Super-Charge GIMP’s Image Editing Capabilities with G’MIC [Cross-Platform]

By Akemi Iwaya on March 3rd, 2011

Recently we showed you how to enhance GIMP’s image editing power and today we help you super-charge GIMP even more. G’MIC (GREYC’s Magic Image Converter) will add an impressive array of filters and effects to your GIMP installation for image editing goodness.

Note: We applied the Contrast Swiss Mask filter to the image shown in the screenshot above to create a nice, warm sunset effect.

To add the new PPA open the Ubuntu Software Center, go to the Edit Menu, and select Software Sources. Access the Other Software Tab in the Software Sources Window and add the first of the PPAs shown below (outlined in red). The second PPA will be automatically added to your system.

Once you have the new PPAs set up, go back to the Ubuntu Software Center and do a search for “G’MIC”. You will find two listings available and can select either one to add G’MIC to your system (both work equally well).

Click on More Info for the listing that you choose and scroll down to where Add-ons are listed. Make sure to select the Add-on listed, click Apply Changes when it appears, and then click Install.

We have both shown here for your convenience…

When you get ready to use G’MIC to enhance an image, go to the Filters Menu and select G’MIC.

A new window will appear where you can select from an impressive array of filters available for your use. Have fun!

Command Line Installation

For those of you who prefer using the command line for installation use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gmic gimp-gmic


Note: G’MIC is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

G’MIC PPA at Launchpad [via Web Upd8]

G’MIC Homepage at Sourceforge *Downloads for all three platforms available here.


The anime wallpaper shown in the screenshots above can be found here:

anime sport [DesktopNexus]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/3/11
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