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SimoneRodriguez
If someone could point me in the right direction, I would be most appreciative.
I have used Gimp since its early days, but never learned how to install plugins.
I have looked at some sites that list the "x" number of best plugins for Gimp,
but I do not know how to go about installing them.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Caruso

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SimoneRodriguez
>If someone could point me in the right direction, I would be most
>appreciative.  I have used Gimp since its early days, but never
>learned how to install plugins.  I have looked at some sites that list
>the "x" number of best plugins for Gimp, but I do not know how to go
>about installing them.
>
>Thanks for any help you can offer.
>
>Caruso

From previous posts

https://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/11905-installing-2-6-7-in-ubuntu

https://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/15347-adding-plugin-frustration

You were using linux and ubuntu then. Is that still the case?  Assuming (big
assumption) you have updated over the years and are now using Gimp 2.10

Generally, plugins either pre-compiled (binary) or python scripts, go in your
Gimp user profile. The hidden folder in your home partition/directory
~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins These plugins have to set as executable.

The sites that list 'x' best plugins are mostly for Windows users and links are
to Windows plugins. The python plugins should work (but not always), compiled
(Windows) binaries, no good in linux although there might be linux versions.

Where to get linux plugins? Depends on your linux distribution. Some binary
plugins are packaged (.deb or .rpm depending  on distro) many not.

Traditionally linux users compile their own. Is this what your question is
really about?  Not always straightforward.

Python plugins are widely available, depends on your interests. A search usually
finds some reference.

Give more information, Gimp version / Linux distro and if 32 or 64 bit / some of
those 'x' best plugins and you might get some leads.

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SimoneRodriguez
Thanks for the response.  I am running Ubuntu 19.04 64 bit.  GIMP is version
10.10.10.  When I navigate to ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins and run 'ls', there
are no files that show up.  In GIMP, if I follow the Filters dropdown menu to
Python or Script-fu, there is little there other than Console/Console-Refresh
Scripts-Start Server.

I would like to install GimpLensFun, G'Mic (which I understand is a plugin), and
explore some of the other offerings.
I do not find any GIMP plugins available in the Ubuntu software center, and, as
you seem to indicate, my online search returned plugins that I guess are for the
Windows version of GIMP.

GIMP 10.10 "flogged my eyes" such that I took serious notice of darktable which,
in the first 10.10 GIMP that I installed was called as the RAW converter
whenever I clicked on a RAW file to open it in GIMP.

I am very happy to have become acquainted with darktable, but have not spent
much time in GIMP lately.

I don't ask you to do all the work for me, just point me in the right direction.
When you say that plugins in the ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins folder have to be
set to executable, I understand what you mean, but have never set anything to
executable, so have no idea what I would be looking for or how to "flip the
switch."

I apologize for not giving you a better description of my setup in my original
post, but would appreciate if, given what I have described here, you could
provide a few more clues.

Thanks.

Caruso

>From previous posts
>
>https://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/11905-installing-2-6-7-in-ubuntu
>
>https://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/15347-adding-plugin-frustration
>
>You were using linux and ubuntu then. Is that still the case?
>Assuming (big assumption) you have updated over the years and are now
>using Gimp 2.10
>
>Generally, plugins either pre-compiled (binary) or python scripts, go
>in your Gimp user profile. The hidden folder in your home
>partition/directory ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins These plugins have to
>set as executable.
>
>The sites that list 'x' best plugins are mostly for Windows users and
>links are to Windows plugins. The python plugins should work (but not
>always), compiled (Windows) binaries, no good in linux although there
>might be linux versions.
>
>Where to get linux plugins? Depends on your linux distribution. Some
>binary plugins are packaged (.deb or .rpm depending  on distro) many
>not.
>
>Traditionally linux users compile their own. Is this what your
>question is really about?  Not always straightforward.
>
>Python plugins are widely available, depends on your interests. A
>search usually finds some reference.
>
>Give more information, Gimp version / Linux distro and if 32 or 64 bit
>/ some of those 'x' best plugins and you might get some leads.

