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...
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...
- select the area with the timestamp (manually but optional)
- select the color of the timestamp in your selection
- add alpha channel to layer (transparent background)
- remove the timestamp
- duplicate the layer to background
- interchange pixels near the timestamp gap (multiple times)
- meld the pixels a bit
- duplicate the layer with offset around the gap (multiple times)
- merge all layers together
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
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