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Gimp Plugins installers for Win32

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Several Windows users think that installing Gimp plugins under Windows is hard.

As I was playing around with Inno Setup, I randomly chose these plugins, only because I had just a new Windows 32 compilation of them, and I release those first plugin installers without any warranty.

They should work on any Windows version, but I'm waiting for feedbacks.

These are automated Windows installers. Please, do not copy the setup files into your Gimp plug-ins directory!

(Otherwise, the setup file would be executed every time Gimp is launched).

A great benefit of an installer is that it easily installs localization files that several experienced users hardly can locate on Windows.

Another benefit is that you can uninstall everything, even the language files, or update the plugins easily. Please note that:

I didn't create any shortcut in the Start Menu, even for uninstallers. The uninstallers are available through Windows Add/Remove Programs feature. (For geeks: the uninstall executable is placed in c:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins\uninst\, so that if you install several plugins, you will see unins000.exe, unins0001.exe... but let Windows care about that. You can use CCleaner uninstall feature: it is faster).

Plugins are located in Documents and Settings\[user name]\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins\ of the system dir. If you want to change this path, Setup allows to do it manually. If you have a previous version of the same plugin in Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\, you should delete it.

About the plugins:

Wavelet Sharpen and Separate+: New compilations of the latest versions of these great plugins. Nothing really new.

Texturize: New compilation, stripped executable, no longer black frame, fixed French translation (no other language included yet). (For geeks: If you have trouble compiling the sources on Windows, just add: #define HUGE       HUGE_VAL).

I included my Inno Setup iss sources with the installer, named 'Setup.exe' in each ZIP file. For 'normal' users: keep 'Setup.exe', delete the other file. The first version of wavelet-sharpen I uploaded was a wrong one, sorry. It creates a 'Program FilesGimp-2.0' dir in the root dir. I forgot a backslash. Just uninstall or delete this dir.

[2010/6/23] Fixed versions for custom install dirs.

[2010/6/25] Added Wavelet Denoise and Wavelet Decompose.

[2010/6/27] Added Noise Generator.

[2010/7/1] Fixed compatibility issues with 'Documents and Settings' on some systems.

If you experienced some directory problem, just uninstall the previous version, before installing the fixed one.

[2010/07/25] New compilation of Wavelet-Sharpen, as some users reported dll issues with former versions of Gimp (but I was not able to reproduce the error on my computer).

Added fix-ca v3.0.2 by Kriang Lerdsuwanakij. This plugin fixes chromatic aberration caused by imperfect lens.  It works by shifting red and blue components of image pixels in the specified amounts.

(note that I could not get rid of a small display bug that occurs on Windows: at start, preview saturation is set to more than 100 and should be adjusted).

Added Unsharp 2 v0.12 by Peter Heckert: This plugin is no longer developed, but has fine features, and does not override the original Gimp Unsharp mask.

[2010/08/07] Added Gimp Image Register, that allows to align several images like bracketed exposures that may be slightly different in order to make an HDR multi-exposure image. As I have still a Pentium 4, I added a version for my own use, that can be useful to others (compiled with -march=pentium4m -msse2 -mfpmath=sse, should work with other sse2 machines).

[2010/08/10]Fixed gimp-image-reg localization.  Added llibintl-8.dll into Wavelet Sharpen installer, for the plugin seemed to work only with Gimp 2.7.

libintl-8.dll is installed into Gimp bin directory, only if file does not exist. So, if you have already Gimp 2.7, the file will not be overwritten; if you have 2.6, the file is copied into \GIMP-2.0\bin\, along with other Gimp binaries, and will be uninstalled if you remove the plugin. The only predictable, but rather unlikely issue would be if you have Gimp 2.6, then install the plugin, then install Gimp 2.7 into the same directory, the uninstall the plugin: the dll would be removed. I didn't install into the user plug-ins directory, for I feared it would conflict with a newer version of the same dll.

[2010/08/11] Added Gimp Dynamic range Transformer, by Ivan Bezdomniy (with P4 version too).

[2010/08/20] Added Save for Web, by Aurimas Juška, Michael Natterer and Kevin Turner (with P4 version too). As the plugin would not work with my DSLR files:p, I increased the maximum image size. Tell me if it hangs with large files.

[2010/08/23] Added Kaleidoscope; this good old gimp plugin still works. No locale files, but copies fp-kaleidoscope-anim.scm into the right folder.

[2010/11/09] Added Iterative Save. No locale files, very simple installer but useful plugin.

[2010/12/12] Added Resynthesizer, with smart-remove.scm (Heal Selection version, the good one) and smart-enlarge.scm

[2011/07/09] Added Advanced Unsharp Mask (AUMASK) Sharpening v0.8. You'll find in in <Image>/Filters/Enhance. I was able to compile this version thanks to the wise advices of Samj. No locale files yet.

[2011/07/16] Added Elsamuko Temparature plug-in.

2011/07/16] Updated Resynthesizer installer with a conditional install of libintl-8.dll in (programs directory)GIMP-2.0\bin\ if there is none.

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I tried to translate with the help of Google and I understand something like "Installation: Everyting works practically. I am trying to put the HDR (?) only"
Can you explain a bit more?

Almost everything works. Only trying to install HDR. (I.e. having problems while trying to add HDR support)

You have the gist of it I think (haven't spoken Russian in a long time)
Pytayus (transliteration) means like to "finish or finishing" or sometimes to "give up" or "quit" like to quit smoking "Ya pytayus brosit kurit" "I'm trying to give up (or quit)"
Maybe he's trying to finish the HDR ? Or put the finishing touches on? I don't even know what HDR is yet so...
Practically everything works after the install. Maybe he's asking you to finish or even supply him with something to do with the HDR. Problem for me is I just downloaded the program and haven't installed the plugins even. So I'm just starting. If I was more familiar maybe I could help more with the translation. Anyway, thanks for the program. I've heard a lot of great things about it from the Linux forums (I have Linux and Windows Machines both, but I want to try and use it in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop...just experimenting). Might end up putting Adobe in the crapper,I didn't kow it could be used in Windows. :)
I used to be a Linguist for the USAF. So if I can ever help in that department feel free to ask. Now if I can get the plugins installed lol.
Thanks again...really!

HDR means High dynamic range (imaging), but none of the plugins I posted is about HDR.
They always need translators for free software. You don't need great computing skills to do that. Under Windows, you just install a free software (Poedit) then double-click on a .po file.
I am some sort of linguist too, for I used to be a French and Latin teacher. But I do not like translating software very much.


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