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Users mailing list
On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 09:48:03PM +0200, Carusoswi wrote:
> Thanks for the response.  I am running Ubuntu 19.04 64 bit.  GIMP is version
> 10.10.10.  When I navigate to ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins and run 'ls', there
> are no files that show up.  In GIMP, if I follow the Filters dropdown menu to
> Python or Script-fu, there is little there other than Console/Console-Refresh
> Scripts-Start Server.
>

That is the place for user-specific plugins.  For system-wide
plugins try /usr/lib/gimp-2.0/plug-ins.  Things like despeckle and
destripe in the Filters -> Enhance menu.

> I would like to install GimpLensFun, G'Mic (which I understand is a plugin), and
> explore some of the other offerings.
> I do not find any GIMP plugins available in the Ubuntu software center, and, as
> you seem to indicate, my online search returned plugins that I guess are for the
> Windows version of GIMP.
>

For anything written with script-fu, just find it, install it, and
see if it works (a lot of things don't because they need to be
changed for 2.10).  I guess python scripts are similar.  Unfortunately
there is no successor to the registry.

But for g'mic, you need to compile it and nowadays it needs Qt5.

When I build it (my current version is 2.4.5 which I expect is now
quite old) I only build the plugin (the deps for the other variants
such as command-line are more extensive - see e.g. the Arch (AUR)
script for some more details if you need them.

For gimp-qt the deps include Qt5 (qmake - perhaps only the base part
of qt5 with development files if your distro offers that) and
therefore cmake, fftw3 ("plain" and _threads libraries), plus of
course gimp and its deps.  Apparently, 2.5.4 needs qt-5.10 at a
minimum : I'm not sure what version your distro offers, nor if the
latest and greatest g'mic_qt heeds a newer version of qt.

For 2.4.5 :

cd gmic-qt
qmake GMIC_PATH=../src HOST=gimp
make [ you can use -jN but much of it only uses 1 core ]
and as root
install -v -m755 gmic_gimp_qt /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/

The first time you use it, you need to click on the box on the
dialog to download more filters - sorry, my current system is in an
earlier stage of the system build exploring various options in
CFLAGS etc, so I don't have the plugin installed and can't tell you
what the text for that option is - it's near the bottom of the
centre part.

> GIMP 10.10 "flogged my eyes" such that I took serious notice of darktable which,
> in the first 10.10 GIMP that I installed was called as the RAW converter
> whenever I clicked on a RAW file to open it in GIMP.
>

If you mean it was too bright, try turning down the brightness - on
modern laptops which seem designed to blow out our eyeballs, in
Xorg (no idea about Wayland) :
 xrandr --output <whichever> --brightness 0.N
where the value is something like 0.7.

I'm old-school enough to not use a graphical login, so I put that
into ~/.xinitrc but I guess it should also work in ~/.xsession.

And the dark theme might also help (Preferences -> Interfaces ->
Theme) if you aren't already using it.

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>Thanks for the response.  I am running Ubuntu 19.04 64 bit.  GIMP is
>version 10.10.10.  When I navigate to ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins and
>run 'ls', there are no files that show up.  In GIMP, if I follow the
>Filters dropdown menu to Python or Script-fu, there is little there
>other than Console/Console-Refresh Scripts-Start Server.

I prefer a long-term-support (LTS) version and use (k)ubuntu 18.04. Each new
ubuntu seems a little more MS-dumbed-down than the previous, but a bit of
checking in Ubuntu 19.04

Any version, folders in ~.config/GIMP/2.10 are empty. They are for any
resources, scripts - plugins - fonts - brushes...  that you want to add to your
Gimp installation.

The Script-Fu & Python terminals are really there only if you want to write your
own scripts. Installed Gimp scripts and plugins are run via the Gimp menu
structure **not** started on their own or from those terminals.

