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G'MIC : GREYC's Magic for Image Computing

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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.

G'MIC has been written by the author of GREYCstoration, a GIMP plug-in dedicated to image denoising and smoothing. All former GREYCstoration algorithms have been improved and integrated into G'MIC.

Latest version of G'MIC is numbered :

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A quite complete overview of available image effects can be seen on the official G'MIC plug-in page.

gmic4gimp_win32.zip1.42 MB
gmic4gimp_linux32.zip853.62 KB
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I recommend you keeping the G'MIC files in a separate location from the plug-in folder and then point Edit-Preferences-Plug-ins folders to the location of the G'MIC executable, with the curl.exe in a child folder. Placing a plug-in with accompanying .dll files into the .gimp-2.6/plug-ins folders has caused issues for me, and I would strongly discourage doing so.

In other words, create a parent folder called G'MIC (it doesn't matter where you put this folder), extract G'MIC zip into it, open Edit - Preferences - Plug-ins in GIMP, create a pointer and then browse to the G'MIC folder you created, select "OK".

That explained by mahvin is the best way to install texpecially for plugin that are not contained in a single file but include several dll and exe files

Also in case of upgrade or unistall will be hard clean up (hard to remember which dll belong to wich plugin , also because usually the file names are totally unrelated ) with the risk to forget behind orphan dll

Mine always shows at the very bottom of the Filters menu.

Just uploaded the new GMIC and when applying any filter, it hangs, becomes unresponsive, then crashes. Using GIMP 2.6.8 in Win 7.

It appears to be a resolution issue. The image I was using to test the new G-MIC was 2200 x 3500, once I scaled it back to 1/4th its size, GMIC worked fine. Is there a limit to what size images GMIC will work with or not? (apparently its not working with my large files, but curious to know if there is a specific limitation).

I'm very happy to announce the release of the version of the G'MIC package, containing as usual the plug-in for GIMP, but also the command line version of the G'MIC interpreter, and the development library to integrate G'MIC capabilities in third-party softwares.
There have been very few improvements on the plug-in itself, but interesting things concerning all the other aspects of G'MIC :

- The improvement and stabilization of the G'MIC language interpreter.
- The improvement of the G'MIC reference manual, with the hope that more people will try to look at the G'MIC script language to design their own filters/effects :
- Texture mapping in 3D objects is now available in G'MIC. Very few commands use it for now on, but this definitely opens interesting ways for the design of interesting image filters.
- There have been also lot of small bug corrections and code improvements.

Hope you will appreciate this version. The G'MIC project has reached a state where it mainly 'converges' into something more stable and usable, but without a lot of big differences between successive versions (which is good in a sense, meaning it becomes mature).

I feel kinda stupid asking this (I am very tech-savvy), but where do the files in the archive go? I use Windows Vista (and I hate it). Do I put them in the application folder or the folder in C:\Users\\.Gimp-2.6\* (* representing whichever folders they would need to go into in this case)?

Extract them to a solitary folder (name it whatever you wish) then go to Edit - Preferences and browse/point the Plug-in folder to that solitary folder you just extracted them to.

I'm happy to announce the release of the G'MIC package, which should be the latest of the 1.3.3.x serie (unless some critical bugs are found, but this is not planed :p )

For the user, there are absolutely no differences with the previous version. Mainly, the G'MIC engine has been stabilized and slightly improved. There have been lot of small bugs corrected, but nothing spectacular for the plug-in user.

This is in fact what we could called a 'stable' version that is intended to last some months, and which will be the basis for the development of new filters. It means that if new filters are developed in the future, they will be available for the users of this version of G'MIC only (via the 'Refresh' button), to avoid compatibility issues with older versions.

So, feel free to update when you have some free time, but do not wait for something completely different. This is a minor release that ends the 1.3.3.x branch.
Hope you'll like it anyway. I'll keep you informed of new filter developments using this version.

Hello. Apologize for my ignorance in advance. I downloaded the latest version to run on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). When I open it I get the executable file. I'm not quite sure how to install it for use in GIMP 2.6. I put the executable in my plug-in directory but it doesn't appear in my filters. Admittedly, I'm an amateur at best and I'm probably doing it wrong. Any information or help would be appreciated. I'm running G'MIC on a Windows XP computer with no problems and it is an incredible tool for every GIMP user. Thanks.

I'm pleased to announce the version of the G'MIC plug-in for GIMP.

Many internal improvements have been done, for more stability. Also few new features appear in the plug-in :

- A 'Maximize preview' button.
- A 'New active layer(s)' output mode, allowing to create a new layer that is active after the filter output (so that you can use the button 'Apply' multiple times to get modified layers).

I admit I like this release... So, feel free to try out !



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