Install G’MIC Pre – Image Processing Plugin for GIMP

GIMP is one of the well-liked, multi-platform, open-source raster graphics editors. It can also be used for image manipulation, retouching, and morphing. Most importantly, it supports tons of plugins, and one of them is G’MIC. G’MIC is a free image editing and modification plugin for GIMP. It is the most popular plugin which is available for different applications, including Photoshop and Krita. G’MIC comes with different image effects and de-noising features.

Some significant features of G’MIC are:

  • It is cross-platform and available for different image processing applications.
  • Comes with different stylish filters.
  • Allows morphing images and deformation.
  • Comes with colorimetric filters.
  • Let’s create color palettes.

Let’s check how to get it for GIMP on Ubuntu.

How to install the G’MIC plugin for GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) & 20.10:

To install G’MIC, it is a must to have GIMP installed on your Ubuntu device. If there is not GIMP, install it first. Then add the repository using the below-mentioned command:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp


Update the packages list using:

$ sudo apt update

Now, to install the plugin, execute the command:

$ sudo apt install gimp-gmic


Press “Y/y” to continue the installation.

To check it, open GIMP and the click on “Filters” tab:


It can be seen at the bottom of the drop-down menu as shown in the above image, open it. There are hundreds of effects and filters, along with an adjustment panel. Any effect can be selected and applied, as shown in the image below.


After adding effect and adjusting it, click on “Apply” and then “OK”:


The image can be saved in any format.


G’MIC is a powerful image-adding framework available from all image manipulating programs such as Krita, Photoshop, and GIMP. It comes with tons of effects such as artistic, black and White, deformation, and even 3D effects with easy-to-use user interface. In this guide, we learn how to install the G’MIC plugin for GIMP.

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Sam U

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