>I would like to install GimpLensFun, G'Mic (which I understand is a
>plugin), and explore some of the other offerings.
>I do not find any GIMP plugins available in the Ubuntu software
>center, and, as you seem to indicate, my online search returned
>plugins that I guess are for the Windows version of GIMP.
>
>GIMP 10.10 "flogged my eyes" such that I took serious notice of
>darktable which, in the first 10.10 GIMP that I installed was called
>as the RAW converter whenever I clicked on a RAW file to open it in
>GIMP.

That makes me wonder where you got your Gimp 2.10.10. The default in Ubuntu
19.04 is Gimp 2.10.8

>I am very happy to have become acquainted with darktable, but have not
>spent much time in GIMP lately.

Gimp 2.10.10 can come via various routes, a 'snap' from ubuntu, a 'flatpak' from
gimp.org, maybe a portable appimage or using an Ubuntu PPA repository. The
snap/flatpak/appimage will work perfectly well but you will have difficulties
installing any additional plugins especially the gmic_gimp_qt plugin and
darktable intergration.

Better off with the PPA & failing that Gimp 2.10.8 from the main ubuntu repo.
Bottom line - give details and advice can follow.

>
>I don't ask you to do all the work for me, just point me in the right
>direction.
>When you say that plugins in the ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins folder
>have to be set to executable, I understand what you mean, but have
>never set anything to executable, so have no idea what I would be
>looking for or how to "flip the switch."
>

Making plugins executable. The usual advice is chown in a terminal. However,
just use your file browser. Right click on the file. Choose properties (1)
Choose Permissions (2) Click on Execute toggle (3) As screenshot.

Attachments:
* https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1189/original/permissions.jpg

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SimoneRodriguez
>I prefer a long-term-support (LTS) version and use (k)ubuntu 18.04.
>Each new ubuntu seems a little more MS-dumbed-down than the previous,
>but a bit of checking in Ubuntu 19.04
>
>Any version, folders in ~.config/GIMP/2.10 are empty. They are for any
>resources, scripts - plugins - fonts - brushes...  that you want to
>add to your Gimp installation.
>
>Installed Gimp scripts and plugins are run via
>the Gimp menu structure **not** started on their own or from those
>terminals.

So, I checkded all my GIMP menus and found nothing about Lens Fun, for example.
Nothing about G’MIC, either, so I must be doing something wrong.



>That makes me wonder where you got your Gimp 2.10.10. The default in
>Ubuntu 19.04 is Gimp 2.10.8

I read somewhere that it was available, I went to the Ubuntu software center,
and it was there.  I uninstalled the version of GIMP I had installed, and
installed the new version.  I just checked the software center again and
confirmed that the GIMP I have installed is version 10.10.10, stable, updated
4/24/19.

>Better off with the PPA & failing that Gimp 2.10.8 from the main
>ubuntu repo. Bottom line - give details and advice can follow.

I installed from PPAs to follow 2.9 development versions before 2.10 was
available.  My version seems to be working fine, I just seek to try out some of
the available plugins.  What details do you need in order to point me to the
items about which I inquire?  If G’MIC and GimpLensFun are not showing in my
GIMP, am I missing them (as in are they there, I am just not looking in the
right location), or need I get/install them.  That is my question.


>Making plugins executable. The usual advice is chown in a terminal.
>However, just use your file browser. Right click on the file. Choose
>properties (1) Choose Permissions (2) Click on Execute toggle (3) As
>screenshot.

You don’t say, but, I am guessing that, since I have not created any scripts,
and becaused Installed Gimp scripts and plugins are run via the Gimp menu
structure **not** started on their own or from those terminals, then this
business of setting scripts to execute does not apply to what I am trying to
accomplish.  Is that correct?

I thank you for continuing to reply to this thread.  Let me know what additional
information I can offer so that you can point me in the right direction.

