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Script-Fu Removing Timestamp 1.1

This script removes the timestamp imprinted on photos by digital cameras

  1. Average Joe
    This script removes the timestamp imprinted on photos by digital cameras.
    A friend had more than 400 photos with such a timestamp so I tried to get rid of it in a fast way. The script is a little quick'n'dirty but in most cases it's doing the job just fine. Better than I thought in the first place...

    The procedure:
    1. select the area with the timestamp (manually but optional)
    2. select the color of the timestamp in your selection
    3. add alpha channel to layer (transparent background)
    4. remove the timestamp
    5. duplicate the layer to background
    6. interchange pixels near the timestamp gap (multiple times)
    7. meld the pixels a bit
    8. duplicate the layer with offset around the gap (multiple times)
    9. merge all layers together
    Clearly I didn't want to load all the photos manually, that's why wrote a script for batch processing. It processes all photos within a specified directory and selects the area with the timestamp. This script is no real Gimp plugin script. It's just pure python...

    Install:
    Copy the python_remove_timestamp.py into ~/gimp-2.6/plug-ins/ and make it executable
    The batch loader can be placed where you want
    License:
    GPLv2
    GIMP Version:
    2.7