Image file name on wallpaper

Asked by Jay Andrews on 2018-11-12

Is it possible to overlay the text of the image file name on top of the Variety desktop image? Something similar to the random quotes feature.
Thanks
Jay

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Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #1

Yes, it's possible to edit the .config/variety/scripts/set_wallpaper script to do this - it receives the file name as an argument, and can use an ImageMagick command similar to the clock_filter to draw it on the wallpaper. I'm not sure if there are any examples of this online.

It may also be possible with a custom filter in variety.conf.

Jay Andrews (jayand) said : #2

Thanks very much for the very informative answer. Unfortunately, I am very new to Variety and it's configuration options. In fact I am relatively new to Linux, so I will have to study the possibilities.
Regards Jay