python this works (creates the expected square):
>>> points=[100.,100.,200.,100.,200.,200.,100.,200.]
>>> pdb.gimp_image_select_polygon(image, 2, 8, points)

  • You don't need to go back to the origin, the rectangle is closed for you
  • contrary to what the documentation says, the "count" is not the number of points/segments but the number of coordinates (points * 2).
  • In practice I don't see many cases where I would want to use only the first points in an array, so I wouldn't make the count a parameter:
    >>> pdb.gimp_image_select_polygon(image, 2, len(points), points)

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May 21, 2014, 00:30
Post: #3
RE: Polygon selection in script
Thanks very much! It was my point count that was off.
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