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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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I'm happy to announce the release of the G'MIC package v.
It has some nice new filters and the internal G'MIC engine has been debugged quite a lot.

Hope you'll enjoy it.

I hope I am posting this right...first try.

I have the file that is installed (by the downloaded installer gmic_gimp_win32.exe) called gmic_gimp.exe in several folder now. I at least have it in C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins and I have it in C:\Users\Nick\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins.

Both of those folders are set in the Preferences in GIMP. But I simply cannot get the plugin to load even after I restart GIMP.

Any help greatly appreciated.

That's because the executible at the registry is an installer and not a plugin. Just move it to your desktop and double-click on the file and it should place the right files in the right places. Not sure if it distingues between XP and Vista/Win7 though. I usually just download the zip file and move the files in the right place manually (don't like installers if I don't have to use them). :)

Thanks for the reply. I realise that the downloaded file is an installer. I ran the installer and it loaded file(s) to the two folders I named: one download to one folder, another to another folder (??). But I still cannot see the plugin.

The file I downloaded is called gmic_gimp_win32.exe. The actual installed file is called gmic_gimp.exe.

Where do I get the zip version? That may help.

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. :)


No link.

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:


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