"The Gimp comes with an extremely powerful scripting system. The
original scripting method was called Script-Fu. Script-Fu is based
on SIOD, Scheme In One Defun, similar to the LISP language. Marc
Lehmann and others have done an excellent job adding Perl bindings
to Gimp 1.2. These scripting methods are more advanced than
anything that Adobe Photoshop has. The only thing that is similar
to scripting in Photoshop is macro recording. Learning how to use
Gimp_Perl is an excellent idea because it will save you a lot of
time doing menial, repetative tasks. As a web designer this system
is very useful because it allows you to create a theme to design
all of your icons and headers quickly."
"Once you have become familiar with the basics of Perl, you
can move on to creating Perl scripts for the Gimp. This section
will outline the creation of a fairly simple script, incidentally,
the one I used to create the logos on my homepage. Gimp_Perl is
perfect for this."