Caruso

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Elle Stone
On 06/09/2019 05:45 PM, Carusoswi wrote:
>
> So, I checkded all my GIMP menus and found nothing about Lens Fun, for example.
> Nothing about G’MIC, either, so I must be doing something wrong.
>

Yesterday I downloaded the Linux GIMP g'mic plugin from this page:

https://gmic.eu/download.shtml

and put it in my GIMP-2.10 config folder, in the plug-ins sub-folder,
and it runs just fine, shows up in GIMP-2.10 under the Filters menu.

I build GIMP in a prefix, and my config folder is also in the prefix. My
apologies, I don't know where the config folder is located for
installing GIMP directly from a repository. But once you've located the
"plug-ins" folder, put the downloaded G'MIC-qt in that folder, and
restart GIMP.

I don't know about Lens Fun.

Best,
and hope this helps,
Elle

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Trying to keep this short

From the (awful) ubuntu software center, something like this screenshot(s)
https://imgur.com/QGlCFx1.jpg

Standard is Gimp 2.10.8 after enabling a PPA gimp 2.10.10 So I am assuming that
is what you are using, as stated 2.10.10

Not everything shows in the (awful) ubuntu software center: I am a bit old
fashioned and also use a package manager to see what is there. screenshot:
https://imgur.com/fnRtN5E.jpg both your requirements are there.

You will have to install using a terminal and these commands

sudo apt install gimp-gmic

This is a little old but will pull in all the dependencies and get you started.
In use open an image, menu entry is bottom of the filters menu. Checked and
working.

sudo apt install gimp-lensfun

Have not tried this one. might/might-not work. Usually the liblensfun packages
are pulled in by Darktable or Rawtherapee and lens correction applied there
before importing to Gimp.

Next a challenge for you. Installing plugins.

Go to this forum page:

https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Gimp-2-10-Resynthesizer-Linux?pid=11261#pid11261

Download the zip file. Unzip to get 4 plugins. Put these in the Gimp user
profile ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-install

Check in the Gimp menu structure. resynthesizer shows in Filters -> Map and the
more used 'heal' python plugins in Filters -> Enhance. (not there? check that
you have gimp-python installed)


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SimoneRodriguez
Curious why you find the software center "awful", but I appreciate the
information provided in your post.  Will work through it today to see what it
delivers for my system.

I don't think I did anything special to get GIMP 10.10.10, nor can I comment on
whether enabling PPA sources influences what one sees in the software center (I
have never personally noticed such).

Thanks again for the reply.  I am anxious to work through your suggestions.

Caruso


>Trying to keep this short
>
>From the (awful) ubuntu software center, something like this
>screenshot(s) https://imgur.com/QGlCFx1.jpg
>
>Standard is Gimp 2.10.8 after enabling a PPA gimp 2.10.10 So I am
>assuming that is what you are using, as stated 2.10.10
>
>Not everything shows in the (awful) ubuntu software center: I am a bit
>old fashioned and also use a package manager to see what is there.
>screenshot: https://imgur.com/fnRtN5E.jpg both your requirements are
>there.
>
>You will have to install using a terminal and these commands
>
>sudo apt install gimp-gmic
>
>This is a little old but will pull in all the dependencies and get you
>started. In use open an image, menu entry is bottom of the filters
>menu. Checked and working.
>
>sudo apt install gimp-lensfun
>
>Have not tried this one. might/might-not work. Usually the liblensfun
>packages are pulled in by Darktable or Rawtherapee and lens correction
>applied there before importing to Gimp.
>
>Next a challenge for you. Installing plugins.
>
>Go to this forum page:
>
>https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Gimp-2-10-Resynthesizer-Linux?pid=11261#pid11261
>
>Download the zip file. Unzip to get 4 plugins. Put these in the Gimp
>user profile ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-install
>
>Check in the Gimp menu structure. resynthesizer shows in Filters ->
>Map and the more used 'heal' python plugins in Filters -> Enhance.
>(not there? check that you have gimp-python installed)

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