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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
gmic4gimp_linux64.zip797.15 KB
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Before you proceed with this, you need to make sure you have removed any trace of the installer, to avoid conflicts.

The "best" way to manually install this plug-in is to extract it to it's own folder. Create a folder called GMIC and put it wherever you want to, extract the zip to "that" GMIC folder. Then open GIMP, go to Edit - Preferences - Folders, and choose Plug-ins, add a new pointer (there should be two already in this folder) browse to the GMIC folder you just extracted to. Close and restart GIMP.

Dave did it again. Fantastic. Happy I am. Click here for the thread. :)


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I know; tried 3 times to edit the href but it wouldn't stick. Just going type the whole link out (may need to copy paste). :)

I'm happy to announce the release of the release of the G'MIC plug-in.
See this thread for changelog :

I keep trying to run the -gyroid3d command on the command line in Ubuntu and it runs but no changes are seen to the image. When running -gyroid3d alone, it produces the example image just fine, so I know it's working in some capacity. I looked over the commands on the GMIC website but not sure how to implement them. Running -gyroid3d in GIMP via the G'MIC plug-in produces results.

Using Ubuntu 10.04 on amd64. I did install the debian package offered on sourceforge.

*SOLVED* per discussion found here:

Did my first Gyroid with it too; had to use the command option and screen copy. Did the rest of the processing in GIMP. Again, thanks for this gem of a plugin David. :)

This is as simple as :

gmic lena.bmp -apply_channels \"-stripes_y 3\",3

When calling G'MIC from a shell (bash,sh,..) you always need to 'backslash' the double quotes when you need them, because else they are already removed by the shell substitution and are not passed to G'MIC then.


Firstly what a great plugin, excellent.

I have installed gimp 2.7 from a ppa, and for each function I seem to get the same error message, although this doesn't affect the operation of the plugin.

It seems to be warning about a depreciated procedure, the warning message is below, I thought I should comment about it, even though everything seems to work still.

WARNING: Plug-In "gmic_gimp"
called deprecated procedure 'gimp-drawable-is-valid'.
It should call 'gimp-item-is-valid' instead!

Ubuntu Maverick 64bit (testing os at present)
Gimp - 2.7.2


that warning depends on some changes in gimp 2.7 but anyway is harmless..everything works but for the silly warning

anyway that would be fixed in the upcoming release (a first beta may be already out now check the gmic side)


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