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gimp-remote - tells a running GIMP to open a (local or remote) image
gimp-remote [-h] [--help] [-v] [--version] [--display display] [-e]
[--existing] [-q] [--query] [-s] [--no-splash] [-p] [--print-xid]
gimp-remote is a small utility that tells a running GIMP to open one or
more (local or remote) image files. It does so by searching for a GIMP
toolbox on the active display. If it can find a GIMP toolbox, a
synthetic drop event is created which makes GIMP think the files would
have been dropped onto the toolbox. More than one filename or URL can
be specified on the commandline.
If no GIMP window is found, gimp-remote will start a new GIMP instance
and ask it to load the specified images. If no filename or URL is
given, gimp-remote will start a new GIMP. This behaviour can be altered
using the command-line options described below.
If you are using GIMP on Linux or another platform with the D-Bus
message bus system, chances are good that this functionality is already
built into the main GIMP executable and that you will not need to use
gimp-remote accepts the following options:
Display a list of all commandline options.
Output the version info.
Use the designated X display.
If no running GIMP instance is found, don’t start a new one but
Check if GIMP is running and exit. A status code of 0 indicates
that a GIMP toolbox window has been found on this display.
Like -q, but print the X Window ID of the toolbox window if
GIMP is already running. If no such window exists nothing is
When starting GIMP, do not show the splash screen.
Loads the image from the GIMP website into a running GIMP or
starts a new one.
gimp-remote wilber.xcf wilma.xcf
Loads the local files wilber.xcf and wilma.xcf into a running
GIMP or starts a new one.
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
Sven Neumann and Simon Budig.
gimp(1), gimprc(5), gimptool(1)