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Gimp script-fu Pixelated!

"Pixelated!", this effect will break apart your photo into various sized pixel squares.

Gimp 2.10
Download Gimp
2 layers must be available "background", "area-brush"
Please read the following tutorial

1. Installation

unpack the archive
The .zip archive from GitHub is structured (folder hierarchy) as you find it in their local Gimp install directory. Copy all files/ folders in this directory "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0" or use Gimp User Folder "C:\Users\Your User Name\.gimp-2.8\" (Gimp v2.10: "C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10")
Now start Gimp
for a quick start, you can use the template "pixelated.001.xcf"

2. Prepare the picture

Open an image of your choice (RGB, RGBA)
good results I have conceded with image sizes of 2500px and higher (picture 1)
create a new layer above the "background" layer called "area-brush" (picture 2). With the "area-brush" layer selected, brush onto the areas of your photo that you want to apply the effect to.

Please pay attention to the correct spelling of all 2 layers "background" and "area-brush" (picture 2).

3. start Script

Calling the script

  • " / Script-Fu / Pixelated! Effect / Pixelated! ..."
    (picture 3)

  • picture 3
    picture 3

4. The script window

  • picture 4
    picture 4
    • Direction:
      Here you can specify the direction of the pixel squares. (left, right supported)
    • Run Interactive Mode?
      (expert mode)
    • Undo Mode?
      Undo? ...
      depending on the computer performance. Tip: Save your picture before you run the script so you can revert your picture ("File / Revert")
Now you can run the script with "OK"
Depending on the size of your image could take several minutes.
The script in action:
inspired by Pixelated (Photoshop action script).
If you benefit from my work, please, support my work.
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