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    Gimp 2.8 autosave [script] howto

    I found Gimp 2.8 shutting down in the middle of work and not autosave as function not available. A python script by yahvuu allows this HUGE drawback to be circumvented



    ➊ copy and save in home folder
    Code:
    #!/usr/bin/env python
    
    
    # Original (by yahvuu): http://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-developer/11718-autosave-plugin
    import tempfile, os
    from time import *
    from gimpfu import *
    
    
    def autosave(image, layer):
    
    
        backupInterval = 10 * 60
        backupFiles = {}
    
    
        print "Autosave activated"
    
    
        while 1:
            sleep(backupInterval)
    
    
            print ctime(time())
    
    
            curImages = {}
            for k in gimp.image_list():
                curImages[k.ID] = k
    
    
                curIDs = curImages.keys()
                oldIDs = backupFiles.keys()
    
    
                newIDs = [x for x in curIDs if x not in oldIDs]; delIDs = [x for x in oldIDs if x not in curIDs];
    
    
            # create (empty) backup files for new images
            for id in newIDs:
                prefix = 'gimpbackup-ID' + str(id) + '-'
                fn = tempfile.mkstemp(prefix = prefix, suffix = '.xcf')
                os.close(fn[0])
                backupFiles[id] = fn[1]
    
    
            # remove closed images' backups 
            for id in delIDs:
                filename = backupFiles[id]
                del(backupFiles[id])
    
    
                try:
                    os.remove(filename)
                except:
                    print "ERROR: ", sys.exc_info()[0]
    
    
            # backup images 
            for id, filename in backupFiles.iteritems():
                img = curImages[id]
    
    
                try:
                    print "saving " + img.name + '-' + str(id) + ' to ' + filename
                    pdb.gimp_xcf_save(1, img, img.active_drawable, filename, filename)
                except:
                    print "ERROR: ", sys.exc_info()[0]
    
    
    register(
        "autosave",
        "Autosave dirty hack",
        "Periodically saves all opened images to a %temp% directory",
        "public domain",
        "public domain",
        "2016",
        "<Image>/File/Activate Autosave",
        "*",
        [],
        [],
        autosave)
    
    
    main()


    Code:
    sudo chmod +x gimp-autosave.py 
    
    also >>
    
    ./gimp-autosave.py

    ➌ do
    Code:
    sudo  ln gimp-autosave.py ~/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins/gimp-autosave.py

    ➍ start Gimp from terminal
    Code:
    gimp

    ➎ Go File/New then File/Activate Autosave [at the bottom] now saved .xcf copies of your work can/should be found in /tmp
    Last edited by shantiq; 4 Weeks Ago at 10:48 AM.
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