Post By RobA
Gimp Script: Label Points
I saw a reference to a Gimp script that will label the points of a path and draw circles around/behind them: http://registry.gimp.org/node/25086
The suggestion was that this could be used to label maps quite easily...but after playing with it for a while I found a few limitation. After taking a look at the code, I figured I'd rewrite it from scratch to give more flexibility.
This script will label the points in a path numerically, alphabetically or using custom numbering; it lets you specify the font and label size and optionally will outline or circle the labels.
Unzip and save the script RMA_label_points.scm to your gimp user script folder. This script shows up in the path menu (right click on a path) as "Label Path Points..."
It will use your current foreground colour for the labels and the current background colour for the outline or circle.
- Method (Numeric - 1,2,3, etc.; Alphabet - A, B, C, etc; Custom)
- Custom (comma separated list of labels)
- Font (picker)
- Text Size
- Outline (None, Hard, Soft, Circle)
- Outline Size.
The custom method could be the handiest, as it would let you st up labels like 1,2,3,4a,4b,5 and so on. If you have more points than either the custom list or the alphabetic list it will just wrap around. (i.e a custom list of just X will print an X at every point, a custom list of X,Y will label them X,Y,X,Y,X,Y, etc.)
Here is an example showing numeric labels in with the soft outline mode:
And attached is the script.
This is AMAZING! I have wanted something like this for absolutely ages - thanks you so much RobA.
You are quite welcome! (ooh looks like I need to update my sig with a link to this script! Thanks for the reminder!)
Originally Posted by Jacktannery
I can't seem to be able to find the "Label Path Points..." option on the path context menu in GIMP 2.8. Am I missing something obvious?
Thanks for all the scripts you've made, Rob--although I've never posted here before, I've made ample use of your work in prepping for my home games.
EDIT: Ack! Finally found it. I kept right clicking on the path itself, expecting to see the menu option there. Had no idea there was such a thing as the Layers window...
Last edited by dd.stevenson; 12-08-2012 at 07:51 PM.