Install G’MIC Plugin For GIMP in Ubuntu Linux via PPA

January 11, 2014 — 2 Comments

G'MIC for Gimp

The G’MIC plug-in for GIMP proposes a set of various filters to apply on your images, including artistic effects, image denoising and enhancement algorithms, 3D renderers, etc. It is a quite large plug-in, integrating a lot of different effects.

This plug-in is able to :

  • Propose an image preview window for each available filter.
  • Manage multi-layers inputs and outputs. G’MIC defines filters to compose layers or create animations from static images.
  • Update his list of filter definitions from the Internet, so it is able to improve itself over time.
  • Allow any user to add its own custom filters in it, written in the G’MIC language interpreted by the internal image processing engine.

Install G'MIC plugin for Gimp

Install G’MIC Plugin in Ubuntu:

Thanks to Otto Meier, the GIMP PPA maintainer has built this plugin and standalone app into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

To get started installing it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

After that, checking for updates via:

sudo apt-get update

Install the plugin for Gimp:

sudo apt-get install gimp-gmic

Once done, you can access the plugin from gimp menu Filters -> G’MIC….

You can also install the standalone (command line) app via:

sudo apt-get install gmic

Get help from its man page.

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2 responses to Install G’MIC Plugin For GIMP in Ubuntu Linux via PPA

  1. Thanks nice job, I’m just learning Gimp on Ubuntu so I’m trying to enhance it as much as possible.

  2. Ji m,
    Thanks again for the line command to get the plugin. I still don’t get how to use a ppa it must be for another version of Ubuntu or something.

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