GIMP Plugin:Tear-Off

Published › December 2, 2011 0 Comments

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As a technical editor/writer, I found the need for a plugin to easily crop application screenshots with that somewhat jagged “torn-off” appearance. I found a way to manually obtain the effect I needed, and simply replicated the steps in a Python script, using the gimpfu module.

The original plugin script puts a “Tear-off” menu item on the Image menu for all image windows only (that is, no menu option is available in the main GIMP Toolbox window’s menus). Tracy’s v0.2 has the menu option at Filters > Distort > Tear-off. Capture your screenshot, or open a saved image; select the area of the image that you want to keep; click the plugin’s menu to get a dialog where you can modify the plug-in parameters.

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