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    Info GIMP Gradient Script

    A while back I wanted to create some hypsometric gradients in GIMP. There a quite a few out there (usually as jpegs) and being a lazy guy I wrote a script rather than messing about with the gradient editor (attached).

    The script gets loaded into the gradient menu (accessible in the gradient palette, click the < arrow in the right hand corner). Chose the image and layer (drawable), dial the segments in the gradient, and select if you want the segments to be blended or stepped.
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    The program will sample the entire source vertically, and horizontally depending on the segments selected.

    Here is a source image I ran the script on:
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    and here is the resultant gradient that was created, opened in the gradient editor:
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    And a resultant fill with that gradient:
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    Unchecking "smooth" will make the gradient colour steps. I have limited it to 256 steps, but you could change she script to more quite easily (the limit for GIMP gradients is 1024).

    -Rob A>
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