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SCAN IN PHOTOS AND LAYOUT

Mar 18, 2014, 23:58
Post: #1
SCAN IN PHOTOS AND LAYOUT
Newbie here,

I have a project of which I do not know how to do. I'm literate in CAD but not photo.
Goal: Arrange a deck (52) cards in a grid pattern. Edge to edge

Would these be the steps?

1/ Scan in each of 52 cards.
for each card
2/ Straighten (rotate) and snap to a line.
3/ Size the cards to equal size.
4/ Arrange in a grid pattern. Edge to edge

I can do step 1/
Very clumsy on step 2/
OK on step 3/
I'm lost on step 4/

Help would be much appreciated.
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Mar 19, 2014, 00:19
Post: #2
RE: SCAN IN PHOTOS AND LAYOUT
1) Tedious, but no other way

2) If you scan the cards one by one, you can put them in a corner of the scanner and this will align the two sides. No need to rotate/fix. This is faster than trying to get several scanned together.

3) If you follow 2), this can be done by the scanner software, since all cards will be exactly in the same position, so the preset scanning area will be the same for all, producing cards of identical size. Otherwise load them all in one single image (>File>Open as layers), adjust their position (hint: to make sure they are superimposed, but the top layer in "difference" mode, and search for maximum black), the crop the image.

4) tedious if done manually (guides can help), but my arrange-layers script can make it a snap.

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Mar 19, 2014, 08:41 (This post was last modified: Mar 19, 2014 08:54 by rich2005.)
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RE: SCAN IN PHOTOS AND LAYOUT
Some alternatives.

Premade card faces
I am sure I have come across more than these, but my archive just has earlier versions of the same.
http://code.google.com/p/vectorized-playing-cards/
This has all the cards faces individually and in sheets. You can bulK convert svg -> 'bitmap' with ImageMagick.

Scanned in cards.
If you need to easily set up a grid of guides for ofnuts plugin. guides-grid.scm
http://registry.gimp.org/node/12003

or
Rendering lots of layers to a grid, this one might be useful, layers-grid.py
http://registry.gimp.org/node/25872 takes a stack of layers and renders into rows and columns

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edit: just in case the pesky gimp plugin registry is down
attach the 2 scripts, one scm for the scripts folder other .py for the plugins folder


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.zip  grid.zip (Size: 1.7 KB / Downloads: 16)

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Mar 19, 2014, 16:41
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RE: SCAN IN PHOTOS AND LAYOUT
(Mar 19, 2014 00:19)ofnuts Wrote:  1) Tedious, but no other way

2) If you scan the cards one by one, you can put them in a corner of the scanner and this will align the two sides. No need to rotate/fix. This is faster than trying to get several scanned together.

3) If you follow 2), this can be done by the scanner software, since all cards will be exactly in the same position, so the preset scanning area will be the same for all, producing cards of identical size. Otherwise load them all in one single image (>File>Open as layers), adjust their position (hint: to make sure they are superimposed, but the top layer in "difference" mode, and search for maximum black), the crop the image.

4) tedious if done manually (guides can help), but my arrange-layers script can make it a snap.

I now have all 52 cards in a folder.
I am so new I do not know how to run your script. the url reports an error. I do have gimp 2.8 but no nothing about python.

please more help
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Mar 19, 2014, 19:28
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RE: SCAN IN PHOTOS AND LAYOUT
(Mar 19, 2014 16:41)mswrites Wrote:  ...
I now have all 52 cards in a folder.
I am so new I do not know how to run your script. the url reports an error. I do have gimp 2.8 but no nothing about python.

please more help

You can find his plugins on the download page on the homepage

http://gimp-tools.sourceforge.net/index.shtml

- Click the first link under "Downloads" (the second link ending in "...sample")

- Navigate down to the "arrange-layers.py" plugin & download it

-Drop the .py file in your plugin folder
(follow the install instructions on the right-side here:
http://gimp-tools.sourceforge.net/index.shtml

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Mar 19, 2014, 20:37
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RE: SCAN IN PHOTOS AND LAYOUT
The grid script suggested by Rich is likely a better choice here.

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