G’MIC – GREYC’s Magic Image Converter

G’MIC stands for GREYC’s Magic Image Converter. G´MIC is a great tool offering a large number of picture manipulation techniques in real professional high end quality. G’MIC has been made available as an easy-to-use plug-in for GIMP. It extends this retouching software capabilities by offering a large number of pre-defined image filters and effects.

Of course, this plug-in is highly customizable and it is possible to dynamically add your custom G’MIC-written filters in it. G’MIC comes with a large number of pre-defined image filters and effects and works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. More info and screenshots can be found at G’MIC homepage.

For Ubuntu:
Add Package repository :
A repository of G’MIC packages for Debian or Ubuntu Linux is available, and can be added to your /etc/apt/sources.list file :
$ deb http://glouk.legtux.org/gmic_apt xxxx contrib
(where xxxx can be replaced by etch,lenny,squeeze,sid,dapper,edgy,feisty,gutsy,hardy,intrepid,jaunty,karmic or lucid, depending on your distribution version.)

Then, type:
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install gmic

For Other Linux Distro:
Download Here. You just have to unzip the downloaded file and move the “gmic_gimp” file to the GIMP plugins folder which is “~/home/users/.gimp-2.6/plug-ins/”. Very simple.

Once installed, start GIMP, import an image and go to Filters > G’MIC (G’MIC won’t show up if no image has been imported). If you’re using GIMP 2.7.x (still in development), this might not work! Install GIMP 2.6.10 instead

One Reply to “G’MIC – GREYC’s Magic Image Converter”

  1. congrats- your instructions got gmic installed in my machine when the package manager, software center and two other terminal tutorials failed. Thank you!

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