GIMP AppImage plug-ins moved to a separate repository

(Carmelo Dr Raw) #1

As you might know, I am providing since quite some time a Linux AppImage package for GIMP, both for stable releases and development snapshots.
So far, the AppImages have been shipped in two versions, one only containing the GIMP application, and another one also containing several popular plug-ins.

While this worked, the approach had few major drawbacks:

  • the size of the package with plug-ins was obviously larger than the one without
  • there was no way to decouple the versions of the various plug-ins and the one of the GIMP application

Recently I have put quite some effort in trying to decouple the GIMP plug-ins from the main AppImage, and provide them as separate packages.
And the efforts have finally payed off!

The separate plug-ins are now available from this release page, together with the already existing macOS packages. In order to use them, you will need to grab the most recent GIMP AppImage packages, either the 2.10.8 release or a recent development snapshot (GIMP_AppImage-git-2.10.9-20190403-x86_64.AppImage or newer).

The installation of the plugins is very simple:

  • download the corresponding AppImage
  • make it executable with chmod +x
  • run it

This will automatically copy the required files into


and the GIMP AppImage should correctly find them the next time it is launched.

The plug-ins are updated on a daily basis, so I suggest you to bookmark the release page and visit it frequently in order to get the new updates, especially for the G’MIC package!

As all this is very recent, so I cannot guarantee it will work 100% OK for all of you.
In case of problems, please report them either in the GitHub issue tracker (preferred) or here.

A brief reminder: if you appreciate my work and find it useful, you might consider supporting me on Patreon…


Gmic 2.5.4 with Gimp 2.10 under Ubuntu 18.04
(Mica) #2

This sounds great! Thank you for all your hard work.

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(Boris Hajdukovic) #3

Thank you for your effort, @Carmelo_DrRaw but the plugins are not visible in GIMP AppImage. I opened an issue on GitHub.


(Carmelo Dr Raw) #4

I’ve seen it. I think I know what’s wrong, and I am testing a fix right now. Will let you know on github when a new package is ready for testing…

Thanks for checking so quickly!

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(Carmelo Dr Raw) #5

The latest GIMP AppImages should solve the problem:
GIMP_AppImage-git-2.10.9-20190404-x86_64.AppImage (or newer)


(Boris Hajdukovic) #6

Indeed! Thanks again!

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(Carmelo Dr Raw) #7

You are welcome!



Every plugin works fine…
except PhF for me
(same structure as other plugins in ~/config/…/plugins, but no option to open raw file with PhF)


(Carmelo Dr Raw) #9

Do you have the photoflow executable installed and available in your PATH? The plugin is just a frontend for the standard PhF program… it follows the same concept as for the RT and DT plugins.