Episode 170: Set the Presets!

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A nice feature crept into GIMP 2.7 under my Radar – presets for the tools in the toolbox. You can store all the settings, give them a name and recall them later. I show how to make some for rotating an image and cropping in different aspect ratios.

GIMP 2.7 includes also a system for tagging brushes. A combination of tags and presets allows a big but manageable collection of special brushes. This needs further exploring.

Then I have to brag about the low light capabilities my new X100 – ISO 2000 and nearly no noise. 🙂

There is no torrent file for the moment, because we still have to resolve these tracker issues. And beware of the companion file – I think it is only useful for you if you want to tinker with the RAW file or check out an image out of a X100.


00:30 GIMP Version numbers
02:00 Saving presets with the rotate tool
03:40 Presets for different crop settings
05:35 The Preset dockable dialogue
05:55 Prests for the text tool
07:30 Using preset tools
08:25 Curves tool – low S-curve
10:00 Bragging about the X100 in low light

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16 thoughts on “Episode 170: Set the Presets!

  1. Just installed GIMP 2.7.4, really nice so far. Seems stable and the best part is that I can check single window mode, and app will launch in single window mode on start up.

    • The single windows mode could be saved in version 2.7.3 too. To do that first switch to single windows mode and then you need to either use the ‘Save Window Positions Now’ button or to check the checkbox ‘Save window positions on exit’ in the ‘Window Management’ section of the ‘Preferences’ dialog.

  2. Hi Rolf

    The aspect ratio of 36mm photo film is 3:2 and not 4:3 as mentioned in the podcast.

    Thanks for putting that much energy in the production of your podcast series. I’ve been following it for quite a while now :-).


    • I use a Beyedynamic DT 287 PV MK II headset, a Behringer Xenyx 1204 USB mixer and a Autocom Pro-XL sound processor – the stuff was mostly payed by donations from you all.

      • Thank you for the info. I guess that’s too expensive for me to use then. But the sound of your screencasts is very good, so I had to ask :).

        Have a nice weekend.


        • If you want anything to do with your voice I would get the headset and a mixer. Or a condenser microphone, there are some with internal USB adapter below 100€. They sound really good too, but you have to keep your distance from it fairly constant. Have a look at thomann.de. They start from 44€, but I would get one a little bit more expensive. It hasn’t to be this http://www.thomann.de/de/neumann_m149_tube_mic.htm 😉 but I have heard good things about Blue and Samson.

          The compressor is only a bonus, that can be done in software.

          • Thank you for your advice. The price of the linked microphone almost blew my socks off ^^.

            I will have a look at the lower priced equipment you referenced. I guess that will have to do ^^.

            Have a nice day.


  3. Yep I’m pretty satisfied with my setup.
    I use a cabinet as recording booth to avoid reverberation and background noises.
    I run that stuff on a Linux box, mixing with Ardour through the Jack sound System on OpenSuse, and some times on Studio64 (the kernel is optimized for real time schedule)

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Anything to add from your side of the computer?