Since I’ve been shooting film in Ireland, I’ve been facing scanning noise even with low grain films. It was my father who wisely suggested a Selective Gaussian Blur filter to reduce this noise, with parameters blur radii = 3 and delta max = 176.

Applying this filter with GIMP in a one by one basis is fine for a few files but, even though I don’t usually post many film pictures, it started to be quite annoying having to do this interactively. New challenges have driven me to the necessity of scripting this, using GIMP for preference.

Best option seems to be GIMP Batch Mode, which lets you do the same operation on a blob of files. This nice feature (file-blob) is available from GIMP 2.2 and at this point GIMP 2.4 is already available!

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