Please test Phatch on Windows (was Re: ANN: Phatch = PHoto bATCH processor and renamer based on PIL)

SPE - Stani's Python Editor spe.stani.be at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 15:15:35 CEST 2008


Hi Steve,
Thanks for the confirmation. It is indeed good news. Feel free to send
me privately some screenshots. BTW, I just released Phatch 0.1.3 which
is the final version for Ubuntu Hardy.

Stani

On Mar 31, 3:44 am, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> Stani:
>
> You'll be happy to hear that it appears (after a quick test) to work on
> Vista, though I blush to admit I actually have a Python running on that
> platform.
>
> The font selection is much better than in previous versions - although
> the names aren't quite the full font names it's pretty easy to tell
> which one will be used.
>
> regards
>   Steve
>
> SPE - Stani's Python Editor wrote:
>
>
>
> > I have been working the last couple of days purely on bug fixing and
> > to port the code ofPhatchfully to Windows as there were many issues.
> > This has improved:
> > -Phatchcan now create droplets on Windows (win32 extensions
> > required)
> > - Installed fonts are retrieved from the Windows registry
> > - Image file dialogs are now working correctly
> > - Missing icons are added (including aphatch.ico) and are now
> > displayed in the windows titlebars
> > - Image Inspector was missing a panel
> > - Preview in Image Inspector now displays correctly
> > - (...)
>
> > Besides thatPhatchnow features for all platforms:
> > - fonts can be defined with a nice dropdown autocomplete list
> > - drop down lists with convenient values in all actions
> > - the action masks now ships with some predefined masks (such as torn
> > edges)
> > - right click in the actions dialog box to see the source of an action
> > - View>Droplet nows shows the name of the action box rendered in the
> > logo
> > - Dutch translation is 100% complete
>
> > As such no new features have been added, but the user experience feels
> > much more polished now.
>
> > Please read *carefully* the installation instructions first:
> >http://photobatch.wikidot.com/install#toc6
>
> > People who have been usingPhatchbefore should clear their font cache
> > (if it exists). Simply delete the file:
> > C:\Documents and Settings\Username\.phatch\fonts
>
> > I did thePhatchport on a Windows 2000 machine, so I am curious to
> > hear howPhatchworks on Windows XP and Vista. I will fix any bug (as
> > far as possible) which is reported quickly in the next couple of days.
>
> > You can help translatingPhatchhere:
> >https://translations.launchpad.net/phatch/trunk/+pots/phatch
>
> > Thanks in advance,
>
> > Stani
>
> > On 18 feb, 15:58, "SPE - Stani's Python Editor"
> > <spe.stani... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I'm pleased to announce the release ofPhatchwhich is a
> >> powerful batch processor and renamer.Phatchexposes a big part of the
> >> Python Imaging Library through an user friendly GUI. (It is using
> >> python-pyexiv2 to offer more extensive EXIF and IPTC support.)Phatch
> >> is not targeted at manipulating individual pictures (such as with
> >> Gimp), but repeating the same actions on hundreds or thousands of
> >> images.
>
> >> If you know PIL and have some nice recipes laying around, it is very
> >> easy to write plugins asPhatchgenerates the corresponding GUI
> >> automagically just like in Django. Any existings PIL scripts can be
> >> added very easily. Let me know if you want to contribute or have any
> >> questions.
>
> >> Homepage:http://photobatch.stani.be(freedownload link below)
> >> Tutorials:http://photobatch.wikidot.com/tutorials
> >> Translations:https://translations.launchpad.net/phatch/trunk/+pots/phatch
> >> License: GPLv3
> >> Screenshot:http://photobatch.wikidot.com/local--files/start/Screenshot-Phatch3d.jpg
> >> (the perspective and reflection is produced byPhatchitself)
>
> >> Phatchhas many features, like:
> >> - EXIF information inspector with thumbnail
> >> - limit jpeg file size when saving
> >> - tons of actions organized by tags (including perspective, round
> >> corners, shadow, reflection, ...)
> >> - console version (Phatchcan now run without a gui on servers)
> >> - batch rename and copy files based on exif metadata
> >> - data stamping (http://photobatch.wikidot.com)
> >> - online documentation wiki (http://photobatch.wikidot.com)
>
> >> Linux only features:
> >> - desktop or panel droplets on which images or folders can be dropped
> >> (will be ported to Windows & Mac)
> >> - Nautilus and desktop integration (with its own mime type and
> >> nautilus extension)
> >> - manpage with examples
>
> >> With python-pyexiv2 the following featues are added:
> >> - embedding the original EXIF and IPTC tags in the image
>
> >> All actions mostly have a separate pil function in their source code,
> >> so they could be read as a recipe book for PIL:
> >> * Auto Contrast - Maximize image contrast
> >> * Background - Put colour under transparent image
> >> * Border - Crop or add border to all sides
> >> * Brightness - Adjust brightness from black to white
> >> * Canvas - Crop the image or enlarge canvas without resizing the image
> >> * Colorize - Colorize grayscale image
> >> * Common - Copies the most common pixel value
> >> * Contrast - Adjust from grey to black & white
> >> * Convert Mode - Convert the color mode of an image (grayscale, RGB,
> >> RGBA or CMYK)
> >> * Copy - Copy image file
> >> * Effect - Blur, Sharpen, Emboss, Smooth, ...
> >> * Equalize - Equalize the image histogram
> >> * Fit - Downsize and crop image with fixed ratio
> >> * Grayscale - Fade all colours to gray
> >> * Invert - Invert the colors of the image (negative)
> >> * Maximum - Copies the maximum pixel value
> >> * Mask - Apply a transparency mask
> >> * Median - Copies the median pixel value
> >> * Minimum - Copies the minimum pixel value
> >> * Offset - Offset by distance and wrap around
> >> * Posterize - Reduce the number of bits of colour channel
> >> * Perspective - Shear 2d or 3d
> >> * Rank - Copies the rank'th pixel value
> >> * Reflect - Drops a reflection
> >> * Rename - Rename image file
> >> * Rotate - Rotate with random angle
> >> * Round - Round or crossed corners with variable radius and corners
> >> * Saturation - Adjust saturation from grayscale to high
> >> * Save - Save an image with variable compression in different types
> >> * Scale - Scale an image with different resample filters.
> >> * Shadow - Drop a blurred shadow under a photo with variable position,
> >> blur and color
> >> * Solarize - Invert all pixel values above threshold
> >> * Text - Write text at a given position
> >> * Transpose - Flip or rotate an image by 90 degrees
> >> * Watermark - Apply a watermark image with variable placement (offset,
> >> scaling, tiling) and opacity
>
> >> I developPhatchon Ubuntu/Linux, but I have tested and polished it
> >> regularly on Windows and Mac Os X. (Only the droplet functionality
> >> needs to be ported.)Phatchis submitted to Debian unstable and
> >> Ubuntu Hardy. Packagers for other platforms are welcome.
>
> >> Requirements:
> >> - PIL 1.1.5 or higher
> >> - wxPython 2.6 or higher
> >> - pyexiv2 (optional)
> >> - python nautilus bindings (optional)
>
> >> Best regards,
> >> Stani
> >> --http://pythonide.stani.be
>
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